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  • Summary: Contra: Evolution is the first official Contra game for iOS, bringing all of the run-and-gun action of the 1988 original with 21st century graphics and controls to the palm of your hands.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Jul 1, 2013
    90
    The game isn't quite perfect, but it still comes really close. Now we just need to cross our fingers and hope Super C(ontra) receives the same treatment.
  2. Jun 27, 2013
    90
    For iOS gamers from the NES era, though, Contra: Evolution is a must-download, even if just to see how a treasured classic looks and sounds when brought into the modern era.
  3. Jul 12, 2013
    80
    While not perfect, Contra: Evolution is a very solid and shiny port of the NES classic.
  4. Jul 1, 2013
    75
    Contra Evolution is exactly that. It is an evolution of the classic with some updated graphics and some tweaks to the controls. Contra Evolution is a solid retread of a classic that adds a couple new features to keep the things interesting. But the somewhat tricky controls hold it back from being absolutely perfect.
  5. Jul 1, 2013
    60
    Contra: Evolution looks better than the original arcade game, but it's hampered with inadequate controls.
  6. Jun 27, 2013
    60
    We expected more from Konami given the weight of the franchise, but for now, this'll do.
  7. Jul 2, 2013
    20
    To the game's credit, the new visual style is the best that the original Contra has ever looked. Had Contra: Evolution been released as a downloadable game on a console or handheld with proper buttons, it might actually be a decent game. But Contra: Evolution is not a decent game. It isn't even close.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 2, 2013
    7
    It definitely isn't the best of the Contra series, but is still pretty good and probably one of the best iOS games I've played. The kind of modernized the classic elements of the older Contra games, but still kept the same gameplay mechanics. So, it's basically like any other Contra game just redone for iOS, which I like, because now I can play HD Contra on the go. One thing I would've loved is a online multiplayer where you could play with your friends over game center, hopefully they will add it in a future update. Expand
  2. Jan 18, 2014
    7
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    It definitely isn't the best of the Contra series, but is still pretty good and probably one of the best iOS games I've played.
    The kind of modernized the classic elements of the older Contra games, but still kept the same gameplay mechanics. So, it's basically like any other Contra game just redone for iOS, which I like, because now I can play HD Contra on the go. One thing I would've loved is a online multiplayer where you could play with your friends over game center, hopefully they will add it in a future update. Expand