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It's time for revenge.
~ Jimbo in Contra III: The Alien Wars

Jimbo, known as Spirits Bill in Japan, is one of the main protagonists of the American version of Contra III: The Alien Wars. He is the western localized version of Bill Rizer, one of the original protagonists of the Japanese release of the game.

History[]

In order to keep consistency with the changes already made to the original timeline in previous western-localized game releases of the Contra series, Bill Rizer, one of the original protagonists of Contra Spirits, was changed into Jimbo for that game's western release; and at the same time, Jimbo was made into Mad Dog's (Bill's codename in America) descendant.

In 2636 A.D., both Jimbo and Sully (another character whose identity was changed to fit with the American continuity) battled against the invading alien forces of the Red Falcon army –which had unleashed a full-scale attack on planet Earth– on a conflict that came to be known through history as the "Alien Wars".

Notes[]

  • After their appearance in Contra III, both Jimbo and Sully were removed from the official Contra timeline and no mention of them has been made along it since; conversely to what happened to Mad Dog and Scorpion, who were both made into their own characters and given their own distinct physical appearances and backgrounds.
  • Both Jimbo and Sully reappear in Contra 4, although only as unlockable characters, with no background or involvement in the game's storyline.
    • Jimbo's alternate color swap in Contra can be Mad Dog's coloration.
    • They are called "Spirits Bill" and "Spirits Lance", respectively, in Japan, in reference to their appearance in Contra Spirits (the Japanese version of Contra III).
    • Both Jimbo and Sully's sprites are somewhat shorter than other characters. This means they may be harder to shoot at by enemy bullets, although the size will also affect their aiming height as well.

Quotes and sounds[]

Contra III: The Alien Wars
Contra 4

Gallery[]

See also[]

Contra III: The Alien Wars
Organizations
Contra
Bill RizerLance BeanJimboSullyRD008RC011
Red Falcon
Bosses
Slave Beast TakaBosco SpiderBig FuzzAnti-Contra Battleship DodriguezAnthellEmperor Demon GavaLiving Brain Organism SearleSix Men Feromedos
Minibosses
Middle FortressMagnus Mk.2Dome DefenderTri-Transforming Wall WalkerGarth BaseBrother Robots Kenny 1 & 2High Speed Tank BoobyTetranduckerSensor ArmFierce CannonRocket Ninja SasakiOggie GeneratorJavaGomeramos KingKimkohMetal Alien
Stages
Occupied City StreetDestroyed HighwayFactory ZoneAir BattleSheer CliffAlien's Main Base
Soundtrack
Contra III: The Alien Wars Original Video Game Soundtrack
Contra 4
Organizations
Contra
Canon
Bill RizerLance BeanMad DogScorpion
Non-canon
JimboSullySheena EtranziLuciaProbotectorSolomon Caesar
Red Falcon
Bosses
Defense WallGromaidesGodomugaMissile Hugger 3000 (gigantic form) • Barracuda
Big FuzzCrustacean CruiserGomeramos KingBlack Viper (final form)
Minibosses
NoueiMissile Hugger 3000 (normal form) • ReaperMagnusArachnidBlack Viper
Stages
JungleLaboratoryBaseHarborOceanFactoryCityAlien HiveHarvest Yard
Soundtrack
Contra Dual Spirits Original SoundtrackContra Chronicle Vol.1 coupling with Hard Corps: Uprising
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