Contra III: The Alien Wars (1992)
"Kontora Supirittsu" (original title)

Video Game  |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  April 1992 (USA)
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The year is 2636. Red Falcon has now declared an all-out war on humanity. Bill "Mad Dog" Rizer and his partner Lance "Scorpion" Bean must now battle Red Falcon once again and drive the aliens off the face of the Earth.


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The year is 2636. Red Falcon has now declared an all-out war on humanity. Bill "Mad Dog" Rizer and his partner Lance "Scorpion" Bean must now battle Red Falcon once again and drive the aliens off the face of the Earth.

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It's world payback time and the infamous Red Falcon is here to collect!

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Contra III: The Alien Wars - In-depth review!
22 January 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

In the days of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System reining supreme in the early to mid 1990s it had many spectacular games but one that has always had Me playing all the time was one created by Konami called Contra III: The Alien Wars! Sure, this review may cover some game that was made years ago but in My opinion is a classic and is one of the greatest games of all time! I hope you enjoy this review!

My Take: Playing the first Contra games for the NES (Contra and Super C AKA Contra 2) they are action packed and fun to play but in My opinion they never had the epic feeling Contra III: The Alien Wars has. With today's games the graphics and game play are arguably much better than on the Super Nintendo and even though this game came out about twelve years ago I feel that this just can't be defeated! Whenever I play this game I can't help but feel that this game is still legit and that the game is still near the top like it was back in the day!

The Story: The time is February 14, 2636. Red Falcon has returned and has caused the world to be one giant junkyard! The power from this alien monstrosity is unlike any that the world has ever seen! Is there anything or anyone that can stop this force? The answer is yes! The help will come from Jimbo and Sully, the descendants of commando heroes Scorpion and Mad Dog who were in the previous wars! They are equipped with heavy duty fire power but hey their`re gonna need all they can get because its just not Red Falcon they must destroy but also many other unfriendly foes including the huge Beast Kimkoh, the Para-Slug, and the Vicious Slave Hawk! Will these armed muscular men destroy these alien forces and save the world or will Red Falcon conquer the planet and rule the universe?

Game Play: The game play is flawless in My opinion. The controls are very easy to learn. There are two kinds of playing methods depending on the level. Most levels are the normal side view but a couple stages are platform. It has a cool feature that you can use two guns at the same time while jumping!

Graphics: The graphics are awesome! Sure its 16-Bit but it still looks great! For example, Stage one's buildings in the background look so real. I just love the factory and the smoke that comes out of the smoke stacks in level three. The fire, the explosions, the enemies are very neat which even to this day I can't believe how real they look!

Difficulty: The game has three difficulty levels, Easy, Normal, and Hard. The easy level is good especially for novice players. Normal is a decent difficulty setting and gives the player a good challenge. The hard level is great for players who want an extremely difficult game!

Music: I have always adored the music in Contra 3. It is so epic especially the music in stage six and in My opinion the whole score could have been in an epic movie! Its that good!

Sound: The sound is loud, clear, and explosive! It is awesome how some explosions happen as it sounds like the speakers are ready to shatter which is a cool effect!

Overall: I have always had a great time playing Contra III: The Alien Wars and I never get tired of beating it! Its exciting and wonderful to look at too! It has a great story, the enemies are tremendous, the music is outstanding, and its just plain fun! I think anyone who likes aliens, constant action, and great music in a video game would love to play and own this game! It has just about everything a gamer would want! I hope you have enjoyed My review of Contra III: The Alien Wars!

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