Contra III: The Alien Wars Cheats

SNES Cheats

Code notes

The following codes are valid for the Japanese version of the game. No codes exist for the North American version.

Level select

Press Left, Down, Down/Left, Left, Start at the player selection screen. A hum will confirm correct code entry.

All weapons

Press Right, Down, Down/Right, Right, Start at the player selection screen. A death scream will confirm correct code entry.

Screen spin

Briefly press L or R once, then hold the button in levels two or four. The screen will spin rapidly.

In-game reset

Hold L + R + Start and press Select during game play to return to the title screen.

Sound test

Rapidly tap X while quickly pressing Down, Right on the title screen.

Sound Test

  • Konami/Super NES

If you would like to hear all of the incredible sounds and music in this game, just try this method. On the title screen, press RIGHT and DOWN very quickly while rapidly pressing the X button until you hear a ringing sound. The sound test screen will appear after this has happened and you may now choose from an array of sounds and music. If you have a rapid fire control pad, set the X button on automatic and do the trick.

Double Weapon

If you have a rapid fire control pad, you can do this trick. First, start the game and put the rapid fire on the X button. You will see the weapons at the top of the screen change back and forth very rapidly. Once you get two different weapons, you will see that you can use both of them at the same time. This will help you in defeating some of the tougher enemies and bosses throughout the game. The only weapon that this is not good with is the flamethrower, which will not respond to this trick.