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    NEO CONTRA

    It's awesome!

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    I recall this game coming out for PS2 but was thrown off by the isometric view and the lack of jumping. The cover art was pretty badass though.
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    skull i LOVE this fucking game. better than shattered soldier imo.

    Neo Contra!
    Oh yeah, oh yeah
    Neo Contra!

    The smell of dusty sand and ambition
    The taste of sweet victory and volition
    Sensory overload, it's time to rebel
    Dangerous guys are back from hell
    Neo Contra!

    Rebuild and destroy, the hope of despair
    Annihiliate and exterminate an enemy's lair
    Stand against the soldier to protect our nation
    No matter what happens, you're the salvation
    Moments of truth beckons the danger
    Aggression and combat releases the anger
    Accomplish the mission, satisfaction fulfilled
    Go between life and death without getting killed

    Now Mephestopheles induces you into hell
    Join the death pilgrimage, destroy and dispel, oh
    Humanity's future rests with you
    Oh - Neo Contra!

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    Not as good as Uprising, but overall, awesome, indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneSage View Post
    Neo Contra!
    Oh yeah, oh yeah
    Neo Contra!

    The smell of dusty sand and ambition
    The taste of sweet victory and volition
    Sensory overload, it's time to rebel
    Dangerous guys are back from hell
    Neo Contra!

    Rebuild and destroy, the hope of despair
    Annihiliate and exterminate an enemy's lair
    Stand against the soldier to protect our nation
    No matter what happens, you're the salvation
    Moments of truth beckons the danger
    Aggression and combat releases the anger
    Accomplish the mission, satisfaction fulfilled
    Go between life and death without getting killed

    Now Mephestopheles induces you into hell
    Join the death pilgrimage, destroy and dispel, oh
    Humanity's future rests with you
    Oh - Neo Contra!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggallegos1 View Post
    I recall this game coming out for PS2 but was thrown off by the isometric view and the lack of jumping. The cover art was pretty badass though.
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    One thing that always bothered me before was the wasted opportunity to make this a twin stick shooter but now after all these years I have come to prefer it for what it is after all the twin stick shooters that have come and gone leaving a taste of generic in their wake.

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    I felt like an idiot for not realizing for so many years that Mystery G was the real Bill Rizer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oliverclaude View Post
    Not as good as Uprising, but overall, awesome, indeed.
    I don't think anything has ever been at the level of Uprising and perhaps never will, if only this game could be the beginning for a new wave of platformers we should be heading somewhere. The things you can do in that game are insane, you can play it classic and safe as well, but some of the speed runs I've seen are amazing, really make you look like a bad ass.

    Edit: Platformers as a whole, even if we're in a subgenre and all. But Neo Contra doesn't really fall there does it? Game is more akin to Commando and Mercs, Shock Troopers, you know, that Super C alternate stage. I'm just glad they made the game the way they did. Between Shattered Soldier and Neo Contra you got awesome.
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    The thing I liked about Neo was how it took the series into a humorous, campy direction.

    Being shot out of a gun-shaped space station.
    Running on helicopter blades.
    Exploding from a volcano.
    Unlockable bikini outfits.
    The perfect voice acting.
    Approaching Choaniki-levels of machismo.
    Animal Contra.

    Lots of people at the time weren't cool with what I mentioned (as well as the overhead perspective/lack of jumping) but I really dug it. Contra Rebirth tried to capture that feeling as well but it came off feeling silly more than corny.

    I think everyone was initially disappointed with the game, even I was for a bit, but the more I played the more I grew to like it. I played it everyday after school for a long time, eventually 100% every stage to truly beat the game (which should be the only way to play the game).

    The gripes I have with it are few, except:
    -the weapon select. Nothing was as satisfying as the machine gun, so it was pointless to play the other weapon modes. Katana Jaguar was fun though.
    -the Mystery G boss fight was way, way too easy and should've gone down differently.

    I also liked the story, which felt like it had a strong Kojima influence (something about clones and what makes something real blah whatever) and the final boss was sick, really nicely done. Riding away on a whale's back into the sunset is a good way to end the Contra series. When I beat the game I remember thinking how awesome a Contra on the next Playstation would be, taking advantage of the system's power, but it never happened (Uprising was just a downloadable game, like Rebirth). Neo is a nice swan song anyway.

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    LOVE this game. It's best played 2-player though if you wanna get S-rank on stages. Really really fun 2-player.
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    Geez, what rock have I been living under? I never even heard of this. It came out during my 4 years of hell in med school so I wasn't paying much attention. I'll seek this out!

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    Contra/Super C > Hard Corps > Operation C > Alien Wars > Contra 4 > Shattered Soldier > Neo Contra > LoW > Contra Adventure
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    Quote Originally Posted by FilthyRear View Post
    Operation C > Alien Wars
    wtf explain

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoneSage View Post
    wtf explain
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylvie View Post
    Xorthen was on my case for a few days via PM (and then some) offering to pay me $20 just to talk on the phone with me for an hour, but he chickened out or something and then decided to be an asshole in public towards me
    LOL.. Get rekt, lonely boy


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    i guess u really didn't like those two overhead level in 3

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    i think thats what ive been missing, i havent touched a contra game in years. I need to get on it.
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    I loved it as well. The gameplay was solid. Shattered Soldier is still my favourite though. Hoping they get a PS4 re-release with trophies.

    I may have 1cc'ed most of the series at some point. My top 3 were Shattered Soldier, Contra 4 and Contra Hardcorps (genesis).

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    For those who enjoyed Neo Contra, check out Nex Machina on Steam / PS4.

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