DescriptionThe hideous Red Falcon, thought to have been destroyed long ago by the Earth's greatest commandos, Mad Dog and Scorpion, has risen again, this time very angry and thirsty for revenge. His armies are marching through the cities, across the lands, with the intention of exterminating the human race like a bad case of fleas. Two commandos, Jimbo and Sully, have come forth now to defeat Red Falcon and save what remains of the world from his hideous plans.
The Alien War is the third entry in the Contra series. Like its predecessors, it is a predominantly side-scrolling shooter with a heavy emphasis on action. The protagonist can carry two weapons (as opposed to one in the previous entries), and fire in eight directions when standing still. New abilities include climbing on walls, grabbing poles and navigating tanks. Parts of scenery can be destroyed.
In a few instances the protagonist will also participate in motorcycle changes. Two stages have a top-down view and are played differently than the side-scrolling levels, with more freedom of exploration and the necessity to complete mission objectives rather than simply advance in one direction and kill all the enemies.
- "魂斗羅スピリッツ" -- Japanese spelling
- "Super Probotector: The Alien Rebels" -- European SNES title
- "Probotector 2" -- European Game Boy title
- "Contra: The Alien Wars" -- US Game Boy title
- "Contra Spirits" -- Japanese title
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|A magnificent pinnacle in videogame-history!||SNES||Jay the Avenger (10)|
|Great 2-player game!||SNES||DudeOfMonson (106)|
The Press Says
|Eurogamer.de||Wii||Jan 31, 2007||5 out of 5||100|
|Total! (Germany)||SNES||Mar, 1994||1.25 out of 6||95|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||SNES||May, 1992||91 out of 100||91|
|Video Games & Computer Entertainment||Game Boy||Jan, 1995||9 out of 10||90|
|Netjak||SNES||Jan 06, 2003||9 out of 10||90|
|Nintendo Life||Wii||Jan 20, 2007||90|
|The DOS Spirit||SNES||Dec 23, 2012||5 out of 6||83|
|Cubed3||SNES||Sep 27, 2003||8 out of 10||80|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Game Boy||Dec, 1994||7.8 out of 10||78|
|Game Players||Game Boy||Dec, 1994||60 out of 100||60|
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European versionFor the European release all humans were redrawn as robots.
ExplosionDuring the airstrike on the first stage, the explosion plays the Contra III theme.
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Related Web Sites
- The Contra Headquarters (A hosted fan "shrine" site devoted to all the games of the Contra series, including the SNES game Contra III: The Alien Wars. Content includes game info/descriptions, plot summaries, various kinds of media (images, MP3s, etc.) and links to other Contra-related sites.)
- The Contra Headquarters (A hosted fan "shrine" site devoted to all the games of the Contra series, including the Game Boy game Contra: The Alien Wars. Content includes game info/descriptions, plot summaries, various kinds of media (images, MP3s, etc.) and links to other Contra-related sites. )