Arcade: Wing Commander Arena & Super Contra Released

It’s Wednesday and you know what that means, yup it’s that day of the week were we get to try or buy another downloadable nugget of gold on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. As previously reported, it’s another duo of titles from EA and Konami that hit the Arcade this week. Details of both titles can be found below:

Wing Commander Arena
Flash forward to the year 2071: in “Wing Commander Arena,” players form an elite flying squadron to combat the enemy armada of the Kilrathi Empire. Featuring four modes of gameplay, nine maps and the first 16 player multiplayer combat on Xbox LIVE Arcade, “Wing Commander Arena” is the perfect mix of arcade fun and modern multiplayer chaos.

Game Features

  • The first Xbox LIVE Arcade title featuring multiplayer gameplay for up to 16 players over Xbox LIVE.
  • Four gameplay modes: Single Player, Multiplayer Team, Free for All, and Duel
  • Players can choose from 18 different ships that can be customized with cloaking devices, mines, energy weapons, missiles and more!
  • Skill-based matchmaking for ranked games.
  • Earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore.
  • 800 MS Points

Super Contra
The fight for freedom continues! Reprise your role as either Bill Rizer or Lance Bean in this follow-up to the arcade classic “Contra,” which made waves in arcades everywhere in 1987. The nefarious forces of Red Falcon have been wounded but they are far from defeated! The alien menace has taken control of a military installation in South America and they must be defeated for the sake of humanity. Experience the authentic gameplay of “Super Contra” with an updated look and feel by battling through several risky missions either solo or in two player co-op mode, just like in the original.

Game Features

  • Two gameplay modes: single player or two player co-op, either locally on the same Xbox 360 or over Xbox LIVE.
  • Players can choose to play with either the original graphics or the enhanced graphics.
  • Compete for the weekly and all time high scores on the Leaderboards.
  • Earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore.
  • 400 MS Points

Both Wing Commander Arena and Super Contra are available to download right now. So why not give them a try using the FREE trial and let us know if you picked up either of these titles today.

Anthony Barker

Anthony is the designer, developer and owner of Console Monster. In his spare time, Anthony is a keen gamer who enjoys playing mostly First-Person Shooters and Racing games. When he is not developing games or tweaking this site, Anthony likes to be on the slopes snowboarding or hurtling down off-road tracks on his mountain bike.

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