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finisher
06-09-2008, 08:38 PM
Does anyone know where to find or have the really early screenshots of Contra 4? I'm referring to the ones which displayed 4 player simultaneous mode.

finisher
06-10-2008, 02:33 PM
BUMP. Anybody?

DefaultGen
06-10-2008, 02:39 PM
Eh... Contra 4 is on DS and is already out, unless I'm just behind on the modern gaming scene and you're talking about something else.

NE146
06-10-2008, 02:52 PM
Eh... Contra 4 is on DS and is already out, unless I'm just behind on the modern gaming scene and you're talking about something else.

He's looking for early screenshots of the game. What does it matter if it's out already?

finisher
06-10-2008, 02:53 PM
Well, yes it is out, but I've seen some screenshots of a really early version, in which all 4 of the default players are on the screen.

Along with that, some mentioned an early build of the game displayed the player's score (no surprise that went out, if it's the case). Is there any source for this?

EDIT: Yeah, what NE146 said.

TheRedEye
06-10-2008, 05:12 PM
The first screenshots ever seen on the internet were from a 1UP preview on June 28, 2007, and they had neither scores nor simultaneous players:

http://www.1up.com/do/previewPage?cId=3160665

And the first official screenshots released by Konami were from that November, and neither did they. So...I don't know what to tell you. Are you sure these screenshots exist?

ProgrammingAce
06-10-2008, 05:40 PM
This is from a press release dated June 2007:


Continuing the multiplayer tradition of previous games in the series, Contra 4 lets two players battle together against Black Viper’s army of vile alien forces and reclaim Earth for mankind.

I don't think there ever was a 4 player version planned. That's the initial press release.

finisher
06-10-2008, 07:13 PM
No, but these screens date back before the 2-player ones and somehow scans were spread across the internet (came from a Nintendo-Power magazine, I think).

EDIT: Here we go. This is where they mention it came from Nintendo Power- http://digg.com/gaming_news/First_Contra_4_Screenshots_Hit_The_Web

This (http://www.gamingtarget.com/article.php?artid=7165) also gives a mention of the early scrapped-out idea.

finisher
06-10-2008, 09:20 PM
UPDATE: THIS (http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_msgs.php?topic_id=25719476) is an example of what I've seen online. However, I'm looking for the bigger screen than that. Obviously, that part of the stage is nowhere in sight in the final product.

Xexyz
06-11-2008, 11:19 AM
I clearly remember the 4-player mode screenshot from the May (or was it June?) 2007 Nintendo Power (the one with Soul Calibur Legends as the cover story). But I don't recall any internet screen shots of it, unless you saw a scan of the actual NP page.

finisher
06-11-2008, 11:33 AM
I've seen them somewhere on some gaming sites, but I bet since they were from nintendo power magazine, they were taken down sometime after.
I've actually also seen the exact images (enlarged, of course) on this foreign language game site.