Contra Advance: The Alien Wars EX (2002)

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This is another port of Contra 3 from the SNES, this time for the Gameboy Advanced. While still not as good looking as the SNES version, there’s one big change that makes it very worthwhile to play. The game replaces the top-down levels with new side-scrolling levels, a mission on a train and an alien base. The other levels are near 1-to-1 matches to the SNES version and nothing is missing. Overall very fun to play and the new levels are quite good, especially the train level.