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Super C (NES)

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Title Screen

Super C (NES)

Also known as: Super Contra (JP), Probotector II: Return of the Evil Forces (EU)
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Platform: NES
Released in JP: February 2, 1990
Released in US: April 1990
Released in EU: 1992

CodeIcon.png This game has unused code.
DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

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Two John Rambos shoot up aliens. If you're European, then it's two Robocops.

Unused Enemy Behavior


The hidden gun turrets in the second part of Area 5 can be set to point to the right, even though they are only ever approached from the left. To see this behavior in action, change ROM address 0x9821 to 81 and approach the first turret.

Unused Font


An unused hexadecimal font is present in the ROM. The zero is also sometimes used for padding.

Build Date

At the end of the PRG ROM is an ID with the date that version of the game was compiled. Similar IDs are present in many other Konami games.

Japan North America Europe
MAST891005 MAST891129 MAST920331

...So the Japanese version was compiled on October 5, 1989, the North American version on November 29, and the European version on March 31, 1992.

Sound Test


A sound test full of Engrish is accessible by holding A + B and pressing Start on the title screen. Strangely, only the Medley ("MEDOLEY") locks the cursor in place while it plays.

Virtually identical sound tests can also be found in Gradius II and the Japanese version of Contra.

Regional Differences

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Title Screen

Japan North America Europe
Super c j title.png Super C title.png Probotector 2 title.png

Extra Lives Cheat Code

On the title screen, press Right, Left, Down, Up, A, B, Start. This will give you 30 lives in the Japanese and European versions, and 10 in the North American version.

Japanese Differences

Stage Select

Super Contra (J)-0.png

In the Japanese version, hold Down + Select at the title screen and press Start. Select the area with Up / Down, then press Start to go there.

European Differences

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Due to German laws prohibiting the sale of violent video games to minors, the European version has many graphical differences:

  • The two human protagonists, Bill and Lance ("Mad Dog" and "Scorpion" in the U.S. localization), were replaced with robots named "RD008" and "RC011".
  • Four enemies were changed to robots in side-scrolling stages, and three were changed to robots in top-down stages.
  • The helicopter that drops off the heroes was changed to look more futuristic, as was the first helicopter boss.
  • The background music tempo was increased.