Super Contra plays just like it did in the arcade and on the NES in this epic Android emulator. Everything you remember about the original -- including a certain cheat code we won't spoil here -- is present and works well in this version. That does mean it's just as frustratingly difficult as it always was, though.
Super Contra is an exact copy of the original arcade and Nintendo favorite. As you may remember, the goal of this game is to run and shoot alien after alien to get your way to their leader. What makes it different from the original Contra are more inclines and declines in the terrain and the occasional top-down view to complement the side-scrolling shooting you're used to. Your screen houses the controls, which are just like the original NES and very responsive. However, you might find them a little cramped if you're using a smaller phone. Super Contra lets you save your progress at any time or even speed up gameplay -- though we don't recommend that, as this shooter is challenging enough at regular speed.
If you loved playing this game in its '80s heyday, you'll enjoy it just as much on your tablet or smartphone. Super Contra is an excellent emulator, since it gives you the full version of the original classic. Whether you're feeling nostalgic or just want a challenging, side-scrolling shooter, this download is worth the effort.
Game Classic - Super Contra (Android Version) Super Contra is a Run and Gun-style action game produced by Konami, originally released as a coin-operated arcade game in 1988. It is the sequel to the original Contra and the second game in the Contra series released for the arcades. Like in the original game, the game centers on soldiers Bill Rizer and Lance Bean, who are once again assigned to protect the Earth from an army of alien invaders. The game features standard side-scrolling stages, as well as all new overhead stages in lieu of the original game's "3D" stages. The arcade version of Super Contra plays essentially the same as its predecessor. The main difference was in its versatility. While the original Contra had two different perspectives (a side-view and an over the shoulder view), Super Contra replaces the 3D stages with top-view stages similar to other overhead shooters at the time such as Commando and Ikari Warriors. Additionally, the side-view stages of Super Contra featured inclined surfaces, which were not in the original Contra. In the arcade version, the player can now control the height of their jump; by holding the joystick up and pressing the jump button will allow for a higher jump; likewise the player can perform low jumps as well by holding down-right or down-left while pressing the jump button. The arcade version is composed of five stages which spans a military base, a jungle and an alien lair. Stage 1, 3, 4 are side-view stages, while Stage 2 and 5 are top-view stages.