I’m running terribly behind on this GameSpite update, because I’m a scatterbrained doofus, mainly. So I’m breaking up this week’s update into two posts…which isn’t actually a bad idea in general, as it gives each article a little more breathing space. And breathing space is what this article truly deserves, because by the end of it you will be breathless from the indescribable affection and sheer, uh, grokery Kishi displays for the subject.
It’s a shame Prop 8-4 passed, banning people from marrying retro-style video games, ’cause Kishi + Contra 4 is a match made in heaven. But maybe it’s just as well, because that unrequited passion has been transmuted into a great read. If ever you’ve wondered what it’s like to read something by someone who really gets the subject matter, this is it.