I loved up up down down left right left right BA BA start when I was barely a teenager. However I quickly purchased Contra for IPad when it was accidentally released close to a month ago and the controls were lousy. I'm hoping that this version is not only updated to English, but the controls are a lot more solid than the first attempt. I'm on Eastern time and will purchase the English version. Perhaps I will simply be able to download it for free. I'll take one for the team either way and report back.