Summary: Good on the go compilation of the classic shoot em' up or SHMUP series Gradius. Comes with 1,2,3,4, and Gaiden which has never been released before for the U.S. The games themselves minus Gaiden since it was on the PSX are all ported straight from the arcade so no extras like some of the console...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: This is not necessarily a game for the average gamer. Things simply have changed a lot since Gradius was originally released. The game clearly is from an age where you didn't play to win a game, but to see how far you could get before the game beat you.
Summary: I have been a long time fan of Gradius for my Nintendo and Game Boy. I guess I was hoping for remakes of the Game Boy versions but they are remakes of the Arcade games. I'm so used to the Game Boy versions that I am not 100% sure if these are exact duplicates of the arcade versions.
Summary: I have this collection and think its fantastic, I finished the first and I am currently torturing myself on the 2nd, currently on stage 8.1 I think, the level after boss rush, its absolutely insane. Its sooooooooo hard! That's what she said.