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Super Contra

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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 They are chasing me even in water
Super Contra Arcade Intro #2: What is this place?
Super Contra Arcade Intro #5
Super Contra DOS Title screen (EGA)

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

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
Mag'64 Wii Sep 03, 2009 7.75 out of 10 78
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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Sep, 1992 8 out of 12 67
GameSpot Wii Sep 13, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65 (UK) Wii Oct 13, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1988 4.5 out of 10 45 (UK) Xbox 360 Jul 28, 2007 4 out of 10 40


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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

  • 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.)
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