For the enemy referred to as "Vicious Slave Hawks" in the European instruction booklet, see Taka.

The Metal Alien (メタルエイリアン Metaru Eirian?) is a boss in the Contra series.


Super ContraEdit

In the arcade version of Super Contra, the Metal Alien resembles a flying xenomorph, including the characteristic retractable inner mouth, and appears as the boss of Alien Area 3.

Contra III: The Alien WarsEdit

In The Alien Wars, the Metal Alien appears after taking out Kimkoh while the player is climbing a wall. It teleports in and out and strikes with its tail in-between.




  • This enemy was originally planned to appear in Contra 4, but it was ultimately scrapped from the final release.