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Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX
6.0 out of 10

Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX

Based on the Contra game for SNES, this fast-paced 2D Read more

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Overall 7
6.5

A Contra conversion that leaves much to be desired

Diogo Ribeiro, MobyGames
11 June 2005
  • Conclusion: Blast from the past An unfortunate truth of the game Gameboy Advance system is that it’s apparently doomed to endure companies who forget about creativity and churn out ports of older games, with the occasional change made to give it a breath of fresh air while still attempting to draw in gamers...
  • Pros: Easy to play and get into. Fast and fun side-scrolling action. Very good conversion of classic Contra levels. Co-op mode. A nice opportunity to draw in new players to the series.
  • Cons: Some changes made streamline the game too much. Level arrangement is a pastiche of different sources, which destabilizes the continuity. Short game, and a bit too easy. Save system isn't intuitive. Wasted potential on a half-made conversion rather than a full game conversion or entirely new game....
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Overall 10
10

A classic

Amazon Customer, Amazon
24 February 2007
  • Summary: The first thing you need to know is that this is an impressive conversion, all the levels that have been coverted from the snes version are identical. I was initially disappointed that the top down mode 7 levels from the original had not made it(i've got F zero they could have been fitted in on a...
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Overall 6
6.0

BEWARE!!!

Andy, Amazon
24 February 2007
  • Summary: Contra was an excellent game back on the SNES, and its amazing they can now fit it on a handheld, with all its fancy graphic effects, but i warn you - Its INSANELY difficult!! Only one weapon can be carried, smart bombs are none existent, and setting the difficulty to easy makes it more fun to play,...
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Overall 10
10

Addiction in a small, beat up box.

Aaron, Amazon
24 February 2007
  • Summary: If you ever played Super Probotector on the SNES, then buy this game. Something to do with different brands in America and here, but it's the same gameplay, same story, just the American release. I believe.
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