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You think you can equal the great Plant Contra? Just who do you think you are?
~ Plant Contra

Plant Contra, also known as the Big Benny Plant, was an alien arboreal/cyborg hybrid that was one of the "Four Hell Warriors of Neo Contra" - renegade Contra that were the elite members of the Neo Contra organization. He uses two forms during the boss level.


Big Peni Plant - Part A (budding form)[]

The true appearance of Plant Contra, one of the Four Hell Warriors of Neo Contra. Its true identity has been improved and seems to be fused with genes from the Penni Plant, which is a super aggressive plant alien. It can generate offspring called "Cyvaisamo" by itself. This state is still in the process of growth and when stimulated, full growth has been promoted.

Arguably, one of the easiest bosses in the game. He begins closed up and throws seeds at you, which become little plant things that walk around. He will then lunge at the spawns, killing them (and you if you do not move out of the way). Occasionally he will slap the ground with two vines, creating a large shockwave.

The spawns can be killed as soon as they hit the ground, and are slow moving, so they pose an almost minimal threat. The only problem is when the boss lunges at the spawns. Simply avoid positioning yourself between the boss and spawn. The shockwaves are harder to deal with, but still fairly easy. The waves are created to nearby the boss, so stay along the edge of the room.

His entire body can be damaged, so simply begin firing as soon as the fight starts. Move out of the way to avoid the lunge and back into the middle to avoid the shockwaves. In all likelihood you will be able to destroy this portion of the boss before it uses the shockwaves at all. Explosive-based weapons like the Fire Whip, Fireball or Bazooka are absolutely devastating against him, and if you use the Katana or the Flaming Katana, chances are this phase will end before it can even launch the first spawn.

Big Peni Plant - Part B (blooming form)[]

Big Peni Plant in its blooming state. The exhaled seeds burst like a Phoenix Flower, parasitizing the surrounding creatures mercilessly. Things like yaiba that move around the ground have deformed roots. The weak spot (the head at the top of the stalk) is covered by a hard shell, but it is still sensitive and when stimulated the movement of the roots slows down.

After destroying the base, the flowery part will open up and the boss will become much more unpleasant. This time it will vomit several seed pods on the ground which will all burst into a single bullet at the same time. The bullets are the standard ones that humanoid enemies fire, and the pods target your location when they burst. The bullets lack a homing ability, but there are quite a few on screen at once. To make things worse, two spikes are moving around the boss in circular motions, limiting your mobility and forcing you to constantly keep moving.

The bullets are easy enough to avoid, and you can destroy the pods before they burst. However, this takes time and you will most likely only get one or two pods before they fire. The real threat is the spikes moving around the floor, which move increasingly faster as you damage the boss. Keep focused on your character, not the boss and move before you get hit by anything.

The boss's weak point is the flowery part, which can only be hit with lock on weapons, as the case was with Guerilla Contra. Do not pay any attention to the boss itself; instead just hold down the lock-on button and focus on avoiding things on the ground. Once you lock all of your beams release them and start the lock-on for the next volley. While not a particularly hard boss, it will take quite a few volleys to kill it, so be careful. Like with Guerilla, the Weapon Set D is probably the one that will make things ridiculously simple.


See also[]

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