Contra: Returns is a mobile side-scrolling shooter where players can choose from over four different characters to light up enemies. Play through the PvE stages and multiple PvP modes for loot to improve weapons and armor.
Type: Mobile Side-Scrolling Shooter
Release Date: June 06, 2017
Pros: +PvE stages and PvP game modes. +Over 4 different characters with unique abilities. +Extensive loot and weapons/armor system.
Cons: -P2W elements.
Contra Returns Overview
Konami partners with Tencent to bring Contra Hero Returns, a free-to-play side-scrolling shooter that brings the classic Contra IP to mobile platforms. Choose to play as one of four different characters, each with their own abilities. Blast through intense PvE story stages in the solo campaign. Tackle various PvP game modes like real-time ranked 3v3. Shore up on both premium currency and in-game gold to acquire gear of higher rarities for better firepower and survivability. Equip characters with armor and weapons, with certain characters having up to six slots for armor and three slots for weapons. Enhance gear with loot such as EXP tickets and gather the necessary materials to evolve it.
Contra Returns Key Features:
- Contra for Mobile – the classic Contra IP is transported onto mobile platforms.
- 4+ Unique Characters – play as one of over four characters, such as Bill Rizer or Brad Fang.
- PvE Stages – tackle the main campaign through intense PvE stages including co-op levels.
- Ranked 3v3 – compete against other players online in competitive 3v3 battles.
- Gear Up – acquire gear of higher rarities, enhancing and evolving them for better power.
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Contra Returns System Requirements
Operating System: Android 4.4 and up / iOS 8.0 or later.
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Contra Returns Additional Information
Chinese Title: 魂斗罗：英雄归来
Developer(s): Konami and Tencent
Platform(s): iOS, Android
Release Date: June 06, 2017 (China)
Release Date (Taiwan): August 08, 2018
Release Date (SEA): September 20, 2018
Global Release: January 26, 2021
Development History / Background:
Contra Returns is a free-to-play mobile side-scrolling shooter developed by Konami and Tencent using the classic IP of Konami's Contra games. Konami and Tencent announced their partnership in this project in November 2015. The game was launched on August 08, 2018 in Mainland China. A Taiwanese release followed on August 08, 2018. An English language version is available via the Southeast Asian version published by Garena.
The Southeast Asian version from Garena become the global English version of the game on July 26th when IP restrictions were lifted. This version is now available to all players including those in North America, Latin America, and Europe.