The 1988 NES classic shooter Contra is now available on the iPhone and iPad as Contra: Evolution, with enhanced graphics and the same classic gameplay.
Contra: Evolution actually debuted in China earlier this year, and after a brief appearance in the U.S. App Store, it’s finally available for everyone in the U.S. The game adapts the simple controls of the 80’s classic for the touchscreens of the iPhone and iPad with a virtual joystick and virtual buttons.
Unfortunately, the virtual sticks make it hard to enter the famous Konami code that started with Contra. The code would give gamers 30 lives to start the game off with instead of the typical three. [...]