Super Contra

NES game, 1990

Genre:
Arcade
Year:
1990
Developer:
Konami
Publisher:
Konami
Perspective:
Side-view, Top-down
Theme:
Shooter

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Super Contra is the highly anticipated sequel to the acclaimed game Contra. Super Contra builds upon the success of its predecessor with enhanced graphics, more robust gameplay, and new levels. In Super Contra, players return to the roles of elite soldiers Bill Rizer and Lance Bean, tasked with combating a new alien threat. Following the events of the first game, a mysterious alien force has taken control of an allied military base, turning its soldiers into mind-controlled zombies and its weapons against humanity. …read more

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Super Contra is the highly anticipated sequel to the acclaimed game Contra. Super Contra builds upon the success of its predecessor with enhanced graphics, more robust gameplay, and new levels. In Super Contra, players return to the roles of elite soldiers Bill Rizer and Lance Bean, tasked with combating a new alien threat. Following the events of the first game, a mysterious alien force has taken control of an allied military base, turning its soldiers into mind-controlled zombies and its weapons against humanity.

Super Contra offers side-scrolling run-and-gun gameplay similar to the original but introduces new features and mechanics. The game presents a variety of levels, each with its unique environmental challenges and enemy types. Players navigate through these levels, blasting through hordes of enemies and confronting massive, screen-filling bosses. Super Contra introduced new weapon power-ups, adding more variety to the players' arsenal. These include an improved spread shot, a bomb-launching gun, and a powerful laser, among others. Each weapon has its strengths and weaknesses, and part of the game's strategy involves choosing the right weapon for the situation.

Upon release, Super Contra was lauded for its intense action, challenging gameplay, and cooperative play mode. It was seen as a worthy sequel to Contra, maintaining the core elements that fans loved while introducing new features to enhance the experience. Super Contra is remembered as a classic of the NES era and a high point in the run-and-gun genre.

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