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Super Contra (NES)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Super Contra NES A very hard level with cool backgrounds
Super Contra NES Descending down a rope to start the game...
Super Contra NES You have to shoot down those green things in order to descend
Super Contra NES This guy isn't that tough. The snake goes into the other hole after crawling around for a while

Alternate Titles

  • "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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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Oct 31, 2005 A 100
Player One Mar, 1993 92 out of 100 92
1UP! Aug 21, 2009 89 out of 100 89
Video Games Aug, 1992 89 out of 100 89
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 27, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Total! (Germany) Mar, 1994 1.75 out of 6 85
Megablast 1992 85 out of 100 85
VideoGame Mar, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1992 8 out of 12 67

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Trivia

European version

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

Related Web Sites

  • 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 (5226) added Super Contra (NES) on Dec 01, 2002
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