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Back of Box - NES (UK):


    The aliens are back!
    In the year 2634, the Earth has finally escaped from the hand of black magic, one year after the end of the war with a mysterious alien army, or has it?
    One day, a strange radio message comes in from General Hal of the federation troops as he is heading for the base ruins in South America in preparation for the seventh GX army manoeuvres.
    "Friendly GX troops have suddenly turned their attack on us. No, it can't be!! They're not human! They must be..."
    The message cut off there. The commanding officers of the federation troops feel very strange about this message from the general and so dispatch Probotector RD008 and RC011, the strongest fighting robots in history, to find him. A helicopter carrying the two units is sent out on a top secret mission. When it gets close to the site of manoeuvres, it lands, drops off the two units, and takes off again immediately. Just then, from out of the shadows come soldiers on the attack. But they are not soldiers! They are robots! The nightmare of one year ago has returned. The mutant alien life forms that were believed destroyed are alive again.
    Now they control the GX army, have built fighting robots and are planning to take over the world!
    Once again the fight to the death between the Probotector and the aliens has begun!
    For 1 player against NES or 2 players simultaneously.

    Contributed by jean-louis (53286) on Apr 23, 2020. - Nintendo 3DS (US):

    A killer instinct is all that matters in this doomsday extravaganza!

    Original Release Date: December 1988

    In this action-packed sequel to the popular Contra, players have little time to think. Experience run-and-gun gameplay at its best as you take control of Mad Dog or Scorpion and once again battle the forces of Red Falcon. Stages feature a combination of perspectives (side scrolling, top down, etc.) and intense battles against huge bosses. Use a variety of powerful weapons and tap into your killer instinct to survive the deadly waves of enemies. Because if your trigger finger lacks stamina, then Earth will lack a future!

    This game is only playable in 2D.

    Contributed by Harmony♡ (20674) on Jul 20, 2016.
    Single Player, Xbox LIVE Multiplayer 1-2, Local Multiplayer 1-2, HD (High Definition). Help Lance and Bill stop Red Falcon before they take over the world. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Contra, this newly updated version of Super Contra features enhanced graphics, HD support, and Co-op multiplayer over Xbox LIVE. The Alien Wars are coming... do you have what it takes to defend earth? There are no refunds for this item. For more information, see

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (22229) on Jan 23, 2012.
    The fight for freedom continues in Super Contra! Though wounded from their first encounter, Red Falcon is far from destroyed. The alien menace has fought back and taken control of a military installation in the heart of South America. You must again command Lance and Bill to continue their mission to rid the world of the alien scum. Play Multiplayer Co-op over Xbox LIVE and take Red Falcon down with a friend! Check out the upgraded graphics and sound and earn brand new achievements. Do you have what it takes to save the world again?

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (22229) on Oct 08, 2010.

Back of Box - NES:
    Shoot First and forget about the questions!

    After losing a confrontation against Super Commandos Mad Dog and Scorpion, the juices of destruction drip from the spiked tongue of the vile alien war monger-- Red Falcon.

    Now, he's coming back stronger than ever, with a sinister plan that includes having his intergalactic warriors seep into the brains of the U.S. army. To support his disguised forces of doom, he's recruited Jagger Froid, a demented alien from the Black Hole Galaxy. He's also shuttled in The Babalu Destructoid Mechanism with its Beam of Death.

    With torrential terror about to rain down upon civilization, Earth's only hope rests with you, Scorpion, and your pal, the Dogster. And if your spread guns, lasers, flame throwers, and mega shells fail to destroy Red Falcon's eight levels of terror, inlcluding radioactive lava fields, it's all over but the shouting, the screaming, and the cries from a disintegrating world.

    Featuring simultaneous play for two players, or play against the computer.

    Contributed by Multimedia Mike (20634) on Apr 10, 2005.

Back Cover - DOS:

    Save the earth by taking out the trash!

    The vile alien war monger Red Falcon has set his sinister sights on the planet Earth. First, his inter-galactic warriors will seep into the brains of America's Armed Forces. Then it's on to a full-scale annihilation of Earth's 5 billion (give or take a million) innocent inhabitants.

    Now only you, Scorpion, and your fellow Super Commando Mad Dog can cut this carnage off at the pass. But to get through Red's five merciless mazes of terror you must combine super survival skills and ferocious firepower with cunning, instincts and good old-fashioned guts.

  • Featuring all the action and powerful graphics of the popular arcade version.

  • Five challenging levels of adventure, each with its own seemingly unstoppable terminal terror at the end.

  • Besides wiping out Red Falcon, you must rack up a high score to guarantee enshrinement in the Super Commando Hall of Fame.

  • Side views and overhead war perspectives.

  • Numerous weapons can be obtained, including the Machine Gun, Spread Gun and Laser. Alien-blasting power can also be increased with the help of a Mega Shell.

  • Simultaneous play for two players teams Scorpion and Mad Dog in battle against Red Falcon, or go one on one against the vile one yourself.

    Contributed by Jeanne (76328) on Nov 27, 2002.