Summary: I love me some Gradius and I like cute girls. The game is fun and easy to play, but the 2 player mode is not the best. Player 2 movements are strangely limited and if Player 1 dies, everyone's game is over. There's little localization here, ergo only English text with Japanese dialogue. Although, for a game like this, that's not a big issue. You REALLY don't need to know what the character's are saying, this game is pretty shallow.
Summary: Nothing like gradius. This game is gibberish, and I hate it. You get around 7 REALLY easy achievements, by picking each ship, and hitting start, but that's it's only redeeming quality. This was not made for the american market, complete garbage!!!! BUYER BEWARE!!!!
Summary: From a graphical standpoint, the game looks super awesome. But the gameplay itself is none more than an "eye-candy" side scrolling shooter. But with that being said, the action can get intense, and huge boss's firing fodder every which way to Sunday *(and on Sunday, too), but was just hoping for more...though I did see YouTube® video prior to purchase. If side shooters are your thing, I would give it a try.