Contra: The Alien Wars
Console icon Game Boy

Game icon

Developer

Factor 5

Publisher

Konami

Genre

Run & Gun

Released

October 1994

Achievements

Authors: tuinj (22), VampireLord (10)

There are 32 achievements worth 475 (3,627) points.

Sort: Normal ^ - Won By - Points - Title - Type 
  • Get the Spread weapon upgrade.

    2,344 (925) of 2,447 – 95.79%

    37.80% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    95.79% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Armor Up

    (1) (1)

    Get the Barrier item.

    2,220 (874) of 2,447 – 90.72%

    35.72% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    90.72% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get the Homing Shot weapon upgrade.

    1,833 (784) of 2,447 – 74.91%

    32.04% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    74.91% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get the Crush Gun weapon upgrade.

    1,315 (647) of 2,447 – 53.74%

    26.44% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    53.74% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Get the Flame-thrower upgrade.

    531 (285) of 2,447 – 21.70%

    11.65% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    21.70% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Level 1 on Normal.

    568 (310) of 2,447 – 23.21%

    12.67% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    23.21% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Level 1 on Hard.

    206 (125) of 2,447 – 8.42%

    5.11% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    8.42% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Level 1 on Maniac.

    181 (91) of 2,447 – 7.40%

    3.72% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.40% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear Stage 1 without dying and using only the Default Gun (Hard or Maniac)

    111 (48) of 2,447 – 4.54%

    1.96% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.54% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Level 2 on Normal.

    359 (202) of 2,447 – 14.67%

    8.26% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.67% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Level 2 on Hard.

    182 (107) of 2,447 – 7.44%

    4.37% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.44% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Level 2 on Maniac

    163 (78) of 2,447 – 6.66%

    3.19% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.66% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear Stage 2 without dying and using only the Default Gun (Hard or Maniac)

    95 (35) of 2,447 – 3.88%

    1.43% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.88% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Level 3 on Normal.

    294 (162) of 2,447 – 12.01%

    6.62% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.01% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Level 3 on Hard.

    157 (88) of 2,447 – 6.42%

    3.60% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.42% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Level 3 on Maniac.

    139 (59) of 2,447 – 5.68%

    2.41% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.68% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear Stage 3 without dying and using only the Default Gun (Hard or Maniac)

    85 (31) of 2,447 – 3.47%

    1.27% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.47% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Level 4 on Normal.

    255 (144) of 2,447 – 10.42%

    5.88% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    10.42% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Level 4 on Hard.

    146 (80) of 2,447 – 5.97%

    3.27% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.97% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete Level 4 on Maniac.

    132 (56) of 2,447 – 5.39%

    2.29% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.39% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear Stage 4 without dying and using only the Default Gun (Hard or Maniac)

    85 (31) of 2,447 – 3.47%

    1.27% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.47% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the Game on Normal.

    206 (106) of 2,447 – 8.42%

    4.33% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    8.42% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the Game on Hard.

    141 (76) of 2,447 – 5.76%

    3.11% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.76% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beat the Game on Maniac.

    130 (56) of 2,447 – 5.31%

    2.29% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.31% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear Stage 5 without dying (Hard or Maniac)

    105 (39) of 2,447 – 4.29%

    1.59% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.29% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear Stage 5 using only the Default Gun (Hard or Maniac)

    86 (33) of 2,447 – 3.51%

    1.35% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.51% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Gain seven lives.

    176 (66) of 2,447 – 7.19%

    2.70% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.19% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Win the Game without using a bomb. (Normal or higher)

    112 (41) of 2,447 – 4.58%

    1.68% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Win the Game without using a continue.

    155 (50) of 2,447 – 6.33%

    2.04% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.33% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Win the Game without using a continue on Hard difficulty.

    101 (42) of 2,447 – 4.13%

    1.72% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.13% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Finish the game using only the default gun.

    118 (59) of 2,447 – 4.82%

    2.41% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.82% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Real Veteran

    (25) (180)

    Finish the game without dying.

    143 (57) of 2,447 – 5.84%

    2.33% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.84% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode

Recent Players

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Comments:
GAMERJET 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!
JAM 19 Jul 2018 15:28
Try this. https://retroachievements.org/Game/11109
GAMERJET 20 Jul 2018 04:37
That's interesting how the unlicensed versions are ported on to an older system.
NgNvNn 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.
Aekko 9 Jan 2020 03:09
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.
Araujo8686 3 Feb 2020 07:20
"Prepared for the War": only Hard difficulty. Isn't possible gain lives in Maniac difficulty, even If maxed score to 999.999.
Aekko 5 Jun 2020 01:33
There, Mastered this one for a second time!
SuperCarloConti 16 Oct 2020 08:02
Compared with snes version this is easy, but really great game
AzuchiAkeshi 22 Nov 2021 15:49
Mastered! Great port, much better than the GBA version! :D
RetroGamerKyo
RetroGamerKyo 3 Nov 2022 18:55
Excellent game, sometimes you be angry, sometimes you fun with F gun.
frange 1 Aug 2023 13:34
I played it when I was just a kid. Nice memories
chubbygamer23 25 Dec 2023 09:13
mastered. and i managed to beat this port for the very 1st time. maniac is no joke though
ZeroOne 22 May 2024 22:18
Mastered, damned jumps!