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The alien Red Falcon is back, and planning on taking over the planet Earth. Now it's up to Scorpion and Mad Dog to battle through five levels and save the planet.

Super Contra is the sequel to Contra. Gameplay is a combination of side scrolling/platform and top down view. There is a wide variety of enemies to defeat, starting with earthly locations, and progressing to more alien. To help out, weapon upgrades can be found as the game progresses. Two players can play simultaneously, or one player can attempt to take on Red Falcon himself.


Super Contra NES Running up
Super Contra NES They spit on me from both sides
Super Contra NES A better weapon certainly comes in handy
Super Contra NES Jumping over gaps and shooting down grey demons

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Alternate Titles

  • "SUPER 魂斗羅 エイリアンの逆襲" -- Japanese arcade spelling
  • "SUPER 魂斗羅" -- Famicom Japanese spelling
  • "Super Contra: Alien no Gyakushu" -- Japanese arcade title
  • "Super C" -- US Amiga/DOS/NES title
  • "Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces" -- European NES title

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Oct 31, 2005 A 100
Player One Mar, 1993 92 out of 100 92
Video Games Aug, 1992 89 out of 100 89
1UP! Aug 21, 2009 89 out of 100 89
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 27, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Megablast 1992 85 out of 100 85
Total! (Germany) Mar, 1994 1.75 out of 6 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) May, 1990 32 out of 40 80
Play Time Oct, 1992 70 out of 100 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1992 8 out of 12 67


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European version

The European version of this game underwent censorship, changing all human-looking enemies and the main characters into robots.

Related Web Sites

  • 411MANIA | Super Contra (Xbox Live Arcade) Review (Game review.)
  • Contra Encyclopedia (Fan site dedicated to the official games in the Contra series. All versions of each game are covered. Information includes release dates, detailed game descriptions, regional differences, lots of trivia and interesting information about the games' developmental stages. There is also plenty of screenshots, links and additional resources)
  • Howard & Nester do Super C (A regular feature in Nintendo Power magazine, Howard & Nester was a comic strip about two game whizzes who would one-up each other, while disclosing hints and tips, in the settings of various recently-released games for the NES platform. In the July/August 1990 two-page installment, they help Mad Dog and Scorpion get past falling boulders.)
  • X360A achievement guide (X360A's achievement guide for Super Contra.)
Roedie (5205) added Super Contra (NES) on Dec 01, 2002
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