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Super Probotector - Alien Rebels

Super Probotector - Super NintendoSuper Probotector: Alien Rebels, know as Contra III: The Alien Wars in Northern America and Contra Spirits in Japan, is a 1992 run and gun video game for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System developed and published by Konami. It is the third console iteration of the Contra series, following the original Contra (1987) and Super C (1988) for the NES.

The game's tentative title in North America was Super Contra IV. This was presumably because Contra Force, an unrelated NES game by Konami, was originally intended to be the series' third console installment. The Japanese version, titled Contra Spirits, features three cheat codes that were removed from the overseas releases: a thirty lives code, a stage select, and a sound test. The Japanese version also features unlimited continues, regardless of the difficulty setting, whereas the number of times the player can continue in the overseas versions varies between difficulty settings. The PAL version, Super Probotector: Alien Rebels, is identical to the American release in terms of difficulty, but replaces the original commandos with robotic soldiers codenamed RD008 and RC011.

Super Probotector - Alien RebelsPrototype - Front

Proto - Front

Super Probotector - Alien Rebels Prototype - PCB

Proto - PCB

Super Probotector - Alien Rebels Prototype - Back

Proto - Back