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Hard Corps: Uprising video – Full Access Preview

In today’s FAP, Matt, Mikel , Brett and Chris enter the Hard Corps: Uprising! And yeah… we got our asses kicked pretty quickly. However, we’d say they were kicked in a good way. Dare we say… that old Contra way? Man, if only this was a Contra game! With its brutal grid patterns of deadly gunfire, familiar sound effects and reminiscent gameplay, Hard Corps: Uprising would’ve fit perfectly into the Contra canon. But this downloadable title is published by Konami. So, if it were a Contra game, I’m sure someone would’ve told us so. Such a shame… Either way, have a look - the game hits PSN/XBLA Wednesday!



Above: Do we, the professional gaming press, make it past the first level?! Watch and find out! (But no, the answer is no.) 

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16 comments

  • TopNewt - July 4, 2011 8:06 a.m.

    Great Vid!
  • CanadianBeaverHunter - February 21, 2011 3:08 a.m.

    Just bought a game with "Hard Corps" in the title and am getting ready to buy a game with "Duke Nukem" in the title.......Better check the calender to make sure I'm not just having Nam-like flashbacks to the mid-90's gaming scene.
  • Turboash - February 16, 2011 7:08 p.m.

    You probably would have made it if your guns were bigger... sheesh!
  • Snowyjoe - February 16, 2011 1:03 p.m.

    @Yaro Err it's called Run'Gun. A platformer... is when you're jumping on platforms...without a gun. I'm personally a Metal Slug fan more than a Contra fan... but am sure as hell getting this!!
  • Aforextreme - February 16, 2011 12:20 a.m.

    That was so close! Like, one more hit on that boss and he would have gone down. Looks like a lot of fun; I might have to pick this one up. It's by the BlazBlue guys, right? If so, it's probably gonna be a buy for me.
  • eternal85_gamesradar - February 16, 2011 midnight

    I think I spent 2 life's just WATCHING this ... damn
  • R3DRUN - February 15, 2011 7:11 p.m.

    You got to respect the drildo wielding crab boss:)
  • philipshaw - February 15, 2011 6:41 p.m.

    This looks proper hardcore
  • Yaro - February 15, 2011 11:39 a.m.

    Looks great. I'm really dying to get a decent 2D platformer for my PS3. This is it. =)
  • AngryScotsman - February 15, 2011 11:23 a.m.

    I had never heard of this game, but I am now intrigued. Also, great FAP, I love the new video content.
  • ProfessorBonk - February 15, 2011 8:42 a.m.

    I loved every second of this, but the ending made me cringe.
  • FauxFurry - February 15, 2011 4:44 a.m.

    While the high definition 2-D sprite work looks excellent(well, compared to the vast majority of 2-D holdouts out there at the moment. It's no 'BlazBlue: Continuum Shift' or 'Murumasa:the Demon Blade' as it is but 'Dust:An Elysian Tale' is going to take top honors in the somewhat limited field of sprite animation whenever it's released) from what I can see and I appreciate being able to select something other than 'shirtless guy in red pants' or 'shirtless guy in blue pants and headband' in a Contra(related)game, there is one decidedly old-school touch aside from the difficulty and side-scrolling gameplay that many people need to know about before they can make an informed decision about purchasing Hard Corps: Is the legendary classic Konami code in there? As long as Konami leaves this kind of throwback gaming experience to downloadable games and handheld releases while trying to pull in more casual players with games like DanceDanceRevolution, they'll have attained a bit of balance between satisfying the old guard and opening up the industry to new blood, at least for short while. 'space immun',ReCaptcha? I don't think that the space invaders were immune to bullets. They are only immune to attempts made by people who haven't memorized their attack patterns to purge them from vast tracts of infertile sands that very few people want to settle on anyway, presumably to take away the oil they traveled from across the cosmos to steal first or second or what have you.
  • CancerMan - February 15, 2011 4:02 a.m.

    Oooh so close.
  • KnightDehumidifier - February 15, 2011 3:48 a.m.

    Among this, Duke Nukem Forever and Bulletstorm, 2011 is the year of badass gun-bearing badassery.
  • erreip199 - February 15, 2011 3:17 a.m.

    I love me some Contra :D well Hard Corps i often play the NES originals and contra 4, really fun games :D
  • Ridureyu - February 15, 2011 3:08 a.m.

    Yeah, the difficulty will be finding a balance between "Appeals only to nostalgic thirtysomething hardcore gamers" and "is designed to suck in as many new people as possible." If we appeal ONLY to the hardcore group, gaming will end up in as bad a state as the American comic book industry. But if it focuses too much on new folks, we'll have nothing but shovelware. Gaming will die without new fresh blood, but it will also die with nothing but crap. We need a balance.

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