A few years back, we American game players were playing Life Force while the Japanese received the real Gradius II for their Famicom's. While Life Force wasn't a bad game, Gradius II blew the gaming public away and even rivaled some of the 16-bit titles that were available! Thanks to Konami, Gradius II is now making another appearance in the Japanese market, but this time on the fantastic, new PC Engine Super CD-ROM!
All the levels from the Famicom classic have been left intact but more attention to detail, especially in the backdrops, has been given high priority along with the CD soundtrack.
Purchase power-ups in the familiar Gradius style and face the huge boss invaders! The animation is nearly flawless and the movement is blistering! Each boss has a unique weak point that you must attack to succeed.
Unfortunately, this may just be another story of the Japanese getting this hot shooter. Keep your fingers crossed, just in case!
Download Gradius 2
T.T.I. has picked up the rights to bring out this super-charged shootei in the United States! Pilot the Vic Viper through eight stages of killer action!
The Vic Viper can increase its offensive powers by purchasing power-ups with icons collected from destroyed ships. Items include speed-ups, missiles, lasers and option ships.
The music is the same as the cartridge version except that it's redone in the familiar CD style with plenty of bass and clearer voices! The levels really come alive with smooth animation of the bosses and enemy assaults. It's time to push back the Bacterion Empire again!