I'm a Gradius fan, but I hate this game.

#1RayderePosted 12/28/2008 6:03:53 PM
Also, did you know that this isn't the first game in the series?
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#2STi_2_DIE_4Posted 12/31/2008 10:57:42 PM
Umm, It is the first game of the series.

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#3Raydere(Topic Creator)Posted 1/1/2009 1:20:37 AM

STi_2_DIE_4 | Posted 12/31/2008 9:57:42 PM (#002)
Umm, It is the first game of the series.



*throws you in the general direction of the arcade version*

*or if you wanna get really technical, Scramble, since Konami retconned it into the Gradius timeline for some reason*
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#4STi_2_DIE_4Posted 1/2/2009 4:09:40 AM
Sorry, I didn't know about the arcade version. It's still the first console version though.

Ohh, and why do yo hate this game? It's a great game.

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#5Raydere(Topic Creator)Posted 1/2/2009 11:49:18 AM
The first Gradius game I thoroughly played was Gradius III (SNES), 4 years ago. I decided to look into its arcade version, as well as its predecessors, and that's where I came across the AC version.

Then I tried the NES version and it just paled in comparison. You can only have 2 options (though understandable due to hardware limitations), you have a weaker laser, and I don't like the way the music was transplanted to this version. Also, stages 2 and 3 were taller, "wrap-around" stages (similar to a few stages in III) in the AC version; the NES version compresses them to 1 screen tall.

Other than that...maybe it's not so bad after all, after describing it. Maybe it's the hype that turns me away from more popular classic games?
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#6STi_2_DIE_4Posted 1/2/2009 9:18:18 PM
Gradius III was somewhat better than this but it will still remain a classic to me. I haven't really gotten into Gradius II though, I might have to start playing that now.

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#7Raydere(Topic Creator)Posted 1/2/2009 9:21:01 PM
For any version of Gradius II, I'd like to stress: DO NOT die on the crystal stage.
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#8STi_2_DIE_4Posted 1/3/2009 5:39:00 AM
Cool, thanks for the advice. I'm guessing if you die here you can't pass the game, so
I'll try not to die.

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#9AdamalousPosted 1/3/2009 3:36:41 PM
I always die on the crystal stage ._.
and gradius 3 snes FTFW....
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#10Raydere(Topic Creator)Posted 1/4/2009 12:28:14 AM
It's just really hard to pass without a laser or Spread Bomb.

On the FC version, I died on that stage and eventually made it to the boss on my last life...and then I run into a laser. =/
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