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The Rear Gun is a weapon featured in the MSX2 conversion of Contra. It simultaneously fires one bullet straightforward and another backward.

Description[]

As its name implies, the Rear Gun simultaneously shoots one bullet straightforward and another backward, thus providing both an offensive and defensive purpose at once, as it can frequently take care of (sometimes unexpected) enemies coming from the rearguard and also allows the player to concentrate their main fire on a determined target (such as a resilient enemy or a boss's core) while also taking care of oncoming enemy infantry.

Trivia[]

  • The Rear Run replaces the Spread Gun from the original game and is the only weapon that was changed from that version.
  • This weapon is exclusive to the MSX2 conversion of Contra and hasn't made another appearance in any of the sequels in the series.
  • The Rear Gun is similar to the Tailgun appearing in some Gradius games (also by Konami), firing in two directions –left and right– at the same time.
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