Super C

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a game by Konami
Genres: Action, Arcade Classics, Shooting Games, Platformer
Platform: NESNES
Editor Rating: 8.1/10, based on 6 reviews, 8 reviews are shown
User Rating: 7.9/10 - 26 votes
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See also: High Score Games, Shoot 'Em Up Games, Run-and-Gun Games, Contra Games
Super C
Super C
Super C

The game industry has been going strong for many decades now, and now it's bigger than ever. But even though there are probably thousands of new games released each year, some titles remain as timeless classics. We tend to think of older games as simple and slow games, but Contra is not one of those. That's why its sequel Super C, or Super Contra, is still relevant to this day.

From Pac-Man to Call of Duty, Pong to The Witcher, Tetris to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, games are always evolving and changing. But there's magic in the nostalgic feeling we get when playing one of the old classics. So, let's talk a little about one of the most exciting classics, Super C.

About the game

The year is 2634, just one year after the event in the original Contra. Colonel Hal travels to South America to execute military maneuvers of the GX army. The Signal warns him about the rebellion of the GX army for unknown reasons, and of course, the high command chooses Bill and Lance to investigate.

When the two of them enter the ruins of the base they are immediately attacked by the rebel soldiers. It doesn't take long for them to realize that these soldiers' skin was blue and their eyes were red. The evil alien race they destroyed in Galuga somehow mutated and now control the bodies of their brothers in arms.

Traveling through different locations and killing many aliens on the way. Bill and Lance took care of the dirty business first hand, with new and more powerful weapons. They are going through all this to get to the cave where the evil alien leader is controlling everything.

Same as before?

The game looks pretty similar to the first one, as it has the same graphic engine. The characters barely changed from the first game, and the sprites are pretty similar. But the graphics part is not the main thing about this game. Sure, it could not compete against games like Metroid, especially in character design. But it's still one of the fan-favorite classics, it even keeps getting new releases and remakes.


Super C is one of the most action packing classics the NES has to offer. A full-speed bullet-hell, tough experience, and hardcore gameplay. Super Contra varied scenery looked and played amazingly. While it is a tough title, the cooperative mode is amazing, team up with someone else to shoot some aliens up and prove they should never mess with the Earth again.

  • Graphics and Visuals: The graphics were not amazing, but the visuals were pretty good. Nice sprites and animations, cool enemies and nice level design. They even added different points of view for different levels, adding a top-down POV on some levels. It's still playable and enjoyable even today, and that's more than you can say from a bunch of other games of the same year.

  • Gameplay: The gameplay is intense, fast-paced and hardcore. Hundreds of bullets flying everywhere on screen. Dodge enemies' attacks coming from every direction while shooting them back and clearing each level. Action is everywhere in this title.

  • Sound: The sound effects are as basic as you'd expect, but the soundtrack is pretty good. An exciting, action-filled compilation of themes that complete the hardcore experience of the entire game.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • P-200, 32 MB RAM

Game Reviews

In the classic NES game, Contra, the evil alien Red Falcon got blown out of town by Super Commandos Mad Dog and Scorpion. Now this nasty alien is back for revenge and stronger then ever. This time his sinister plan involves infiltrating the American Army with his villainous intergalactic warriors. Hey, who can stop this creepy alien menace?

Well, if you haven't already guessed, it's Mad Dog and Scorpion -- back on track and ready to ground the Falcon permanently. This time around you'll have to use many familiar weapons, including spread guns, lasers, flame throwers, and mega shells to stop the Falcon and his evil cronies. The game features horizontally scrolling, as well as overhead horizontal and vertical scrolling levels. And Konami has added three entirely new levels to the five already familiar to arcade fans. This is one sequel you won't want to miss.

  • Manufacturer: Konami
  • Machine: NES

Bill Alvord of Wellsville, New York, has found a way to start a new game with your previous score and either the standard three men or the number of men you had left. Do these during the title screen after you have finished (defeated the final end boss) the game. To start with three men and your previous score, press A, B, START. To start with your previous score and men press B, A, START.

  • Manufacturer: Konami
  • Machine: NES

In our July 1990 installment of Easter Egg Hunt, we incorrectly provided the tip for starting the game with ten men. The correct code, from the title screen, is R, L, D, U, A, B, then START. We apologize for the mistake.

In reality, this is Super Contra, and the sequel is every bit as good (if not better) than the original. Based on the arcade title, Super C throws in new features and tons of explosive combat action in both horizontal and vertical scrolling environments. Two-player options and Boss fights with alien organisms help round out this intense shooter.

This arcade version of Super Contra (Super C) is the same as its forebearer. The main difference was in it's versatility. While the original Contra game had 3 versions of game play (side-scrolling, up-scrolling, and pseudo-first-person), Super C added a top-view perspective. As a result of this and changes to the enemy forces, it was a more difficult game to master.

This version changed the game's futuristic setting to a contemporary one, although the premise of Bill and Lance fighting against their former comrades-in-arms remained more or less the same.

This game is also known as Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces.

Undoubtedly one of the best video games shown at the CES was Super 'C (or Super Contra) from Konami. From the spectacular new level of graphics detail to the varied cast of enemy weapons and dangers, this game had us begging for more!

Continuing the theme from the original Contra, this one or two-play-er cooperative contest not only features some of the best graphics ever packed into a Nintendo cart, it also has intense horizontal and verticle shooting action that blew away nearly every other NES game at the show! This is a blockbuster from beginning to end, that has the perfect combination of fast-moving battles, super graphics and animation, challenging Bosses, and explosive power-ups.

The eagerly anticipated sequel to the original Contra game has finally arrived! Super C continues the adventures of the dynamic duo that removed the enemy terrorists in the first game. This time out, our heroes must contend with much more than a fanatical terrorist organization. Now, alien forces have joined in and you must contend with mechanized spiders and other organisms, as well as tanks and helicopters. Power-ups can also be collected once again to help battle the evil forces!

People say:


Super C doesn't represent a drastic change from the original, nor a totally unique entry into the running/shooting library of games. The cart is executed extremely well, however, with graphics that are fantastically detailed and play that is intense. A good game supported by great features.


Konami again comes up with a fantastic shooter. Not content with just another sequel, Konami dives into new chip technology. The result is a game with unequaled graphics, sounds and spectacular game play. A truly outstanding shooting game in almost everyway.


One of my favorite arcade games has finally arrived for the NES! Captures the feel and play of the coin-op, and even adds three new levels! Mind-blowing graphics and sound as well as excellent game play make this one of the best shooters ever created for the Nintendo system.


There's no denying the fact that Super C is one of the best NES shooters to come along in some time. The graphics are beautiful, both in the fore and background. The available attack options are equally impressive as are the Bosses that take up the entire screen. In a word - magnificent!

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