Summary: Being a fan oh the old arcade serious, this game definitely delivers. You are given more levels, more weapons and more tools to work with. If you're a fan of the original series, you'll like this one.
Summary: Excellent game for those who played the previous games of Gradius. This is a must have game for those who are a fan of it. The graphics is sweet. The game play is excellent. And the stages are very tricky and long.
Summary: The game has everything that made Gradius great, from option use, to huge bosses, to tough challenge. The only flaw is that there is an annoying cutscenes that you can't skip in the second stage!
Summary: Like all of it's predacessors, the last installment of the original Gradius series must not be missed. The gameplay is the same except for one new firing option, now you can shoot whatever direction you want while stationary! I don't know if any of the music has changed, but after searching for this game for 2 years I finally get to experience it. It still confuses me that Konami hasn't put this up on the Xbox Live marketplace.
Summary: Gradius V is a scroll shooter set in outer space, where players control a fictional spacecraft called "Vic Viper" through a continuously changing background. You will be adapting to formations of enemies (both stationary and moving) that fire bullets, and one must consist of maneuvering through close quarters which alter between horizontal and vertical scrolling.
Summary: LET IT BE KNOWN THAT THIS GRADIUS IS TEH BEST!!!!!111!1!!11!!!one!!1! Out of all the games in the gradius series, I personally rate this one the best of the series with gradius gaiden as a very close second. The game functions like an arcade where it has x amount of credits to get through the game. It starts at 3 credits but you will gain an extra credit for every hour of gameplay you accumulate through your total play time via saves.
Summary: This game is excellent fun! It is a good old 80's-style side scrolling shooting game in the style of the 80's shooters. A solid installment of the legendary Gradius series and co-developed by Treasure of Ikaruga and Radiant Silvergun fame, this game is a must-have for Konami fans, shooter fans, Treasure fans and players seeking a good challenge.
Summary: This is, hands down, one of the best shooters on the PS2 alongside with R-Type: Final. It has dazzling graphics, tight control, explosive sounds, and man is this game tough. For a starter, this game will beat you. But as you keep playing, it will reward you so you can keep on playing. I'm hoping for a Gradius 6 for the PS3 because this is one of the best video-game franchises ever.