Super Contra is an arcade game developed and published by Konami in 1988, also ported for Nintendo Entertainment in 1990 This installment is a sequel to the legendary Contra (19...
Super Contra is an arcade game developed and published by Konami in 1988, also ported for Nintendo Entertainment in 1990
This installment is a sequel to the legendary Contra (1987) and the story continues the missions of Bill and Lance. In this case they must stop the alien force that attacked an allied base and possessed all its occupants, which puts the protagonists in the dilemma of not just fighting against aliens, but also their compatriots.
From the first level you can already feel the essence of the classic Contra, with a very imposing music and a shattered background as a result of the extraterrestrial attack. In addition, the adventure received a great improvement in the fluidity of the controls, so there are many more comforts than in its predecessor.
Then, all the elements of the classic title are present: variety of weapons, enemies and, some 3D levels or with another perspective and the possibility of playing it in a cooperative way between two players. All these components help players to forget the story and to keep the shoot button pressed and to go through the horde of enemies by firing at everything they see.
This installation received positive reviews and was even ranked 9th on the list of the best arcade games of all time by Electronic Gaming Monthly magazine.
In short, although this game has hardly changed from its famous big brother, it maintains all the components that put the saga in history. On the other hand, the fact that it is a little easier is a good opportunity to add new followers to the saga.
Melancholic for fans and tempting for neophytes, Super Contra is a game that no matter when you try it, its main goal will be always fulfilled: to entertain.
Review by: Gustavo
Published: 29 March 2020 7:11 pm