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6th September, 2009 at 05:25:38 -

Normally I don't care what's happening on WiiWare, so when I read about Contra Rebirth this afternoon I was like "whaaaat!!" and downloaded it immediately.



After a few plays, I can confirm that it's pretty amazing. Inventive bosses, levels that completely change mid-way through, rock-hard difficulty, great music. At one point, you have to jump along a herd of robot flamingos while being chased by a truck. And you escape by jumping onto a missile! I love this game.

It can be played with the classic controller, of course, but what's interesting is that is can also be played with the Wiimote, and you shake it downward to switch weapons. If I'd read about this feature I'd have laughed at it, but it's actually incredibly responsive and feels great. I still prefer to play with the classic controller, but it's good to know that the Wiimote is decent enough. All buttons are configurable.

I also got Nyxquest, which is an incredibly simple concept but great fun. Situations where you have to jump across platforms while dragging objects around with the Wiimote feels like a perfect multi-tasking action puzzle.

 
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6th September, 2009 at 14:27:39 -

That looks really intense but sadly I could never get my internet to work on my Wii But oh well I'll just get Contra 4 for the DS

 
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6th September, 2009 at 14:48:50 -

*Is about to be shot*

I hate Contra.

 

  		
  		

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6th September, 2009 at 15:09:14 -

Whats so bad about contra ?_?

 
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7th September, 2009 at 01:59:59 -

he never said it's bad.

 
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7th September, 2009 at 02:08:54 -

Yes indeed. I don't think it's bad, I just don't like it!

 

  		
  		

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7th September, 2009 at 02:37:01 -

I'll definitely pick this one up. . . when they release a physical copy of it.

 
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7th September, 2009 at 08:34:45 -

I'd rather get a copy that was neither here nor there.... nor here... NOR THERE!

 
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7th September, 2009 at 13:42:04 -


Originally Posted by OldManClayton
Yes indeed. I don't think it's bad, I just don't like it!



you make me sad =[

 
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7th September, 2009 at 14:37:23 -

I'm sorry I'll play it again sometime soon, I'm pretty sure it's on one of those 50-in-1's that I have... Perhaps I just didn't give it enough of a shot.

 

  		
  		

nim



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7th September, 2009 at 14:56:11 -

Contra Rebirth isn't as hard as other Contra games IMO. Contra 4 is insane
I'm still loving this game by the way. I doubt I'll ever beat it on Hard, but it's already been a worthwhile purchase.

 
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8th September, 2009 at 03:27:16 -

I was never really that good at the first Contra on NES. I could only ever get to the 4th level.

 
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8th September, 2009 at 03:32:28 -

I beat it not too long ago, not too terribly difficult, but its a lot harder than anything that comes out nowdays =/. I think the snes one is a lot more difficult . . I hate those overhead levels -_-.

 
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8th September, 2009 at 05:31:28 -


Originally Posted by OldManClayton
*Is about to be shot*

I hate games.



yeah, they suck. concrete ftw!

 
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8th September, 2009 at 06:12:03 -

haha that is somewhat funny

 
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nim



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10th September, 2009 at 13:33:33 -

A very accurate and funny review of Contra Rebirth (possibly the best review of any game I've seen, ever) is on Bytejacker 053. Check it out!

http://www.bytejacker.com/episodes/053

 
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