Gradius

Gradius

2007

System
NES
Publisher
Konami
Developer
Konami

8.3

Game Rating

User Ratings: 4

Our Review: 7/10

Overview

Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Shooter
Release Date

3DS eShop

  • 18th Oct 2012, $4.99 (USA)
  • 1st Nov 2012, £4.49/€4.99 (UK/EU)
  • 8th May 2013, ¥500 (JPN)

Wii Shop

  • 2nd Dec 2006, 500 points (JPN)
  • 8th Jan 2007, 500 points (USA)
  • 2nd Feb 2007, 500 points (UK/EU)

Wii U eShop

  • 26th Sep 2013, £3.49 (UK/EU)
  • 2nd Oct 2013, ¥500 (JPN)
Series
Gradius
Controller Support
All

Screenshots (5)

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Reviews

  • 30

    Wii U eShop / NES

    Review Gradius

    Just keeps shooting

    To say that the original Gradius was influential on the evolution of the side-scrolling shoot 'em up would be a gross understatement. When it hit arcades in 1985 it was lauded for its amazing level designs and simple, yet wildly playable, power-up system. This NES release was one of the first home ports of the game and has become...

  • 19

    3DS eShop / NES

    Review Gradius

    Dated, but legendary

    To say that the original Gradius was influential on the evolution of the side-scrolling shoot 'em up would be a gross understatement. When the game hit arcades in 1985 it was lauded for its amazing level designs and simple, yet wildly playable, power-up system. This NES release was one of the first home ports of the game and has...

  • 4

    Wii Virtual Console / NES

    Review Gradius

    Konami's classic shooter series takes off

    It's so hard to review a game like Gradius. This is a near-legendary title and has inspired a franchise that has sold millions, not to mention the spin-off series Parodius and countless other clones. But when reviewing classic retro titles, you have to judge if this game is still worth playing today...

About The Game

You are the last hope of the people of Gradius.

Your hyperspace fighter is armed with the greatest arsenal in the galaxy: air-to-surface and double beam laser cannons, powerful force fields and more. You’ll need them all to survive, because at the heart of the Bacterion Empire awaits the nerve centre of the evil Bacterion Bio-Computer. Gradius began the legendary space shooting series from Konami®. A true classic and an important part of video game history. Remember: shoot the core!