Contra III: The Alien Wars

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Contra III: The Alien Wars
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Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Series Contra
Platform(s) Virtual Console, SNES
Release date(s) SNES
JP February 28, 1992
NA April 6, 1992
EU November 19, 1992
Virtual Console
JP January 16, 2007
EU January 19, 2007
NA January 29, 2007
KO April 26, 2008
Genre(s) Run and gun
Mode(s) Single-player
Input methods GameCube Controller, Classic Controller
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Contra III: The Alien Wars, released in Japan as Contra Spirits (魂斗羅スピリッツ) and in the PAL region as Super Probotector: Alien Rebels, is a 1992 run and gun game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System produced by Konami. Set in the futuristic year 2636, the alien invaders that were defeated during the previous installments have decided to launch a full-scale war against mankind on Earth, starting the "Alien Wars". New styles of levels in The Alien Wars involve motorcycle chases, riding on missiles, and two Mode 7 enabled top-down stages.

Super NES Global Problems


Problems that may occur with any Super NES title on Dolphin are listed below.

Glitched Sound

Sound is glitched in the OpenAL backend. Use XAudio2 to prevent this. Fixed in 5.0-798.


This title does not have any additional game-specific problems.


This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Contra III: The Alien Wars since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21610 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

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