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[DS] Contra 4
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Old Jun 21, 2007, 05:38 PM #26 of 120
Well here's the Super C stage 6 boss. As I said it looks much more like this guy.

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Old Jun 21, 2007, 05:50 PM #27 of 120
Ah even better! I don't remember much of Super C to be honest, so I had a memory lapse there.

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Old Jun 21, 2007, 07:23 PM Local time: Jun 22, 2007, 03:23 AM #28 of 120
Super Probotector reminds me of an era when I was good at games. I played it on Hard difficulty because nothing provided enough of a challenge.

If IV can match even half of III's absolutely brilliant setpieces, it'll be a game to reccon with. Lately only Treasure has been able to output so much invention and excitement in the genre.

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Old Jun 21, 2007, 10:21 PM Local time: Jun 22, 2007, 01:21 PM #29 of 120
Oooh, ooh! Someone go buy then scan the latest Nintendo Power plz. :] They have this on their site.



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Old Jun 21, 2007, 10:31 PM #30 of 120
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OMG old school Contra!! SWEET!

If it doesn't have online multiplayer co-op, I'll kill a kitten!

It's a happy sweet day for me. Does it say when it's coming out?! 2007 is too vague!

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Old Jun 21, 2007, 10:37 PM Local time: Jun 21, 2007, 08:37 PM #31 of 120
Agh, playing on both screens at once is going to be hell.

Also, do I see 4 players? There's more good guys than badguys in that screen.

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Old Jun 21, 2007, 10:37 PM Local time: Jun 21, 2007, 10:37 PM #32 of 120


I just struck up a mighty powerful boner just now. If someone could scan the article, I might just blow a load.

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Old Jun 21, 2007, 10:56 PM Local time: Jun 21, 2007, 08:56 PM #33 of 120
Aw, no love for Mega Probotector/Contra Hard Corps?

Anyway, damn I just heard the news today and shit I'm so fucking excited. I've actually never beaten hard mode of Contra III, but my little brother has. I never would've thought that Konami would release another (2D Side-scroller) Contra again.

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Old Jun 22, 2007, 03:54 AM Local time: Jun 22, 2007, 08:54 PM #34 of 120
4 player wireless would be too sweet :_) Dunno about WiFi though, what with the problems with LAG and HACKERS!

Still mostly 2D sprites there (if any 3D), that's good to see. Dual screen action really is going to make this game hell! Konami, you haven't disappointed with a DS revival yet. Here's hoping the ball isn't dropped with Contra 4.

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Old Jun 22, 2007, 04:31 AM Local time: Jun 22, 2007, 12:31 PM #35 of 120
Y for fire, B for jump. Please. PLEASE.

None of this A-B shittery you sometimes favor because of GBA legacy

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Old Jun 22, 2007, 07:02 PM #36 of 120
*squiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiints*

... sweeeeet!!
Is that really 4 player action I'm seeing? And and... 2D?!? I didn't quite know what to make of this when I read that they were working on a Contra 4 (what with stuff like Neo), but that beautiful tiny little blurry image has just managed to make me very excited and nostalgic.

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Old Jun 26, 2007, 05:33 AM Local time: Jun 26, 2007, 08:33 PM #37 of 120
In this post, I take information taken from the article in Nintendo Power that someone else took and posted elsewhere and clean it up a bit (wait what?)

- Tunnel stages make a return, sprite based (Mode 7-ish rather than dodgy DS 3D)
- Vehicles, plus able to ride a mini-boss (lolol)
- Everything is being created from scratch, no reused Atari 2600 sprites
- Nakazato, the director of Contra 3 approved of the visual style (thrilling)
- Game will feel very familiar (so no touch screen/microphone/eye-toy/wumble pak/Afterburner arcade machine additions?)
- Soundtrack being done by virt (SUPER ULTRAMAN CONFIRMED NOW!)
- The 'normal' difficulty mode will be harder than the original game. So I guess hard mode will be auuugh
- Four player co-op
- Konami code may retuuuurrrn (guess it's confirmed then)

Oh mah gawd I need this game.

I was speaking idiomatically.

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Old Jun 26, 2007, 06:06 AM Local time: Jun 26, 2007, 01:06 PM #38 of 120
- Soundtrack being done by virt
Actually, that was just speculation on my part. I asked him and unfortunately, the in-house composer is Sakimoto doing the music.

Unless he's not saying cause he has an NDA to adhere...

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Old Jun 26, 2007, 06:42 AM Local time: Jun 26, 2007, 09:42 PM #39 of 120
Oh no, the NeoGAF goons are saying it's by him. Stupid GAF. >=(

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Old Jun 26, 2007, 07:08 AM Local time: Jun 26, 2007, 02:08 PM #40 of 120
Haha, I bet they got that info from my post. GRATE DETECTIVE WORK

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Old Jun 26, 2007, 05:22 PM Local time: Jun 26, 2007, 03:22 PM #41 of 120
I stole this from the OverClocked ReMix forums:

Originally Posted by The Unsung Plumber
Alright, in the latest Nintendo power, They had an interview with the bigwigs there.


NP=Nintendo Power
MB=Matt Bozon
TH=Tomm Hulett

Pretty cool, no?
I liked the "If I catch our songs on [website] OC Remix I'll be satisfied."

Edit: Also for those who don't know, Jake Kaufman is Virt, Who created VGmix.
?!

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Old Jun 26, 2007, 06:20 PM Local time: Jun 27, 2007, 01:20 AM #42 of 120
That's odd! maybe I misunderstood what he said. Anyway great news!

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Old Jun 26, 2007, 06:29 PM Local time: Jun 26, 2007, 05:29 PM #43 of 120
http://www.vgmix.com/vg25/viewtopic....d=81006#p81006

On the other hand, it's hard to tell when virt is being sarcastic or not.

This thing is sticky, and I don't like it. I don't appreciate it.

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Old Jun 26, 2007, 06:51 PM Local time: Jun 26, 2007, 04:51 PM #44 of 120
Confirmed by virt that he did the music and sound design!

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Old Jun 26, 2007, 07:26 PM Local time: Jun 26, 2007, 07:26 PM #45 of 120
Who's Virt?

I hope the music is as wicked as Contra III. That music is amazing.

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Old Jun 26, 2007, 07:38 PM Local time: Jun 26, 2007, 06:38 PM #46 of 120
sum n00b

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Old Jun 26, 2007, 07:46 PM Local time: Jun 26, 2007, 07:46 PM #47 of 120
Nice remix but why should I know about this guy? I am not a big fan of remixes. I am much more interested how Contra IV's music will benefit from his compositional sense. In the past, the Contra scores have been fairly brilliant. I hope he adds a stellar soundtrack to a rich vgmusical history.

(He's got awesome control over the synths.) Still, I am wondering if his compositional ability for original music matches his arranging skills. I guess we'll see!

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Old Jun 26, 2007, 08:22 PM 4 #48 of 120
This is Jake Kaufman (virt) - Thanks for the buzz, guys. I really hope you'll be happy with my work.

RainMan: Nope, you don't have any reason to know of me, but it's nice to meet you! I'm still early in my career, and haven't done anything big or impressive yet - just a lot of handheld work and a ton of hobbyist stuff.

I humbly present this album as a recent example of what I do. I agree with you that previous Contra soundtracks have been exquisitely brilliant - VERY big shoes to fill. I have spent the past decade studying every technique used by Konami across the NES, SNES, and Genesis, because I believe it's the pinnacle of game music and should not be lost in the sea of Hans Zimmer knockoffs and pop licenses.

I've had to do the work of all 6 sound staff who worked on Contra III, and I've taken it VERY seriously. I don't think there's any working composer in the world - even in Japan - with a greater love for Konami's music, so from one fan to another, I hope I've done it justice. I guess you'll see before too long, huh.

Thanks again for the support, and enjoy the chiptunes!

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Old Jun 26, 2007, 08:31 PM Local time: Jun 26, 2007, 07:31 PM #49 of 120
I would actually suggest downloading everything on both of his sites (virt.vgmix.com and jake.vgmix.com) to get an idea of his style. I dunno if you've heard of Shantae for GameBoy Color, but he was the composer for that. His recent release on 8bitpeoples is well worth checking out as well.

Edit: Dang, ninja-posted.

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Old Jun 26, 2007, 11:44 PM Local time: Jun 26, 2007, 11:44 PM #50 of 120
RainMan: Nope, you don't have any reason to know of me, but it's nice to meet you! I'm still early in my career, and haven't done anything big or impressive yet - just a lot of handheld work and a ton of hobbyist stuff.
Hey, nice to see you drop by! There is obviously a reason you are doing the Contra IV score. I am now listening to your stuff. (ALL of IT)

As I listen, I must mention that I am getting deva ju. Your tracks VERY MUCH remind me of the Konami's old nes games, which I played constantly (and STILL play constantly). Need I say that Konami made some of the best tunes for NES? Bayou Billy, TMNT, Gradius, Castlevania...except in many cases, your tunes are much more varied and better developed.
Your chiptunes are stellar for their authenticity and definitely bring me back.
The timbres, the instrumentation, the melodic lines, the harmonies, the drum beats... This sounds like it came straight from a Konami game.

To boot, you also have a good handle on composition and understand how to write an engaging catchy melody. Your music speaks well of your ability.

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I have spent the past decade studying every technique used by Konami across the NES, SNES, and Genesis, because
I believe you! I knew this was authentic 'Konami music' the minute I heard it. You didn't even need to tell me that. It sounds like you are even using the same sample types as were often found in the Konami games. Especially in regards to the drums and the leads.

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I believe it's the pinnacle of game music and should not be lost in the sea of Hans Zimmer knockoffs and pop licenses.
Say no more. I am at odds with all the craptastic Hollywood type scores that don't do anything creative but throw a few horns in, a derivative motif or two from Gustav Holtz 'Planets' and call it a finished product. Hans Zimmer knockoffs are far too abundant. Glad to see you are keeping it real. As a musician myself, I also strive to do the same.

You are right. The music of the NES CANNOT die. It would be beyond tragic.

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I've had to do the work of all 6 sound staff who worked on Contra III, and I've taken it VERY seriously. I don't think there's any working composer in the world - even in Japan - with a greater love for Konami's music, so from one fan to another, I hope I've done it justice. I guess you'll see before too long, huh.
I think I might buy a DS pretty soon.

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Thanks again for the support, and enjoy the chiptunes!
Done deal.

After listening to the examples, I am thinking the soundtrack for Contra IV is in excellent hands.

Good luck with your music! At the very least, you have a new fan.

Cheers

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