This game comes out tonight in the U.S., with both a free demo and a full version for $10.
I haven’t played this yet, but here are some good reasons to be excited:
- Great Classic: This is a great choice for a remake. The NES original was awesome.
- New technology: Fancy physics engine, enemy AI, flashy 3D graphics tech. This tech is common among recent big budget 3D titles, but I’ve never seen such new technology and high quality production values used on a 2D sidescroller. I remember a Contra sequel for the PS2, which was great, but this looks like a much better game, with much newer tech, and it’s $10 rather than $40.
- Extras: Local co-op play, new weapons, new bosses, new effects.
- Cheap: $10 for a full game like this? That’s a steal!
PSN is really rocking lately: PixelJunk Eden, Siren Blood Curse, and now this, all within a month time frame? Wow!
Written by: Darrin
- Contributing Editor