This Version of Contra Stars Luke Skywalker and It’s Awesome

EB: The NicksplosionFX YouTube channel is known for taking retro video games and giving them a fresh spin, so it’s no surprise that its latest animated gaming video, Contra Wars, is the best mashup yet.

Contra Wars is one part NES Contra, and one part Star Wars, with a whole bunch of awesomeness infused in its short runtime.

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Godmars2903280d ago

Why isn't there a 2D SW lightsaber game?

deadpoolio3163279d ago

There were Super Star, Empire and Jedi for SNES....Its already been proven that Star Wars fighting games are terrible just looking at Masters of the Teras Kasi

WelkinCole3279d ago

Yeah the whole trilogy. Some of the best graphics on SNES by lucas arts.

Starscream863280d ago

Dont even need the spread gun!

mastershredder3279d ago

We used to do this stuff in Flash. Oh man, the day when Newgrounds was young.


Contra: Operation Galuga - NES Screenshot Comparisons

"The Contra series is poised to make a comeback thanks to fan favorite-developer WayForward and Konami. Contra: Operation Galuga is a 2.5D reimagining of the original Contra arcade/NES game that will launch in early 2024. The remake looks to retain the series' traditional cooperative run-and-gun action, and we're all about it. How close will Operation Galuga be to the original game, though? Let's compare screenshots and see!" says Co-Optimus.

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ShwaaMan146d ago (Edited 146d ago )

I am all over this
I wonder if the extra lives code will be included…

Retroman146d ago (Edited 146d ago )

I've been waiting for another decent Contra since Shattered Solider PS2.

Day one for me

Minute Man 721146d ago

The arcade/8/16-bit collection ain't bad, picked it up on a Xbox sale

Venoxn4g146d ago

There was couple good Contras that you have probably missed then. One on DS and Hard Corps: Uprising

eastx145d ago

Operation Galuga actually comes from the same director as Contra 4 and Spidersaurs, Tom Hulett. This one should definitely feel like a real Contra.

Z501146d ago

Hard Corps Uprising not decent enough?

Minute Man 721146d ago

As long as it's not hard like the arcade version, I can never get past the waterfall

Profchaos146d ago

I wonder if they will have a toggle for old and new graphics that would be sick

eastx145d ago

The levels are actually remixed and sometimes new, so it's not a straight remake. For instance, there's a level on hoverbikes that wasn't in the original game.

Agent75146d ago

Another old game updated. Why not a new game?

WiiU-Dude146d ago (Edited 146d ago )

I am certainly welcome to and want new games, but I am ALL about doing this to classic games. They can't do it enough in my book. Personally, I think Sega Saturn and PS1 era games are what I want most. Keep the original gameplay intact, unless the gameplay itself was an issue then fix it, and give those games a complete facelift!!! I understand your point, but for me I LOOOOOOOVE having games from the past being given updated graphics. I am 52 and have been a gamer since the late 70s. I loved the games I played as a kid. The nostalgia is certainly there for me, but I truly love how beautiful games have become and playing games from yesteryear with gorgeous graphics is living those great gaming moments again only beautiful.

Chocoburger146d ago

Because all of Konami's talent is gone, and they're not willing to take any creative risks these days. So its easier to go back to fan favorite games, and do sloppy remasters, or quickly made low budget remakes of 30 minute NES games.

eastx145d ago

This one shouldn't be sloppy at all. Also, WayForward is the developer, and they're well known for their proficiency in 2D and 2.5D games.

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Contra blasts its way onto mobile as a side-scrolling shooter, and so far fans aren't happy

Contra is a classic run and gun shooter from Konami that has seen many followups since its debut in 1987 as an arcade game. It would seem Konami saw fit

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Retroman948d ago (Edited 948d ago )

Contra has fallen since SNES days. Last good contra was PS2 Shattered Solider ........PS4 version was Crap!!!!
Will Konami make a decent Contra again..... probably not.