Contra ReBirth Wii

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Sep 7, 2009
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    74
    Contra Rebirth is a hard and short run & gun -shoot 'em up. It's pure neo-retro: It's done the way they used to be done and that's not necessarily a good thing. [Dec 2009]
  2. games(TM)
    70
    An unforgettable few hours for gamers of a certain generation. [Oct 2009, p.122]
  3. 67
    Still, like I mentioned, the game is not that long. Nor is it nearly as deep as the Contras it attempts to emulate.
  4. Konami forgets it's already made the ultimate Contra tribute - and it's not this bland rehash.
  5. Contra ReBirth is an insultingly basic installment to a popular action series.
  6. A competent Contra game, but if you look at the 'ReBirth' in the title expecting to find updated visuals and new features as the name suggests, you are better off looking elsewhere.

Awards & Rankings

#89 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
#2 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Nov 4, 2015
    10
    If you've never played a contra game, this is NOT for you. If you were rockin' it back in the 80's & are looking to relive some nostalgicIf you've never played a contra game, this is NOT for you. If you were rockin' it back in the 80's & are looking to relive some nostalgic awesomeness, then you are in for a retro hour you won't regret! This game looks like it was made somewhere between Super C and Alien Wars & feels like some lost gem that was made back in the day that you are just now playing for the first time. If you are a fan of classic Contra, quite reading this & go play it already! Its that good! Full Review »
  2. JasonH.
    Dec 11, 2009
    5
    This game is short. Really, really, really short, with only 6 levels or so. I never played Contra before, so I'm not familiar with the This game is short. Really, really, really short, with only 6 levels or so. I never played Contra before, so I'm not familiar with the story, and I didn't share in any part of the nostalgia factor. Still, for forty five minutes, my friend and I had a great time. It's fun, but every critique and compliment is overshadowed by it's length! Honestly, I felt as if I was playing literally a third of the game. It's worth 10 bucks if you're a die hard contra fan.... I suppose. Full Review »
  3. Ssseth
    Oct 14, 2009
    5
    Nostalgia element was fun and I was happy with the game, until less than an hour in I passed it. Yes I was playing on easy, but an hour?! Nostalgia element was fun and I was happy with the game, until less than an hour in I passed it. Yes I was playing on easy, but an hour?! Even for $10 that is still too much for such a short game. Due to the length I just can't recommend it, there are much better (and longer) WiiWare games out there (NyqQuest for example is at least 3-4 hours long). Full Review »