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Contra: The Alien Wars (Game Boy)

Developer:Factor 5
Publisher:Konami
Genre:Run and Gun
First released:October 1994
Title ScreenhotIn-game Screenshot

Achievements

There are 32 achievements worth 475 (2501) points.
Authors: tuinj (22), MarioJunior10 (10).

 
Spray And Pray
 
won by 586 (319) of 611 (95.91%)
(1)
Get the Spread weapon upgrade.
Armor Up
 
won by 574 (311) of 611 (93.94%)
(1)
Get the Barrier item.
Shooting With Your Eyes Closed
 
won by 488 (288) of 611 (79.87%)
(1)
Get the Homing Shot weapon upgrade.
Crush Your Enemies
 
won by 386 (256) of 611 (63.18%)
(1)
Get the Crush Gun weapon upgrade.
The Roof Is On Fire
 
won by 203 (141) of 611 (33.22%)
(1)
Get the Flame-thrower upgrade.
Level 1 Completed (Normal)
 
won by 211 (150) of 611 (34.53%)
(8)
Complete Level 1 on Normal.
Level 1 Completed (Hard)
 
won by 96 (75) of 611 (15.71%)
(28)
Complete Level 1 on Hard.
Level 1 Completed (Maniac)
 
won by 87 (62) of 611 (14.24%)
(77)
Complete Level 1 on Maniac.
Mastering the Streets
 
won by 29 (20) of 611 (4.75%)
(72)
Clear Stage 1 without dying and using only the Default Gun (Hard or Maniac)
Level 2 Completed (Normal)
 
won by 145 (109) of 611 (23.73%)
(10)
Complete Level 2 on Normal.
Level 2 Completed (Hard)
 
won by 89 (68) of 611 (14.57%)
(30)
Complete Level 2 on Hard.
Level 2 Completed (Maniac)
 
won by 77 (52) of 611 (12.60%)
(85)
Complete Level 2 on Maniac
Destroy 6 Parts
 
won by 24 (15) of 611 (3.93%)
(83)
Clear Stage 2 without dying and using only the Default Gun (Hard or Maniac)
Level 3 Completed (Normal)
 
won by 122 (93) of 611 (19.97%)
(12)
Complete Level 3 on Normal.
Level 3 Completed (Hard)
 
won by 76 (59) of 611 (12.44%)
(34)
Complete Level 3 on Hard.
Level 3 Completed (Maniac)
 
won by 67 (43) of 611 (10.97%)
(93)
Complete Level 3 on Maniac.
Between Aliens and Robots
 
won by 23 (14) of 611 (3.76%)
(221)
Clear Stage 3 without dying and using only the Default Gun (Hard or Maniac)
Level 4 Completed (Normal)
 
won by 111 (87) of 611 (18.17%)
(13)
Complete Level 4 on Normal.
Level 4 Completed (Hard)
 
won by 70 (53) of 611 (11.46%)
(35)
Complete Level 4 on Hard.
Level 4 Completed (Maniac)
 
won by 64 (42) of 611 (10.47%)
(97)
Complete Level 4 on Maniac.
Survive in the Sands
 
won by 23 (14) of 611 (3.76%)
(228)
Clear Stage 4 without dying and using only the Default Gun (Hard or Maniac)
Level 5 Completed (Normal)
 
won by 91 (69) of 611 (14.89%)
(29)
Beat the Game on Normal.
Level 5 Completed (Hard)
 
won by 67 (51) of 611 (10.97%)
(95)
Beat the Game on Hard.
Level 5 Completed (Maniac)
 
won by 64 (41) of 611 (10.47%)
(191)
Beat the Game on Maniac.
Alien Extermination I
 
won by 23 (15) of 611 (3.76%)
(214)
Clear Stage 5 without dying (Hard or Maniac)
Alien Extermination II
 
won by 23 (14) of 611 (3.76%)
(236)
Clear Stage 5 using only the Default Gun (Hard or Maniac)
Prepared for the War
 
won by 46 (28) of 611 (7.53%)
(52)
Gain seven lives.
Only Bullets Are Needed
 
won by 27 (16) of 611 (4.42%)
(78)
Win the Game without using a bomb. (Normal or higher)
Future Sergeant
 
won by 34 (19) of 611 (5.56%)
(61)
Win the Game without using a continue.
Veteran Shooter
 
won by 28 (17) of 611 (4.58%)
(196)
Win the Game without using a continue on Hard difficulty.
Only the Basics
 
won by 58 (43) of 611 (9.49%)
(108)
Finish the game using only the default gun.
Real Veteran
 
won by 55 (41) of 611 (9.00%)
(110)
Finish the game without dying.
💬Official forum topic

Recent comment(s):
13 Mar 2018
19:51
I recently watched a longplay of this game on youtube and was surprised how well they did for the technology when compared to the SNES version. Looking forward to playing more contra!
19 Jul 2018
15:28
Try this. https://retroachievements.org/Game/11109
20 Jul 2018
4:37
That's interesting how the unlicensed versions are ported on to an older system.
11 Apr 2019
17:04
Is not protected against the code to skip levels, at least "real veteran" and "Only the basics" triggered using the code.
9 Jan 2020
3:09
Surprised the achievements for lower difficulties aren't included with the same achievement for higher difficulties. Oh well, Normal and Hard runs are now on the to-do list.
3 Feb 2020
7:20
"Prepared for the War": only Hard difficulty. Isn't possible gain lives in Maniac difficulty, even If maxed score to 999.999.
5 Jun 2020
1:33
There, Mastered this one for a second time!
16 Oct 2020
8:02
Compared with snes version this is easy, but really great game

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High Scores

PosUserMastery Date
1Gatero20202021-06-08 11:30:41
2Pixelach2021-02-06 04:08:44
3JKLegend2020-11-16 15:26:43
4Aekko2020-06-05 01:32:52
5Arekdias2020-03-29 17:42:03
6samuraikarasu2020-03-22 04:11:28
7SherryBirkin2020-03-15 22:47:42
8Madawk2020-03-11 18:01:19
9earfly2020-03-11 15:18:38
10MarioJunior102020-01-29 23:48:03

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