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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.
Fixed movement control, but now app force closes, and PLEASE add back manual firing option!
Ok, I played Contra in the 80's as a kid on the NES and arcades and I loved it. So that out of the way, this remake is actually pretty decent, and the developers fixed the movement control issues, and improved the menu screen.
BUT...!!!!! My reason for 3 stars instead of 5?AFTER MY FIRST PLAYTHROUGH, THE APP FORCE CLOSES!!!!!!! I tried turning my iPad off and on again, and it STILL force closes!! AND WE LOST THE OPTION FOR MANUAL FIRE?????? I'm an old school gamer all the way, and I definitely prefer manual fire over auto fire. Please developers, fix the force close issue, add manual fire back into the game, and if at all possible, maybe make it an option or unlockable to have Bill and Lance wear their bandanas on their heads?
BOTTOM LINE: FIX FORCE CLOSE ISSUE, ADD BACK MANUAL FIRE=5 STAR RATING. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just not the same as the original
I understand this is a "modern" re-imagining of Contra to cater to the kids out there who do not know any better. But I would really much prefer a true-to-the original Contra (8bit and all). I own the original 8bit and can confirm that it is far far more fun than this. This one is not a complete disaster, mind you. The music is the same tune (but modernized) and (I've only played level one) the levels are the same layout. But it is just not Contra. (for comparison, there is a Mega Man 2 for iOS that is true to the original - so it is possible)
An okay port...
Nothing like the original and one dpad controls directional shooting and character movement which is awkward because I have to run up against objects to shoot at a 45 degree incline. The game itself is pretty short. Beat it in less than an hour without spending a cent on IAPs.
- 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.
- © 2013 Konami Digital Entertainment
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with 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, and iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular.
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