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Contra 4
8.1 out of 10

Contra 4

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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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Contra 4 – Review

GameCritics.com
20 August 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).
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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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Contra 4

playmagazine
22 May 2008
  • 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...
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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: 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.
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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.
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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.
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Contra 4 (DS)

Crispy Gamer
30 January 2008
  • Excerpt: You might wear skinny ties. You may rock feathered hair. Hell, perhaps you still sport a makeup job that'd make Boy George pause and cringe. But until you play Contra 4, an all-new chapter in the mega-popular, finger-cramping sci-fi run-'n'-gun series that helped define the entire category two...
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Overall 8
8.0

Double Review: Contra 4 (DS) and Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles (PSP)

Lawrence.com
16 January 2008
  • Conclusion: It's amazing how much Castlevania: Rondo of Blood has in common with Contra 4. Like the previous review, this is a portable update to a classic side-scrolling Konami series that's notorious for being extremely hard. Rondo of Blood was unreleased in the U.S.
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Overall 9
9.0

Contra 4

Auracore MediaWorks
7 January 2008
  • Summary: Would you pay someone to punch you in the face? You will now.
  • Pros: Ultra-challenging gameplay will push your skills to the limit; loads of awesome unlockables, including two classic NES titles; appealing graphics and audio; pitch perfect controls; great replay value; fantastic arsenal of weapons; memorable boss battles.
  • Cons: Ultra-challenging gameplay will make girlie-men and wussies cry; no real story line; getting killed by enemies between screens really sucks.
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