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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 (2641) points.
Authors: tuinj (22), MarioJunior10 (10).

 
Spray And Pray
 
won by 694 (373) of 719 (96.52%)
(1)
Get the Spread weapon upgrade.
Armor Up
 
won by 678 (363) of 719 (94.30%)
(1)
Get the Barrier item.
Shooting With Your Eyes Closed
 
won by 581 (337) of 719 (80.81%)
(1)
Get the Homing Shot weapon upgrade.
Crush Your Enemies
 
won by 455 (295) of 719 (63.28%)
(1)
Get the Crush Gun weapon upgrade.
The Roof Is On Fire
 
won by 237 (160) of 719 (32.96%)
(1)
Get the Flame-thrower upgrade.
Level 1 Completed (Normal)
 
won by 243 (168) of 719 (33.80%)
(8)
Complete Level 1 on Normal.
Level 1 Completed (Hard)
 
won by 102 (78) of 719 (14.19%)
(30)
Complete Level 1 on Hard.
Level 1 Completed (Maniac)
 
won by 92 (63) of 719 (12.80%)
(84)
Complete Level 1 on Maniac.
Mastering the Streets
 
won by 35 (23) of 719 (4.87%)
(73)
Clear Stage 1 without dying and using only the Default Gun (Hard or Maniac)
Level 2 Completed (Normal)
 
won by 164 (120) of 719 (22.81%)
(11)
Complete Level 2 on Normal.
Level 2 Completed (Hard)
 
won by 95 (71) of 719 (13.21%)
(33)
Complete Level 2 on Hard.
Level 2 Completed (Maniac)
 
won by 82 (53) of 719 (11.40%)
(93)
Complete Level 2 on Maniac
Destroy 6 Parts
 
won by 29 (17) of 719 (4.03%)
(84)
Clear Stage 2 without dying and using only the Default Gun (Hard or Maniac)
Level 3 Completed (Normal)
 
won by 137 (102) of 719 (19.05%)
(12)
Complete Level 3 on Normal.
Level 3 Completed (Hard)
 
won by 80 (61) of 719 (11.13%)
(38)
Complete Level 3 on Hard.
Level 3 Completed (Maniac)
 
won by 72 (44) of 719 (10.01%)
(102)
Complete Level 3 on Maniac.
Between Aliens and Robots
 
won by 27 (16) of 719 (3.76%)
(235)
Clear Stage 3 without dying and using only the Default Gun (Hard or Maniac)
Level 4 Completed (Normal)
 
won by 124 (94) of 719 (17.25%)
(13)
Complete Level 4 on Normal.
Level 4 Completed (Hard)
 
won by 74 (55) of 719 (10.29%)
(39)
Complete Level 4 on Hard.
Level 4 Completed (Maniac)
 
won by 69 (43) of 719 (9.60%)
(105)
Complete Level 4 on Maniac.
Survive in the Sands
 
won by 27 (16) of 719 (3.76%)
(242)
Clear Stage 4 without dying and using only the Default Gun (Hard or Maniac)
Level 5 Completed (Normal)
 
won by 99 (72) of 719 (13.77%)
(32)
Beat the Game on Normal.
Level 5 Completed (Hard)
 
won by 71 (53) of 719 (9.87%)
(105)
Beat the Game on Hard.
Level 5 Completed (Maniac)
 
won by 69 (43) of 719 (9.60%)
(208)
Beat the Game on Maniac.
Alien Extermination I
 
won by 29 (18) of 719 (4.03%)
(211)
Clear Stage 5 without dying (Hard or Maniac)
Alien Extermination II
 
won by 28 (17) of 719 (3.89%)
(242)
Clear Stage 5 using only the Default Gun (Hard or Maniac)
Prepared for the War
 
won by 54 (31) of 719 (7.51%)
(53)
Gain seven lives.
Only Bullets Are Needed
 
won by 32 (19) of 719 (4.45%)
(82)
Win the Game without using a bomb. (Normal or higher)
Future Sergeant
 
won by 43 (21) of 719 (5.98%)
(60)
Win the Game without using a continue.
Veteran Shooter
 
won by 32 (19) of 719 (4.45%)
(205)
Win the Game without using a continue on Hard difficulty.
Only the Basics
 
won by 61 (44) of 719 (8.48%)
(121)
Finish the game using only the default gun.
Real Veteran
 
won by 62 (43) of 719 (8.62%)
(115)
Finish the game without dying.
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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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