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The Zako Alien is an enemy in Contra: Hard Corps.

Description[]

Zako Aliens were once human soldiers who mutated into these bizarre alien-type creatures. They either charge when getting too close to a curled soldier or they just run in from the side. If the player dodges it, it will reverse directions and continue the chase (unlike other charging enemies who just continue their way). It can also leap forward to catch up with the player in case they try to outrun it.

Zako Aliens also cannibalize each other when they collide with another of their kind; however, they'll run away at the sight of larger, more powerful aliens (such as Gebolien or Java). As one would expect, these creatures are relatively weak, possessing a measly 3 HP.

In Probotector (MD), some Zako Aliens are released from eggs resembling Eggrons.

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Trivia[]

  • Zako in Japanese means "cannon fodder" or "mook" in a derogative manner.
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