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Contra Returns

Contra Returns

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Contra Returns is a classic side scrolling shooter game

3.8 Ratings 36K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads

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  • Aug 29, 2021

    By Brock Burkart
    I won't deny the fact that it's a fun game to play, and it does have the feel of a Contra game, however, I don't like how generic it is, it's the same system as any other mobile game (in app purchases, and energy based system, "character/weapon shards, ect). It I wanted that I couldv downloaded several other games. I also hate how short the levels are, I've beaten a couple of them in under 1-2 minutes. It's fine, but it could be far, far better.
  • Gacha Game Aug 4, 2021

    By playtester
    My excitement for this game quickly vanished when I discovered it is a pay to play Gacha game. After only a couple days of playing, the gameplay has slowed enough that I can only play for about 5 minutes before running out of stamina. So that is what I am left with, playing for 5 minutes a day or paying to play more. Very disappointing. The basic gameplay had promise, but they added way too much stuff and it is so complex and confusing I don’t even know what the value of things are or what I should be trying to do. They are constantly throwing things at you to spend money. Just sell the game for like $10 or something and let me play it when I want without having to spend money everyday. Update: After playing for another week, more content has opened up that allows for a player to get by without spending money. Much of the pvp content will be out of reach as time goes on, without spending, but for the FTP players out there, if you don’t mind having your leveling slowed it can be a fun game. Better guides are definitely needed. There is a bunch of stuff I still don’t understand and there is no place to look up what to do.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Jeremy Benedict
    I really like the game. Reminds me of contra back in the day with today's mobile world. I do however have a little issue and is why I can't give a 5 star rating. I have had the game freeze a few minutes now and all while in PVP modes. Whether it's the three on three or it's ranking battles, it freezes. Not only do I lose ranking points, I get a nasty in-game mail. Not fun when I'm a paying player. Without the freezing, this game is the best I've played to date. No joke.
  • Great Start Aug 5, 2021

    By Chieftain07
    As an OG Contra fan, I’ve grown up with the franchise and played them all. I was thrilled to see this brought back. So far I’m loving it. There’s tons of modes to play but I will say you really have to hit level 40 before the game opens up to you. I have not run into control issues like other people have mentioned so I suppose it could be the hardware used. Plays fine on iPhone 12 Pro though. To the devs: energy is too stringent (or the cost to raid or run missions is too much). It halts progression to a point where you pay or (what most people will do) uninstall the app in frustration. This might also tie into the need to basically level the heck out of weapons so you can advance to the next level and continue playing story missions. I invested a bit into this game but did so smartly so I am not disappointed at anything. But I would look into more ways to earn energy because it will halt progress for a lot of players and ultimately could stifle the game. What is here is AWESOME and I look forward to what’s to come.
  • Sep 1, 2021

    By Radu Codreanu
    This is a decent gaming experience for mobile, despite being p2w. The game seems a bit aggressive at first with its model, but you can obtain the premium currency in-game, without extreme grind. A lot to like here, with different modes that are enjoyable. It doesn't feel like it overstays its welcome. Gave the PvP too much credit though, it really is atrocious at how choppy it is and is in dire need of a fix. If it were smooth that would at least be something but it's really out of sync.
  • Has potential… Aug 2, 2021

    By Capt bossman
    I love these types of games but most of them are to bent on money than enjoyment. What I’m talking about is the requirements of this game. First, you need internet to play, which is not listed in the description. It seems like companies and developers are constantly making this feature just to get continuous revenue from ads. They call them “on-the-go games” and you can play them “anywhere”, but really, it’s anywhere that has WiFi. I want to be able to play on my own terms without very many restrictions like these. Especially the campaign. The Original Contra games were never like that, you could play them absolutely anywhere with no restrictions or cache. They didn’t require internet. There should be an offline mode where can play without internet, but you just don’t have as many playing options. Also, if you do play multiplayer, there should be an option to play with bots, so you can train while you’re offline and therefore, test your skills against real players when you have a WiFi signal. That would be great. Please add those and you’ll earn a loyal player.
  • Aug 29, 2021

    By Brandon Rothberg
    Great game. I haven't played too much PvP so I can't comment on how balanced it is, but the rest of the story, team, and challenge modes are really fun and a ton of content on their own. There is A LOT of game to explore which is great to see but also means a very steep learning curve, and a lot of navigating menus as a result. I have yet to need to make a purchase either because completing challenges and achievements gifts you with plenty of diamonds, gold, and upgrade materials.
  • Sep 22, 2021

    By Pedro Paulo Wanderley Júnior
    The game is still very umbalanced and th3 company seems to not care about it, since the most broken hero (Lucia Zero) is exclusive from purchasing. Buy my biggest problem here is the crashes in the middle of game. It's rare, but it's hell of a pain when it happens when you are winning a ranked match. I'm playing in a MI9. Is it happening only to me? I can play any recent game here without any problem.
  • Awesome Sep 22, 2021

    By Jeropup
    You know allot of the reviews are bad cause you have to spend money I havnt spent 1$ and it plays fine to me my only complaint is there just too much stuff to get and it’s hard or just confusing on how to get it you shouldn’t have to go through 3 steps just to get a new gun or equip it or upgrade it or you have to be at a certain level to go to the next level the old contra you just play new guns fall out of the sky and you just shoot everything that’s it some kind of game genius came up with this one cause my god there just so much stuff to do and get and buy ect ect ect like the list of things goes on forever how did anyone just sit and make this game and think all this was necessary to make a good game it was nice that they showed what to press the first few times cause I would have no idea what to do now I’m at the point of every level says my gun power is to low but I have no idea how to make it higher
  • Sep 1, 2021

    By Cody Calvin
    So I have played this game for about a month and honestly I love it. It takes a little bit of time to get going but join a legion and check in dailey you can make great progress unfunded. I have been a fan of Contra since the begining and I think they have done well with this version. They put a classic spin on it and it feels great to me. I am excited to see how they will continue to build this game good job guys for working on this title and you have done a great job on it so far.
  • Aug 29, 2021

    By Brock Burkart
    I won't deny the fact that it's a fun game to play, and it does have the feel of a Contra game, however, I don't like how generic it is, it's the same system as any other mobile game (in app purchases, and energy based system, "character/weapon shards, ect). It I wanted that I couldv downloaded several other games. I also hate how short the levels are, I've beaten a couple of them in under 1-2 minutes. It's fine, but it could be far, far better.
  • Gacha Game Aug 4, 2021

    By playtester
    My excitement for this game quickly vanished when I discovered it is a pay to play Gacha game. After only a couple days of playing, the gameplay has slowed enough that I can only play for about 5 minutes before running out of stamina. So that is what I am left with, playing for 5 minutes a day or paying to play more. Very disappointing. The basic gameplay had promise, but they added way too much stuff and it is so complex and confusing I don’t even know what the value of things are or what I should be trying to do. They are constantly throwing things at you to spend money. Just sell the game for like $10 or something and let me play it when I want without having to spend money everyday. Update: After playing for another week, more content has opened up that allows for a player to get by without spending money. Much of the pvp content will be out of reach as time goes on, without spending, but for the FTP players out there, if you don’t mind having your leveling slowed it can be a fun game. Better guides are definitely needed. There is a bunch of stuff I still don’t understand and there is no place to look up what to do.
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Jeremy Benedict
    I really like the game. Reminds me of contra back in the day with today's mobile world. I do however have a little issue and is why I can't give a 5 star rating. I have had the game freeze a few minutes now and all while in PVP modes. Whether it's the three on three or it's ranking battles, it freezes. Not only do I lose ranking points, I get a nasty in-game mail. Not fun when I'm a paying player. Without the freezing, this game is the best I've played to date. No joke.
  • Great Start Aug 5, 2021

    By Chieftain07
    As an OG Contra fan, I’ve grown up with the franchise and played them all. I was thrilled to see this brought back. So far I’m loving it. There’s tons of modes to play but I will say you really have to hit level 40 before the game opens up to you. I have not run into control issues like other people have mentioned so I suppose it could be the hardware used. Plays fine on iPhone 12 Pro though. To the devs: energy is too stringent (or the cost to raid or run missions is too much). It halts progression to a point where you pay or (what most people will do) uninstall the app in frustration. This might also tie into the need to basically level the heck out of weapons so you can advance to the next level and continue playing story missions. I invested a bit into this game but did so smartly so I am not disappointed at anything. But I would look into more ways to earn energy because it will halt progress for a lot of players and ultimately could stifle the game. What is here is AWESOME and I look forward to what’s to come.
  • Sep 1, 2021

    By Radu Codreanu
    This is a decent gaming experience for mobile, despite being p2w. The game seems a bit aggressive at first with its model, but you can obtain the premium currency in-game, without extreme grind. A lot to like here, with different modes that are enjoyable. It doesn't feel like it overstays its welcome. Gave the PvP too much credit though, it really is atrocious at how choppy it is and is in dire need of a fix. If it were smooth that would at least be something but it's really out of sync.
  • Has potential… Aug 2, 2021

    By Capt bossman
    I love these types of games but most of them are to bent on money than enjoyment. What I’m talking about is the requirements of this game. First, you need internet to play, which is not listed in the description. It seems like companies and developers are constantly making this feature just to get continuous revenue from ads. They call them “on-the-go games” and you can play them “anywhere”, but really, it’s anywhere that has WiFi. I want to be able to play on my own terms without very many restrictions like these. Especially the campaign. The Original Contra games were never like that, you could play them absolutely anywhere with no restrictions or cache. They didn’t require internet. There should be an offline mode where can play without internet, but you just don’t have as many playing options. Also, if you do play multiplayer, there should be an option to play with bots, so you can train while you’re offline and therefore, test your skills against real players when you have a WiFi signal. That would be great. Please add those and you’ll earn a loyal player.
  • Aug 29, 2021

    By Brandon Rothberg
    Great game. I haven't played too much PvP so I can't comment on how balanced it is, but the rest of the story, team, and challenge modes are really fun and a ton of content on their own. There is A LOT of game to explore which is great to see but also means a very steep learning curve, and a lot of navigating menus as a result. I have yet to need to make a purchase either because completing challenges and achievements gifts you with plenty of diamonds, gold, and upgrade materials.
  • Sep 22, 2021

    By Pedro Paulo Wanderley Júnior
    The game is still very umbalanced and th3 company seems to not care about it, since the most broken hero (Lucia Zero) is exclusive from purchasing. Buy my biggest problem here is the crashes in the middle of game. It's rare, but it's hell of a pain when it happens when you are winning a ranked match. I'm playing in a MI9. Is it happening only to me? I can play any recent game here without any problem.
  • Awesome Sep 22, 2021

    By Jeropup
    You know allot of the reviews are bad cause you have to spend money I havnt spent 1$ and it plays fine to me my only complaint is there just too much stuff to get and it’s hard or just confusing on how to get it you shouldn’t have to go through 3 steps just to get a new gun or equip it or upgrade it or you have to be at a certain level to go to the next level the old contra you just play new guns fall out of the sky and you just shoot everything that’s it some kind of game genius came up with this one cause my god there just so much stuff to do and get and buy ect ect ect like the list of things goes on forever how did anyone just sit and make this game and think all this was necessary to make a good game it was nice that they showed what to press the first few times cause I would have no idea what to do now I’m at the point of every level says my gun power is to low but I have no idea how to make it higher
  • Sep 1, 2021

    By Cody Calvin
    So I have played this game for about a month and honestly I love it. It takes a little bit of time to get going but join a legion and check in dailey you can make great progress unfunded. I have been a fan of Contra since the begining and I think they have done well with this version. They put a classic spin on it and it feels great to me. I am excited to see how they will continue to build this game good job guys for working on this title and you have done a great job on it so far.
  • Bad controls, bad visuals, unethical micro transactions Aug 2, 2021

    By Sgt Amazing
    I guess my first lengthy review was pulled. Here is the short version: unethical micro transactions that do very little to explain how they will scam you out of money. You want that character that looks like it costs almost $100 in diamonds? Well, over $200 won’t even come close to getting you that one… VIP points are needed and $100 gets you less than the $70, which gets you 5950 out of the 400,000 you need…. I take back everything I have said about a claim I made about a few other freemium games I have played, THIS is the most blatant and unethical one I have ever played. ——— The controls are terrible as they have terrible response to touch input. Find myself not shooting, shooting in the wrong direction, and a myriad of other things frequently. The PvP is awful as the screen is tiny and with so much going on, you cannot see if you are even shooting in the right direction, or shooting at all half the time. PvP is determined by whose controller works, not skill. Someone have a bad connection? You are screwed either way. ——Actually, now that I think about it, they probably have found a way to monetize the controls…. They have monetized everything else in this game.
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By Ryan F
    Pros: Free. Cons: PvP incredibly unbalanced, not much to do, limited by energy, HEAVILY leans toward p2w, so many cheats, you can play very little each day, it's mostly auto play, very boring, adventure open with your levels, VIP levels give pay players BIG advantage, not Contra, boring. There are other better games. This is something to look at, not a game. You hardly play and when you do it's so easy. 0 challenge. PvP is nothing but hacks and p2w players. Everything cost real $$$. EVERYTHING!
  • Players pay far too much for anything Sep 6, 2021

    By Obesitor
    I would like the game if nearly everything needs to be paid for. I have dropped about $100 on this game and pretty much barely scratched the tip of its features. Characters, weapons, pets and some of the challenges, you need to pay for. Almost all other games don’t demand this much money from the consumer and offer so much more in terms of content. Even if you drop a lot of money, there’s STILL no guarantee that you’ll get what you want. This is a poor example of how greedy companies monetize their game. They’ll end up killing their game because free players will have no chance. People who occasionally pay will still have no chance, and the people who drop thousands will be the only ones left. Did I mention that you can spend over a thousand dollars getting the dragons breath gun? Yup, that’s how this game is played. Spending your money gambling for a chance of getting items you need. I don’t see this game lasting for a long time. Gacha tends to not do well in the west. It seems the developers milked all the prior countries before moving here. I’m sorely disappointed in this game. If you value your wallet, I’d suggest finding something else.
  • Loading problems Sep 9, 2021

    By Applestinks219871
    When the game works it’s great and a lot of fun. However, every time it freezes after pressing start. Even after closing out the app the music continues to play and I have to restart it and close it out again before it fixes and then restart the app a third time to get it to actually load so I can play it. If they fix this issue I’ll change my review. This has actually become worse. Now I don’t have to start it a third time but every single time I want to play I have to close the app and restart it. This last time the start button wouldn’t even load. Get your act together because this is ridiculous. Also, the controller input has become worse. At first I had no problems. Now often I’ll be trying to jump forward and it will move backwards,etc. Get rid of the voice for the npc minion Ledder ASAP. It’s beyond awful. Hire a new voice actor and re-record all of his lines. I have dropped my review to one star just because of that. Fire the actor and whoever was responsible for hiring him.
  • Sep 5, 2021

    By Chris Curley
    You lost my account when I tried to login and it sent me to a different server, so I found the old server, in the menu and it made me start over, from the beginning, I was at level 47, before., good game play, had a lot of fun playing, but need to take a break, from Contra Returns, until I simmer down from your huge glitch where you lose people's account's. If you can fix this glitch, I will resume playing, someday.
  • Aug 31, 2021

    By Ryan Taylor
    I've been looking everywhere for a game that heavily restricts game enjoyment. This is it! Off the start its fun with quite a bit to do , but once you hit account level 30, the ability for free fun vanishes with the snap of a thumb.Thank goodness!To progress,every 2 stages out of 6 in each world requires another account level..and there's Normal and Elite.So far,I'm about normal World 11.6 and it's taken WEEKS.PvP the p2w is insane. Good thing I can't get into it enough to spend anything, thx!!
  • Sep 4, 2021

    By aaammm sss
    After 2.85gb of download, when I tried to login, it gave me a message saying "failed to login, check your network connection" but my network connection is working fine. And then when I always try to login again it just says " try to login after 30 seconds". Truly a waste for time and data.
  • Garbage PvP Aug 17, 2021

    By Alex Park2
    So every time I play 3v3 fort battle, there is one or more opponents who use hack or cheats to ruin the experience of Contra. I barely dealt damage to them while they can easily deal more damage. Bill can stun players 3 times with missiles which makes the player vulnerable to do anything and die easily. Clearly PvP is an unfair gameplay with players constantly stun others, killing people a lot faster than a player who just started to play, and ways people can hack the game without Konami doing anything about it. Please balance the game more. Nerf Bill, match us in PvP based on the power or level of our character and weapons used, use only one character for each player in teams not having two or three of the same character on each team. Make the game feel like a game.
  • PTW Aug 1, 2021

    By wlo-olw
    Very classic pay to win game. You can find lots of similar games like this, where you buy weapons, buy upgrades shoot stuffs….. And if you cannot finish the level it is because you don’t have enough upgrades, not that you don’t have good skills. Because there’s a time limit…… you got better gear you can pass the level. Now the game mechanic is rather a grinding festival, instead of gameplay itself. And Arena is more like a “show off your gear” event, see how much money you put in. The developer pushes you so hard to spend real money, and this is where I get upset. I simply cannot enjoy a game like this. . Update: because there is energy and tickets for playing games, the amount of the games you can play is very limited. The ultimate tournament is a lot of fun, but you only get to play once per day…WTF hahaha! And after spending a little bit money and careful thoughts, you need at least $30 to actually enjoy this game. So…… Don’t you guys have money?(big ironic face) . Update 2: I rate it 1 star now, because every time I login, I have to close 5 ads pop ups!!!
  • Contra does not Return Jul 30, 2021

    By Xenomyst
    Great way to desecrate an old classic. Maybe hire some testers before you publish a game? Especially one with such a legacy. Horrible story, appalling “acting”, geez your subtitles don’t even match the VO; but jazz it up with IGP and flashy menu’s because THAT’S what made the original great?? Let’s not even talk about the gameplay that utterly pales in comparison to the original 30+ year old game. Did you actually have a writer/producer/director or it it just a bunch of freshman winging it after procuring IP rights? Because it certainly looks, sounds, feels and plays like the latter. No. Contra certainly does not “return”. Maybe call the game something else - that way you can avoid creating an expectation this 3GB hunk-of-junk clearly cannot live up to.

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  • Great Start Aug 5, 2021

    By Chieftain07
    As an OG Contra fan, I’ve grown up with the franchise and played them all. I was thrilled to see this brought back. So far I’m loving it. There’s tons of modes to play but I will say you really have to hit level 40 before the game opens up to you. I have not run into control issues like other people have mentioned so I suppose it could be the hardware used. Plays fine on iPhone 12 Pro though. To the devs: energy is too stringent (or the cost to raid or run missions is too much). It halts progression to a point where you pay or (what most people will do) uninstall the app in frustration. This might also tie into the need to basically level the heck out of weapons so you can advance to the next level and continue playing story missions. I invested a bit into this game but did so smartly so I am not disappointed at anything. But I would look into more ways to earn energy because it will halt progress for a lot of players and ultimately could stifle the game. What is here is AWESOME and I look forward to what’s to come.
  • Awesome Sep 22, 2021

    By Jeropup
    You know allot of the reviews are bad cause you have to spend money I havnt spent 1$ and it plays fine to me my only complaint is there just too much stuff to get and it’s hard or just confusing on how to get it you shouldn’t have to go through 3 steps just to get a new gun or equip it or upgrade it or you have to be at a certain level to go to the next level the old contra you just play new guns fall out of the sky and you just shoot everything that’s it some kind of game genius came up with this one cause my god there just so much stuff to do and get and buy ect ect ect like the list of things goes on forever how did anyone just sit and make this game and think all this was necessary to make a good game it was nice that they showed what to press the first few times cause I would have no idea what to do now I’m at the point of every level says my gun power is to low but I have no idea how to make it higher
  • Nes style in the 2021 era! Aug 10, 2021

    By T0ucH30
    I’ve been playing contra since I was 5 years old on the original NES and I’ve played every iteration made of the game! From all the terrible ones to all the great ones and let me tell you this game is amazing for us old school fans! Yes it’s free to play which I usually hate but it rewards nicely with the VIP system and you don’t have to spend a lot to gain a lot! I always support devs and even thought I’ve spent a bit more than I’ve wanted to (I’m a contra super fan, so it got me) my friend has only payed once (support the developers!) and has gotten massive rewards just by doing all the daily missions there are to (and there are PLENTY others to do). It isn’t a perfect game but for a game on the App Store that’s fermium it does it’s job to us 80s and 90s kids. And if you’re from the new era and love side scroller shooters then power to you! I reccomend it to the fullest! It gets hardcore but which contra doesn’t? 7.5/10
  • Overall, very fun! Sep 11, 2021

    By Jazzy Mcjazzerson
    I’ve been playing for a little over a month. In the beginning, it was a bit confusing as there are a lot of options for game play…missions, player vs player, challenges, legion missions, etc. It’s a lot of game, the mission is similar to the old school game, everything is else makes it amazing! Player vs player is what makes this game worth it for me, personally. The characters are extremely fun, the weapons are amazing. It’s free to play, but you will want to spend a few bucks to speed things up. I play this way more than my Xbox! Overall, a ton of fun, it can be confusing in the beginning but it gets extremely fun of you stick with it.
  • Shut that mouth Jul 28, 2021

    By muthuzala
    I’ve played this game on Nintendo and I like the game play. Though there are some bugs to fix like, when you play certain modes the volume lowers, so you’ll have to start the game over. By far it’s a great game, I also like the remixed music, it gives the game a whole new fresh and retro feel. I love the new graphics as well. When I saw the release for the game and downloaded it, it took about a day for the developers to put the finishing touches on it. The multi-touch is perfect and you can customize the controls. I have the iPad Pro gen2, so playing this on a big screen is really awesome. Ps: don’t be mad cause you have a weak iPhone, just shut that mouth and upgrade foo.
  • Amazing game little critiques Jul 29, 2021

    By raahxL
    Im a Go hard for This game i really Love the gameplay add some more characters to choose from maybe add some more skills for each individual character and allow multiplayer in every game mode especially endless mode or a multiplayer campaign and maybe add alliance fights 12v12s multiplayer and multiplayer boss battles would be amazing too it would give each character a uniqueness to them whether they be support dps or tank no matter the type of weapon they use
  • Sep 17, 2021

    By Jeremy Benedict
    I really like the game. Reminds me of contra back in the day with today's mobile world. I do however have a little issue and is why I can't give a 5 star rating. I have had the game freeze a few minutes now and all while in PVP modes. Whether it's the three on three or it's ranking battles, it freezes. Not only do I lose ranking points, I get a nasty in-game mail. Not fun when I'm a paying player. Without the freezing, this game is the best I've played to date. No joke.
  • Sep 1, 2021

    By Radu Codreanu
    This is a decent gaming experience for mobile, despite being p2w. The game seems a bit aggressive at first with its model, but you can obtain the premium currency in-game, without extreme grind. A lot to like here, with different modes that are enjoyable. It doesn't feel like it overstays its welcome. Gave the PvP too much credit though, it really is atrocious at how choppy it is and is in dire need of a fix. If it were smooth that would at least be something but it's really out of sync.
  • Aug 29, 2021

    By Brandon Rothberg
    Great game. I haven't played too much PvP so I can't comment on how balanced it is, but the rest of the story, team, and challenge modes are really fun and a ton of content on their own. There is A LOT of game to explore which is great to see but also means a very steep learning curve, and a lot of navigating menus as a result. I have yet to need to make a purchase either because completing challenges and achievements gifts you with plenty of diamonds, gold, and upgrade materials.
  • Sep 1, 2021

    By Cody Calvin
    So I have played this game for about a month and honestly I love it. It takes a little bit of time to get going but join a legion and check in dailey you can make great progress unfunded. I have been a fan of Contra since the begining and I think they have done well with this version. They put a classic spin on it and it feels great to me. I am excited to see how they will continue to build this game good job guys for working on this title and you have done a great job on it so far.
  • Finally more Contra Aug 2, 2021

    By Dpool603
    I have been waiting for Konami to release any Contra game for a long time and this does not disappoint except for no controller support. The touch controls are pretty good compared to most mobile games but would love controllers on this one to give it that classic feel. Otherwise it’s a great game, having a lot of fun with it so far. Also though could you possibly convince Konami to release some mobile versions of some classic contra games like alien war for the snes, that would be awesome, since they finally released symphony of the night to mobile I feel like contra 3 would be easy for them to port. Thank you
  • L O V E Aug 5, 2021

    By J0momma
    So nostalgic.. Played this when I was a kid growing up.. I’m still early in the game but I have not hit a paywall yet and that’s wonderful. I don’t mind spending money to play, but I don’t like being bullied into it.. Which the game has not done yet.. I would give it 5 stars if controls where better.. I guess, they are as good as can be for a phone game though.. I might invest in a controller, if this game supports. I LOVE IT..
  • Aug 29, 2021

    By Aleksandrs Masharo
    KONAMI going right direction, this is nice to have great game remastered and filed with more lore. Contra was my first game on NES and I love everything about it. This is still mobile game and experience exactly according what it is, and I just want to ask KONAMI few things. Get this game on consoles and pc and make it cross platform. Other thing what needs drastic change is shop, remove it and make items available trough the progress ( I know what you think). This game can be better.
  • Aug 29, 2021

    By Brock Burkart
    I won't deny the fact that it's a fun game to play, and it does have the feel of a Contra game, however, I don't like how generic it is, it's the same system as any other mobile game (in app purchases, and energy based system, "character/weapon shards, ect). It I wanted that I couldv downloaded several other games. I also hate how short the levels are, I've beaten a couple of them in under 1-2 minutes. It's fine, but it could be far, far better.
  • Gacha Game Aug 4, 2021

    By playtester
    My excitement for this game quickly vanished when I discovered it is a pay to play Gacha game. After only a couple days of playing, the gameplay has slowed enough that I can only play for about 5 minutes before running out of stamina. So that is what I am left with, playing for 5 minutes a day or paying to play more. Very disappointing. The basic gameplay had promise, but they added way too much stuff and it is so complex and confusing I don’t even know what the value of things are or what I should be trying to do. They are constantly throwing things at you to spend money. Just sell the game for like $10 or something and let me play it when I want without having to spend money everyday. Update: After playing for another week, more content has opened up that allows for a player to get by without spending money. Much of the pvp content will be out of reach as time goes on, without spending, but for the FTP players out there, if you don’t mind having your leveling slowed it can be a fun game. Better guides are definitely needed. There is a bunch of stuff I still don’t understand and there is no place to look up what to do.
  • Has potential… Aug 2, 2021

    By Capt bossman
    I love these types of games but most of them are to bent on money than enjoyment. What I’m talking about is the requirements of this game. First, you need internet to play, which is not listed in the description. It seems like companies and developers are constantly making this feature just to get continuous revenue from ads. They call them “on-the-go games” and you can play them “anywhere”, but really, it’s anywhere that has WiFi. I want to be able to play on my own terms without very many restrictions like these. Especially the campaign. The Original Contra games were never like that, you could play them absolutely anywhere with no restrictions or cache. They didn’t require internet. There should be an offline mode where can play without internet, but you just don’t have as many playing options. Also, if you do play multiplayer, there should be an option to play with bots, so you can train while you’re offline and therefore, test your skills against real players when you have a WiFi signal. That would be great. Please add those and you’ll earn a loyal player.
  • Sep 22, 2021

    By Pedro Paulo Wanderley Júnior
    The game is still very umbalanced and th3 company seems to not care about it, since the most broken hero (Lucia Zero) is exclusive from purchasing. Buy my biggest problem here is the crashes in the middle of game. It's rare, but it's hell of a pain when it happens when you are winning a ranked match. I'm playing in a MI9. Is it happening only to me? I can play any recent game here without any problem.
  • Aug 30, 2021

    By Chris Herbert
    Played Contra since NES and eventhough I have spent money on this game..I feel as though I am hitting a brick walls. After a while on story mode, you're only able to advance 2 stages before being required to level up. This is really just a PVP game where you pay to win. Too many menus and not enough actual game play through story mode. Playing for about a month, bought a few things including the upgraded pass and I am already starting to get bored of of the repetition/menus/missions. Let us play
  • Aug 27, 2021

    By Kyle Hamre
    It was fun to play, but one time i tried to get into the game it said i had a bad login and forced me to login in again. When i tried, all my time and effort in the game was erased. I tried multiple ways to log back to get my progress back, but no luck.
  • Pay to play.. Aug 10, 2021

    By Sandman203
    I LOVED classic Nintendo contra first of all! I had very high hopes for this game. Though the game introduced SO MUCH information in the first few chapters I was able to look past it hoping that I wouldn’t have to start paying for a little while. I played for one day. The next day I didn’t have enough stamina / firepower to continue without paying. I upgraded everything I could to get enough. The levels are short but well done. The classic contra feel is there with the same sound effects / visuals from the original. I just needed a few more days of play to be hooked enough to pay or even just make the game $5, or $10 so I could play the entire thing. Good try guys!
  • Sep 4, 2021

    By Gordon Gavin
    I was excited to try this Contra reboot, but when I saw Tencent was the developer I was afraid it would be just another gambling game. There is too much emphasis on all the mini games and gambling and not enough emphasis on the actual main game and skill challenge. Just pay for a *chance* to roll a better gun or hero. Not to mention being roadblocked on the main game until you have played the mini games enough that you've leveled up. Just let me play the actual game!
  • Aug 31, 2021

    By jesus perez
    The game is great I love it. Unfortunately, today Aug 31 2021 I have not been able to log in. I been getting an error that says "server connection error please try again later" is this a known error or what. Please fix so I can continue playing and spending money. Thank you
  • Sep 6, 2021

    By Solinari
    New review: This is a very good game. I love the graphics and the classic Contra theme (look up minibusses Contra theme on YouTube... youre welcome). So far, the players on dc have been the least troll-y compared to other games. Couple things, though. 1, when giving stamina, a "give to all" function would be great. Its sucks having to press the button 70 times. 2, pvp seems unbalanced. Besides all the bots, ppl that buy all the upgrades & bring in to pvp is unfair for the f2p. So far its fun tho
  • Aug 31, 2021

    By E- 1iLgrlblu3
    So I was loving this game but as of a few days ago it can't connect to server now, I keep getting stuck at the very beginning when u open the game, as far as I know my internet connection was perfect but now that game is unplayable, i been playing this game ever since it came out it's a shame the game was pretty fun for me.
  • Plays well, serious flaws Aug 1, 2021

    By hnuhbuy
    The game plays well, sounds and graphics very good. There absolutely must be an option for users to remap controller buttons. Right now, the right stick on an Xbox controller controls firing and aiming, which is great. But jumping while firing is difficult since the fire button can’t be reached easily while using the right stick to fire. We need to remap the fire buttons to the triggers. Also, micro transactions will probably swallow this great franchise alive. Another typical roll the dice game where you gamble for rewards using a typical energy system designed to bleed players by frustrating them into paying money. Disappointed.
  • Bad controls, bad visuals, unethical micro transactions Aug 2, 2021

    By Sgt Amazing
    I guess my first lengthy review was pulled. Here is the short version: unethical micro transactions that do very little to explain how they will scam you out of money. You want that character that looks like it costs almost $100 in diamonds? Well, over $200 won’t even come close to getting you that one… VIP points are needed and $100 gets you less than the $70, which gets you 5950 out of the 400,000 you need…. I take back everything I have said about a claim I made about a few other freemium games I have played, THIS is the most blatant and unethical one I have ever played. ——— The controls are terrible as they have terrible response to touch input. Find myself not shooting, shooting in the wrong direction, and a myriad of other things frequently. The PvP is awful as the screen is tiny and with so much going on, you cannot see if you are even shooting in the right direction, or shooting at all half the time. PvP is determined by whose controller works, not skill. Someone have a bad connection? You are screwed either way. ——Actually, now that I think about it, they probably have found a way to monetize the controls…. They have monetized everything else in this game.
  • Sep 21, 2021

    By Ryan F
    Pros: Free. Cons: PvP incredibly unbalanced, not much to do, limited by energy, HEAVILY leans toward p2w, so many cheats, you can play very little each day, it's mostly auto play, very boring, adventure open with your levels, VIP levels give pay players BIG advantage, not Contra, boring. There are other better games. This is something to look at, not a game. You hardly play and when you do it's so easy. 0 challenge. PvP is nothing but hacks and p2w players. Everything cost real $$$. EVERYTHING!
  • Players pay far too much for anything Sep 6, 2021

    By Obesitor
    I would like the game if nearly everything needs to be paid for. I have dropped about $100 on this game and pretty much barely scratched the tip of its features. Characters, weapons, pets and some of the challenges, you need to pay for. Almost all other games don’t demand this much money from the consumer and offer so much more in terms of content. Even if you drop a lot of money, there’s STILL no guarantee that you’ll get what you want. This is a poor example of how greedy companies monetize their game. They’ll end up killing their game because free players will have no chance. People who occasionally pay will still have no chance, and the people who drop thousands will be the only ones left. Did I mention that you can spend over a thousand dollars getting the dragons breath gun? Yup, that’s how this game is played. Spending your money gambling for a chance of getting items you need. I don’t see this game lasting for a long time. Gacha tends to not do well in the west. It seems the developers milked all the prior countries before moving here. I’m sorely disappointed in this game. If you value your wallet, I’d suggest finding something else.
  • Loading problems Sep 9, 2021

    By Applestinks219871
    When the game works it’s great and a lot of fun. However, every time it freezes after pressing start. Even after closing out the app the music continues to play and I have to restart it and close it out again before it fixes and then restart the app a third time to get it to actually load so I can play it. If they fix this issue I’ll change my review. This has actually become worse. Now I don’t have to start it a third time but every single time I want to play I have to close the app and restart it. This last time the start button wouldn’t even load. Get your act together because this is ridiculous. Also, the controller input has become worse. At first I had no problems. Now often I’ll be trying to jump forward and it will move backwards,etc. Get rid of the voice for the npc minion Ledder ASAP. It’s beyond awful. Hire a new voice actor and re-record all of his lines. I have dropped my review to one star just because of that. Fire the actor and whoever was responsible for hiring him.
  • Sep 5, 2021

    By Chris Curley
    You lost my account when I tried to login and it sent me to a different server, so I found the old server, in the menu and it made me start over, from the beginning, I was at level 47, before., good game play, had a lot of fun playing, but need to take a break, from Contra Returns, until I simmer down from your huge glitch where you lose people's account's. If you can fix this glitch, I will resume playing, someday.
  • Aug 31, 2021

    By Ryan Taylor
    I've been looking everywhere for a game that heavily restricts game enjoyment. This is it! Off the start its fun with quite a bit to do , but once you hit account level 30, the ability for free fun vanishes with the snap of a thumb.Thank goodness!To progress,every 2 stages out of 6 in each world requires another account level..and there's Normal and Elite.So far,I'm about normal World 11.6 and it's taken WEEKS.PvP the p2w is insane. Good thing I can't get into it enough to spend anything, thx!!
  • Sep 4, 2021

    By aaammm sss
    After 2.85gb of download, when I tried to login, it gave me a message saying "failed to login, check your network connection" but my network connection is working fine. And then when I always try to login again it just says " try to login after 30 seconds". Truly a waste for time and data.
  • Garbage PvP Aug 17, 2021

    By Alex Park2
    So every time I play 3v3 fort battle, there is one or more opponents who use hack or cheats to ruin the experience of Contra. I barely dealt damage to them while they can easily deal more damage. Bill can stun players 3 times with missiles which makes the player vulnerable to do anything and die easily. Clearly PvP is an unfair gameplay with players constantly stun others, killing people a lot faster than a player who just started to play, and ways people can hack the game without Konami doing anything about it. Please balance the game more. Nerf Bill, match us in PvP based on the power or level of our character and weapons used, use only one character for each player in teams not having two or three of the same character on each team. Make the game feel like a game.
  • PTW Aug 1, 2021

    By wlo-olw
    Very classic pay to win game. You can find lots of similar games like this, where you buy weapons, buy upgrades shoot stuffs….. And if you cannot finish the level it is because you don’t have enough upgrades, not that you don’t have good skills. Because there’s a time limit…… you got better gear you can pass the level. Now the game mechanic is rather a grinding festival, instead of gameplay itself. And Arena is more like a “show off your gear” event, see how much money you put in. The developer pushes you so hard to spend real money, and this is where I get upset. I simply cannot enjoy a game like this. . Update: because there is energy and tickets for playing games, the amount of the games you can play is very limited. The ultimate tournament is a lot of fun, but you only get to play once per day…WTF hahaha! And after spending a little bit money and careful thoughts, you need at least $30 to actually enjoy this game. So…… Don’t you guys have money?(big ironic face) . Update 2: I rate it 1 star now, because every time I login, I have to close 5 ads pop ups!!!
  • Contra does not Return Jul 30, 2021

    By Xenomyst
    Great way to desecrate an old classic. Maybe hire some testers before you publish a game? Especially one with such a legacy. Horrible story, appalling “acting”, geez your subtitles don’t even match the VO; but jazz it up with IGP and flashy menu’s because THAT’S what made the original great?? Let’s not even talk about the gameplay that utterly pales in comparison to the original 30+ year old game. Did you actually have a writer/producer/director or it it just a bunch of freshman winging it after procuring IP rights? Because it certainly looks, sounds, feels and plays like the latter. No. Contra certainly does not “return”. Maybe call the game something else - that way you can avoid creating an expectation this 3GB hunk-of-junk clearly cannot live up to.

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