The Transport Helicopter[1] is a boss in Super Contra. It is a heavily-armed military aircraft used to deploy infantry units.


A large military deployment helicopter encountered at the Base Area 1. It enters the screen by slowly flying about, making a first pass in order to sweep the area by shooting the four turrets mounted on its side, it will then proceed to lower itself while opening the door on its rear, from where numerous infantry units will jump down to the ground and charge at the player. Other soldiers will also keep on entering the battlefield from either side of the screen throughout the whole encounter.

The turrets can be destroyed separately and the infantries will be dealt with in a single shot from any weapon. Once the four turrets have been destroyed, a large glowing core will emerge on the helicopter's side. Destroying it will bring the whole aircraft down.

In the NES version of Super Contra, defeating the helicopter signifies the end of the stage, whereas in the arcade version the level will continue inside the fort, where the player has to deal with an energy core.



  1. Unofficial name.