Summary: I love the Gradius series, and have played them on various consoles for years. I was delighted to find this little gem on the PSP. This game contains 5 games from the Gradius library, including Gradius IV witch was not released in North America. If you are a fan of the Gradius series, I highly recommend picking this up. It's difficult, yet fun, as you would expect from this franchise.
Summary: What a great value title for any psp owner that is even slightly interested in 2d classic shooters. From what I remember enjoying these games in the arcades many years ago I am pretty sure that these are the direct faithful arcade roms/ports. Besides them being direct faithful arcade ports these games were also previously released as follows: Gradius 1 and 2 that are on this compilation were released both on a single disc called "Gradius Deluxe Pack" on the ps1 many...
Summary: This is Gradius. If you know what Gradius is, you know how hard and fun it is. The only drawback is, the Playstation(tm) styled controls can be difficult at times. It doesn't completely take away the fun of the game, but there is a bit of a learning curve. Once you get the hang of it, it's pretty darn fun.
With incredible value this is the best gradius release so far, and long time U.S gradius fan's dream come true
Joseph D. Fisher, Amazon
23 February 2010
Summary: What a geat value title for any psp owner that is even slighly interested in 2d classic shooters. From what I remember enjoying these games in the arcades many years ago I am pretty sure that these are the direct faithful arcade roms/ports. Besides them being direct faithful arcade ports these games were also previously released as follows: Gradius 1 and 2 that are on this compilation were released both on a single disc called "Gradius Deluxe Pack" on the ps1 many years...
Summary: You know, this game is awesome in ALMOST every respect. It emulates the Gradius games perfectly, from the very first all the way to Gaiden. It keeps the good ol' music intact, the controls are easy to pick up on, and the it's nostalgia is pure. The one problem is that these games are a wee bit difficult. As in, original japanese difficulty. The good news is that they've implemented save states, so you can restart at a tough level. Overall, It gets 4 stars from me.
Summary: Cool game, fun at times, can become repetitive. I play this game once a week and at first get so engaged, but it may become repetitive. I used to love these Gradius games and I bought it to return me to my childhood times. Its fun for people who love it and I highly recommend if you have the time for this game.
Still addictive, still fun as ever and now on PSP.
29 October 2006
Summary: Its nice having this game on PSP, its the type of game you'd play on a cellphone while waiting for a doctor's appointment but this time its on PSP. Its awesome on widescreen although you can play on regular screen. There's several versions and each one is addictive the same, never want to stop and put it down. I am completely satisfied with this game and I would definitely buy another one for a friend as a gift.
Summary: This is an excellent game for the PSP. This collection includes the original versions of Gradius (arcade) and the newer versions as well. The options allow you to set the screen size (original or full-screen) which helps a lot. You can also map the buttons however you like in the options menu and they've provided a "rapid-fire" button setting for each of the games.