Summary: I wish I could give it 4 1/2 stars. I could 1 man solve Life Force but there are a couple bosses on Gradius V that are just a little too insane. Still loved it overall. The Gradius & Contra series are the top reasons Konami was my favorite company in the Nintendo years though Mega Man & Street...
Summary: I love classic shooters. You know, like R-Type, Thunder Force, and all that stuff. Gradius, however, i've never really liked. The only one that ever held my interest was Gradius Gaiden, and even then, I never put it up on the same level as modern classics as Radiant Silvergun and R-Type Delta.
Summary: Let's get something straight right now. In my opinion, Ikaruga is the single greatest shooter ever (and I've played plenty). In terms of timing, graphics, music, and overall feel, it was everything that a shooter should be.
Summary: Selbst wer Gradius (von 1985) nicht kennt, wird einen der zahlreichen vergleichbaren seitwärts scrollenden Shooter kennen, wenn er was mit dem Begriff 'Heimcomputer' anfangen kann. Schade nur, dass Gradius V auch an einer damit schon 20 Jahre alten (Kinder-)Krankheit leidet.