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Contra 4 a little too nostalgic

July 4, 2007

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.”

Good or bad? You decide. Read the rest at 1up.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. July 4, 2007 11:23 pm

    I think it’s a great idea to be honest. It’s interesting how they make use of the dual screen more than the touch screen as a way of exploiting the DS’ unique capabilities. I’m reserving my opinion for when I actually play it, but color me optimistic.

  2. frisby permalink
    July 5, 2007 8:29 am

    As long as the game isn’t tonged and cheek mixed with a little homo eroticness I’m cool.

    If its Super C with a new story I am cool.

  3. July 5, 2007 12:26 pm

    Friz, you’ll change your mind on the homo erotisism once you survive the “shoot-out at the disco” sequence…

    OK, OK, I was just kidding, but one can dream, right?

  4. July 5, 2007 8:41 pm

    If one dreams about those kinds of things, one ought to be a little worried.

  5. July 6, 2007 3:43 pm

    I live right next to Boys’ Town in Chicago, and the Pride Parade just happened a couple of weeks ago, so some of the pink atmosphere got to me… Sorry!

    (Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course!)

  6. July 8, 2007 2:22 pm

    There are many things about being gay that are wrong, I just don’t give a shit. Not my business… I’ll play a homo contra character as long as he can kick ass with the best of them.

  7. July 9, 2007 4:06 pm

    They can kick ass, alright… and do other things to it! 😉

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