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The Heaven's Laser is a weapon in Neo Contra.

Description[]

The Heaven's Laser is a lock-on type weapon, specifically for anti-air combat, for the unlockable Type-D set. Because it is unavailable from the start of the game, it has no description in the Neo Contra instruction manual. When an enemy is locked-on with this weapon, releasing the lock-on button will unleash an extremely swift, and deadly, thin laser beam from the sky to immediately hit said target from above. This weapon can even be fired without first requiring a lock-on: if the lock-on button is pressed and released without acquiring a suitable target, a laser will strike a few feet in front of the player's facing direction. The weapon allows up to four lock-on targets simultaneously. The laser's power is stronger than most other Lock-on weapons, capable of heavily inflicting damage to targets. Its power, bullet speed, and option to fire without lock-on can eliminate many enemies within seconds.

The icon appears to represent a space satellite; this likely represents a character's lock-on calling forth a space satellite firing down lasers from the sky. The "Heaven" in the name likely refers to the Laser being fired from far above the atmosphere.

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Trivia[]

  • The Heaven's Laser may also strongly be based on the Satellite seen from Contra: Shattered Soldier. A satellite with a similar build as the weapon's icon is seen during the intro cutscene orbiting around Earth. In the bad ending of Shattered Soldier, that same satellite is seen firing a powerful laser on the Galuga Archipelago, annihilating the entire island, its surrounding region, and all life within a 60-mile radius.
  • A Yu-Gi-Oh! card named Satellite Cannon resembles the overall theme of the Heaven's Laser.

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