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Contra is back!

Contra: Evolution is the first official Contra game for iOS, bringing all of the run-and-gun action of the 1988 original with 21st century graphics and controls to the palm of your hands.

Bill “Mad Dog” Rizer and Lance “Scorpion” Bean are back to business fighting aliens in the jungles of South America--but can you survive one of the hardest games ever? Collect power-ups, unlock new levels and characters, and take on challenges in this arcade blast from the past. With updated HD graphics and future iOS 7 compatibility, get ready for a whole new Contra experience!

What's New in Version 1.3.0

* New Elite Mode!
* New Upgrade System!
* Adjusted upgrade award items.
* Fixed bugs.

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Customer Reviews

Good but...

It needs more customizability with the controls. It needs the ability to resize and position buttons on the screen. Possibly controller support as well? Oh, and possibly different sound effects. At the menu screen, it sounds like the "platform being raised" sound from Doom is in there. Also, whenever you kill an enemy, it sounds like the "Ripper being fired" sound from Duke Nukem 3D. And in the first stage, when you run across the exploding bridge, a sound similar to the "radioactive barrels exploding" from Doom is played.

Good game but crouching is difficult

I'm an avid contra player and have 100% many of the games; ne o contra being one of my favorites. This needs a crouch button. Change the down arrow to diagonal shooting and then add a crouch button either above the d-pad, near jump button, or swap out those abilities spot. contra is suppose to be tough so just allow one since you guys developed the system. It's nearly impossible to precisely crouch and not shift direction. Gets me killed every time. Other than that, great game.

First impression?

It's Contra. It's just like you remembered it. The graphics and sound are leaps better than 8bit but it doesn't stray too far from the original. Jumping can be tricky so patience helps.
New Weapon: Homing Rockets
I've made it 90% into stage 2 with five lives. Some of those deaths were my fault and I'm sure a second play through would see me get MUCH farther. Enjoy!

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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Apr 17, 2014
  • Version: 1.3.0
  • Size: 54.9 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese
  • Seller: Beijing Chukong Aipu Technology Co.,Ltd.
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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