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The Alien Slug (unofficial name) is an enemy in Contra: Hard Corps.

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The Alien Slug is a small slug-like creature originated from the Alien Cell. Its body is comprised by three main segments: a head with long, beetle-like fangs and red eyes, a rounded shaped body, and a pointed tail. They only appear in the Missile stage; this could be due to its creation being the direct result of the Alien Cell being housed within a doomsday missile. Alien Slugs have no physical form of attacking, leaving only their contact damage to be the only harmful threat to their foes. Alien Slugs slowly but relentlessly crawl toward the player without halt until defeated.

As the Hard Corps climb outside of the alien mounted missile, parts of it explode open, exposing a mouth-like opening which spews out these slug-like creatures. One slug is spawned each second, until five are onscreen at a time, potentially swarming the heroes. Although slugs are spawned at a seemingly endless rate, if a certain amount are destroyed from one mouth hole, it will cease to spawn anymore slugs. There are four mouth holes in total; three of them appear as the heroes climb upward on the missile, and a fourth one appears a little afterward, near the Rocket Worm's location. If the Rocket Worm is destroyed, all slugs currently onscreen will also be immediately destroyed, although new ones can still appear if the mouth hole is able to produce more.

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