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grumblegrumble

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I'm totally gettin' this classic. What about the rest of you?

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Knux

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I'm going to get it the next time I'm online. It's nice to finally see a classic shump on the 3DS! :D

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grumblegrumble

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I know, right? I remember playing the original on the NES as a kid, but I can't exactly remember if I liked it or not. I also saw it in the arcades back in the day so I know at one point it was a big game. The title rings lots of bells. I'll probably wait to see a video of it before I purchase it.

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Mk_II

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this is one of those games that gave rise to the term "Nintendo hard". You have been warned. But i still play the original on my big screen so i wont get the 3DS version.

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grumblegrumble

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Just googled some images from the NES version of Gradius. I remember the screenshots very well. I'll most likely be getting this later on today, just so I can play it some more (all my 200+ NES games and my NES is in a storage in another state at the 'mo.) I remember playing this game quite a bit, sandwiched next to me getting lost in a Mario or Zelda game that Summer (haha) I do remember liking it quite a bit. They just don't make games like this anymore.

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grumblegrumble

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NintendoLife gave the Wii VC variant a 7/10 for this one (back in 2007), which is pretty dang good in my book.

http://www.nintendolife.com/reviews/vc/gradius_nes

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Donjwolf

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Not getting it because I have it already (along with its sequels and a ton of other SHMUP series as well) on my PSP.

If Nemesis or the NES Star Soldier appears, I'll get those since I don't have either. I loved SS and played it tons. Luckily I have all the sequels on PSP :D
Except for Blazing Lasers which isn't a true sequel but very similar :(

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iphys

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I still have my Nemesis cartridge, which is pretty similar as I recall, so no.

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Barbiegurl777

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grumblegrumble wrote:

I'm totally gettin' this classic. What about the rest of you?

Nah not my style. Hey I added you as a friend on the 3DS. Just to let you know. :)

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grumblegrumble

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@Barbiegurl777 Oh goodie, I'll add ya back. I actually wound up getting Word Puzzler XL instead of Gradius today (and am loving it) but I'll get Gradius eventually on 3DS VC. I do own the original game but it's locked away in storage for the time being.

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TheDreamingHawk

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I got it and it's quite hard, but not impossible. I can't quite tell what level I am on, but I am on the level after the easter island one.

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Raiko

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How do people rate it against Xevious and Twinbee. I've only got into the genre in the past year, thanks to both of those games, and I wouldn't mind picking up another once it arrives in Europe.

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iphys

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The music is definitely better than Xevious or Twinbee, and I only play those games with the 3D really low, so it's probably not really worth buying them just for the 3D factor.

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TheDreamingHawk

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Beat this game, and now reset it so I can just play it for high scores.:)

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Knux

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My God, this game is effing hard. I'm only on the first level and I have a million flying rocks trying to kill me, lol.

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iphys

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Pause the game, enter the Konami code, then try not to die, lol.

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Firejonie

17. Posted:

Pretty good, but the ship moves a little slow for my liking. But it's still a good game.

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iphys

18. Posted:

You realize there are speed upgrades?

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the_shpydar

19. Posted:

Speed upgrades are a must. Protip: the first 2-3 upgrade capsules you get, spend them immediately on the speed upgrades.

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Donjwolf

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the_shpydar wrote:

Speed upgrades are a must. Protip: the first 2-3 upgrade capsules you get, spend them immediately on the speed upgrades.

The truth. Weapons always come later. Most important is to speed up. I normally go to Speed 2 before I get anything else. Don't take too much Speed boosts though! I makes it harder to control ship and you end up crashing more often. At least that's what always happens to me.

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