Summary: I tend to dwell in emulation land to get my gaming pleasure, since modern platforms insist on departing from every historically successful formula. It really doesn't take much to make a game, Shattered Soldiers is all glorious artwork, tight controls, music, and stage progression. The plot was a yawn, but Contra never was plot driven, I felt like I was fighting for my life, and perpetually dodging a hail storm of bullets.
Lisa Shea "be the change you wish to see in t..., Amazon
15 July 2009
Summary: Contra Shattered Soldier PS2 is an incredibly hard side-scrolling shooter. This is definitely a game for the avid fans of side-scrollers who think they have the skills to take on anything. Your mission is simple. Stay alive. Kill every single thing you can - your ultimate goal would be to kill 100% of everything you see. Really though, you just want to try to stay alive and make it on to the next mission. That in itself is a real challenge.
Summary: Contra: Shattered Soldier is a 2D "run and gun" shooter for the Playstation 2 reminiscent of games like Rush 'n Attack, Elevator Action, Mega Man, etc. Compared to the better games of the Contra series, it holds its own. A unique twist that distinguishes this edition from its predecessors is the ability to switch between 3 different weapons on the fly instead of picking up power ups.
Summary: Long has it been since I've seen a game like this. Back When I was a small child, my favorite video games were ones like Super C for NES and Contra III: Alien Wars for the super nintendo. Both were hardcore action games. The feeling of being overwhelmed by enemies and battling supremely challenging foes was an intoxicating experience. Now comes Contra: Shattered Soldier, reviving the nostalgia of impossibly difficult combat action.
Summary: I've been a huge Contra fan since my early days of existence. I loved the NES Contras (Contra, Super C), the Super NES "Alien Wars" entry (which is my personal favorite Contra to this day), the game boy Operation: C adventure, and Sega's Contra: Hard Corps comes so close to beating out Contra III as my favorite Contra game. I was saddened, however, after the PSX "attempts" at recreating the Contra franchise...
Quite entertaining, but not enough of the old Contra.
Michael Newberg, Amazon
6 July 2003
Summary: I am probably the biggest Contra fan in the world. I have played the old Contras for hours on end. So I have huge expectations when the old Contra would get a makeover on PS2. And, while I have to say it's a solid fun game, there are a few problems. First, I know this has been adressed, but I really do miss seeing those flying pods you shoot to get weapons. What happened? I really don't want the rolling weapon, guys. I miss the spread.
Summary: This is one of the hardest games I have ever played, (Yes, even harder than the original Contra.) I've playing games since the days of the NES but this game beats almost have of that systems library of games when it comes to difficulty. You really do have to memorize the patterns of the enemies (true to Contra, I might add.) The music on this game rocks!!! Some of the best metal I've heard in a while. I especially love the opening title music.