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Super Contra

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox 360
62
2.9
Arcade
...
3.9
Amiga
...
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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 DOS Lookout, you're under attack! (EGA)
Super Contra NES Through the gate
Super Contra NES Japanese title screen
Super Contra NES A very hard level with cool backgrounds

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 NES Oct 31, 2005 A 100
1UP! NES Aug 21, 2009 89 out of 100 89
Digital Press - Classic Video Games NES Sep 27, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Nintendo Life Wii Aug 28, 2007 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
All Game Guide NES 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Apr 17, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Jul 26, 2007 7.4 out of 10 74
GameSpot Wii Sep 13, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpot Xbox 360 Jul 30, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
UOL Jogos Xbox 360 Jul 25, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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

  • 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.)
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