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Based on the SNES classic, Contra III: The Alien Wars, your job is to clean out 6 levels filled with aliens and humans who all wish to see you dead, and stopping the Red Falcon from taking over the world.

Two players can play side by side in each level, upgraded from the original designs in the SNES title, as well as new levels based on those from Contra: Hard Corps (originally released on the Genesis).


Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX Game Boy Advance Having a little trouble with a double of weird aliens.
Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX Game Boy Advance Title screen.
Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX Game Boy Advance Foreign beings adore to interfere where they are not called. They deserve a severe lesson!
Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX Game Boy Advance Eliminating some flying aliens with "intelligent" ammunition.

Alternate Titles

  • "Contra: Hard Spirits " -- Japanese Title

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User Reviews

A Contra conversion that leaves much to be desired Game Boy Advance Diogo Ribeiro (329)

Critic Reviews

PGNx Media Game Boy Advance May 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Nov 22, 2002 7.4 out of 10 74
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Game Boy Advance Jun 11, 2005 7 out of 10 70
IGN Game Boy Advance Dec 05, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Officiel Nintendo Magazine Game Boy Advance Mar, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Game Over Online Game Boy Advance Jan 02, 2003 70 out of 100 70 Game Boy Advance Mar 17, 2003 14 out of 20 70 Game Boy Advance Nov 17, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Deaf Gamers Game Boy Advance 2002 6 out of 10 60
GamesCollection Game Boy Advance Jan 13, 2009 5 out of 10 50


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Related Web Sites

  • Contra Encyclopedia (Fan site dedicated to the official games in the Contra series. All versions of each game are covered. Information includes release dates, detailed game descriptions, regional differences, lots of trivia and interesting information about the games' developmental stages. There is also plenty of screenshots, links and additional resources)
  • Konami: Contra Advance (Official website.)
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