Contra Legacy of War [Playstation, 1996]
Review, Cheats & Shortened Playthrough
90s Video Games, Episode 139
In today’s episode, I am going to talk about Contra: Legacy of War – A Contra game you can either love or hate.
I am also going to show you some cheats, required to complete this game for once and for all. Because it’s not that easy, due to some reasons I am going to explain in a bit.
After all this mambo jambo talking part, I am going to demonstrate you the 2-player playthrough, which I shortened a bit so that the best parts of every stage were left in, to make it a bit shorter.
In the end of the video, I am going to expose a trick you have probably not heard about! This trick might help you get through the game without using unlimited continues or 9 lives cheat.
So stay tuned and enjoy the video.
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Contra: Legacy of War is a 3D action game produced by Konami and developed by Appaloosa Interactive that was originally released in 1996 for the PlayStation and Sega Saturn.
It marks the series shift to three-dimensional graphics and gameplay.
The game was also packaged with a pair of 3D anaglyph glasses.
Story unfolds as Colonel Bassad, a dictator of a small country, has become a threat and is amassing an army of soldiers, robots, and alien mutants. Bassad has allied himself with an unknown alien entity for his bid to world domination.
Ray Poward, along with three of the newest members of the Hard Corps team: Tasha, a female mercenary; CD-288, a robot; and Bubba, an alien are deployed to thwart Bassad’s scheme.
The game is quite good until final stages of game – where it gets pretty hard due to it’s awkward camera ankle. In some of these stages it is hard to know where you are exactly or where you need to be to attack enemy. It can be really frustrating!
Yes . It’s not as good as many previous Contra games but if you stop comparing for a moment and take it as it is – it’s a decent action game.
You may want to use few cheats in this game. I would use three of them.
All the following cheat codes you need to insert at the title screen.
Unlimited Continues – press L2, R2, L1, R1, LEFT, RIGHT, RIGHT, LEFT.
9 Lives – L2, R2, L1, R1, DOWN, UP, UP, DOWN.
Go into the game and any time, while playing the game, hold TRIANGLE and CIRCLE.
If you died and want to continue from the same stage, use following code.
Level Select – L2, R1, L1, R2, LEFT, RIGHT, CIRCLE, SQUARE, R2, L2.
There are more cheats, like movie test, sound test, playing some arcade games, and more, but I am not going to demonstrate these here.
Now enjoy the shortened playthrough and make sure to stay until the end, because like I promised, I am going to reveal one trick, you might not have heard of.
When playing on the Easy difficulty setting, the game ends after the fifth level, with a message to play on a higher difficulty level. However, the later stages can be accessed on the easy difficulty settings (including the ending) via the level select cheat code.
While the levels play out normally, the player has the advantages provided by the Easy setting.
Also. The virtual reality segment of stage 5 contains a partly hidden message spread throughout the section as small platforms. Possibly due to design error, the message seems meaningless.
It reads – COME WITH ME TO THE HELL 1!
So there you go, see you in the next episode!
In the next episode I am going to take a look at Worms 1 ports and compare them.
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