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Normal Contra III : The Alien Wars (SNES) Cheats
**** The below cheats are available to use on all games with out the use of a game genie or action replay **** Please note most of these cheats only work on the Japanese version of this game.
Start The Game With 30 Lives – Press Right, Down, Down-Right, Right, Start in a smooth motion at the beginning of the game. In the Japanese version, move the pointer above “Options” at the main menu. Then, press Down, Right, Down, Right, Start at the title screen. The sound of life being lost will confirm correct code entry. Enter the options menu and “Player Lives 30” will appear.
Infinite Lives Glitch – When you get to level 3, fight your way through the stage until you get to the mini boss “The Flying Squito Nest” (the mini boss after you climb the building). Make sure you have the machine gun as your weapon or this won’t work. Position your character as far to the left of the screen as you can and have him facing the right. Tape down the Y button and turn on your turbo mode. Set your controller down and come back in a few minutes to get a lot of lives (your lives max out when they get to 29).
Start The Game With All Weapons – At the player selection screen, press Right, Down, Down/Right, Right, and Start.
Level Select – At the player selection screen, press Left, Down, Down/Left, Left, Start.
Spin The Screen – Briefly press L or R once, then hold the button in levels two or four. The screen will spin rapidly.
Double Weapon – Note: This trick requires a controller with a auto-fire feature. Begin game play and assign X to have auto-fire. The weapon selection display on the top of the screen will rapidly change. Once two weapons are collected, both of them may be used simultaneously. Note: The flame-thrower is not effected by this trick.
Contra III : The Alien Wars (SNES) Hints
Extra Lives – There are two locations on level 1 where your character can remain motionless to collect extra points and lives. After starting level one, your character will find a futuristic car. Do not destroy it. Jump over it and use it as a shield against the attacks that originate from the left side of the screen. Keep firing towards the right side of the screen, instantly killing all opponents that appear from that direction to collect easy points and the occasional extra life.
Later in level one, your character will collect homing missiles. Take the missiles to the next higher platform, and out of the way of the ground activity. Use the missiles to destroy all enemies that come into range to accumulate more points and lives. Note: When playing under the highest difficulty setting, a maximum of twenty-nine lives may be accumulated.
Easy Weapon Change – Press Start pause game play and press X to change weapons. You will notice that your weapons can change even while the game is paused.
Continue Game Play – Play the game in two player mode. After losing all lives and having the other player still alive, press A or B (depending on which mode) to return to life.
Contra III : The Alien Wars (SNES) Unlockables
There are a few things you can unlock in Contra III : The Alien Wars cheats they are listed below.
Alternate Ending Sequence – Successfully complete the game under the hard difficulty setting.
Mini Gun – Select the Normal or Hard difficulty setting. Reach level 6 and the final Boss. Notice the different shapes moving around it. Shoot the one that resembles a spike and various guns and bombs will drop. Get under the Boss and wait until the gun marked with an “M” appears. Collect it to get the mini gun.
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Contra III : The Alien Wars SNES Pro Action Replay Codes
If you are lucky enough to own an action replay you can use the below codes in Contra III : The Alien Wars cheats on the SNES. If any of the codes do not work, or if you know of any that do work that I did not mention please post about it in a comment below.
01802EDD Infinite bombs–side-view levels
019B91DD Infiinite Lives – Side view only
01BB8175 On the side view levels, a picture of a boss appears. Shoot it for lots
01BB8185 Less side view enemies.
01BB8775 No repeating enemies
0291BEDD Infinite bombs–top-view levels
029695DD Infinite lives top view
02969880 Infinite lives top view part 2
189091DD Infinite lives for side view levels
549092DD Infinite lives for the top view levels (Part 1)
79BF9775 When you die you don’t lose the gun
7E1FF8A0 Infinite lives
02969880 Infinite lives–top-view levels
019B9705 Start with 5 bombs on each life – side-view levels
019B9709 Start with 9 bombs on each life – side-view levels
028EED05 Start with 5 bombs on each life – top-view levels
028EED09 Start with 9 bombs on each life – top-view levels
Contra III : The Alien Wars SNES Game Genie Codes
If you are lucky enough to own a Game Genie you can use the below codes in Contra III : The Alien Wars cheats on the SNES. If any of the codes do not work, or if you know of any that do work that I did not mention please post about it in a comment below.
Unlimited Lives (Side View Levels): 22BB-AD01
Unlimited Bombs (Side View Levels): 2264-D760
Unlimited Bombs (Top-down Levels): 22B8-0766
Unlimited Continues: C2CA-0F04
Invincible (Top-down Levels): 8961-6F08
Unlock Stage Select: 3383-0D0D
Access Stage Select: D5C8-64AF
Fight Bosses: 33C9-6F6F
Keep your Main Weapon when you die (Side view levels): 82BA-6FA1
Keep your Main Weapon when you die (Top-down levels): 82BC-646B
Player 1 Keep your Main Weapon after you continue: C2C2-64DF
Player 2 Keep your Main Weapon after you continue: C2C2-64AF
Unlimited Lives (Top-down Levels)
Player 1 Invincible (Side View Levels)
Player 2 Invincible (Side View Levels)
5 Bombs with each life (Side view Levels)
9 Bombs with each life (Side view levels)
5 Bombs with each life (Top-down Levels)
9 Bombs with each life (Top-down Levels)
Contra III : The Alien Wars Snes9X Codes
If you are playing Contra III : The Alien Wars on Snes9x (Or another SNES emulator which supports cheat codes) there are a ton of cheat codes you can use. You can basically use any of the codes listed under the Action replay codes + Game Genie Codes sections, you simply need to enter the required code as per below.
To active the cheat code you want launch the Snes9x application and load your game, Then click on the cheat menu > “Game Genie, Pro-Action Replay Codes”
On the next screen enter the cheat code in “Enter Cheat Code” field, Then add a description and click on add then click ok to close this screen. The cheat code will now be activated, please note with some codes need you to reset the game for the code to activate.
If any of the codes do not work, or if you know of any that do work that I did not mention please post about it in a comment below.
Misc Contra III : The Alien Wars cheats Cheat Information
Question : Can I use all of these Contra III : The Alien Wars cheats SNES Cheats?
Answer : The cheats I have listed under “Normal Contra III : The Alien Wars cheats (SNES) Cheats” can be used by everyone. You will need a Action Replay or Game Genie to use the cheats listed on this page.
Question : What is A Action Replay / Game Genie?
Answer : These are hardware cheat devices which plug directly in to your SNES / Super Nintendo then your game plugs in to the Action Replay / Game Genie device. When you turn your machine on you will be displayed with the Action Replay / Game Genie cheat screen where you can enter the cheat codes above.
Question : Do the Contra III : The Alien Wars cheats Cheat Codes Only Work In The Snes9x Emulator?
Answer : No, the codes listed under game genie and action replay sections can be used in any SNES emulator which supports cheats.
Question : I have tried to use one of the cheats listed on this page but it doesn’t work, What can I do?
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