Konami Classics on DS

Unfurl that DS, rip the stylus fromits sheath and point it towards the heavens because here comes one game that'll let you shoot a flamethrower,pilot ships, jump hurdles and assault people ofEasternEuropeandescent.Konami Classics Series: Arcade Hits -featuring Contra, Gradius, Time Pilot, Track & Field, Rush'N Attack, and more - iscoming to the DS to make you remember why you cared aboutKonami for any reason other than Solid Snake.

Above: No hard feelings, Moscow?

Konami is promising wireless multiplayer content, and even the ability to send demos to friends. If that weren't enough, there's also going to be a Jukebox where you can partake in the tunes from 15 games.It is recommended that you donbig sunglasses and a hot pink sweatband, while hoisting the DS to your shoulder andboppingaround awkwardly -otherwisea fully immersive '80's effectmay not be achieved.

Clicking the Images tab should show you how exactly Konami plans toemulate the elongated screens of arcade yore. We'll let you know more as soon as we do.

February 2, 2007