Contra III: The Alien Wars
Released: Mar 26, 1992

  • GB
  • GBA
  • SNES

Contra III: The Alien Wars Cheats & Secrets

Last Updated on Oct 9, 2021

This page contains cheats, hints, Easter eggs, secrets, and tips for Contra III: The Alien Wars. We will continually update this page when we come across more useful cheats and tips.

Contra III: The Alien Wars Cheats For SNES

Extra Lives

Most of the other cheats are for the Japanese version of the game, but you are still able to start the game with 7 lives in the Non-Japanese version if you head over to the "Option" menu and change the player lives from 03 to 07.

Change Difficulty Level

If you feel this game is too hard for you (as most do), head over to the "Option" menu and lower the game difficulty to Easy. If you already beat the game before and know what to expect, you could always raise it to Hard instead.

Level Skip

In order to skip levels in Contra III: The Alien Wars, you must gain a life as you lose your last one.  Instead of triggering the game over screen, gaining an extra life will trigger the end of the level screen.

Contra III: The Alien Wars Game Genie Codes

The following cheat codes are for Game Genie. These can be used on a Super Nintendo (SNES) with a Game Genie device or you can use these on any emulator that supports Game Genie Codes. If you want a Game Genie Device, you can always Check on Amazon for one.

Cheat Effect Cheat Code
Infinite Continues C2CA-0F04
Player 1 Keeps Main Weapon After Using Continue C2C2-64DF
Player 2 Keeps Main Weapon After Using Continue C2C2-64AF
Unlock Stage Select 3383-0D0D
Access Stage Select D5C8-64AF

Side-View Levels

The following Game Genie Codes only work on levels that have a side-view.

Cheat Effect Cheat Code
Infinite Bombs 2264-D760
Infinite Lives 22BB-AD01
Invincibility Player 1 89B3-6F01 + 89C0-6D09
Invincibility Player 2 89C5-6FD9 + 89B6-AFA1
Keep Main Weapon When You Die 82BA-6FA1
Start Each Life With 5 Bombs D9BB-AFA1 + D9CE-6D0D
Start Each Life With 9 Bombs DBBB-AFA1 + DBCE-6D0D

Top-View Levels

The following Game Genie Codes only work on levels that have a top-view.

Cheat Effect Cheat Code
Infinite Bombs 22B8-0766
Infinite Lives 22BB-6F0B + 6DBB-64DB
Invincibility 8961-6F08
Keep Main Weapon When You Die 82BC-646B
Start Each Life With 5 Bombs D963-6708 + D9CE-6D0F
Start Each Life With 9 Bombs DB63-6708 + DBCE-6D0F