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Gradius Collection

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Overall 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.2
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 8
7.9
Longevity 7
7.3

Gradius Collection

NowGamer
18 August 2008
Overall 8
8.2
Value for money 7
7.0
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 9
9.0
Funfactor 9
9.0

Gradius Collection

ME Gamers
9 November 2006
  • Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Just as the world moves ahead to plunge into an obfuscating wonderland of Next Gen Electronics, our oldest buddies in the game industry take a step back in time and resonate a nostalgia so good its gamegasmic!
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Overall 10
10
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 6
6.0

Gradius Collection

Portable Review
13 September 2006
  • Excerpt: Vic Viper sets out on yet another journey to save the galaxy. For better or for worse, this time the journey is more of a repeat performance. In this PSP compilation, you can take on any of the legendary ship’s first 5 games: Gradius Gradius II Gradius III Gradius IV Gradius Gaiden Gradius III Gradius V
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

GamesFirst!
20 July 2006
  • Excerpt: Konami's latest retro anthology, Gradius Collection, brings a long legacy of side-scrolling shooter mayhem to the PSP. For fans of the classic space-cave action Gradius made popular, this is a must-have collection. Sporting some welcome enhancements, including a quick-save feature that helps players reach previously unattainable levels and makes the games more portable-friendly, Gradius Collection is worth checking out to spice up that summertime commute.
  • Pros: ups: Many many options and bonuses, excellent Save file system
  • Cons: downs: Very Very hard
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 7
7.0
Gameplay 9
8.5
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 8
7.5
Lifespan 7
7.0

Gradius Collection

Gaming Target
5 July 2006
  • Summary: I don't think that even the Konami Code can save your Vic Viper in Gradius III!
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Overall 8
8.0
Design 5
5.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0

Expert Review

Game Freaks 365
5 July 2006
  • Excerpt: Let's flash back for one moment to 1986. Nintendo had just pulled video gaming out of the great depression, and no kid's life was complete without an NES. That year, Konami released a port of what would soon be their flagship shooter series: Gradius. I was sold immediately on the premise of a shooter in which you could upgrade your ship as you saw fit, and as a bit of a masochistic gamer I loved the difficulty.
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Overall 9
8.5

Gradius Collection

TotalPlayStation.com
26 June 2006
  • Conclusion: All hail the PSP, king of the retro compilation. Five games, all with options to make them easier and more newbie-friendly, crammed onto a UMD with CG clips and a jukebox? What's not to love here?
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 7
7.0
Replay value 7
7.0

Expert Review

Video Game talk
21 June 2006
  • Conclusion: I have always loved the Gradius franchise and have fond memories of playing the games throughout my childhood. To say I grew up on games like this would be a grievous understatement and I'm sure many of you out there reading this review could say the same thing. If you're younger chances are pretty good that you haven't played a shooter like this before. Most everything is in the first person now or features 3D effects that could blow your mind.
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Overall 8
8.4
Design 8
8.0
Gameplay 9
9.0

Gradius Collection

GameTrailers
13 June 2006
  • Excerpt: With the Gradius series spanning 20 years, Konami comes to the aide of twitchy fingered gamers of all ages with its release of Gradius Collection. With the mix of five Gradius games packed to the brim with classic space oriented side scrolling shoot-em up chaos, how could it go wrong? If you’ve never played a Gradius game, don’t fret, the mechanics couldn’t be any simpler.
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Overall 8
7.9
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 7
7.0
Control 10
10
Addiction 8
8.0

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
9 June 2006
  • Excerpt: The five games on the disc are Gradius, Gradius II, Gradius III, Gradius Gaiden, and Gradius IV. All of them play roughly the same. The player, piloting a lonesome spaceship, has to get through ten or more side-scrolling levels packed with bullet-spewing enemies and giant bosses. Grabbing the power-up pods left by the enemies you destroy will allow you to add lasers, missiles, and shields to your ship, as well as multiple "option" pods that double your firepower.
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