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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This SNES game was a blast...literally
7 October 2013 | by (Alabama) – See all my reviews

Contra for the NES is considered a classic while the NES sequel Super Contra a lesser known game known more for brutal game play. This one marks the first Contra on the SNES...first and last as the sequel to this would be on the Sega Genesis. Hard Corps (Genesis sequel) is a faster game and the playable characters are a bit more detailed than the ones here. However, I enjoy this game more as it feels more like Contra than does that game. There was no spread gun in that one, at least Brownie didn't get one. Still, it was impressive in its own right, just needed more and less. This one though feels like Contra and plays like Contra and is a very impressive game that was an early release for the SNES.

The story is set in the year 2636 or something. A future where buildings are orange (at least in the intro) and an alien force makes its way to Earth to take over! It is up to two gentlemen to blast their way through the alien hordes and stop the aliens from taking over! In the Japanese version they were of course robots, but we made them humans. Which makes more since as I would like to think a robot could take more than one hit before dying! The closest you ever see what the original characters is when you play Hard Corps and select Brownie as your character as he is in his original form.

The game play is simple enough if you have played the previous Contra games. There are a couple of new wrinkles as they add the ability to dual wield weapons, and they also add a couple of new weapons this time around too. Whereas Super Contra added virtually nothing all that new as far as weapons. Here along with the spread gun is a gun that shoots homing missiles and when you have both of these you are doing pretty good! They also have a nice little bomb that can clear the screen or do major damage to bosses! The levels vary a bit too as you have your standard left to right side scrolling level, a top view where you must navigate a map, a stage where you are on a motorcycle type vehicle and stages where you also go up and down.

So this Contra is my personal favorite. It is not as difficult as the other Contra games on the NES or the one for the Genesis. The music really gets you going as the music to stage three is completely epic. I have yet to play the Contra for the Playstation, and I am not really sure if there are any more games for any of the systems, but I will try to get around to any more so I can review them all! Fun game and one of the best early games for the SNES.


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