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Konami's Contra arcade game gets another mobile version, looks as punishing as ever

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Konami's Contra arcade game gets another mobile version, looks as punishing as ever
Ah, Contra — probably one of the most memorable arcades from the late 80s. If you've owned a NES console throughout the 90s, you are undoubtedly acquainted with this Konami classic and have probably spent dozens of sleepless hours trying to beat the punishing bosses. Well, the publisher has now teamed up with game developer Tencent to recreate another rendition of the shooter for mobile devices.

Late last year, reports came out saying that Konami will be releasing a new mobile version of Contra in China. Now, a few months after, we get a fresh new trailer, showcasing the game. It seems to retain a lot of the old level design, gameplay mechanics, and bosses, but with fully remade graphics. Unfortunately, however, there's no confirmation on whether or not the title will be internationally available. A few years ago, there was a Contra: Evolution game, which was a mobile remaster of the classic arcade only available in China. Let's hope that this time around the rest of the world will get a taste, too.

Reports are also confirming that the game will have microtransactions — it could possibly even be built on the freemium model, considering Konami's track record. The company has been widely hissed by devout gamers recently due to reports suggesting it plans to move away from AAA console games to freemium mobile titles, allegedly because the company sees more potential for profits from in-app purchases than from risky, expensive high-profile games.

If your thumbs are itching for some arcade gaming on your mobile device, we find this a good time to suggest you look into some controllers for your smartphone or tablet.



via: Android Authority

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posted on 29 Mar 2016, 07:17

1. cleatglitch (Posts: 79; Member since: 25 May 2013)


o back in da days...flip flip jump shoot

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 07:24

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Yeah, pretty much the same move all around.
It's all in a loop to beat the boss :D
I even cheated to get unlimited lives. Forgot the code now :D

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 07:39 1

4. MyJobSux (Posts: 103; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


see post 2

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 07:47

5. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 4003; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Haha...you got it!

posted on 20 May 2016, 15:37

19. GoTstan (Posts: 101; Member since: 25 Jul 2015)


You.forgot.the.code.
Who are you

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 07:19 5

2. MyJobSux (Posts: 103; Member since: 01 Apr 2012)


up up down down left right left right b a select start

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 07:51

6. Scott93274 (Posts: 5027; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


.... lol, same code for all their games... oddly enough I never tried it for Contra. Damn, I hated that game, it was too hard for me. lol

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 09:46

10. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Contra is the one that made it famous. If you use the code on the title screen you get 30 lives instead of 3. Select is optional, you only use that if you want 2 players instead of one.

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 10:52 1

13. Scott93274 (Posts: 5027; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


lol, well I used it for the Ninja Turtle arcade game for the NES. 9 lives and level select. Damn, I loved that game, just thinking about it makes me want to play it again.... after 20 years of not even giving it a single thought.

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 07:55 2

7. tokuzumi (Posts: 987; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


Androud Authority?

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 09:15

8. dimas (Posts: 2264; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Good. Now bring back battle toads without screwing it up into a freemium game.

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 09:45

9. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Hopefully it isn't as terrible as Contra Evolution was. I will check it out but I am not a fan of Konami's mobile games.

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 09:56

11. KyleRiemen (Posts: 125; Member since: 29 Oct 2014)


Had the european version "Probotector", one my favourite games of all time. Co-op was wonderful, but much harder than single play.

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 10:01

12. emcdonald75 (Posts: 109; Member since: 07 Nov 2012)


My favorite was Contra: Hard Corps for the Sega Genesis. That game was hard as heck to beat but so much fun!!!

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 13:04

14. jeroome86 (Posts: 1370; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Imagine how hard with touch controls?

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 13:19

15. natypes (Posts: 1099; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)


My friend and I used to play that all the time together. Playing 2-man at the same time was so fun.

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 14:59

16. WallStreet (Posts: 256; Member since: 21 Sep 2014)


Awesome. Bring it on! Played it on Android recently, but a controller is a must.

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 16:32

17. Trakker (Posts: 283; Member since: 11 Feb 2016)


I'd prefer a Midnight Resistance remake.

posted on 30 Mar 2016, 01:58

18. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 3300; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Love playing these in emulators on my Surface Pro 2...

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