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Super Contra

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Xbox 360
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2.9

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Platform Votes Score
Amiga 8 3.3
Arcade 4 3.9
DOS 9 3.0
NES 38 3.9
Nintendo 3DS Awaiting 1 votes...
Wii 3 2.2
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Xbox 360 3 2.9
Combined MobyScore 65 3.6


The Press Says

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100
NESThe Video Game Critic
The action never lets up as you run from room to room blasting tanks and cannons. Super C offers a few new weapons, but my favorite is still the multi-shot "spray". The awesome two-player simultaneous mode is back, and Super C has its own cheat code (right, left, down, up, A, B) that allows you to stock up with ten lives. If you enjoyed Contra, this killer sequel is a must-have! I do wish they could have come up with a better name though. Even Contra 2 would have been better than "Super C".
92
NESPlayer One
Évidemment, sans les fameux effets de zoom et de rotation qui nous avaient tant hallucinés, le jeu perd un peu de son impact, mais le fun reste le même. Et pour une NES, laissez-moi vous dire que c'est plutôt béton. En plus, le jeu à deux a été conservé. C'est pas hypracool, ça? Ce jeu mériterait presque un quatre pages. C'est seulement la peur du bla-bla qui m'a décidé à n'en faire que deux. Mais comme je pense à vous: mon texte est plutôt court, pour que vous profitez des superbes photos. Ch'uis pas cool?
89
NES1UP!
Konami a corrigé plusieurs défauts du jeu initial, mais malheureusement, en faisant cela, ils ont négligé certaines de ses qualités primordiales, celle qui arrive en tête étant le level design. On s'amuse bien, seul ou en équipe, la recette Contra marche toujours, on ne peut cependant s'empêcher de penser qu'il aurait pu être bien meilleur qu'il ne l'est, que les améliorations techniques n'auraient pas dû le priver de l'étincelle originale. En Europe, à cause de sa sortie tardive, il n'aura de toute façon pas eu l'occasion de faire beaucoup parler de lui: les esprits étaient trop occupés à anticiper le phénoménal Super Probotector.
85
NESMegablast
Etwas leichter und sehr viel unterhaltsamer sind die Probotectoren im Zwei-Spieler-Modus, den man jedem Ballerteam dringend empfehlen kann. Beide Games zählen eindeutig zu den Action-Highlights auf dem NES, wegen ihrer erstaunlichen Ähnlichkeit dürfte aber eines. davon genügen. Praktisch, was?
85
NESTotal! (Germany)
War Probotector I schon gut, gelang es Konami, sich mit dem zweiten Teil noch zu übertreffen: Wäre da nicht der unmenschliche Schwierigkeitsgrad, würden all die technischen Gimmicks, spielerischen Finessen und das gute Gameplay zu einer Bestnote führen. Sogar die neuen Draufsicht-Level fügen sich perfekt ein. Probotector II ist für jeden Action-Fan ein Muß – nur die begrenzte Anzahl der Continues könnten Euch abschrecken.
85
NESDigital Press - Classic Video Games
As an overall package, the game could easily stand out on it's own, even if the first Contra never existed. While not a major improvement in any single area, the game is more of the same stuff we've known and loved for over 12 years. You can't go wrong with either game, but the feeling of nostalgia sits better with Konami's original classic.
80
WiiNintendo Life
All in all, Super C is a great sequel to the original Contra. What most gamers found appealing about the original - challenge - is sadly lacking slightly here though. This does make the game a good entry point into the series for more inexperienced players, but veterans of the series might find it a bit easy.
80
NESAll Game Guide
Overall, this is an excellent game that alot of hardcore gamers will never forget. It definately ranks among the legendary classics of the 8-bit era.
80
NESVideoGame
Red Falcon, o famigerado "alien" que não desiste de conquistar a Terra, está de volta. E desta vez, auxiliado por armas e robôs de alta tecnologia. Ele se instalou em uma fortaleza, de onde dirige os ataques ao quartel general americano. Bill Ko (e Corporal Lance, se o modo dois jogadores for escolhido) deve frustrar os planos de Red Falcon, invadindo seu centro de operações de helicóptero e destruindo aliens e robôs.
78
WiiMag'64
Mit Probotector II hält Nintendo auf seinem V.C.-Downloadsever ein echtes Schmankerl für alle Multiplayer-Fans bereit. Die Einzelkämpfer jedoch, die nicht die Muse und das Durchhaltevermögen besitzen, sich durch dieses Spiel, im wirklich bockschweren Singleplayer zu beißen, sollten es sich hingegen lieber zweimal überlegen, ob sie die 500 Punkte hierfür investieren wollen. Abgesehen vom Schwierigkeitsgrad kann man eigentlich nichts großes an dem Spiel aussetzen, denn trotz unzähliger Neuentwicklungen seit dessen Erstveröffentlichung, macht es auch heute noch richtig Spaß.
75
Xbox 360Worth Playing
Super Contra is not a bad game. It's got all of the classic gameplay of its predecessor, and most of the graphics are terrific. Couple this with some excellent music, and you definitely have a winner. Unfortunately, the incredibly high level of difficulty is going to turn off almost everyone except the most hardcore of gamers. If you like a challenging title that will keep you busy for hours, then Super Contra is certainly for you. However, if you like a simple gameplay experience that's easy to pick up and play, you should look elsewhere.
74
Xbox 360TeamXbox
Super Contra isn’t a game that’s for everyone. It’s extremely challenging and demanding, so those looking for a more casual shooter might be best served going for another game. Additionally, the lightweight “enhanced” graphics and audio don’t bring the game as far into the next-gen era as some XBLA titles have done. If that’ll weigh on your decision to buy or skip it, you might want to consider it—though $5 is a small price to pay, even for a ruthless game such as Super Contra.
67
NESASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Dennoch ist diese Fortsetzung eindeutig härter als das Original. Knackig schon im ersten Level, aber immer wieder motivierend, wenn man den Dreh erstmal raus hat. Die Animation ist dabei immer erstklassig, die Grafik abwechslungsreich und passend. Ein wenig spritziger und einfallsreicher hätte allerdings der Spielablauf sein können. Obwohl - was will man eigentlich mehr von einem Ballerspiel erwarten?
65
Xbox 360GameSpot
While it's hard to argue against the technological improvements that Super Contra makes over its predecessor, the increased level of difficulty makes it a much less accessible experience. But, if you're looking for a tough fight, Super Contra is more than capable of providing one.
65
WiiGameSpot
You may get the feeling that not as much care went into Super C as its predecessor. A lot of the art from Contra gives the two games an almost identical look and feel, yet the visuals feel even more spartan in parts of Super C. It ultimately doesn't have the same kind of wide-reaching nostalgic resonance as the original, but Super C is still a competent side-scrolling shooter.
60
Xbox 360Games Radar
Super Contra really is just more of the same, and if that’s what you’re looking for, you won’t be disappointed. With limited continues and a good level of challenge, this game definitely won’t be a cakewalk. Just don’t expect anything that spectacular, either.
60
Xbox 360UOL Jogos
As melhorias gráficas não se resumem ao já padrão filtro de suavização das conversões para Xbox Live Arcade. Novos elementos visuais foram adicionados, como explosões que distorcem o cenário (estranhamente, a interface também é afetada pelo efeito) e diferentes tipos de rastros para os projéteis. Para a felicidade dos nostálgicos, os gráficos originais também foram mantidos, mas sem os novos efeitos.
57
Xbox 360IGN
Super Contra stands the test of time a bit better than some of the other "classic" games that have been brought to the XBLA, but the proper amount of care and attention the game deserves wasn't given. From ugly borders and out of place visual effects to choppy net code, it's clear that a lot more work could have gone into this title. At 400 Microsoft Points ($5 USD), only the true fans of the original need apply.
50
WiiEurogamer.net (UK)
But for everyone else, this is more pain than fun. With the superior and more balanced SNES sequel Super Probotector already on the VC this release isn't exactly scratching much of an itch and, when played alongside the sublimely paced Super Metroid, the gulf between brutal arcade games that were designed to require a steady flow of coins and console games that were designed purely as entertainment has never been clearer. There is fun to be had with Probotector 2, it's just a fun that most modern gamers won't enjoy all that much.
45
ArcadePower Play
Technisch ist Super Contra auf dem letzten Stand: Viele Sprites, viel Action und viele Extras, die die wüste Ballerei auflockern. Trotzdem habe ich so meine Bedenken: Wer auf Anhieb den ersten Level schafft, bekommt von mir die goldene Extrawaffen verliehen – Super Contra ist mir nämlich zu schwer. Allein hat man da kaum eine Chance. Die Gegner kommen von oben, unten, hinten, vorne, aus Gräben, aus der Luft und aus Panzern. Gryzor war ja schon ein harter Brocken, aber hier wird’s unspielbar. Auf dem Schirm ist soviel los, daß man die fremden Schüsse nicht mehr von den eigenen unterscheiden kann. Für harte Männer mit Superwaffen habe ich immer weniger übrig. Da gab es in letzter Zeit interessantere Spielideen, bei denen weniger gekillt wurde. Ganz abgesehen davon stinkt mir die eindeutige politische Anspielung durch den Namen des Automaten – muß denn sowas sein?
40
Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
Super Contra might appeal to the extreme hardcore retro apologists out there with oceanic reserves of patience and superhuman skills. It's certainly a challenge, and if that sounds like you, go for it. But if you're a mere mortal and squeal when the going gets tough, then the chances are you'll agree that the sequel is just too damn bloody minded by design to warrant much attention 19 years on. If you don't believe us, give the free trial a whirl and decide for yourself if it's worth the 400 points - also, check out the slightly less evil Contra, or Green Beret - both similar but slightly more playable alternatives.