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SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars

  • Platform: SNES (Super NES)
  • Abbreviation: contra3
  • Display name: Contra 3: The Alien Wars
  • Goodtools name: Contra 3 - The Alien Wars
  • In group: Contra

Total movies: 3


[Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) "game end glitch" in 03:20.38 by cpadolf.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2009-06-14)
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Submission #2273 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1217 (03:23.27)
Rating: 7.4 (26.5 votes)
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Uses death to save time
- Major skip glitch
- Final boss skip glitch
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
One of the best (and best known) shooters of the 16-bit era, Contra 3: The Alien Wars forgoes any semblance of plot devices in favor of good old fashioned shooting and platforming with some tough as nails bosses, especially in this, the hardest mode.

Apparently not happy with an already amazing movie, Cpadolf felt the need to go on yet another black op, optimizing his distortions of space and time on the way to a 173 frame improvement.

This movie uses a 'warping' glitch to complete the game. There is also the 2-player version, which does not.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) in 13:03.32 by hero of the day.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2007-02-04)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 69.78 MB, length: 16:24)
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Submission #1382 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #586 (13:14.7)
Rating: 7.8 (33 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
The guy who has infinite supply of ammo and destroys worlds bare-chested is back again! And this time he has a shirt and a friend with him.

This very colorful movie by hero of the day plays through the game with both characters at the same time (which is far from trivial to do), and approximately 12 seconds faster than the previous run.

For a movie that completes the game even faster using a warping glitch, see this run.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) "pacifist" in 14:05.31 by McBobX.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2013-08-12)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 76.83 MB, length: 17:27)
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Submission #4037 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #745 (14:25.25)
Rating: 6.9 (13 votes)
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- Pacifist version
- One player in a multiplayer game
- Forgoes major skip glitch
- Forgoes final boss skip glitch
- Forgoes time-saving glitches
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter
Trying to strike a compromise with peace activists, the guy who destroys the world bare-chested has been ordered to stop an alien invasion while taking as few lives as possible. As such, this run completes Contra 3 while only destroying enemies and obstacles if they prevent advancement. This requires much more careful dodging than the other run that avoids the warp glitch does.

Our hero takes the dodging one step further by adding the limitation that he cannot shoot enemy projectiles. However, frustrated by the lack of carnage and by the political pressure, our hero lets off steam sometimes by shooting the scenery and doing entertaining dances and poses.

This run improves the previous publication by 25.40 seconds.

Total movies: 5


[Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) "game end glitch" in 03:23.27 by cpadolf.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2008-11-04)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 14.13 MB, length: 03:40)
MP4 file via BitTorrent (Compatibility) (size: 15.20 MB, length: 03:40)
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Submission #2126 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1055 (03:32.13)
Rating: 8.1 (30 votes)
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- One player in a multiplayer game
- Uses death to save time
- Uses warps
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter

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Here we have another game completely demolished by abuse of game breaking glitches.

The author initiates a glitch involving the character dying and gaining a 1-up during the fadeout to a Game Over screen. This allows him to skip many levels and complete the game in just 3 and half minutes!

For fast completion that does not use this glitch there is the 2-player version.

This is an improvement of almost 9 seconds over the previous run.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) in 13:14.7 by Ash Williams.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2006-08-20)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 105.16 MB, length: 16:42)
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Submission #1098 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #98 (13:39.83)
Rating: 8.1 (21 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter

This movie has been obsoleted!

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The guy who has infinite supply of ammo and who destroys worlds bare-chested is back again! And this time he has a friend and a shirt with him.

A very colourful movie, with the author playing both characters at the same time (which is far from trivial to do).

This is a 25 second improvement from the precedent version, due to some new strategies and reduced lag. One boss is defeated so quickly that the game plays a new music track without stopping the one already playing!


[Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) "game end glitch" in 03:32.13 by Dark Cloud.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2008-02-18)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 28.75 MB, length: 03:47)
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Submission #1844 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.3 (19 votes)
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- Uses death to save time
- Heavy glitch abuse
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Shooter

This movie has been obsoleted!

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Here we have another game completely demolished by abuse of game breaking glitches.

The author initiates a glitch involving the character dying and gaining a 1-up during the fadeout to a Game Over screen. This allows him to skip many levels and complete the game in just 3 and half minutes!

For fast completion that does not use this glitch there is the 2-player version.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) in 13:39.83 by Phil & Genisto.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2004-06-02)
MKV file via BitTorrent (size: 100.80 MB, length: 16:55)
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Submission #11 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.7 (12 votes)
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- 2 Players
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter

This movie has been obsoleted!

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The guy who has infinite supply of ammo and who destroys worlds bare-chested is back again! And this time he has a friend and a shirt with him.

A very colourful movie.


[Tier: Moons]SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (USA) "pacifist" in 14:25.25 by Ash Williams.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2006-12-19)
AVI file via BitTorrent (size: 47.50 MB, length: 17:46)
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Submission #1095 — Author's comments
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Rating: 7.0 (31 votes)
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- Pacifist version
- One player in a multiplayer game
- Genre: Platform
- Genre: Shooter

This movie has been obsoleted!

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Trying to strike a compromise with peace activists, the guy who destroys the world bare-chested has been ordered to stop an alien invasion while taking as few lives as possible. As such, this run completes Contra 3 by only killing the minimum number of enemies required to win the game. This requires much more careful dodging than the any% run does.

Our hero takes the dodging one step further by adding the limitation that he cannot shoot enemy projectiles. However, frustrated by the lack of carnage and by the political pressure, our hero lets off steam sometimes by shooting the scenery and doing entertaining dances and poses.

#49143289892230037 - Contra III low%
Contra III low%.bk2 (5.92kB bk2 movie [SNES])
Uploaded 2018-08-14 03:57:06 by EZGames69 (37 files)
For SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (4 files)
In 02:46.84 [10027 frames], 1368 rerecords)
17 views, 0 downloads
taking a break from score simulator and trying out a low% of this game. already feels a lot better.

What do you think? Is this a category worth doing?

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#49121867578759889 - Contra 3 level 4
Contra III - The Alien Wars (USA).bk2 (6.96kB bk2 movie [SNES])
Uploaded 2018-08-13 04:47:51 by EZGames69 (37 files)
For SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (4 files)
In 02:34.35 [9276 frames], 11521 rerecords)
35 views, 2 downloads
Finally got the points I needed. still need to optimize some other things.
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#49053731395701013 - Contra game end to 2nd level
Contra III - The Alien Wars (USA).bk2 (5.38kB bk2 movie [SNES])
Uploaded 2018-08-10 03:09:10 by EZGames69 (37 files)
For SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (4 files)
In 01:49.15 [6560 frames], 8859 rerecords)
37 views, 3 downloads
I'm having a hard time trying to get the score barley reaching 80,000 by the end of the 2nd level, seems that nothing I do brings up the score even close to that.
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#49025512737328245 - Contra III Game end Glitch first level
Contra III - The Alien Wars (USA).bk2 (2.37kB bk2 movie [SNES])
Uploaded 2018-08-08 20:39:09 by EZGames69 (37 files)
For SNES Contra 3: The Alien Wars (4 files)
In 00:35.41 [2128 frames], 2844 rerecords)
76 views, 5 downloads
Saved like 10 frames on this one.
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