If you have played a Contra game before you'll feel immediately at home in Hard Corps: Uprising as the game fundamentally plays the same. Essentially point A to point B traveling left to right by running, jumping or even riding a vehicle. Enemies will spawn all around you and you have to gun them down in order to progress and you'll eventually reach one of the many climactic boss battles in which you'll have to memorize patterns and use your reflexes in order to defeat it and move on. From the moment you press start you're running the gauntlet. However there is more, much more, to this game than the simple mechanics suggest.