Nintendo SNES Classic Game Contra III: The Alien Wars

Posted: Jul 6 2017, 4:52am CDT | by , Updated: Jul 6 2017, 4:54am CDT, in News | Technology News

 
Nintendo SNES Classic Game Contra III: The Alien Wars
  • Contra III: The Alien Wars

The third part in the Contra franchise makes its special release for the SNES console

The SNES console is bringing the latest installment of the Contra franchise to the gamers. It is one of the 21 games that are going to come pre-installed in the new SNES console. Contra game has been a fan favorite from the start and its third installment brings more fun and high quality entertainment.

Developer
Contra III: The Alien Wars has been developed by Konami especially for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the third installment developed by the company in the Contra series. It succeeds the original Contra (1987) and Super C (1988). The previous two parts were developed for NES play. Nintendo’s upgrade to SNES prompted Komano to upgrade the third installment Contra III: The Alien Wars for SNES play.

Release Date
Contra III: The Alien Wars has been redeveloped for playing on SNES. The original version of the game was released in February 28th, 1992. However, it will be available pre-installed on SNES when the console will hit the market in September.

Story
Contra III: The Alien Wars goes deep in the future. The story is set in the year 2636. The story sees the return of the alien invaders. They come back with full force after Bill and Lance defeated them previously. This time aliens are prepared to invade Earth with a full-scale war. This will be the start of the Alien Wars.

Gamers will once again play as Bill and Lance once more. They will take control of these two warriors. They will fight against these alien invaders. Using new combat moves and a variety of new weapons, gamers will fight against the aliens. They will strive and fight to save planet Earth once more. How’s that for being a hero?

Gameplay
Contra III: The Alien Wars, especially designed for SNES play took full advantage of the graphic quality. The gameplay for the game is coming in two modes. Side view and top view. Top view will be available for specific stages in the game. The game comes in three modes, easy, normal and hard.

The SNES gameplay has allowed developers to feature many new features in the game. There are going to be new styles of levels. These levels will feature motorcycle chases, riding on missiles, and two Mode 7 enabled top-view levels.

Weapons: Players can carry and switch between two weapons at any time. They will lose the weapon they are using if they die. Not the other one.One of the other features is two-weapon use at the same time. The player can fire these weapons in spin-jump circular fire pattern. This will let them hit enemies on all sides. The player can also lock their character's mobility, allowing the player to shoot at all eight possible directions (including downwards and at angles) without moving or jumping.

Top View Mode: The Stage 2 (the Collapsed Highway) and Stage 5 (the Steep Cliffs) will be available in top view gameplay. The characters always face the same direction in this mode. Player uses control pad and shoulder buttons to move and rotate.

Two Player Mode: If two players are going to play in the top view mode, it will be in split screen format. The players will see their characters on the screen with the screen split in up and down. In 2-Players B Mode, both players share the same screen. Their characters rotate while the perspective remains fixed for both players.

Popularity
The Contra III: The Alien Wars was different from its successors when it was released in 1992. It has been played on Nintendo ever since. NES upgrade to SNES had offered Komano to explore more options with the game. The game’s upgraded version was released for Wii U play previously.

The game did well on the Wii U play. The game was praised for its constant upgrades. Despite the time that it has been out, players feel like that the game never seems to age. It always seems to be upgraded with the latest graphics and perks.

Now as it is set to be in the SNES pre-installed games line-up, the gamers are appreciative of the fact that the game has upgraded yet again. Gamers feel like that even if the game has been out for about twenty years, it has made the game seem like it was developed just yesterday.

The SNES gameplay allows a better graphic quality, new features and weapons. The SNES gameplay for Contra III has omitted the cheat codes however. Gamers found out that there will be no easy way out of the challenge modes which usually cause them to lose lives on the game. They will have to play a tougher game on the SNES gameplay.

The top view mode will offer a new experience for the players however. The specific stages which feature top view mode will allow the gamers to play with a new perspective.

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The Nintendo SNES Classic comes with two wired controllers and has a list price of $79.99. The Super Nintendo Classic will be released on September 29. The Super NES Classic Edition system has the original look and feel of the 90s home console, only smaller. The retro console has a HDMI and USB power port like the NES Classic.

The SNES Classic Edition comes loaded with 21 games. See the full list of SNES Classic games. The NES Classic came with 30 games pre-installed. The design of the SNES Classic follows the original US design of the 90s version. Europe, Australia and Japan get another design like it has been in the 90s. Read the latest SNES Classic news.

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