30°
Submitted by BootHammer 836d ago | opinion piece

Nintendo Flashback: Contra III The Alien Wars - BootHammer

"Join BootHammer as we take a look back at one of the Super Nintendo’s finest shooters, Contra III: The Alien Wars. It was the first 16-bit installment in the Contra series, designed exclusively for the SNES. Contra 3 (Contra Spirits in Japan) continues the story of Bill and Lance’s battles against the evil Red Falcon alien forces." BootHammer (Video) (Retro)

Attached Video
TrendyGamers  +   837d ago
Never played. Is it on the Virtual Console?
BootHammer  +   837d ago
I actually think it is. I was running an Emulator for this one but I believe a friend of mine had it on his Nintendo Wii at one point. Awesome game!
kristoforsparrow  +   836d ago
It is on Wii VC and it is a hard as nails game. But I wouldn't have it any other way. This is the baddest Contra game I've ever played--the graphics, weapons, and pace are perfect with the traditional Contra run-and-gun style. If this game allowed the Konami code it would be the Contra everyone talked about.
BootHammer  +   836d ago
Bubble up sir! Well said, it's action packed from beginning to end with explosions and bad guys coming at you from all directions.

The music and presentation was absolutely nailed. I believe the Japanese version had a code for extra lives or something that helped out a bit but the US port did not...bummer =)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

Details from Pokkén Tournament Stream Show New Characters and More

14m ago - Hardcore Gamer: Tonight, North American fans were lucky enough to get a live look at the upcoming... | Arcade
40°

Why Bloodborne is a better experience with the PlayStation 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Headsets

18m ago - Game Idealist explains why it is worth playing Bloodborne with a PlayStation 7.1 Virtual Surround... | PS4
Ad

Start Making Games for the PS4

Now - Want to design the next generation of video games? Start learning game design today. Click for more info on how to get started. | Promoted post
20°

MMOs - Knight's Fable Review

28m ago - Knight's Fable review, screenshots, videos, and more. Take a look at this browser based MMORPG fr... | PC
20°

MMOs - Summoner's Legion Review

29m ago - Review for the browser based card game Summoner's Legion with screenshots and videos. | PC
20°

Review: State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition | Best Buy Plug-In Blog

29m ago - The fastest selling original Xbox Live Arcade game comes to the Xbox One. State of Decay: Year-On... | Xbox One