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The Laser Chandelier (unofficial name) is a recurring boss in the Contra series. It is a large machine with several cannons affixed to it that moves across the ceiling and fires laser beams straight down.


Super C[]

First appearance of this boss in the series, introduced exclusively in Super C, the NES conversion of Super Contra. The Laser Chandelier is the boss of Base Area 3. It is a large mechanical device that has several cannons affixed to it. It moves along a rail on the ceiling and shoots an array of giant laser beams straight down in a set pattern. The cannons can be destroyed individually, providing safe spots where the player can remain under during the encounter. The chandelier will move further to either side depending on the cannons it still has left, with the last of them always reaching the edge of the screen. The laser beams are shot in a right-to-left and then left-to-right pattern, one beam after the other, after which the device will make a short pause.

Recklessly destroying the cannons may have its disadvantages, as it could leave the player unable to predict which and when the remaining ones are going to shoot next, should they need to cross to the other side. One strategy is destroying a few of the central cannons as soon as possible in order to provide a safe spot underneath the machine and to prevent it from going all the way to the left or the right, and then blast each remaining cannon strategically, leaving the ones on the far ends for last.

Once all cannons are destroyed, the whole machine will explode, granting access to the next area.



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