It’s not like Contra fans have been necessarily needing a new game, really. Contra Anniversary Collection just dropped last month, and Contra Rogue Corps will be coming out this September. But, all the same, The Arcade Crew and Joymasher decided to give the formula a try with Blazing Chrome, which is out today for Steam, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. And, boy, are we glad they did.
The game starts you off with two bad-ass soldiers that set out to take on an armada of enemy soldiers, using whatever weapons they can get their hands on, from a funky blue flame thrower to an explosive shotgun cannon. You can either play as Mavra, a super soldier; or Doyle, a robotic warrior with a penchant for destruction. Along the way, you can unlock additional fighters as well, depending on how tough you really are.
The goal is simple – fight and survive the best you can. Of course, that’s not as easy as you might think it is, since they’ll be firing in all directions and bosses will be hurling all sorts of attacks at you. You’ll also have to contend with a 3D flying stage, where obstacles will come at you in all directions. But if you prove your mettle, you just might face the final showdown – and then unlock those extra warriors that will help you do it all over again!
The game is currently on sale for a few bucks off, so it’s the perfect time to pick it up and take part in the old-school fun. We highly recommend doing so, as Blazing Chrome kicks ass and takes all sorts of names, especially if you’re a Contra fan. Now pick up that gun and come join us in the action! Check out the trailer below!