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NINTENDO DS DOWNLOAD STATION VOL. 7 DEMO (NINTENDO DS)
Before its release, players were given a chance to try a demo of Contra 4 through the DS Download Station service (Download Station Volume 7).
It is a single player demo that includes only the first level (Jungle). Some sound effects have not yet been implemented and there is no music. It plays on the Normal difficulty setting, but provides the player 4 lives, instead of 5. The falcon icons representing the player’s weapons remain blank at all times (denoting the default rifle), even after acquiring powerups. The demo ends as the wall bunker rises (after destroying the first phase), with the game cutting away to a “Coming Soon” message and finally resetting. Losing all lives also resets the demo. Furthermore, extra lives cannot be gained.