The Android faithful have been eagerly awaiting the release of Contra: Evolution, but there were some irksome issues when the game finally launched last week. You could only install it on phones, and when you did, the list of permissions was a little bonkers. Well, both of those points have been addressed in a new update.

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Contra: Evolution can now be installed on virtually any Android device. It was a little bizarre that it didn't allow tablet installations seeing as a number of the phones it supported were higher resolution than some tablets. It's possible the developer was planning on making a separate version for tablets (and charging more money), which is exactly the situation on iOS. It would seem that isn't happening now.

The update also prunes unnecessary permissions from the app. The access it now demands is much more reasonable – no location services, for example. This should make the game an easier sell.

The app was not found in the store. :-(