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22nd December, 2007 at 11:51:09 -

(Contra 4, DS)

It's pretty good!

All credit to Konami/Wayforward for avoiding the temptation to make use of the DS features (shouting "BANG!" into the mic to fire your gun, for example!)

I'm finding it harder than I imagined to concentrate on both screens at once, but it there would be something wrong if I was complaining about a Contra game being too easy. The player sprite is also much larger in proportion to the screen than in previous games so it's easier to take a hit. I've played it twice and so far I'm up to Stage 6 on Normal difficulty. I love the way they've updated the 3D sections from the NES game.

It's early days, but right now I still believe Contra 3 is the peak of the series so far. Contra 3 > Contra: Hard Cops > Contra 4

Anyone else got this game?

 
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22nd December, 2007 at 12:20:12 -

I do! And an oldbie clicker even helped Way Forward with some of the GFX.

This game gets the most play on my DS, the two Megaman ZX games come close though.

 
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22nd December, 2007 at 12:27:23 -

Yea, I heard Zerotau did some sprite work for the game. I was even trying to recognise his style while I was playing the game.
By the way, Nick (who was in Oł) now works for WayForward too. I don't think he did anything for Contra 4, though.

Thanks to the DS Lite's spongey d-pad, my left thumb is almost completely wrecked. How's yours?

 
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22nd December, 2007 at 12:29:30 -

Tiny DS in large hands = Pain.

 
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22nd December, 2007 at 13:25:57 -

Can't get into it. Super Probotectors the only one in the series I can really get into.

Getting my side scroller shooter fix from Metal Slug Anthology atm.

 
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22nd December, 2007 at 13:26:08 -

Have you played all of the Contra games Nim? I bet you havent.

 
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22nd December, 2007 at 16:03:16 -

Super Contra 7 FTW.

Super Probotector was the SNES one right?

 
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22nd December, 2007 at 19:46:26 -

Andy: I don't know how to interpret your post. You're either sticking up for a Contra game that neither of us mentioned, or you were just being plain hostile. You can send me a message if there's something that needs to be discussed, otherwise you're welcome to lose the attitude and join the conversation if you're genuinely interested in the Contra series.

I've not played all of the games, but probably most of them. I haven't played either of the PlayStation games. I'd love to play Legacy of War with the 3D glasses and everything, but as far as I've heard, it's nothing to get excited about.

Shab: Yea, Super Probotector was the ridiculous name given to the UK release of Contra 3/Spirits.

 
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22nd December, 2007 at 19:55:41 -

I really wish Contra 4 had an option to reconfigure the buttons. I'd much rather use a face button to switch weapon and L to use the grappling hook. My mid-air, weapon-switching leaps of death are not getting any less embarrassing..

 
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22nd December, 2007 at 20:51:30 -

Wow I never saw Nim get annoyed before ;_; I thought it was impossible. Ive never played contra but I just looked it up on google and it looks a treat ^^ the DS version anyway

 
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23rd December, 2007 at 03:04:47 -

Yes Zero did some animations for this game i think, gustav also worked on it.

It looks awesome but I havent got round to buying it yet, im trying not to spoil myself with youtube videos like I did that with Castlevania.POR.

 
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I am saving my $50 gift card specifically for it in a few days. It's so much like the NES ones, how could I not get this?

 
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23rd December, 2007 at 09:51:58 -

Contra 4 contains the entire NES Contra game as an unlockable feature!

Complete the game on any difficulty setting, then complete 4 of the Challenge Mode games.

 
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23rd December, 2007 at 09:54:34 -


Originally Posted by Nim

Shab: Yea, Super Probotector was the ridiculous name given to the UK release of Contra 3/Spirits.



It's not just UK, all of Europe got it as Probotectors instead of Contra. And all humans are replaced with robots...

 
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23rd December, 2007 at 10:14:53 -

um what?
I only asked a question.

I'm not the type of person to get an attitude over a game.

Ive not played any contra/Gryzor/Probotector games ever anyway, lolz.

I just know of a wonderful feature in a recent retro magazine that talks about all the contra games and there are a ton of them.

 
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