Remember the secret code: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A to get extra lives? After a 30-year hiatus, the Contra you know and love is back! Developed by famous Japanese game company KONAMI and world-leading game developer TIMI, Contra Returns aims to bring the classic Contra experience to mobile platforms.
In Contra Returns, players can enjoy the classic side-scrolling gameplay, two-person teams, alien bosses, and signature settings and soundtrack from the original series! All with updated HD resolution, 3D character models, and vivid acoustic and visual effects to deliver a sensory experience like no other! Get your fighting spirit all fired up with innovative content: real-time PvP battles, unique heroes, companions, and team mode! Legendary heroes Bill and Lance are making a comeback, so let's kick some alien butt and save the world!
Reignite the Battlefield: Fight like a warrior in this worthy sequel to the classic Contra series made in collaboration with Konami.
Conquer the Battlefield with Friends: Team up online, exam your teamwork skills, and take on the Contra world together.
Go Head-to-Head in Real-Time Combat: With fair competition and 3-second matching, enjoy exciting multiplayer battles online.
Tons of Gameplay: Experience all-new gameplay in the Team, Challenge, Story, and PvP modes.
Weapons Galore: Mix and match your arsenal and pair up different heroes to unlock new skills!
Official website: https://www.contrareturnsm.com/
1: New format—AI NET Boss: Save our world from an invasion by AI NET's giant robots by assembling your fellow Legion members and fighting alongside other Contra Warriors in the same battle zone. AI NET's scheme must not succeed! The legion with the highest damage output will receive a rich bounty.
2. New format—Simulation: A new Roguelike format with balanced gameplay that tests the player's skills and strategic acumen.
3. New PvP format: 1v1 Werewolf Duel, 2v2 Angry Bull, 2v2 Crazy Grenadier (Fun Mode), and 2v2 Conquer Battlefield (Battle Mode).
4. New format— Halloween Boss: Turkeynator.
1. New Heroes: S-Grade Hero Terminator; A-Grade Hummingbird; A-Grade Quint; S-Grade John Connor; A-Grade Dhanusha
2. New Weapon Awakenings: Orange S Ice Age 1st Awaken; Orange S M4A1 1st Awaken; Orange SS M4A1 - Roaring Thunder 1st Awaken; Orange S Power of Zeus 1st Awaken; Orange S Lightning Laser Cannon 1st Awaken
3. New Skins:
1) Warrior-Grade Skin: Fullmetal Officer - Terminator;
2) Collector's Skins: AI NET Plunder - Terminator; Cool Summer - Hummingbird; Night of Full Moon - Fang; Declaration of Resistance - John Connor
3) Epic Skins: Bio Berserk - Iron Lance; Ocean's Heart - Dhanusha; Dark Fate - Terminator
4. New Partners: A-Grade White Rabbit; S-Grade Rocket Commander
Ratings and Reviews
My excitement for this game quickly vanished when I discovered it is a pay to play Gacha game. After only a couple days of playing, the gameplay has slowed enough that I can only play for about 5 minutes before running out of stamina. So that is what I am left with, playing for 5 minutes a day or paying to play more. Very disappointing. The basic gameplay had promise, but they added way too much stuff and it is so complex and confusing I don’t even know what the value of things are or what I should be trying to do. They are constantly throwing things at you to spend money. Just sell the game for like $10 or something and let me play it when I want without having to spend money everyday.
Update: After playing for another week, more content has opened up that allows for a player to get by without spending money. Much of the pvp content will be out of reach as time goes on, without spending, but for the FTP players out there, if you don’t mind having your leveling slowed it can be a fun game.
Better guides are definitely needed. There is a bunch of stuff I still don’t understand and there is no place to look up what to do.
Developer Response ,
Hello Commander, We are sorry to know that you are encountering errors with the game. We would love to help you out in this matter. kindly reach out to us via the in game chat or email us firstname.lastname@example.org
I love these types of games but most of them are to bent on money than enjoyment. What I’m talking about is the requirements of this game. First, you need internet to play, which is not listed in the description. It seems like companies and developers are constantly making this feature just to get continuous revenue from ads. They call them “on-the-go games” and you can play them “anywhere”, but really, it’s anywhere that has WiFi. I want to be able to play on my own terms without very many restrictions like these. Especially the campaign. The Original Contra games were never like that, you could play them absolutely anywhere with no restrictions or cache. They didn’t require internet. There should be an offline mode where can play without internet, but you just don’t have as many playing options. Also, if you do play multiplayer, there should be an option to play with bots, so you can train while you’re offline and therefore, test your skills against real players when you have a WiFi signal. That would be great. Please add those and you’ll earn a loyal player.
Developer Response ,
Hi Commander, we truly understand and appreciate the feedback. Please know that we are working hard to bring you the best gaming experience. For further assistance or doubts please feel free to contact us at email@example.com or directly from the game in the settings menu.
As an OG Contra fan, I’ve grown up with the franchise and played them all. I was thrilled to see this brought back. So far I’m loving it. There’s tons of modes to play but I will say you really have to hit level 40 before the game opens up to you. I have not run into control issues like other people have mentioned so I suppose it could be the hardware used. Plays fine on iPhone 12 Pro though.
To the devs: energy is too stringent (or the cost to raid or run missions is too much). It halts progression to a point where you pay or (what most people will do) uninstall the app in frustration. This might also tie into the need to basically level the heck out of weapons so you can advance to the next level and continue playing story missions. I invested a bit into this game but did so smartly so I am not disappointed at anything. But I would look into more ways to earn energy because it will halt progress for a lot of players and ultimately could stifle the game. What is here is AWESOME and I look forward to what’s to come.
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