The recurring bosses of Contra - Part 1

Written by Recoil

Some bosses just keep coming back, it seems. Contra has been known for resurrecting old enemies to surprise the player and provide nostalgic satisfaction for the fans. Here's a look at some of the most memorable foes in the series!

Wall / Fortress Gate

Who'd have guessed one of the most iconic bosses in the series would be a... wall? But beware, this is no ordinary wall. it's a guard tower equipped with grenade-launching turrets and a sniper trying to take you down while you're busy firing. Despite its imposing appearance, a few well-aimed shots to the core will take it out in no time. Just make sure to destroy its defense system fast and whatever you do, don't get too close!

Contra (Arcade)
The fortress gate makes its first appearance.

Contra (NES)
The design has been simplified but the attack pattern stays the same.

Contra III: The Alien Wars
This time it's slightly smaller.

Contra: Legacy of War
A camouflage-painted wall appears in this game.

Contra: Shattered Soldier
This time the sniper has brought reinforcements, kill him and another one will soon replace him!

Contra 4
At first it seems like a regular wall, but watch out for its second phase!

Contra ReBirth
Back to the old Contra III style.

Hard Corps: Uprising
Yes, the wall is also back in this new spin-off title!