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Old 04-29-2012, 08:42 AM
bacon-N-eggs bacon-N-eggs is offline
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Default Anything like the old 8bit Contra, Super C, and Contra 3 games in the app store?

Just wondering if I have missed any games like the old 8bit Nintendo Contra games? I have and love League Of Evil one and two, but I'm looking for about the same thing but with longer more "side scrolly platformer-ish" vibes.

Contra would be perfect, jailbreaking is out of the question for now. I'll play/break this phone when I pick up another


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Old 04-29-2012, 10:37 AM
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Greetings,

Star Marine:Infinite Ammo is the closest thing to the old Contra so far.

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Old 04-29-2012, 11:17 AM
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Well, I wouldn't say it's like Contra, but if you like LOE and want longer levels and a gun, INC is good.

As for most like Contra, I haven't played SM:IA since it's iPhone only but it looks good. Gun Runner is a Contra-like infinite runner. Whatever you do, just stay away from the terrible Icefish contra clones.

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Old 05-01-2012, 11:19 AM
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Well, I wouldn't say it's like Contra, but if you like LOE and want longer levels and a gun, INC is good.

As for most like Contra, I haven't played SM:IA since it's iPhone only but it looks good. Gun Runner is a Contra-like infinite runner. Whatever you do, just stay away from the terrible Icefish contra clones.
This pretty much sums it up.

And you might want to try Steel Runner too. It's one of the best runners now and has shoot em up mechanics similar to Contra.
http://itunes.apple.com/ph/app/steel-runner/id496435390?mt=8

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Old 05-01-2012, 11:32 AM
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How do you not know Iron Commando Pro???????? It's probably the closest to an 8-bit Contra clone. It's Contra with a different name and robots (Probotector? :P)

As for another 8-bit Contra based series, try the SuperBoss 1-3 games. They may not be as good, though. But especially try SuperBoss 2 (closest to Contra of the 3).
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:43 AM
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Clash Force is free today.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:52 AM
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Love the Contra games back in the day

As others have pointed out Star Marine is superb, well worth getting, Clash Force is a great Contra style game also with retro graphics. I really enjoy both games, theyre great.

Iron Commando as pointed out above is a nice traditional Contra style game, has those stickman type graphics but it plays well and theres a fair few levels.

I did buy some other Contra style games which from the images in the app store looked great but theyre shameful poor rip offs, even then i thought i'll like it but no the gameplay is so bad in them dont get fooled by some of these chinese copies, theyre shocking.

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Old 05-01-2012, 12:12 PM
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Out of curiosity, what are these Contra style games you seen?

As for Clash Force, Shiiite! If I'd waited a bit longer, I could have gotten Clash Force without paying today... Ah well, the game is so epic and kickass, it's worth it
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:16 PM
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It's coming along rather slow, but we are working on it. Controls are pretty awesome and feels much better than the usual "virtual D-Pad" crap. Expect this due late in the summer, or so.



I apologize for the obnoxiously giant image, this rez was for a flyer/print and I didn't bother to shrink it :/

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Old 05-01-2012, 04:09 PM
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Try

Shante's RR
Swordigo
Frogatto
Terra Noctis
The last rocket
Meganoid(I think?)
Max and the magic marker
Soozis
Fancy pants adventures
Arcade jumper
Beans quest
Rogue runner
Cordy
Beans quest
Robot wants kitty
Covorite
Mos speedrun
Undead ocean
Cheeseman
Chocorun
Robatto
Lars
Alien hominid
I bit Ninja
Storm in a teacup
Commander pixman
Kungfu rabbit
Pizza vs skeletons

There's more but ur bound to enjoy some of those...
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