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A Mortarman is an enemy in Contra: Shattered Soldier.

Description[]

A Ledder manning a mortar launcher. The soldier pumps the mounter ground cannon with a shell, covers his ears, then the cannon fires, unleashing its loaded payload. The soldier then repeats the process. If either the soldier or the cannon is eliminated, the surviving soldier/cannon is eliminated along with the defeated soldier/cannon.

Appearances[]

Contra: Shattered Soldier[]

There are two types of a Mortarmen:

  • One variant wields a white cannon that sticks its nose directly upward and its base stuck in the ground. This cannon will fire a flashing shell into the air that will separate into four smaller projectiles that rain down on the ground. These shells are susceptible to the Fire Whip. In most cases, a charged Diver Mine can easily eliminate a top-firing mortarman without getting too close to the soldier.
  • Another variant positions his cannon behind a pile of Sand Bags, aimed slightly diagonal. This mortar can fire one flashing napalm in an arc at a time. The napalm might not travel very far depending on the mortar's position, but its low altitude while traveling endures the bomb can quickly ignite once it hits the ground, unless it is immediately shot at by weapons fire. The charged Fire Whip can eliminate the soldier quickly as its powerful beam pierces through the sand bags.

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