• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Nov 3, 2002
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
Buy On
  1. Deep it isn’t, but there’s no denying that this is one of the most action-packed titles you’ll play on the GBA for some time.
  2. GameNow
    83
    It's just too darn short. It's not even as difficult as its PS2 counterpart, so you'll blow through it relatively quickly. [Jan 2003, p.65]
  3. 80
    Features stupendously well-animated characters and a boopy-yet-catchy soundtrack. The control's spot-on, too.
  4. Play Magazine
    80
    As expected, it plays and looks great on the GBA, only giving up a bit of res due to the LCD screen. [Oct 2002, p.86]
  5. Nintendo Power
    76
    A big collection of blast-'em-all missions packed witih combat action. [Nov 2002, p.226]

Awards & Rankings

59
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#38 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2002
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. WilliamT.
    Oct 28, 2007
    7
    A decent port of the SNES version with the two Hard Corps levels but suffers a bit by having only two difficulty levels and only one weapon A decent port of the SNES version with the two Hard Corps levels but suffers a bit by having only two difficulty levels and only one weapon slot. Otherwise, it's a worthy game to add to your GBA collection. Full Review »
  2. BorjaB.
    Mar 8, 2003
    10
    I think this game explodes perfectly the graphics capacity of the Game Boy Advance.
  3. AndersonL.
    Jan 7, 2003
    8
    Jo, I know that this game is almost the same as the snes contra game, but this serie is better because its has some new levels and because ofJo, I know that this game is almost the same as the snes contra game, but this serie is better because its has some new levels and because of the graphics. Full Review »