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Aircraft Carrier is the fourth stage in Neo Contra.




Your character is sprinting at a rather inhumanely fast pace against a sky backdrop. The camera pans out to show that you are actually running atop of a helicopter.

You will immediately be attacked by twelve Gigaflies which must be destroyed with lock on weapons (12%). They usually come in sets of three and fly around for a few seconds before attacking. Once they are out of the way you will be attacked by another Helicopter. Hit it as quickly as possible with lock on weapons, stopping only to clear out the mines when it becomes to dense. This aircraft is particularly durable, but can be destroyed with patience (17%).

Several missiles come flying at your helicopter, and one of them destroys the gunship that was just attacking you. All of the missiles miss, but then a battle cruiser appears near you and opens fire. 

The Battle Cruiser itself cannot be destroyed, instead you must take out eighteen different guns with lock on weapons (35%). The Cruiser isn't very hard, but you don't have much time to destroy the guns before the helicopter changes positions and the targets are out of range. 

A huge battleship flies in and pushes the cruiser out of the way, destroying it. It opens fire on your helicopter, destroying it, but not before Bill and Jaguar jump aboard the battleship. 

Things can get ugly in this section since there are a lot of ninja-grunts, mortar cannons, and very narrow spaces. When you first get aboard, take out the two armored soldiers (37%) and then the stationary helicopter (38%). Move forward and kill the two snipers (40%) and then the helicopter that gets lifted up by a crane (41%). Head back down and to the right to destroy the helicopter and turret (43%) and then the helicopter and turret to the left (45%). After they are taken care of head back up and kill the two armored soldiers across from where the crane was (47%). 

Now you have to deal with four bazooka soldiers, two snipers, two armored soldiers, and two turrets (57%) around the corner. Right past there are two hover crafts (59%), two docked helicopters (61%) and a turret on a narrow walkway (62%). To destroy the turret wait until it stops firing and then run up and hit it with heavy weapons. Past this mess are two more bazooka soldiers (64%) and a missile launcher that has to be destroyed with lock on weapons (65%). Once you try and move onward your way will be blocked by energy fields and a radar dish will drop down. Destroy it before it fires on you (69%) and you won't have any problems. 

Move around the island in the middle and take out the turret right behind it (70%) and the two snipers on either side (71%). First head down the right side and destroy the search-bot, sniper, and missile launcher (75%). Now head back down and destroy the same enemies on the left (79%). Move past the side guns when they aren't firing and kill the two snipers and two armored soldiers at the far end (83%). Once the big missile launcher opens up, destroy it (85%) and the battleship will finally be defeated.  

Standing at the end of the battleship is Animal Contra, a dog-like commando and the fourth Elite. He announces that the ship is about to self-destruct and jumps aboard his escape pod. Your characters will taunt him for not being a true captain, who would go down with his ship. Bill and Jaguar grab two torpedoes and jump down after him. 

Make sure you destroy Animal Contra's laser cannons (95%) before going after the body (100%). It's hard to hit the body, but easy to avoid the laser cannon, so just have patience.  

Animal Contra then flies into the sky and we see him blow up, but unlike the other three bosses previously, it cannot be said for certain that he is dead. 



Description Audio
Theme of Neo Contra Stage 4 #1 - Speed Run.
Theme of Neo Contra Stage 4 #2 - Jungle Juncture Remix (Aircraft Carrier).
Theme of Neo Contra Stage 4 Boss - Animal Contra.


Neo Contra
Bill Rizer (clone) • Jaguar
Neo Contra
Guerilla ContraPlant ContraPheromone ContraAnimal ContraSearleMaster Contra
Gigamech • GegebonneMagnusMystery GEarth DragonGeroikaDograTarakoid SLand Worm • Beam Frame Mech • Drone Frame Mech • Tarakoid MKimkohGirongaGava
Frontline Base 985Stage 2BaseAircraft CarrierNeo Contra Research FacilityMaster C BaseSpace
Neo Contra Original Soundtrack