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Contra co-op is totally out of sync


The image above contains two screenshots from an online co-op game of Contra. The picture on the left was taken by one player, and the picture on the right was taken by the other ... at the same time. In the words of Wired Game|Life, "XBLA Contra Co-Op Play Is F**ked Up" They're not the only ones who noticed either: IGN seems to be having the same problem. We haven't replicated the problem here at Fanboy Towers, simply because we've been too busy playing Gears to pay for Contra. Has anyone else out there experienced this problem? If you wanted Contra for the online co-op, you may want to wait for Konami to fix this problem before you pay for the full version.

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Tony1

11-09-2006 @ 12:42PM

Tony said...

ALL Konami arcade games are out of sync. Moreso than any I've played... I've not had a single problem with Gauntlet 4 players online, for example.

It's really ridiculous. I know even older titles like this still send out a lot of netcode to record movements and such, but what am I paying for? Particularly since I use Gold for Arcade titles 95% of the time. It's kind of upsetting.

I've not tried Contra yet, but last I played Frogger it was a real pain.... and you're not even playing on the same field. It lags so badly that I don't know how anyone got that co-op online achievement.

Is MS just not dedicating as much server bandwidth to arcade titles in general...?

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dan s.2

11-09-2006 @ 1:16PM

dan s. said...

Wow, what a giant surprise. New MS software doesn't work and either wasn't tested or tested but ignored. Don't hold your breath for a patch. How much longer can they get away with this? I'm a giant fan of video games and I really like the 360, but as soon as I get my fixed console back it's going on ebay.

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dapperdan3

11-09-2006 @ 1:20PM

dapperdan said...

gauntlet is a midway game

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craptastic4

11-09-2006 @ 1:44PM

craptastic said...

hey why is everyone worried about contra on 360......???? HELLO!!! frig GOW is out now....this is the last thing ill puto n my 360 HD for any reason......you can buy this game a 50 in 1 handheld from like toys r us, and here we are paying double for the same game THAT SUCKS on 360.....hhhmm anyone wana explain why people would spend 10 on a shitty oldskool nintendo game?

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ThatDamnDave5

11-09-2006 @ 1:47PM

ThatDamnDave said...

That's his point. That Midway title works well, Contra, a Konami title, does not.

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Dracula Jones6

11-09-2006 @ 2:18PM

Dracula Jones said...

That sucks... I looooove Contra, but without a reliable Live co-op game, why not just buy the version I'm most familiar with when it comes out on Wii VC? At least that version will fill my screen... stupid arcade aspect ratio. Very disappointing.

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King Keepo7

11-09-2006 @ 2:32PM

King Keepo said...

dan s. - "New MS software doesn't work and either wasn't tested or tested but ignored."

Please, if you really think MS release untested software/hardware you need to go over there and watch them work. Besides, it's Konami who wrote this, not Microsoft.

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Tony8

11-09-2006 @ 2:34PM

Tony said...

Contra on the NES is not shitty. Besides that, this is the arcade version.

I spent money on it and I'd like what's included the work. People can only be upset about that after it crosses a certain price threshold?

In any case, yes, my point earlier was that I've had no issues with Midway games that compare to the ones with Konami titles thus far lol.

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DeadPlasmaCell9

11-09-2006 @ 3:43PM

DeadPlasmaCell said...

Yea, Multiplayer is kinda busted.. I've run into 2 glitches so far. One was after finishing off the Base 1 boss, both characters went up the same lift and the game froze up. The 2nd Glitch was P2 couldn't always continue when he should have been able to.

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Judd10

11-09-2006 @ 6:26PM

Judd said...

This would explain why the person I was playing with was shooting at the empty wall in the tunnel levels.

It'd be really nice if there was a fix for this though seeing as how many of us were really looking forward to this part of the game.

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Contra cookie monster11

11-10-2006 @ 12:58PM

Contra cookie monster said...

Everytime i play online co-op it becomes fubar once i get to the vertical water stage. The other player will always refuse to jump up and moronically run left and right shooting off into nothing. While i see this my partner tells me he is already fighting the boss.

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Tim Bozo12

11-11-2006 @ 8:07AM

Tim Bozo said...

Are there any sound effects in contra? The demo only had boring background music. I think I would avoid it even if MS would give it for free.

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