1001 Video Games

The SNES version of Contra III: The Alien Wars appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

European version

For the European release all humans were redrawn as robots.


During the airstrike on the first stage, the explosion plays the Contra III theme.


  • EGM
    • April 1992 (Issue 33) - Game of the Month (SNES version)
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