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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 Title screen (CGA)
Super Contra Xbox 360 Title Screen
Super Contra NES Jumping over gaps and shooting down grey demons
Super Contra NES Descending down a rope to start the game...

Promo Images

Super Contra Screenshot
Super Contra Screenshot
Super Contra Screenshot
Super Contra Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Questicle.net NES Aug 05, 2013 A+ 100
1UP! NES Aug 21, 2009 89 out of 100 89
Video Games NES Aug, 1992 89 out of 100 89
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES May, 1990 32 out of 40 80
Play Time NES Oct, 1992 70 out of 100 70
UOL Jogos Xbox 360 Jul 25, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GamesRadar Xbox 360 Aug 01, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Oct 13, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1988 4.5 out of 10 45
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox 360 Jul 28, 2007 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

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.

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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