Arc Systems has really hit their stride with 2D gaming. They’re Fighting game series, Guilty Gear and BlazBlue are massive hits!!! Now they’ve gone and done it again with Hard Corps: Uprising. This Contra clone is a beast !!! As always ARC has the slick menu screens and signature Anime style. Couple that with another blistering soundtrack from Daisuke Ishiwatari , and the game becomes an instant must have!!!
You get to choose between two warriors possessing their own specialty in combat. The real fun starts though, when you begin to level them up with various power ups and combos. And you will need to… Enemies are EVERYWHERE!!! This is definitely a game that should be played Co-Op. Eight killer levels of high-speed runnin and gunnin for 15 bucks!!! Microsoft is doing a great job with their Arcade on Xbox live!!! They’ve been providing excellent games at very affordable prices … definitely worth taking a look. Overall, if you’re a fan of Contra or Metal Slug pick this one up… It’s a blast!!!
Daisuke Ishiwatari has been one of the lead developers and soundtrack composer on the Guilty Gear, BlazBlue, and Hard Corp series. If you dig instrumental soundtracks with Heavy Metal guitar seek this cat out, he is sick on the six string!!!