Super C

Konami

Status: No Download, Findability: 1/5

Also known as: Super Contra or Super Commandos

Another game we’d better start looking for, and one which might be slightly harder for me being in the UK. Super C (Or Super Contra/Super Commandos) is a US only release it seems and one which had it been released would have been as hard to find as Simpsons Arcade in the UK on the C64.

Super C is confirmed as having a C64 conversion in the pipeline, due to the C64 mention in the advert (See Scans). It is not a US re-release of the original Contra game from Ocean, but a totally new game which was developed by Konami.

However, although IBM and Amiga versions were released, the C64 version never surfaced and is now a mystery to GTW. Could it be the same development team as Simpsons Arcade?… maybe… but we need help to find out!

Konami’s US releases were generally ok, so we could potentially find a nice conversion out there somewhere.. but how much of one? A full game or just an early preview?… We are hopeful of anything, but most of all we want to find out exactly what happened to this Konami title.

Contributor “Termie Gen” makes a good suggestion that Konami periodically updated its status about its games, so the C64 version was likely in production and may have just been heavily delayed before cancellation due to the dwindling C64 market in the US.   The lack of screenshots could be a good indication that it never got too far either.   A valid point is made that as DSI/USI did the DOS and Amiga versions, but also did convert some games to the C64 – they could well have been involved on the C64 version of Super C too!

We don’t know much else at the moment, but maybe someone can help us find out more?…

Can Super C be saved on the C64?…

Contributions: Wendell, Termie Gen

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18 Responses to Super C

  1. It’d be fantastic to find out more on this one, as i loved Gryzor on the C64 (though it was even better on the Amstrad CPC!), so hardware could of done the game justice, i’d of thought?.

    Sad to read of a poster making up a claim he had a copy of the game though :-(.

    Why people do things like this (create false hope a game exists) i will never know..from claiming to have a copy/know someone who has a copy, to have coded a game, to doctoring footage from other versions to suggest it was a WIP, to simply making up false claims..it’s just madness.

    Just post on what you do know, back up claims with sources and let folks decide for themselves.

    Lost Games research is hard enough without all the Red Herrings often thrown in for good measure.

  2. Did you get the Super C scan claiming the Spring 1991 C64 release from Konami’s brochure “Introducing the hardest software ever”? If not, where did this one come from?

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