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Wednesday July 25, 2007 10:29 am

Xbox Live Arcade 7/25: Re-Remember How Bad You Are At Contra

Super Contra XBLA

As we reported yesterday, Xbox Live Arcade has given us two games again this week: Super Contra and Wing Commander Arena. Unfortunately, it’s the arcade port of Super Contra, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s, well, Super Contra. Definitely worth the 400 Microsoft Points if you’re a fan. If you’re a newbie to Contra and try out the game only to see you’re awful at the game, don’t worry – most people are.

Wing Commander Arena is a bit of a mixed bag. Because unlike Super Contra, which is the old game you remember, this is not Wing Commander. But, it does feature 16-player Xbox Live multiplayer, which is a first in an Arcade game. At 800 Microsoft Points it might be a bit of a stretch, but if you’re looking for a fun multiplayer 2D shooter, Arena just about fits the bill.

Super Contra Game Features:

  • Two gameplay modes: single player or two player co-op, either locally on the same Xbox 360 or over Xbox LIVE.
  • Players can choose to play with either the original graphics or the enhanced graphics.
  • Compete for the weekly and all time high scores on the Leaderboards.
  • Earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore.

Wing Commander Arena Game Features:

  • The first Xbox LIVE Arcade title featuring multiplayer gameplay for up to 16 players over Xbox LIVE.
  • Four gameplay modes: Single Player, Multiplayer Team, Free for All, and Duel
  • Players can choose from 18 different ships that can be customized with cloaking devices, mines, energy weapons, missiles and more!
  • Skill-based matchmaking for ranked games.
  • Earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore.

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