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Contra: Evolution Revolution blasts onto the Chinese App Store

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Product: Contra: Evolution | Developer: Chukong Technologies | Genre: Action, Platform, Shooter
For: iPhone   Also on: Android, iPad
 
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Unless you're the jailbreaking, ROM-hacking type (and we're going to give you the benefit of the doubt here and assume you're not), your iPhone is currently a Contra-free zone.

Unless, of course, you live in China and happen to have visited the App Store today.

Yup, you guessed it: Konami has released an iOS version of its beloved NES shooter Contra.



Entitled Contra: Evolution Revolution, this iPad- and iPhone-compatible remake of the infamously tough multiplayer platformer appears to be a relatively faithful port of the original 1988 classic.

Naturally, the graphics have been given a 21st-century overhaul, meaning we can now gaze in appreciation at the high-resolution manliness of Mad Dog's heroic biceps.

The soundtrack has been spruced up a bit, too, though we can still recognise Hidenori Maezawa's epic 8-bit anthem underneath all those bells and whistles.



According to its App Store listing, Contra: Evolution Revolution has been developed by Beijing Chukong Aipu Technology, presumably with permission from Konami.

However, when we contacted Konami regarding Contra: Evolution Revolution, its representative was hesitant to comment.

We hope Konami is being coy because it's hard at work on the English-language version of Contra: Evolution Revolution and doesn't want to spoil the surprise. No guarantee, mind.

Don't be coy, Konami. We hate surprises. But, we love Contra.

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James Gilmour 22 January 2013
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