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For other uses, see Bomb (disambiguation).

The Bomb is a weapon featured in the arcade version of Super Contra. It is a grenade launcher that shoots shells that explode on contact.

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The Bomb is a weapon that is exclusive to the original arcade version of Super Contra (and ports based on it), and so far that's the only game it has appeared in. More than a gun, it is a grenade launcher that shoots metal capsules straightforward which explode on contact. Shot by shot, it is the most powerful weapon in the game.

When one of these shells hits either an enemy or a surface, it produces a powerful explosion that releases two fireballs outward, one that travels a short distance toward the left and another toward the right, damaging any enemies they come in contact with. When the weapon is upgraded by collecting a second Bomb icon while already carrying the weapon, the explosions will now produce four fireballs, this time spreading in an "X" pattern.

While the Bomb gun didn't appear in the NES conversion of the game, Super C, the Flame Thrower replaced it instead, adopting a very similar behavior by releasing a fireball that produces smaller fireballs on contact which travel a short distance outward.

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