Contra III, farthest I've gotten was Stage 4 boss...IIRC.
really? I blaze through that game easily on both Easy and Normal modes...now for Hard, one of these days.
Favorite is still NES Contra. It's funny that it has this reputation among newer gamers as being legendarily difficult, so I like showing off how to beat it without dying (and without the spreader). Compared to C3 and Hard Corps, it is a cakewalk.
Super C, I blaze through pretty easily as well. everybody seems to like the spreadshot, but in my opinion, it's the worst, since it never aims straight ahead, and probably has the weakest ammo. laser was ridiculously overpowered in the original 2 games, but crush bombs in Contra III became my favorite, tho