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For this stage's counterpart in the original arcade version of Super Contra, see Alien 2.
For other uses, see Alien Hive (disambiguation).

Alien Area 1 (工イリアンの巣 Kō Irian no Su?, lit. "Alien's Nest") is the sixth stage of Super C (NES).


After many arduous battles, Bill and Lance finally reach the aliens' hive. The place is a gigantic construct of living tissue and organs. The heroes are soon attacked by a plethora of bug-like creatures that relentlessly chase them and spit projectiles at them. These can be neutralized with a single shot from any weapon, so they instead rely on large numbers to pose a real threat, and may end up distracting the player while they're trying to deal with other enemies. These creatures will keep on entering the screen almost throughout the entire level.

The heroes will soon reach a wide area from which nasty looking mouths known as Bakongas suddenly emerge from the ground. These fanged and multi-lipped organs can present a real threat to the player while they attempt to cross to the other side, as they can spawn from any spot on their vicinity, giving them just a split second to react and get out of the way.

After this zone, the road will continue normally for a while (or as 'normal' as a place like this can be). Suddenly, a horrific enemy resembling a large alien skull with an exposed brain will enter the screen and start spinning around the player, preventing some of their shots to travel their way out. While this enemy can be dealt without much problem, just a few steps forward, more of these horrid creatures will enter the screen, preventing their bullets to hit the other incoming aliens that are in turn shooting at them.

What follows is one of the hardest sections of this level - a tight corridor full of incubators on both sides from which infant Bug Aliens constantly hatch, and which then travel to the opposite wall. These are spawned in great frequency, forcing the hero to be quick on the trigger and on their feet to survive this nightmare. A Power-Up Capsule containing a Mega Shell will appear midway through this section, so the player should do their best to get it in order to clear the screen for a moment from the plethora of enemies and thus have a better chance of survival.

Nearing the end of the nest, the heroes find a closed gate. The heroes destroy the seal and finally reach the chamber of the boss of this level.

The Suspicious Face is a construct of several humanoid faces with a ghastly grinning expression. It spits a series of projectiles at the player while more infant bug aliens will constantly come out from the two tunnel-like openings on both sides of the room and start moving following in a pattern. Fortunately, the projectiles shot by the creature leave wide open spaces between them where it cannot aim that, allowing the player to deal with this miniboss at their leisure. Once the creature has sustained enough damage, it will explode, although no fanfare will play as expected.

After a few moments of unsettling silence, the earth will suddenly start to tremble and from the large opening left by the Suspicious Face, the real end boss of this area will emerge, Emperor Demon Gava. The monster is so huge that only his head can be seen. The creature attacks by spewing fireballs, but fortunately, these can be destroyed in midair. Additionally, a large worm-like monster will emerge from one of the smaller side openings, trace a large circle across the battlefield, and escape through the other opening.

While in the original arcade version of Super Contra, defeating Gava signified the end of the game, in Super C, the game continues for a few more alien-themed levels until the player gets to meet the new antagonist of the game.





  • In the original arcade version of Super Contra (and direct ports of it), this is the final stage of the game.



Game Title Audio Usage
Super C
Hotter Than Hell BGM
Creature from Outer Space Suspicious Face miniboss fight
Great Heli-Ruined Base Gava boss fight
Super Contra/Super C
Bill RizerLance BeanRD008RC011
Red Falcon
Entrance SecurityMagnusDethgerbisMetal AlienEmperor Demon Gava
Great HeliMagnusSensorLaser ChandelierGiralalEmperor Demon GavaDethgerbisKimkoh
M4A4 TankGreat HeliGiralalSuspicious Face
TuckerSpidalSuspicious Face
Ruins of the Federal Military BaseInside the Federal Military BaseDeep JungleAlien 1Alien 2
Base Area 1Base Area 2JungleBase Area 3Base Area 4Alien Area 1Alien Area 2Alien Area 3
Music from Super Contra & A-Jax