Released: 1990
Fun Fact: The famous Konami code only granted 10 extra lives instead of 30 as in the original Contra, and it only worked once in Super C.
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Super Contra was an arcade sequel to the coin-op Contra. It was ported to the NES as Super C, another “impossibly hard” NES game. Playing this game with a friend is strongly advised.

The 3rd person corridor sequences from Contra were replaced with top-down vertical-scrolling levels. The NES port of Super C had three unique levels not featured in the arcade version, and the flamethrower-type power up weapon was adjusted to be more devastating in the sequel.

Super C was otherwise more of the same, but that was okay because “the same” in this case was Contra, one of the most popular games on the NES.