Conclusion: Contra ReBirth is less of a rebirth than it is simply a reviving of the franchise. Obviously, that's going to be exactly what the doctor ordered for most long-time fans. The run-and-gun shooting holds up extremely well to this day, and the level design is almost pitch perfect. However, it's an incredibly short romp, offering only a smidge of the variety that's locked up in the annals of the series. The lack of online co-op is a real bummer, too.
Excerpt: Intro Living in a third world country was never easy, especially some 15 years ago when access to buying game consoles was limited to a few wealthy people. The remainder of us who had no possibility of obtaining one had to content ourselves with playing in the 'arcades' (which for us were modified game consoles that operated for a set period of time after inserting coins into a slot). Each 20-cent of Lempira coin (for reference 18.95 Lps.
Conclusion: Overall This game is only ten dollars and it has "Contra" in the title, which makes me wonder why I even have to review it. Well, for one reason: If you don't like difficult games, and you think ten dollars is too hard to come by, then save it for gas money. Otherwise, you should download this game now. It isn't perfect, but with Contra Rebirth, you're the one who has to live to a set of standards, not the game.
Excerpt: After other successful retro releases like Mega Man 9 and Gradius Rebirth, it should come as no surprise that Contra Rebirth’s gameplay is largely the same side-scrolling run-n-gun action that fans came to expect from the series’ 8 and 16-bit incarnations. You’ll blast waves of smaller foes leading to massive boss battles, and to keep things from getting too predictable, there are platforming sections and vertical shooting/obstacle avoiding sections shrewn about to keep...
Summary: Mein WiiWare Pflichtkauf Nr. 2 (neben Gradius Rebirth ) erreicht nach längerer Verschiebung endlich uns Europäer. Genau wie oben genanntes Gradius, ist Contra Rebirth eine Rückbesinnung zu den alten Actionwurzeln, wie wir sie aus NES- bzw. SNES-Zeiten kannten.
Pros: Geile Action mit viel Bum-Bum, Kooperatives Gameplay, Viel Abwechslung
Cons: Nur fünf Level, Kaum Extras oder neue Spielmodi
Excerpt: Im Gegensatz zum originalgetreuen Gradius ReBirth bringt die Contra -Hommage Änderungen in den Mix aus vertrauten Versatzstücken früherer Episoden ein: Taktik und Schwierigkeit wurden reduziert, Feind- und Explosionsaufkommen gesteigert. In nur fünf neuen Levels kämpft Ihr Euch wahlweise zu zweit mit einem von drei Kämpfern zum Endgegner.