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Not to be confused with Air Combat.

Jet motorcycles and helicopter missiles. If it moves, you will ride it. Anything to catch Red Falcon.
~ Contra III instruction booklet description

Air Battle (空中戦闘 Kūchū Sentō?) is the fourth stage in Contra III: The Alien Wars. It is an exhilarating chase fight on jet motorcycles across a barren highway in the middle of the desert until the enemy proceeds to take to the skies.

Overview[]

The players ride on jet motorcycles across an unnamed highway. After a large portion of the battleship's army has been obliterated, the hero(es) take to the skies and give chase to the fleeing battleship.

Enemies[]

Minibosses[]

Boss[]

Notes[]

  • This is the only stage in the game that doesn't feature a particular music theme for the boss fight; the main background theme, "Daredevil", is played during the entire stage, including the end area boss fight.
  • This stage does not appear in the Game Boy port, Contra: The Alien Wars.

Gallery[]

Screenshots[]

Maps[]

Music[]

Game Title Audio Usage
Contra III: The Alien Wars Daredevil BGM
Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX Daredevil BGM

Trivia[]

  • This stage bears some similarities to Stage 4 of Rocket Knight Adventures, another game by Konami:
    • Both are Stage 4 in their respective titles.
    • Both stages take place involving a large flying battleship.
    • One section of the battleship has four adjacent ports for infinitely spawning enemies to drop onto a hanging bar, during a mid-boss fight.
  • This stage's overall theme was later reused in Contra 4's Ocean stage.

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
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