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Super C (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

Game Profile

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. Based on the arcade game, Super C 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.

Game Review

Wii U eShop Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Morgan Sleeper

Junco Partners

Konami's massively popular Contra became synonymous with side-scrolling shoot-'em-up action when it was released for the NES in 1988 — so much so that when the sequel hit Nintendo's home console in 1990, Konami felt confident that a single, stylized 'C'...

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3DS eShop Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Ron DelVillano

I think you’re a Contra

Originally released as an arcade game titled Super Contra, Super C — or Probotector II — is the NES-ported sequel to the now infamously difficult action game Contra. With the continuing story of alien invaders, and most of the same gameplay elements,...

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Virtual Console Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

Super Charged

After Konami's maddeningly hard Contra/Probotector proved immensely popular, obviously it wasn't going to sit around and not make a sequel. Super C/Probotector II puts you in the role of the same heroes once again as you try to take out alien scum. This...

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User Comments (39)

deggs

#1

deggs said:

I used to love this game. this, the first contra and contra 3 were all absolutely amazing games...

this one is probably the most challenging of the three.

(i never really got much of a chance to play through contra hardcorps for the genesis but it's supposedly amazing as well)

some stages can be extremely frustrating but like the other contra games, the music is amazing. the music for the fourth stage (it's mostly in 7/8) and fifth stages rock so hard...

konami really was one of the greatest developers for the nes, snes and gameboy. this game is definitely proof of that...

__Mip

#2

Mip said:

Why the heck are they relasing sequels before the original??
I want Contra dammit!!

__peda

#3

peda said:

i only played "contra 3 - the alien wars" for the SNES! do you think that game may be interesting for me too?

__Wolf

#5

Wolf said:

I was a fan of the lush jungle settings of contra 1 when i was a kid. My dad never bought Super C so there's no nostalgia factor. He probably didn't know a sequel existed or he would have gotten it hah!

I've played this recently and if you have a buddy to play with this is an awesome game. but I agree with 'Mii be you', I'd rather have the first one... ahem first

Shrapnel09

#6

Shrapnel09 said:

awesome game! i have never played Super C till i downloaded it and its a very nice contra addition, i played and beat the original contra about 500 times and if im lucky i can beat the game without getting hit. i consider myself a fairly seasoned contra 1 vet, so when you, drake, said the game was easier i wasnt sure what to think.

but i think that all depends on how much you memorized the game, like the first one i can beat endless times in a row without the 30 live cheat, however i need the ten live cheat code for this one simply cause i dont have the game pattern down yet. but i can tell this one seems easier, boss fights especially.

oh and if your curious the 10 live cheat for the game is: left, right, down, up, a, b at the start screen.

dualj

#9

dualj said:

"This is to anybody who doesn't know about Contra Force.
I gotta tell you, it's not as good as Contra 1, 2, or 3.
http://www.nesguide.com/games/contraforce/" -mii be you

I have never heard of Contra Force until I read the article you from the website you provided. I am now convinced that Contra Hard Corps is either inspired by Contra Force or is a direct sequal.

__The Holg

#10

The Holg said:

This is the slowest 50Hz version of any game, ever! I strongly suggest to boykot this until Nintendo realises that they can't go on like this.

__Bazoon

#11

Bazoon said:

Wow, this game is MUCH MUCH easier than the Xbox Live Arcade Version! I thought it will be harder!

I don't know if it's because it has more levels, or because the game runs realllllllly slow in 50Hz(well, not that slow, because I can't tell, never played the original Super C on the NES.) :(.

Still, a great game!

RoninDennis

#12

RoninDennis said:

I said it before elsewhere but I'll say it again. Don't waste your points on this one if you own a DS. On the forthcoming Contra 4 game both Contra 1 and Super C are unlockable bonuses. If you desire those games euro style, apparently the Probotector robot is also an unlockable character.

__usmc2003

#13

usmc2003 said:

Awsome game, I just wish I had someone to play it with me. Wife does not like these kinds of games.

__Donrichy

#14

Donrichy said:

I cant download this game in Mexico now... and we have the same american wii shop :/

weird

Jonny2x4

#15

Jonny2x4 said:

To Ronindennis - While Contra 4 for the Nintendo DS does feature both Contra games for the NES, they lack true multiplayer support. Instead, you control both characters at the same time. Its not a big deal to those who usually play Contra alone, but there are many like myself who like to play with friends. Just thought to point that out.

Slionr

#16

Slionr said:

Love this game, buuuut.......why change the name from Super C to Probotector 2 and change the carhacters and enemys??? And just WHO says probotector instead of Contra??? I WANT CONTRA!!!!!. But this game kicks ass anyway:P

learn_japanese_ds

#17

learn_japanese_ds said:

There must be some legal holdup stopping the release of the original Contra, maybe a licensing issue that has something to do with Contra 4 on DS having exclusive rights for an amount of time. Just a guess.

Adamant

#18

Adamant said:

Slion: Europeans have fond memories of "Probotector", not "Contra". Same reason why they didn't retranslate the SNES Mystical Ninja to get rid of those silly "Kid Ying and Dr. Yang" names. These are the games as they were originally released, and they were originally eleased as Probotector in Europe.

Why do you want "Contra" anyway? Did you not grow up in Europe or something, but moved there later?

Bass_X0

#19

Bass_X0 said:

I would never have been introduced to this series had it been Contra and not Probotector. Probotector 1 was my very first NES game, my parents bought it for me because it had robots on the packaging artwork. So since then I have fond memories of Probotector, not Contra. Still waiting for Probotector/Contra... *sigh*

Link_O_Fett

#20

Link_O_Fett said:

I've got Contra 4 on my DS, which includes this game on it, but I think I'll download it on my Wii for the co-op.

I'll do the same with the original Contra when it comes out.

Iggy

#24

Iggy said:

I got this yesterday even tho im not good at this
game at all yet but ill keep on practicing tho :P
but a great pruchase for only 500 points

Junnkie

#25

Junnkie said:

I got this game a week ago and haven't managed to finish it yet! Damn! :)) Anyways it's a good game, used to love it back in the days! Cheers!

CorbsAdmin

#26

Corbs said:

An outstanding NES title. I can still pick a Contra game up at any time and have a blast with it. Tough as nails, but just as much fun! :)

Cally

#27

Cally said:

I remembered when I played Super C again, it really pushes me over the edge in that overhead stage with the mouths coming out of the ground (I think stage 6). COME ON!

Super C is definitely inferior to the original. The design just feels kind of plain and not as interesting. Like so many such games, the value skyrockets with two players, tho.

psyduck

#28

psyduck said:

It sux that the game runs so slowly in Europe but I will probable getting this next anyway for the co-op play.

MexicanJonny10

#29

MexicanJonny10 said:

i have this game as a bonus feature on my DS for the game contra 4, this game is hella hard on single player mode so im getting this to play co-op mode

sponge

#30

sponge said:

where is CONTRA??

i DLed this on VC, super stoked about it. beat it for the first time EVER yesterday. crushed it, really. i under-appreciated this one back in the day. AWESOME game.

psyduck

#31

psyduck said:

This game is great fun but way too easy. You get too many extra lives for scores and the bosses are not challenging enough. Just finished it without using continues. The 6th stage is a bit tuff though. Next would be to finish it without dying.

Advice: Get the spread gun on the first level and don't let it go until the end stage.

Now, where is the 1st Contra/Probotector?

Bass_X0

#32

Bass_X0 said:

I can't beat the 3rd world. If the spider boss doesn't get me, the end boss does.

pixelman

#33

pixelman said:

I'm stuck on level 3 (World 2-1) even with the live cheat. The Contra games are ridiculously hard, but eerily addicting. I can't wait for the original to be released. I'm not a fan of the top-view levels in this one - they're not near as fun as the "3D" levels in Contra 1.

axdaxm

#37

axdaxm said:

I bought this one still but there's still no original contra or contra force? What gives with that? Trying to get decent price NES games is impossible. Ebay merchants want 150 for contra force. Nintendo needs to make the other two great games happen already!

TheDreamingHawk

#38

TheDreamingHawk said:

I think this WAY better than the original contra, which is probably why it didn't get rereleased. Japan did get the MSX Version though.

Maybe it's the cutscenes...

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