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Description The sequel to "Contra" - released a year earlier - is set in the year 2634 and begins with the disturbing news that the alien invaders from the first game - a race known as the Red Falcon - have renewed their attack on Earth and have infiltrated military bases and possessed most of the federation forces troops.

The heroes of the first games - Bill Rizer and Lance Bean - are once again called upon to defend the Earth and defeat the alien invaders.

Super Contra plays useridentically to its predecessor, with the usual mix of run-and-gun gameplay. The main difference is that the into-the-screen stages of the original Contra have been replaced with overhead stages. In addition, power-up icons are now represented as the actual weapons wielded by the characters, instead of the traditional letter-based falcon icons and players can now upgrade their weapon by picking it up twice in a row.

Another new gameplay addition is that players can now control the height of their jump; holding the joystick up and pressing the jump button allows for a higher jump; likewise the player can perform low jumps by holding down-right or down-left while pressing the jump button.

The available weapons are as follows:

* Machine Gun - Fires bullets at auto-fire. The upgraded version increases the firing rate to a near-ridiculous speed.

* Bomb Launcher - Fires bombs that spread fire when they hit their target. The upgraded version causes bigger explosions.

* Laser Rifle - Fires a powerful laser beam once per shot. The upgraded version fires a larger beam.

* Spread Shot - Fires a three-way shot. Increases to a five-way spread after the upgrade.

* Mega Shell - Available only in the top-view stages. After picking it up, players can launch it by pressing the jump button and kill all on-screen enemies.

Super Contra's five stages are:

* Area 1 - Outer Base (side-view) - A military base overrun by possessed soldiers. Bosses include a manned tank and a possessed helicopter. At the end of the level, players must destroy a core protected by a pair of snipers and a grenade thrower to gain entrance to the next area.

* Area 2 - Inner Base (top-view) - A tank hanger filled with manned tanks and cannons, in addition to enemy soldiers. The end-of-level boss is the Hyper Electric Magnetic Tank Magnus, which is manned by three gunners.

* Area 3 - Jungle (side-view) - Enemies come from trees as players progress through the level. The heroes will sometimes have to cross a lake, and players can duck into it to avoid enemy fire. Towards the end of the level, the heroes are faced with alien eggs that produce facehugger-like creatures (the same ones featured in the original game). The end-of-level boss is an alien shrine with a skull.

* Area 4 - 1st Alien Lair (side-view) - This takes place inside an alien nest. The enemies are now xenomorph-like creatures and mutant mouths that shoot alien spawns. The sub-boss is an alien hovercraft composed of skulls, while the end-of-level boss is a flying alien.

* Area 5 - 2nd Alien Lair (top-view) - The final stage, filled with mouths emerging from the ground, flying heads and spider-like creatures. The final boss is Gaver, a giant alien head with snake-like arms.
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HAN is the champion of
Super Contra
Highscore: 10,650,200
# Username Score Comment Time
1 HAN 10,650,200 + Verified! + Donors can watch this video. + Cleared!
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08-22-15 4:15
2 INNUENDO 10,628,380 + Verified! + Donors can watch this video. + Cleared!
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06-18-13 20:48
3 knt 10,611,660 + Verified! + Donors can watch this video. + Cleared!
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06-07-12 10:25
4 pat33999 10,554,440 + Verified! + Donors can watch this video. + Cleared!
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08-07-14 21:05
5 Seahawk 442,740 + Verified! + Donors can watch this video.
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06-06-10 16:20
6 ECInc2XXX 331,680
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04-25-10 0:09
7 fogelmir 310,160
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11-02-09 16:18
8 Teddy Loc 164,920
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04-30-16 22:56
9 richard_Stewart 152,600
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11-26-12 23:01
10 jable28 147,300
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04-20-10 18:15
11 bustaboy46 36,680
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09-15-16 13:27
12 stevie78 14,260
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09-26-15 12:53
13 OmegaShadow 6,580 + Verified! + Donors can watch this video.
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12-02-11 20:30
Gold Star pat33999 Cleared! Speedrun: 00:08:14 + Verified! + Donors can watch this video.
a 08-07-14 21:05
Gold Star knt Cleared! Speedrun: 00:11:57 + Verified! + Donors can watch this video.
a 06-07-12 10:25
Gold Star INNUENDO Cleared! Speedrun: 00:15:54 + Verified! + Donors can watch this video.
a 06-18-13 20:48
Gold Star HAN Cleared! Speedrun: 00:16:17 + Verified! + Donors can watch this video.
a 08-22-15 4:15


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