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-The following are ads for Contra Spirits. They also present early material, such as the different player attire color and the stage 3 boss room containing red walls:

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-1992 Tokyo Game Show catalog, with many of the early version screenshots:

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-1992 issue of Super NES Player Guide:

Notice that in some shots, the player’s attire color is different. For example, some shots show player 1 as having a green uniform.

-The February, 1992 issue of Gamepro (issue 31):

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As with the previous scan, some screenshots depict different colors.

What’s very interesting about many of the screenshots in both scans above is the displayed remaining lives. Many show numbers higher than 40. In the final game, the maximum number of lives is 30, translating to a limit of 29 (30 in the Japanese version) on the lives counter.

-Issue 33 of Nintendo Power features Contra III in its section previewing upcoming games. The screenshots presented show the different character attire colors:

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-Konami SNES poster included with some games A Surge Of Power Is Headed Your Way:

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Notice how Contra III is advertised as Contra IV.

-Contra III prototype box (for approval):

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