Virtual Console / Super Nintendo
Vic Viper is back to rid the galaxy of evil.
Gradius III was one of the first SNES shooters and to be perfectly honest, it shows. Graphically the game is fairly bland (although the same could be said of the coin op original), the sound is nothing special and when things get hectic there's some terrible slowdown. Regardless of these points, the...
About The Game
Gradius III is a scrolling arcade shooter game that was originally released for the Super Nintendo in 1991. The game puts you into the roll of Vic Viper, a starfighter that must combat against the Bacterion Empire. You must make your way through ten levels and battle against many evil foes. The Super Nintendo release was different from the original arcade version by offering decreased difficulty, an increase in armaments, and the ability to continue after losing all lives.