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Alternate Title:Contra 2
Console: Nintendo NES
Region:U
Year: 1990
RFG ID #: U-027-S-06240-A
Part #: NES-UE-USA
UPC: 083717110187
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
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Genre: Shooter
Sub-genre: Side-Scrolling Shooter
Players: 1-2
Controller: Standard Controller
Media Format: Cartridge 2 Meg
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Collection Stats:

  • 601 of 7387 collectors (8.1%) have this game in their collection
  • 30 of 7387 collectors (0.4%) have this game in their wishlist.
  • 8 of 7387 collectors (0.1%) have this game for sale or trade.
Review:

Super C combines elements of both role-playing and strategy games with richly colored FMV cut scenes and a beautiful one-hundred piece orchestra score, all to tell one of the most poignant and thought provoking stories in all of video-gamedom.

NOT!

Super C is about kicking ass and taking names. It's a game where players shoot first, shoot some more, think about asking questions, and then decide instead just to continue shooting. Questions are for pansies anyway. So pack your machine gun, bring a toe tag, and bring a body bag, because Super C will blow you away!

The game works like this: Players take the role of Mad Dog (Player 1) or Scorpion (Player 2). These guys are the commandos from Contra (to which this game is a sequel). Apparently evil aliens have taken control of the army and are trying to take over the world. Mad Dog and Scorpion have to save the planet by pumping thousands of rounds of lead into everything that moves. The premise is fantastic. It consists of just shooting everything. If there is an alien, shoot it. If there is a helicopter, shoot it. If there is a puppy, shoot it.

People ask: "What about the game-play, Leon? Isn't that just mindless button mashing?" No. No it is not mindless button mashing. While not as difficult as it's predecessor, Super C demands a very high skill level of it's players. Players have to stay on their toes at all times to avoid enemy bullets and monsters, while pulling the trigger as fast as possible to blast the guts out of the alien army.

Super C has great graphics for an NES game. They're better than the graphics in the original game and slightly ahead of most other games of the time. The sound is also good. Video game music junkies love to blare the Super C soundtrack at extra high volume even now, almost fifteen years later. The problem here is the game is so much fun to play that you don't notice how good the graphics and sound are. You might not even notice there are graphics. You'll be too busy killing things.

In closing, it's just too bad there aren't games like this anymore. Super C is clearly a product of the eighties. It has big guns, big hair, and lots of tasty violence. This game is a beautiful reminder of that golden era of excess to which most of us owe our current video game obsession. The only thing missing is a no-holds-barred fight between Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev on top of the Berlin wall, with the loser plummeting to their death hundreds of feet below. But you just can't have everything.

RF Generation Review Score


90%

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Variations:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Nintendo NES Germany S Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces Konami 1992 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES France S Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces Konami 1992 Shooter
Nintendo NES United Kingdom S Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces Konami 1992 Shooter
Nintendo NES Brazil S Super C Playtronic 1993 Shooter
Nintendo Famicom J S Super Contra Konami 1990 Action/Adventure
Related Games:

Console Reg. Type Title Publisher Year Genre
Nintendo NES U S Contra [Round Seal] Konami 1988 Action/Adventure
Nintendo NES U S Contra Force Konami 1992 Action/Adventure
Nintendo SNES U S Contra III: The Alien Wars Konami 1992 Action
Sega Genesis U S Contra: Hard Corps Konami 1994 Action/Adventure
Sega Saturn U S Contra: Legacy of War Appaloosa Interactive 1997 Shooter
Game Trivia:

  • Super C is based on the arcade game Super Contra.
  • Super C is the direct sequel to Contra.
FAQ's/External Links:

Instructions:

D-PAD
Movement/aims weapon.
A
Jump.
B
Shoot.
START
Pauses game.
SELECT
Select one or two player game at title screen.
Game Credits:

S. Umezaki Programmer
S. Muraki Graphic Design
H. Maezawa Sound Design
K. Shimoide Special Thanks, Super C Team
Umechan Team Direction
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