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  3. 8 (313)
  4. 7 (88)
  5. 6 (22)
  6. 5 (7)
  7. 4 (2)
  8. 3 (1)
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  • User Rating:9.1

    This is one of the greatest if not THE greatest multiplayer game of all time.

    it was 5 am in the morning. My friend and I were battling our way the he heart of the alien organism C's and flame throwers were going off as we shot and shot out way the center. Finally getting the the beastly organism ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9

    The best game of the Contra series is back and packs a big punch!

    This was easily the best Contra game of the entire series. It was also just as hard as the other games. This game is just as good today as I remember it from years ago. The game has a great variety of weapons, each with ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6

    If you own a Super NES, Contra III needs to be in your collection for it to truly be complete...

    When Contra first came out the NES, console gamers were introduced to gameplay that was both frantic and difficult. Instead of turning off gamers for being too frustrating, the sci-fi run-and-gunner managed to down coin... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    The pinnacle of the Contra series.

    Aliens are a pesky lot. Whenever they make an appearance in the sky in one of those huge space ships, odds are pretty good they aren't the type of aliens that "come in peace." When creatures from an unknown world show up... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2

    I originally had Super Probector, netherless - same game.

    The version of this game i had was called Super Probector which i think was renamed for political reasons at the time LOL! :) Hehe in ANYCASE it was fun the aspect of playing a robot running through missions blowing t... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.3

    This game is sweet.

    If you do not like Contra 3, you have no respect for non-stop action games, action games, and video games in general. Though it's disappointingly short compared to the original Contra, the superb run and gun gameplay is... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.7

    The greatest two-player shooter ever created !!

    When the super nintendo system reached the number one spot in the world , there were just too many great games to be played on it . But one of them has a special place in my heart and will always remain there : Contra3 o... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    never has fighting aleins been so cool

    This is an amazing game, its tought to get good at, but when you do its easy.Its has awseme graphics for super nintendo and it throws you into speedy alein killing world and if you play the game try and tell me that leve... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6

    The Contra series takes the next step

    Contra is definatly one of those games that every young boy played and enjoyed. The gameplay was fun, the music was terrific,and the two player mode was very dynamic in terms of the teamwork involved. The SNES was ex... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7

    If you want to try Contra, this is the one to try first.

    Of all the Contra series, this is definitely the best (at least, so far). With improved graphics over it's NES predecessors, excellent sound/music and improved gameplay, it was a total sure-fire hit. It's a given tha... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful