Contra III: The Alien Wars (1992) vs Zombie Ate My Neighbors (1993) which game was more successful?

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When it comes down to classic run and gun games for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System there were so many cool games.  Two run and gun games that stand out from the early 90’s were Contra III: The Alien Wars along with Zombie Ate My Neighbors which many people thought were cool games during the time.  Not only was Contra III: The Alien Wars considered to be a great run and gun title developed by Konami but it was arguably one of the best titles in the Contra series in general.  The nice graphics along with the creativity used in some levels such as Stage 2 made Contra III: The Alien Wars an unforgettable gaming experience for many who owned an SNES during the 16 bit era of gaming.  One of the only drawbacks about Contra III: The Alien Wars is that the game itself was not as lengthy as other titles such as Zombie Ate My Neighbors which was released a year later during the Summer of 1993.

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Zombie Ate My Neighbors was also a pretty cool  survival horror themed run and gun title.  Even though, Zombie Ate My Neighbors had somewhat of a dark theme to this title  still seemed somewhat family friendly due to comedic aspects of game and had at least 55 levels.  Zombie Ate My Neighbors was probably one of the few run and gun titles that seemed almost impossible to beat especially if one played the game by themselves.  Even with the use of passwords to skip through various levels some people would have trouble completing Zombie Ate My Neighbors in its entirety due to how difficult each stage was especially towards the end.  While Zombie Ate My Neighbors had eventually went on to become somewhat of a cult classic some would give Contra III: The Alien Wars the edge in terms of success on the SNES.  Not only was Contra III: The Alien Wars considered to be one of the best titles in the Contra series but the game was so popular that it was re-released for the SNES Classic Edition back in September 2017.

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