Let no man tell you DS games are for women and happysexuals. For fans of the game that essentially launched the run ‘n’ gun genre this is ESSENTIAL and a worthy edition to the series.
Great graphics (well, for a 2D Contra anyway) sweet music and tight gameplay make for a truly enjoyable (and portable) experience. New twists on classic stages and lots of unlockables seal the deal. Oh, and is it difficult? All but the most hardcore will get waxed by the game’s normal difficulty.
If you like action games even a bit, you owe it to yourself to buy this.