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The Sand Bag[1] is a recurring obstacle featured in the Contra series.

Description[]

Sand Bags are tan colored bags of heavy sand. They are most commonly used by military units for a variety of purposes. In the Contra series, military units tend to use these bags as makeshift barricades. In many cases, a Sniper hides prone behind one.

Appearances[]

Super Contra[]

Ledder units hide behind a pile of Sand Bags, increasing the amount of firepower required to eliminate them. Due to his prone position, it can prove dangerous to long jump over him.

Contra 4[]

Red Ledder units hide behind a pile of Sand Bags, increasing the amount of firepower required to eliminate them. Due to his prone position, it can prove dangerous to long jump over him. They usually take about 9 hits from the Rifle to eliminate, and all parts of this enemy count as one, meaning it makes no difference if the bullets hit the soldier himself or the pile of Sand Bags.

In one Challenge Mode mission, it is required to long jump over one of these enemies.

Contra: Shattered Soldier[]

Sand Bags are used as a makeshift barricade for the Mortar soldiers. Sand Bags must be eliminated to achieve a higher Hit Rate. Sand Bags have a dark brown color and may sometimes be difficult to spot due to their size and blending in with the scenery.

Hard Corps: Uprising[]

Similar to previous appearances but without any enemies positioned behind them. These harmless piles of sandbags can be shot at for the player's Combo Meter and score. Using the Super Tackle action in front of a pile of Sand Bags will remove the pile and launch several arcing Sand Bags in front of the player, damaging any enemies struck by their piercing velocity.

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