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Average Player Score Based on 234 ratings
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Score Breakdown Based on 234 ratings
  1. 10 (32)
  2. 9 (31)
  3. 8 (52)
  4. 7 (58)
  5. 6 (28)
  6. 5 (9)
  7. 4 (8)
  8. 3 (5)
  9. 2 (4)
  10. 1 (7)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • User Rating:8.1

    Super Contra - warning, 'x' button may suffer

    Konami has already revived the original Contra, and now not long after, they have made an XBLA version of Super Contra. While the original was difficult, Super Contra is an absolute gauntlet of old-school gaming. E... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Super Contra

  • User Rating:7

    A harrowingly-difficult yet fiendishly fun arcade run-and-gun that is hurt slightly by slippery controls.

    Contra was great. I used to play it as many times as I got killed by slow-moving enemy bullets and humongous armored alien football lackeys. Super Contra ups the ante in more ways than one with bigger bosses, some new w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5

    A Worthy Port to a Classic Game.

    We all know Contra, one of the most challenging and fun games ever made, the perfect start for one of the greatest side scrolling shooter series ever. This one game spawned numerous sequels, some of which have become cla... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.5

    Super Contra; a classic that'll make you remember just how hard games could be.

    Super Contra is one of those games that is easy to pick-up and play, but is hard to master. You'll need to know where every enemy lies, how to defeat all the bosses, and figure out ways to progress through the level succ... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1

    Memories of an Arcade Cabinet

    I tried to be completely fair in my review of this game. I loved it in the arcade in the days of my youth. When I heard the announcement I knew Id be spending money to get this game(5 bucks, nice price!!) First off , ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.1

    Super Contra - warning, 'x' button may suffer

    Konami has already revived the original Contra, and now not long after, they have made an XBLA version of Super Contra. While the original was difficult, Super Contra is an absolute gauntlet of old-school gaming. E... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:2.4

    TERRIBLE

    As a lover of Contra, Super C and Contra 3 the Alien Wars - as well as a master of Contra Shattered Soldier on the Ps2... I thought there was no Contra game that I couldn't love. Unfortunately I played this one. T... Read Full Review

    4 of 9 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8

    Definitely not a game for the causal gamer

    The Good: New graphics look good, can be fun online, 400 points The Bad: Insanely hard, top down sections can be hard to play through Anyone who has played Contra will know its not an easy game, and believe me when i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.5

    CONTRAAA!! THE ARCAAAADE VERSIOOOONNNNN! (I'm singing this by the way).

    Contra. You know the game. You love the game. But most of us have played the game on ye ol' timey nintendo entertainment shoppe. This version was the arcade version. And while the graphics are a bit better, it seems...of... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful