Contra III: The Alien Wars

Contra III: The Alien Wars (SNES)

1992

System
Super Nintendo
Publisher
Konami
Developer
Konami

8.5

Game Rating

User Ratings: 367

Our Review: 9/10

Overview

Also Known As
Super Probotector: Alien Rebels (Europe)
Number of Players
2
Genre
Action
Release Date

Super Nintendo

  • 28th Feb 1992
  • 26th Mar 1992
  • 12th Sep 1992

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • 29th Jan 2007, 800 points
  • 19th Jan 2007, 800 points
  • 16th Jan 2007, 800 points

Wii U (Wii U eShop)

  • 27th Nov 2013, ¥800

Wii U eShop

  • 28th Nov 2013, $7.99
  • 7th Jan 2014, £5.49

New Nintendo 3DS (3DS eShop)

  • 12th May 2016, £7.19
  • 19th May 2016, $7.99
Series
Contra
Controller Support
Classic, Gamecube

Screenshots (8)

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Reviews

  • 28

    New 3DS / SNES

    Review Contra III: The Alien Wars

    Portable blockbuster

    The year is 2636 and some aliens have popped over to earth for a visit. At first it seems they are putting on a fancy light show but then buildings start exploding and the alien wars begin! Contra III: The Alien Wars is a run and gun classic full of action as you "attack aggressively" in an attempt to defeat those pesky...

  • 27

    Wii U eShop / SNES

    Review Contra III: The Alien Wars

    Lasers and missiles and heliobombs, oh my

    Just when you thought the Wii U eShop had reached a maximum capacity of irresistibly cute little creatures with the likes of Pikmin 3, Toki Tori and Kung Fu Rabbit, here comes Contra III: The Alien Wars to mow down the competition with its terrifying alien invasions, flamethrower-wielding protagonists and...

  • 13

    Wii Virtual Console / Super Nintendo

    Review Contra III: The Alien Wars

    Run 'n gun

    Konami really went all out with this title, the third instalment to the Contra series (or Probotector to gamers in the PAL regions). The development team at the time must have relished the challenge of developing on the Super Nintendo as this is one of the more impressive games on the system; the experience is a good deal bigger and...

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    Contra is one of a handful of franchises that have become completely synonymous with gaming; indeed, chances are if you haven't played any Contra games, then you'll have at least heard of them. Konami's shoot-em-up behemoth may have lost a lot of its lustre in recent years (pretty much par for the course with Konami these days,...

About The Game

In the year 2636, the Alien War continues, and it's up to two soldiers, Jimbo and Scully, to put a stop to the alien invasion. The aliens have ravaged the Earth with their powerful organic and technological weapons. Players can join with a partner and battle through six stages of nonstop, run-and-gun action.

Collect power-ups, including bombs, flamethrowers, spread shots, lasers and machine guns to take out the aliens. Control Jimbo and Scully as they travel through war-torn cities, race on air bikes, ride missiles and ultimately break into the alien base to defeat the alien boss once and for all.