syltefar.com: Contra III: The Alien Wars

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The style of this cool game is, like many other arcade games from this era, reminiscent of 80's post-apocalyptic sci fi movies, e.g. Escape from New York. There are top-down stages switching to a reasonably well-implemented multi-directional shooter that rotates the screen instead of your guy. This is the best use of Mode 7 graphics I have seen, and the gameplay actually works quite well.
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Contra III: The Alien Wars

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    2011-02-24
  • 960
    Completed Stage 1/6 - The Streets.
  • 2011-03-01
  • 966
    Completed Stage 2/6. Stage 3 has this horrible robot-thing that blocks your progress while firing missiles at you. That guy sucks.
  • 2018-06-26
  • 8951
    Jeppe N and I played this on his SNES Mini connected to his projector. We reached the end boss of stage 3.