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Contra: Evolution

By PunchBox Studios

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Do you remember Gryzor? Do you remember Probotector?
Guess what? They're back!
Contra is the international title for Gryzor and Probotector.
You will find Contra to be… a real BLAST from the past!

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 1.2.3

* Added Boss Rush mode and Ranking system.
* Improved handling system.
* Added new character skill system.
* Adjusted upgrade award items.
* Improved interface graphics.
* Optimized the battle screen and added particle effects.
* Mall provides more favorable offers.
* Removed level restrictions in Mission mode.
* Fixed bugs.

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Customer Reviews

Please Fix The Controls

The graphics are amazing but the controls are sloppy at best. The game screen is littered with locked buttons that do little to enhance the game once unlocked. They only serve to clutter up the screen and distract from the experience which is a disservice to the work that the developers put into it. Speaking of disservice.

What happened to the option to switch off auto fire? I feel like only having auto fire was an unnecessary change that brings the game down greatly. But even worse than that are the glitches.

When the game is paused or interrupted in any way, the auto fire stops all together and the player is dead in the water with nothing to fire. This is undoubtedly a deal breaker! This (shooting) game CANNOT BE PLAYED if the character CANNOT FIRE THEIR WEAPON! Any enjoyment that was left to be had is gone when this happens.

I urge you please, for the sake of Contra fans and the game that you've worked so hard to create, please fix these problems.

Don't believe the bad reviews!

If you love the nes contra, get this app. Lots of really cool additions to the classic. You can now earn diamonds and revives which you couldn't do in early versions of the app. You use diamonds to unlock extra lives and super weapons which once unlocked are always available to use at any time. There is a cool down on each once you use it however. You DO NOT NEED to purchase a single in app purchase to enjoy this game, and unlock everything it offers. It is most certainly not pay2win! All you have to do is play!

Good, but no original

This re-release of Contra is great. You have the same levels, weapons (plus few more), a level up system, and the great gameplay we all have come to enjoy. But this game is faulted by it's "premium" play. You earn coins by playing the game but they have only one use which is useful but minimal. For veterans of the original you may be disappointed, you may feel right at home. There is no multiplayer which is a problem but still doesn't take away from the action. But regardless this is a good experience that new comers and old players should enjoy.

Contra: Evolution
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  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: Dec 17, 2013
  • Version: 1.2.3
  • Size: 54.5 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 Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

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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