Contra Evolution Evolves into Actually Available Game

Wed, Jun 26, 2013

Arcade, Console, Frisky Misc, Handheld, iPad, iPhone, Mobile

It is as it was foretoldContra lives again! Just not for very long, because, you know, one-hit kills and aliens and stuff. Don’t let that stop you from giving it your best shot, of course. Contra Evolution, a release that “combines all of the best parts of the original Contra game that players remember with mechanics designed for a modern audience,” is out today from CocoaChina (a TriplePoint client). It’s yours for 99c, or $2.99 for the HD iPad version.

From the press release:

Following the game’s release in China earlier this year, Konami and CocoaChina have worked together to polish and optimize Contra: Evolution for the U.S. market. The game can be downloaded here for $0.99. A high-definition version for iPad can be downloaded here for $2.99.

Keeping with the legacy of the original Contra game, Contra: Evolution takes players through the jungles of South America to stop an alien conspiracy for world domination. Play as one of four characters, all with their own unique strengths, as you take on wave after wave of gun-toting terrorists and save the world. Contra: Evolution combines all of the best parts of the original Contra game that players remember with mechanics designed for a modern audience, from level design that captures Contra’s famed difficulty to reimagined graphics inspired by the classic 8-bit art. Whether you’re a lifetime Contra fan or taking on the world for the first time, you’ll have a hard time putting Contra: Evolution down!

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