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Contra III: The Alien Wars (Wii)

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Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.2
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 4.1


The Press Says

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100
Eurogamer.de
Das, meine Damen und Herren, ist Hardcore-Gaming in seiner schönsten, aufregendsten und Spezial-Effekt-gespicktesten Form. Und es ist jede Minute wert, die man darin investiert. Es sei denn, man kann sich nicht damit abfinden, schon im ersten Level einen Großteil seiner Leben zu verlieren. Wer bei derart fordernden Titeln allerdings einen akuten Beißreflex verspürt, sollte seine Zähne besser heute als morgen in diesem Baller-Brocken versenken. Ein besseres 2D-Jump’n’Shoot hat die Welt noch nicht gesehen.
90
Nintendo Life
The controls in Contra III are perfection. The players are very manoeuvrable and can hang on to railings, grapple up walls, dual wield weapons and somersault through the air to avoid oncoming attacks. There is no doubt this game is better played on the Wii’s classic controller which models the SNES controller layout. The Gamecube controller feels a bit clunky with its button layout. The visuals work really well in this game. The detail in the backdrops is outstanding for a game of this era, the sprites still look good today and the special effects still impress. The musical score is amazing too, it becomes instantly very memorable and the tension really builds up during boss fights.
85
Jeuxvideo.com
Super Probotector : Alien Rebels est ce qui se fait de mieux dans le genre. Un petit condensé d'action furieuse, habillé d'une mise en scène parfaite qui ne laisse aucun temps mort. Certes, c'est affreusement court. Mais le fun procuré par ce titre est indéniable, surtout si vous y jouez en coopération avec un ami. Encore faudra-t-il ne pas être rebuté par sa difficulté old-school, mais les nostalgiques y trouveront fatalement leur bonheur.
82
Gaming Target
For fans of side scrolling shooters or Contra devotees, Contra III: The Alien Wars is a must have addition to the Virtual Console. At only six levels, it’s a bit on the short side, but it offers plenty of challenge and plenty of action for even the most hardened gamers. It’s a steal at 800 Wii Points.
80
Mag'64
"Super Probotector: Alien Rebels" ist auch heute noch ein großer Spaß und hat über die Jahre nichts von seinem Charme verloren. Das Spiel bietet viel Action, Ballerkost bis zum Umfallen und einen knackigen Schwierigkeitsgrad - genau das Richtige für Action-Liebhaber. Der 2-Spieler-Kooperationsmodus setzt dem Ganzen noch die Krone auf und lässt "Super Probotector" zu einem unvergesslichen, doch leider auch sehr kurzen Action-Spektakel werden. Ein Pflichtkauf für Retro-Spieler, sofern ihr frustresistent seid. Halt ein Spiel für richt'ge Männer, und nichts für Memmen.
80
Eurogamer.net (UK)
It's a nicely evolved title, with new abilities and small tweaks to the formula that improve the gameplay in big ways - being able to hold down the fire button for automatic fire is an absolute lifesaver - and for those with the patience to learn its patterns and face its challenge, it's a solid addition to the VC line-up.
80
IGN
Contra III proves that priorities have shifted in the industry over the past 15 years – for a new title to ship with only six levels today would be laughable. But the six levels that are here are jam-packed, focused and a lot of fun, especially when played together with a friend. They're also tough as nails, especially on the more extreme difficulty settings, so getting through to the end may take a lot of trial, error and repetition of the same half-dozen stages. If you don't mind a shorter shooter and aren't frustrated by a true challenge, cash in your Wii Points – 800 will get you a ticket to a war-torn tomorrow. (But not 30 lives when you get there.)