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Contra 4

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Overall 9
9.0

Contra 4

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Adrenaline-fueled gameplay, Tight controls, Unlockable Contra and Super C for NES
  • Cons: Dead space between screens, No new gameplay innovations, No multiplayer support in NES games
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Contra 4

playmagazine
8 May 2009
  • Excerpt: The best parts of this job are far and away when you really reach someone (writing about a game no less), and the connection we enjoy with the development community. It’s not as close as it once was—a PR stronghold now lies between us (sometimes for better and sometimes for worse)—but it’s still the glue that holds this whole show together. When I saw that Wayforward, a US developer, had landed Contra 4 duty, it was another unspoken victory.
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Overall 8
8.0

Contra 4

D+PAD
2 December 2008
  • Excerpt: Konami’s decision to outsource the development duties for their new Contra game to Way Forward initially seemed a curious one. However, the self-confessed Contra fanatics’ understanding of what makes the series tick is obvious after just a few sessions with the game.
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Expert Review

GameBump
25 July 2008
  • Excerpt: Contra 4 delivers the classic tough-as-nails gaming experience that children of the 80's look back on fondly but will probably be too unforgiving for those weaned on more contemporary titles. Relentlessly challenging but immensely satisfying, Contra 4 will reward those willing to undertake its masochistic demands.
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Overall 9
8.7
Gameplay 1
0.9
Graphics 1
0.9
Sound 1
0.9
Versatility 1
0.9
Funfactor 1
0.9

Contra 4 (DS) Review

411mania.com
19 June 2008
  • Summary: Contra 4 is a title that should not be missed by any fan of the series or fan of run and gun 2-d side scrolling action. This is a game that is meant for the hardcore; challenging, fun, rewarding and a dog-fight. Younger players will want to stay clear of this one but older gamers will eat it up. What a great job by WayForward and Konami for getting Contra back on its feet and bringing out the best in the series.
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Overall 9
8.6
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 7
7.0
Control 8
8.0
Addiction 8
8.0

Contra 4 Review

Cheat Code Central
7 June 2008
  • Summary: Contra returns to its old-school roots, complete with fast-paced fun, brutal bosses, and adrenaline-pumping challenge
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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 8
7.5

Expert Review

Kikizo
14 April 2008
  • Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Contra 4 is a stellar effort and everything you could ask for in a Contra update. It's a fast, fun, infuriatingly challenging, and highly addictive good time that stays true to its Contra roots. While it might be a little on the short side, there's more than enough challenge and bonus content to keep you occupied for a while. If you haven't done so already, check out Contra 4.
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Overall 10
10
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 8
8.0

Contra 4

Portable Review
19 March 2008
  • Excerpt: 2D shooters are an oddity among gaming in that they seem to get harder and harder as gaming generations go by. This is especially odd, since they were already one of the hardest genres back when every game hated you. Contra is often cited as one of the toughest NES games ever, but aside for some of the other 8-bit entries, it’s the easiest game in the series.
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Contra 4 – Review

GameCritics.com
4 March 2008
  • Excerpt: I’m definitely an old school gamer. If you asked me what my favourite system is, I will always answer Super Nintendo without batting an eyelash. The list of greatness pumped out by that system is longer than my arm (and for the record, I am quite north of six feet tall). I’m certain that my list would match many of yours, and I’m also certain that Contra III: The Alien Wars is on that list. Contra defined “manly old school shooter-platformer.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Gameplay 10
10
Graphics 10
10
Sound 10
10
Addiction 10
10

"The Real Contra" Finally Returns!

GIN
20 February 2008
  • Excerpt: For a long time I wanted to say "oh how the mighty have fallen." Who could forget what happened to Konami's Contra series? When it was out on the NES and Super NES, and to a lesser extent the Genesis, Contra was one of the greatest shooter game series ever made. Aside from one non-canonical release in Contra Force, it was non stop shooter insanity and some of the most difficult games I had ever play, especially Hard Corps on the Genesis, an appropriate title if I ever...
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