Download Gradius and pilot your spacecraft through a classic side-scrolling shoot-'em-up! Upgrade your weapons, battle waves of enemies, and save the galaxy. Ready for some retro space action? Play now!
a game by Konami
Genre: Shooting Games
Platform: NESNES
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 3 reviews
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 2 votes
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See also: Retro Games, Gradius Games
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Available: May
  • Levels: 9
  • Theme: Shooting

Back to The Battle

The vile Gofer army is waging war on Earth and her colonies. Once again it is up to the Vic Viper to stop the alien threat from taking over the entire galaxy.

Fans of the original Gradius and Lifeforce should take a look at this great shooter. All the qualities you loved before are back. Different weapon configurations and radical power-ups highlight this tribute to the classic shooter series. Will you defeat the endless hordes of aliens?

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • P-200, 32 MB RAM

Game Reviews

  • Manufacturer: Konami
  • Machine: NES

After the game starts, pause it with the START button, then hit U-U-D-D-L-R-L-R-B-A. This will, if done right, give you a full complement of weapons and shields. This can only be used once per level played.

Also, there is a level-continue bonus that lets you restart a game from the last level you were in. When the GAME OVER display comes up, hit D-U-B-A-B-A-B-A-B-A. Better work fast, as you only have a few seconds to enter this one.

Konami is well on their way to capturing the largest share of the GameBoy market with a dynamic line-up of titles that includes this down-scaled version of one of their most popular games.

The scrolling action and play mechanics are almost identical to the NES version on which it's based. You can capture power-up items for options, shields, lasers and more! Another GameBoy winner from Konami.

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NES/Famicom/Dendy Screenshots