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Master in Super Contra

Master140 (35)

Complete the game using only 1 credit.

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Achievement Guide for Master

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Achievement won on 29 Nov 09
TA Score for this game: 455
Posted on 30 November 09 at 16:00, Edited on 30 September 13 at 12:47
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This is the hardest achievement I've gotten and my most proud, and I'll try to share with you guys how I did it. First off, I used double missiles throughout the game, as the spreader doesn't seem to fire right for me, there seems to be breaks or times where it stalls from firing and that can get you killed. I've made it all the way to the wall before the final boss with double missiles. Don't be afraid to take break's, time between tries doesn't make you worse, as I came back after 3 months of not trying and got closer than ever first try. Eventually beating it that day. Be persistent and this one can be yours. Practice and memorization is what gets this done.

Level 1 - Grab the power up at the start that gives you MG missile rockets. Advance through the level regularly, as for the tank, jump and take the guy out in the turret as they can combine their tank shot and his shot to make an undodgeable combo, ruining everything and causing you to start over. For the helo, grab the power up pre-fight for double rockets, as soon as the middle part comes into view, jump into it while shooting for more missiles into it while being able to dodge shots, try to break through and shoot it down via the blue flame as fast as you can, you want to not have to wait for a second pass but if you do, no big deal, just shoot straight right untilnit stops letting troops out. For the ending, your dodge skills come into play, come in running from the bottom firing at a top right angle, sometimes you can take out the far left guy. Then work on shooting down the barrier for the right side and finishing him, and finally the middle, and shoot the piece at the top to finish the level.

Level 2 - Pretty easy level, your missiles outreach everything. Before the first tank, a bomb floats from the right side, it helps to grab it for later. Skip the first tanks then shoot down the machine gun turrets from afar. When you come up to the part with machine gun turrets on either side, shoot the bomb to kill them both, then advance while shooting straight ahead, two guys will be out of view but can hit you if you aren't paying attention as the walls cover their shots up. On the next boss, stay near the bottom and just keep shooting up, the laser part of the boss cant hurt you, he can literally run it over you and not kill you, but the guys shooting bullets can, take them out first if you can. Finish him and the level.

Level 3 - Hardest level IMO. It's very easy to not see shots coming as the trees are in your way, don't even attempt master until you have mastered the beginning of this level as it's what kept me from getting it a lot earlier. My best advice is note there will be a guy in the tree and on the ground as well as a ground turret all at once, be ready to take the tree guy out first and try to concentrate on where the ground guys shots will be so you can jump over and finish him. Be ready for one more tree guy as well as guys jumping from the top of the screen who can literally jump on top of you. In my master run, I did die here and pick up single spread and got to the end of level 5 before the wall before the boss killed me. So don't give up, but I also played extremely well. Hit the water and watch for guys from behind. Don't get out of the water, stay at the edge until the ground turret pokes up, kill it and advance. Easily dodge the missiles from the missile pod and slay it. Another missile gun will fly overhead if you need it. Advance slowly after the fallen trees as aliens begin to jump from the top of the screen and take a few shots to kill, take them one at a time and be ready. Next area, prone and fire to kill the guys who come out of the ground. Then kill the two pods, with double missiles, nothing should get out of them. For the boss, he can be very difficult. Destroy the thing spewing larva immediately, jumping into it while it comes into screen. Once its dead, focus on eliminating the larva on the ground. Once they are dead as well, be watching for the red dots. Concentrate on wither you will have to jump or duck, it will either sweep across your head area, or your feet. Just keep jumping while shooting straight up into the boss, that way it cant hit you with the red ball and you are killing him.

Level 4 - This one can be very easy with weapons, and very hard without. If you have your double missiles, just advance slowly and kill all the aliens before they can get too close. You'll come to a mini boss who fly's back in forth spewing things. Just shoot up without moving if you have missiles, you should be fine as it dies before attacking. Advance again slowly as there are flying aliens as well. Get to the end and eliminate the egg pods on the ground and get against the far right wall and start jumping and firing up, make sure you don't touch him. He should go down before his first lunge as he has very little life.

Level 5 - Now it gets real. Take the left path and blast the little guys off of you before they can get too close. Eventually the spinning heads appear. Start firing straight up, only move if you have a bullet coming at you, and only move as much as you need to. Stay there until the head dies then move on, a swarm of them come at you, do the same thing. A pod with a bomb in it comes before this part, so grab that, it works wonders, but I would save it for the next area. On this part, try to stay to one side and shoot the one that's going to hit you and pass between the rest, if it looks hopeless, launch the bomb. Now you come to a wall that spits a line of bullets. I've never beaten it without dying so I just purposely die so I can rip into it while invincible from a new life, it also has low life.

Final Boss - I've seen a lot of tactics, I failed miserably at using someone else's by firing through the face and destroying the brain that way. It's an option, but what I did was stayed back and concentrated on blasting as fast as I could on the flyers from it's mouth. Then in between them, I shot the right face that lunges. Try to kill it first, then move onto its ear. You can stand to the right of him after you kill the right face and shoot the flyers as they come out and go back to killing him. Destroy his eyes next, then finally move onto that crystal on his head. First the things around it should die, then the crystal explodes, you get a wallop of points, and an achievement worth more than this website gives it credit for. Stay away from him while he explodes, I've heard the explosion can kill you. Happy hunting. Tell us if you get it please, I like to hear about others making this happen. :)


This video shows a guy using the missiles like I used so should give you an idea with my explanation on how to pull this off as most people used spreaders in their master run videos. Thanks Matt.
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