Super Contra

aka: Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces, Super C, Super Contra: Alien no Gyakushu
Moby ID: 7208
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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 by themselves.

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  • SUPER 魂斗羅 - Famicom Japanese spelling
  • SUPER 魂斗羅 エイリアンの逆襲 - Japanese arcade spelling
  • スーパーコントラ - Japanese Famicom spelling (alternate)

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European version

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

Version differences

The NES port makes considerable changes to the game's levels, missing the fourth stage and some bosses entirely, but adding four new stages complete with new bosses. It also loses the weapon upgrade mechanic.

Awards

  • EGM
    • November 1997 (Issue 100) - ranked #9 Best Arcade Games of All Time

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  • 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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Game added by Servo.

Wii U added by Michael Cassidy. Nintendo 3DS added by CrankyStorming. Xbox 360 added by Sciere. NES added by Roedie. Wii added by gamewarrior. Amiga added by Terok Nor. Arcade added by The cranky hermit.

Additional contributors: chirinea, Sciere, Foxhack, Alaka, Johnny Undaunted, Pseudo_Intellectual, lights out party, Jason Smith, Starbuck the Third.

Game added September 12, 2002. Last modified February 1, 2024.