Sunday, February 04, 2007
Contra III for the Nintendo Wii: Back To the Future
Contra III picks up right about where just about every Contra game picks up: The evil alien forces of the vile Red Falcon have invaded Earth. As either Bill in solo play or with Lance in two-player, you take on several stages' worth of nasty aliens firing guns, other aliens, and all sorts of other unpleasantness coming at you until you've defeated the aforementioned vile Red Falcon. Of course, the trick here is that all these stages are wicked hard and packed to the brim with enemies and crazy pitfalls that sometimes come out of nowhere.
Maybe $8 isn't the best price for a relatively brief shooter like Contra III, but its addictive and challenging gameplay makes it easier to justify paying such a price. For Contra fans, this one's basically a no-brainer, but if you never really got into the series back in the day and fancy yourself a shooter fan, this is as good a place as any to start.