Welcome to the beginner’s guide of Contra Returns. This will be a complete guide where we’ll be sharing tips & tricks that will help beginners and players new to the game a like to scale up and get stronger and better at the game.
Contra Returns as the name suggests is the return of the massively popular retro arcade game from TiMi Studio and Konami for android and iOS platforms. The game offers a wide range of modes – boss battles, challenges, endless, PVP, duo, arena, story mode, and much more.
The controls of the game are easy and very simplistic – side-scrolling shooter, along with enhanced graphics and challenging levels. So if you’re having trouble in clearing levels, defeating boss fights or aliens, we’ve got you covered.
Once through the game tutorial, always start with the story mode first. Try clearing all levels with three stars, so you receive maximum rewards of diamonds, gun parts and gold. Before each match you get to choose your choice of players and 2 types of weapons. In order to avoid having a tough time during the match, it’s always advisable to check up on your weapon firepower. Make sure the firepower of the weapons matches to the requirement of the levels.
Heroes and Skills
Heroes are ranked according to class B being lowest and S being the highest, each and every hero has his or her own set of 2 active skills and 3 special skills. You will need hero fragments to unlock new heroes; and these fragments can be found as rewards for completing missions from story mode. One can upgrade the skills of their characters by leveling up. Special skills can only be unlocked by obtaining specific weapons.
The one sure shot way to raise your firepower and your account level faster is by completing missions. Completing daily tasks gives you a lot of EXP and points. New daily tasks are added every day, replacing the previous day’s tasks; so it’s advisable to collect a minimum of 100 points daily. After completing daily missions you can move on to the main missions; as they have no time limit.
There are 5 types of weapons – assault rifle, sniper rifle, cannons, machine guns, and throwers. Similar to the heroes the weapons as well are categorized on a rank basis; the highest being SS and the lowest being B. Weapons acquired can be and equipped from the catalogue. Upgrading weapons will earn you catalogue EXP; and once full your catalogue level and firepower both will increase.
The 4 ways you can upgrade your weapons firepower are to – upgrade your weapons, evolving them, using mods, and enhancing them.
Joining legions will unlock a whole lot of game options and modes for players like –
- Donation Center – one can use gold or diamonds to make donations.
- Legion hall – to find players.
- Alien invasion – 6 player mode to win weapon parts and diamonds.
- 100 Floor Mini game – jump from platform to platform while collecting rewards.
- Legion of war – join legion vs. legion events.
- Supply depot – depot for collecting event rewards.
- Legion shop – where one can use EXP to purchase fragments and upgrade cards.
- Military academy – to upgrade firepower.
Events and Daily Awards
There are a whole lot of events where players can participate in to win and receive rewards in turn; as diamonds, gold and weapon parts. So I would recommend you to participate in these events as much as you can. Even if you are not very active in these events, try to collect the daily login rewards at least.
The other game modes are –
- Daily Mode – This has 3 different modes event mode, firearm master, and one life mode.
- Duo mode – where players enter in a duo co-op battle; where you receive quantum bits as rewards.
- PVP mode – has 3 modes duel mode, ranked mode, fun mode.
Contra Returns is a game offering multiple exciting game modes. The game is the reinvention of the classic retro arcade shooter game. In order to move upward in this game one needs to keep on upgrading their characters, weapons and participate in events to earn rewards. So this is our Beginners guide which covers all the basics you will need for the game.
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