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RELEASE INFORMATION

Title: Contra

Media/Formats: Game Card + Emulation

Developer: Konami

Publisher: NTSC-J: Konami

NTSC-U: Konami

PAL: Unreleased

Release: NTSC-J: March 13, 2008

NTSC-U: November 13, 2007

PAL: Unreleased

 
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OVERVIEW

Contra 4 on the DS features emulated versions of NES Contra and Super C (North American versions). The setup is the use of both game ROM’s that run on an internal emulator, a modified version of PocketNES. Before starting the game, the player can select the aspect ratio for playing, between full screen and vertically stretched (like the arcade screens). The emulation is near-perfect. The game screen is misaligned, so the entire playing field cannot be seen. There are also occasional flickers in the graphics and clicks in the sound effects. More importantly, multiplayer functionality is greatly reduced. Both player characters are controlled by the same D-pad (thus, they move synchronously), while jumping and shooting are distributed to the 4 action face buttons for each player.

Covers: This is an emulated version of NES Contra, included with Contra 4.

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NTSC-U

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STAGES

See the Stages section of the NES version of Contra.

 
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ARSENAL

See the Arsenal section of the NES version of Contra.

 
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OPPOSITION

See the Opposition section of the NES version of Contra.

 
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CHEATS, ASSISTANCE

Cheats

Note: This port of Contra contains specifically mapped controls. use the following legend when inputting the following code:

D-Pad – Arrow keys
A – A or X
B – B or Y
Select – Select
Start – Start

30 Lives: When the title screen scrolls left, or after the opening tune begins, press UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, B, A, ENTER. 30 lives are provided at the start of the game, as well as when continuing after a Game Over. This is the Konami Code.

 
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FULL PLOT

NTSC-J/NTSC-U:
See the NTSC-U plot of the NES version of Contra.

 
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SOUNDTRACK

See the Soundtrack section of the NES version of Contra.

 
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VARIANTS

There are currently no known variants of this port of Contra.

 
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REGIONAL DIFFERENCES

NTSC-J: Contra

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The versions of Contra featured in the Japanese and North American releases of Contra 4 are identical. The instruction shown on the bottom screen is written in each region’s respective language.

NTSC-U: Contra



 
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DEVELOPMENTAL MATERIAL

There is currently no known developmental material to present.

 
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION

See the Technical Information section of the NES version of Contra.

This version of Contra is the NTSC-U NES Contra’s ROM running on a modified version of the PocketNES emulator. The emulation isn’t perfectly accurate. For example, there are jitter issues with the sound and graphics. Additionally, true multiplayer is impossible as the D-pad of the primary DS controls both players’ movement.

 
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TRIVIA

See the Trivia section of the NES version of Contra.

No trivia specific to this port yet.

 
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PROMOTIONAL MEDIA

There is currently no known promotional media to present.

 
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