The second game. Also involves two muscular men (one shirtless) shooting aliens. Front flips are involved, as usual. This game has a weird jump mechanic, what with holding Up to jump higher. This ain't no Valis, yo!
I was expecting the big robo spider boss to appear D: (it's just the boss music. :3). Oh well.
Playing the game on Difficult (I thought I had the game on Very Difficult. D: Oh well. It is already done.) Weapons can be upgraded by picking up the same powerup twice. It Wasn't seen again until Contra 4. As usual, I get the spread because a kazillion things are going on. Since I suck (and wanted to play on a higher difficulty), I abused teh states of saves or sumthin'. Emp'rer Devil Gava's parts take a lot of punishment. o_o Madness!