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Published on November 6th, 2006 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder

Contra to hit XBLA Wednesday

Contra – one of the most widely known games ever – hit Xbox Live Arcade in a couple days, and this is one for the ages. Chances of this game getting a download from me are pretty high. Why? Because the asking price is 400 MS Points. A mere $5 for a classic that gets the Xbox Live treatment.

Sounds worth it to me! Here are some details:

“Contra” is available worldwide for 400 Microsoft Points.


– Players can opt to play the original arcade game or play in the enhanced mode with improved graphics and sounds.
– Xbox Live Multiplayer: Battle all 8 levels together over Xbox Live, or locally on the same console.
-Xbox Live features: Players can see how they rank against their friends with worldwide leaderboards and achievements.
– 12 achievements: “Contra” offers achievements which range from straightforward to challenging for players of all skill levels.
– New visuals: Enjoy enhanced artwork including rendered new bullet effects and explosions.

Even though it’s an older game, at least it’s a decent price. I hope to see a bunch of you on Live!

Contra Coming to Xbox Live Arcade This Wednesday [via Gamerscore Blog]

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