Contra III: The Alien Wars Restoration is a Super Nintendo ROM hack based on the Contra III: The Alien Wars SNES game. This hack restores features from the Japanese version of the game back into the American release.

Game Rating : 0.7/5 (5)
Developer : SCD
Game Type : Action Platformer
Release Date : 29 June 2017
Modes : Multiplayer

Contra III: The Alien Wars Restoration More Information

Contra III is the third installment of Konami’s classic platform-shooter series, as well as the series debut on the SNES. However, there are features present in the Japanese version that didn’t make it over to the American version. This hack is meant to restore these features back into the latter.


Said features include cheat codes, unlimited continues, and the ability to fight the secret final boss in Normal mode. Fans of the original game may be delighted to try out these features if they’ve never played the Japanese release. They aren’t total game-changers, but they are neat additions.

It’s not a bad hack to try out if you’re looking for a “fuller” experience. Just know there may not be that much to it other than what’s described.  If you need cheats for the game click here

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Contra III: The Alien Wars Restoration (Q and A)

Question : What is a SNES Rom Hack?
Answer : A SNES ROM Hack is where someone has taken the original SNES Game and has modified it with new graphics / levels / characters. Some hacks are very good and can create completely new games, whilst others are not done very well and can even be unplayable.

Question : Is this ROM Hack any good?
Answer : I have played this game and I have rated it which you can see the result below. If you have played this game please use the submission form below to submit your rating.

0.7/5 (5)
Question : Can I download and play Contra III: The Alien Wars Restoration SNES ROM Hack?
Answer : Yes 🙂 You can download Contra III: The Alien Wars Restoration ROM from ROMHacking. The download links have been tested and are working at the time of posting this article, If you find the links don’t work please let me know by posting a comment below.

Question : I have Downloaded The ROM Hack But What Do I Do Next?
Answer : Watch this video for instructions on what to do. When you download this hack the download will contain a .ips file (Not a ROM file), This .ips file is a patch which you need to apply to the original ROM in order to be able to play the hacked game. The easiest thing to do is copy the .ips file in to the same folder as the original ROM and make sure the .ips and .rom file have the same name, for example

  • Contra III: The Alien Wars Restoration.ips
  • Contra III: The Alien Wars Restoration.rom

Now launch your emulator and then open the ROM and you should be able to play the hack. If the hack does not load you will need to patch the ROM file with the IPS file.

Question : How Do I Patch the ROM File To Play?
Answer : Watch this video which will show you what to do. You need to download Lunar IPS tool and run it then click on “Apply IPS Patch” then select the .ips file and click ok, then select the Rom file and the patch will then be applied. Now launch your SNES emulator and open the ROM file.

Question : Where Can I Download The Lunar IPS Tool?
Answer : You can download the tool from Here

Question : What Emulator Shall I Use To Play Contra III: The Alien Wars Restoration (ROM Hack)?
Answer : There are many good emulators you can use to play this SNES Rom hack, Take a look at this article which will list a few for what ever system you are using (PC, Linux, PSP and so on)

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