The safest way to destroy a Side Gun is to stand on the opposite side and shoot at it from an angle. You can only hurt it when its red eye is open. The three weapons in your possession are all you'll ever get, which seems rather disappointing since part of the fun of the classic Contra games was when you'd manage to grab exactly the one weapon power-up that you most desperately needed. He will do several low flybys over the train car; you can avoid these by ducking. It's smart to stay between the beam-shooting nodes, even if they're not firing. After several rolling blades, the Runner will fly off of the train. The Mech will do one of the above attacks twice, or do one attack and then the other, or rarely it will do just one attack before it continues.
This will make things much simpler. You may feel safer by jumping onto the platform above you on the left, locking your position, and then destroying them from there with your weapon of choice. It will probably get off one shot; just jump over the rolling projectile that comes after you. Charge up energy shots for the next sequence. Two or three passes like this and you should destroy all of his body segments. Take this time to shoot it with energy shots, homing missiles, or whatever else.
Your positioning here is critical; if you let any bombs get through, the whole thing is ruined. Hopefully, I have accomplished that. Jump over the spike-filled pits that appear and try to stay as close to the Tank as possible througout the battle. You can actually shoot in eight directions depending on where you push the directional pad or analog stick , and pressing and holding the L2 button causes you to lock your aim in one of those positions. One, charge up your machine gun and fire the round sweep over the sand bags. I prefer using two quick shots of homing missiles to take out the heat-seeking fireballs.
I took what names I could from the instruction booklet provided with the game and made up all the rest with a generous use of artistic license. Don't let any get away if you want a 100%. No one's going to complain about repetition in an arcade-style shooter like this. Either way, it won't be long before this disembodied snake head keels over. All of the legendary action and adrenaline of the famed Contra series explodes in a new dimension with Contra: Shattered Soldier.
When you first see one, stop moving and wait until they open up. Let me introduce you to. Return: Complete level 7 up to the credits with an ''A'' rank. You have to do this fast or else the legs will walk over the edge of the train and the opportunity will be missed. The gun will charge up and shoot two shots, one right after the other.
Successfully complete the game with an ''A'' rank to view an alternate ending sequence and unlock level 6 in training mode. Next focus on the helicoptor soldier before destroying the truck. At this point, nodes will open up on the bottom of the coptor. If you're on the bottom level and the top path opens up or there's a wall blocking your way, jump up. Super Cheats is an unofficial resource with submissions provided by members of the public. Also, the fire whip can destroy these bullets thanks goes to Sarah who pointed this out.
Unfortunately, it's not that simple. The only safe way to avoid this is to be on the opposite side. This is the most basic weapon, and it's a good one. If you need to jump, you need to make sure you don't touch the protruding underbelly of the coptor, which will kill you. Ending 2 Normal Finish Stage 6 with a B or C Total Rank.
If you don't kill the top gun, the game will tell you when it's time to jump on the ceiling because the tank will keep moving more and more to the right until there's no room for you. Simply use energy shots or your machine gun to take them out. Gallery Complete the game with an A rank. Use your fire whip and move through here as quickly as possible. Unlock The Endings To get the endings you need to play the game in Normal mode, and either get a low rank to end the game prematurely on Stage 5 or 6, or get a high rank to move to the next stage.