Contra III: The Alien Wars

Average Rating: 7.22/10
Video Game Rank: 794
Game Boy Rank: 21
Game Boy Advance Rank: 48
SNES Rank: 53
Wii Rank: 94
Wii U Rank: 85
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Video Game: Contra III: The Alien Wars
Primary Name
Contra III: The Alien Wars
Alternate Names
Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX
Contra Spirits
Contra: The Alien Wars
Super Probotector: Alien Rebels
魂斗羅スピリッツ
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Release Date
1992-02-28
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Video Game: Contra III: The Alien Wars
Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX
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eShop Wii U Downloadable edition
Rel Date: 2015-11-05
Publisher: Konami
Wii U
Developer: Konami
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: CERO: A (All ages), ESRB: E, OFLC(AU): PG / ACB: PG, PEGI: 12+more»
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Contra III: The Alien Wars
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eShop Wii U Downloadable edition
Rel Date: 2013-11-27
Publisher: Konami
Wii U
Developer: Konami
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: CERO: A (All ages), ESRB: E10+
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Contra III: The Alien Wars
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eShop Wii Downloadable edition
Rel Date: 2007-01-16
Publisher: Konami
Wii
Developer: Konami
Media: Downloadable Content
Region: 
Rating: CERO: A (All ages), ESRB: E10+, OFLC(AU): PG / ACB: PG, PEGI: 12+more»
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Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX
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English/European Game Boy Advance edition
Rel Date: 2003-02-21
Publisher: Konami
Game Boy Advance
Developer: Factor 5
Media: Cartridge
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: ELSPA: 11+
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Video Game: Contra III: The Alien Wars
Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX
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North American Game Boy Advance edition
Rel Date: 2002-11-07
Publisher: Konami
Game Boy Advance
Developer: Konami
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: ESRB: E
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North American Game Boy edition
Rel Date: 1994-10-00
Publisher: Konami
Game Boy
Developer: Factor 5
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Super Probotector: Alien Rebels
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English/European SNES edition
Rel Date: 1992-11-19
Publisher: Konami
SNES
Developer: Konami
Media: Cartridge
Region: Europe and Oceania
Rating: 
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Video Game: Contra III: The Alien Wars
Contra III: The Alien Wars
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North American SNES edition
Rel Date: 1992-04-06
Publisher: Konami
SNES
Developer: Konami
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
Rating: ESRB: K-A
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Contra Spirits
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Japanese Super Famicom edition
Rel Date: 1992-02-28
Publisher: Konami
SNES
Developer: Konami
Media: Cartridge
Region: Asia (Except China)
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"Contra III: The Alien Wars, released in Japan as Contra Spirits (魂斗羅スピリッツ) and in the PAL region as Super Probotector: Alien Rebels, is a 1992 run and gun game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System produced by Konami. It is the third console iteration of the Contra series, following the original Contra and Super C for the NES.

Taking advantage of the then new technology provided by the Super NES, the graphics in Contra III improved upon the NES versions of the first two installments, bringing it closer to the quality of the arcade versions. The level design is more complex, and provides more opportunity for interaction. For instance, players can grab on to poles or ceilings and navigate them in a monkey bar fashion, climb walls and ladders, destroy buildings and scenery, and commandeer tanks.

New styles of levels in The Alien Wars involve motorcycle chases, riding on missiles, and two Mode 7 enabled overhead levels. The weapons system is revamped, and players can carry two weapons instead of one, only losing the one they are currently using if they die. They can also fire these two weapons simultaneously in a spin-jump circular fire pattern that hit enemies on all sides: however, being hit while doing so results in the player losing both of their weapons. The player can also lock their character's mobility, allowing the player to shoot at all eight possible directions (including downwards and at angles) without moving or jumping. Finally, the player's default gun now has autofire capability (as a result, the Machine Gun from previous installments is gone). New weapons includes a whip-style Flame Gun, Crusher Missiles, and Homing Missiles similar to the Hunter Gun in Operation C. The player can also carry Bombs which will destroy almost all on-screen enemies when detonated at anytime."

Source: Wikipedia, "Contra_III:_The_Alien_Wars," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Video Game Rank: 794
Game Boy Rank: 21
Game Boy Advance Rank: 48
SNES Rank: 53
Wii Rank: 94
Wii U Rank: 85
Num Ratings: 120
Average Rating: 7.22 Ratings Breakdown
Standard Deviation: 1.56
Num Views: 1351
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Avg. Game Weight: 4.0 Weight Breakdown
Fans: 3
Personal Comments: 23
Users Owning: 130
Users Wanting: 1
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Total Plays: 15
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