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23rd December, 2007 at 11:30:27 -


Originally Posted by Nim
Contra 4 contains the entire NES Contra game as an unlockable feature!



Complete a few more Challenge Mode games and you get Super C too! Does this game know it's Christmas or something..?

Andy: no worries. Sorry I seemed to have over-reacted, then! If you like action games at all then definitely make time to check them out. They usually have very inventive bosses, especially the 16-bit games.

My friend and I just tried to play a 2-player co-op game and apparently you need two copies of the game (no wifi download).. weird

 
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23rd December, 2007 at 12:57:55 -

Does the Euro version have Probotector? I prefer the robots, I can imagine I'm playing Turrican instead of Rambo.

 
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23rd December, 2007 at 15:20:43 -

I only have the US version. The robots are unlockable characters, though.

Turrican DS.

omg.

 
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23rd December, 2007 at 16:07:23 -

I'd melt for that. So long as it wasn't like Turrican 2000 (or whatever it was called).

 
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23rd December, 2007 at 18:45:54 -

Andy, one thing you should know is that with Contra games (the one's I've played) it's one hit and you die. There's no lifebar, it's really old school. That's why the 30 lives with the Konami code was so important back then.

Nim, does the Konami code still work? Even if it didn't give you 30 lives, they must've put it in there for something.

 
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23rd December, 2007 at 20:17:03 -

I heard something about them adding a life bar to one of the old NES or arcade games and it turned out to be a terrible decision as far as fans were concerned.

Yes, the Konami code is still there, but it doesn't give you more lives; it only upgrades your current weapons and only works once per level/continue. If you try it again, it kills you! There's actually a bug you can exploit in order to get infinite lives.

 
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23rd December, 2007 at 21:20:03 -

I did get a port of Contra for the Amstrad cpc not so long ago but it wouldn't load up. But i'm not a fan of hardcore scrolling shooters.

If i was to play it i'd probably give up rather quickly...

 
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26th December, 2007 at 23:20:57 -

LOL, dude I got it today it's so awesome I suck at it!!

I've died about 40 times (no lie) and can only get about midway through the 1st level on normal difficulty. You just have to laugh but it's so good you keep coming back for more regardless. They really kept it faithful to the original game. It looks friggin' beautiful too! Hidden surprise ground cannons never looked so good

Seriously speaking, how the hell did anybody win this game? I must be really rusty, but so far I'm getting some serious Ghosts n' Goblins flashbacks while playing it.

I got this and Dawn of Sorrow both for a little under my $50 gift card at Gamestop. What a good purchase these games were.

 
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27th December, 2007 at 09:33:22 -

Duio, you just just got two of the best games made for DS for an amazing price! As for those turrets, try taking them out from diagonally above or below. Hold R to stand still while shooting at an angle. Contra has always been half about skill and half about memorising the enemy patterns. There's an element of random placing for the moving enemies but the turrets are always in the same place.

 
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28th December, 2007 at 01:14:51 -

Yeah, I know!

So far DoS is a lot more fun than PoR, but I'm sure this has a lot to do with me being a big fan of AoS.

Oh, and I forgot to mention it but the spreadshot is so much better in C4 than in the old games.

One thing though, what does the "C" power-up stand for? It looks like missiles but I never get them because they seem worse than the spread, fire, or machine guns.

 
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28th December, 2007 at 14:16:23 -

I found myself enjoying PoR more than DoS. I've been strangely addicted to Lost in Blue 2 the last few days.

 
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29th December, 2007 at 00:36:00 -

Contra 4 kicks my ass and I love it.

 
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1st January, 2008 at 10:01:59 -

Contra 4 is really friggin awesome. I've beated now easy, normal and over 25 Challenges! I think this is even better than any Contra game so far and I've played Probotector 1,2 and Super Probotector Alien rebels(Contra III). Game is really hard and it took long time to beat easymode but when I play it now - It's too easy, I usually finish it with over 10lives and no continues used. The best weapons are M-2 for basic combat and C-2 and F-2(F-1 suck :E) for boss battles. H-1/2 is also pretty good.

And btw Contra 4 contains also Contra 2 and lots of interviews and information of Contra games.

 
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