- Oct 26, 2018
I always thought Contra III was easy. The only part that was hard was the final boss where some of those weird attacks seemed like automatic deaths. Never did cheat codes and I never knew about the spamming twin C weapons into an OP tour de force until I saw YT videos. I just used the usual S spread gun as much as possible and C weapon in a normal way. And flamethrower on level 3 where theres all those winged things. The last level you could also cheese it racking up unlimited lives standing on a platform (making sure no jumping demons get you), use guided missile weapon, and I'd tie an elastic band around the SNES pad and get like 10 lives before pressing on. Aside from some cheesy deaths by the final boss, I'd get up to the final boss without dying.Damn, I've beaten Control III on hardest and I thought that was tough. (I was only able to beat it by abusing some of the game mechanics.) Axelay is even tougher than that?
Axelay on hard/hardest is much harder. Of course if you watch pros play it on YT it looks easy, but you'll die way more. And your ship gets multiple hits unless you smash into something hard where it can be an instant death. The final level and boss on harder skills is much harder than C3.