Contra 4 a little too nostalgic
Contra 4 was good-news-but-sketchy-news when announced by Konami because WayForward Technologies is a hit-or-miss handheld developer. Now, the news just got a little worse, i think.
“New Super Mario Bros. is a huge inspiration for us,” Hulett explains.
“Nintendo looked back and created a game that was based on the original Super Mario, not Mario 3 or Mario 64, and made a game that feels like the original. That’s exactly what we want to do here with Contra. We’ve gone back to Contra III for the controls, the weapon system, even the platforming, which is something that was lost in the later games. Even though the characters are really nicely animated, it doesn’t get in the way of the gameplay; we’ve made sure the game controls exactly like Contra III, except that the X button controls the grappling hook and L selects the weapons. Anyone who’s played Contra III on Virtual Console recently should be able to jump right into Contra 4 and feel right at home.”
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