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    "Gradius III & IV: Mythology of Revival"
    English Manual Translation by Albert Brown (ashitaka@email.com)
    Please only use this for Private Home use, thank you.
    
    
    Gradius III and IV- Revival
    Page 3-Contents
    Contents
    The Controls…………………………Page 4
    Viewpoint of Screen………Page 5
    How to Play……………………………Page 6-7
    Option Mode……………………………Page 8-9
    Save/Load…………………………………Page 10-11
    Story
    Gradius III……………Page 12
    	Gradius IV………………Page 18
    Stages
    Gradius III……………Page 13
    	Gradius IV………………Page 19
    Power Ups
    Gradius III……………Page 14-15
    	Gradius IV………………Page 20-21
    Internet Ranking………………Page 22
    
    Page 4-Controller
    
    Push L1 button + R1 button + Start button + Select Button at the same time.- 
    Soft Reset
    Start button - decision, pause
    Select button – not used
    ANALOG mode switch 
    
    Left Analog- steer ship
    LED indicator- whether or not analog feature is on
    Right analog- not used 
    Direction Key- cursor, steer ship
    
    SQUARE button- Power Up
    X button- Shoot
    TRIANGLE button- Rapid Fire
    CIRCLE button- decision, missile
    
    *To use the Analog feature, make sure the LED indication is showing red.
    *It doesn't correspond to the vibration function.
    *You can change button settings in option mode.
    *It can employ the function that it chose with a button that a function isn't  
    assigned if you select " ALL ". 
    *It isn't possible for 2 people to play "Gradius 3 and 4- Revival" 
    simultaneously without 2 controllers.
     
    Page 5-Game Screen
    
    Lives Left	High Score
    
    1P Score	2P Score
    					
    Gradius III
    (Image Here)
    
    Power Up Bar
    
    
    
    Lives Left	High Score
    
    1P Score	2P Score
    					
    Gradius IV
    (Image Here)
    
    Power Up Bar
    
    
    Page 6-How to play
    
    At the "Gradius III and IV- Revival" main screen, select which Gradius to 
    play (3 or 4). Then highlight it, and press START to go to it's title screen. 
    
    1 PLAYER (One person can play)
    2 PLAYERS (Two people can play)
    STAGE SELECT (Select which stage to start on, those you've played through)
    		*Only for Gradius III
    HI-SCORE TRY- (At Game Over time, your score and a password are displayed in 
    order to register for the Internet Ranking.)
    OPTION MODE-(Change the Setup of the game)
    MAIN TITLE-(Return to general screen)
    
    Page 7-How to Play (Cont.)
    In case your ship is destroyed 
    Gradius III
    When you can't continue, it becomes a Game Over. In this case, set the game 
    level to Easiest or Very Easy to play. When you play through the game levels, 
    you can then go to Stage Select to play from the levels you've played 
    through(Stage Select is Loop 1 play).
    Gradius IV
    In the game level, you can't continue in Medium ~ Hardest with the last Hi 
    Score Try.
    
    Page 8-Option Mode
    You can change various setup of the game in option mode.
    Game Level
    		Gradius III 
    You can change the difficulty of the game to 6 different levels.
    Easiest ~ Very Hard
    		Gradius IV
    You can change the difficulty of the game to 8 different levels.
    Easiest ~ Hardest
    
    Extend
    During a game, whether a machine increases, depending on bonuses. (not sure 
    exactly).
    Player
    You can select the number of Lives you want to start off with.
    Gradius III–You can have 1 –9 lives
    Gradius IV–You can have 3- 9 lives  
    Power Up
    You can choose the method of power upgrade (Manual/ Semi Auto)
    Manual- Power upgrade by hand.
    Semi Auto-Computer assists with the power upgrade.
    Adjustment
    You can setup the screen position.
    
    Page 9-Option Mode (Cont.)
    Key Config
    Power Up- Power upgrade.
    Shot- Discharge weapon.
    Missile- Discharge a missile.
    Rapid Shot-You can fire both weapons at same time continuously. 
    Rapid Missile-Shoot missiles continuously.
    Default
    Return to original game settings.
    Sound Test
    You can listen to sounds from the game
    Rendition- CIRCLE button
    Rendition Stop- X button
    Display/ non-display of window- TRIANGLE button
    Save/Load
    You can save/load your game data with Playstation2's 8mb memory card.
    Exit
    When you're finished using option mode.
    
    Only Gradius III 
         Wait Level- you can setup a Wait Level management. The management 
    doesn't catch up and reproduces a situation that game speed gets slow with 
    hard selected. Settings: (Off/Level 1/ Level 2). *Management is like the 
    arcade version in those days. As a standard degree of difficulty, it is OFF 
    (HARD) – Level 2 (Easy)
    Only Gradius IV
          Sound-set sound to stereo or mono
          Screen-Change to arcade or use full screen for screen size.
    
    Page 10-Save/Load
    It is necessary to use the "Playstation 2" exclusive memory card(8mb) to 
    Save/Load game data. If you choose Save/Load with each option of "Gradius 3", 
    "Gradius 4", You will advance to the Save/Load screen.
    *Please, only use "Playstation 2" exclusive memory card(8mb) for this game.
    *This game uses Memory Card Slot 1.
    *Memory card, "Pocketstation" can't be used.
    
    Load
    The data that you have saved for your game on the 8mb card can be read and 
    loaded.
    *When you turn on the Main Power to ON, and there is a Playstation2 8mb 
    memory card plugged into memory card slot 1, the data will be read and loaded 
    automatically.
    Auto Save
    When this feature is ON, and there is a "Playstation2" exclusive memory card 
    (8mb) in memory card slot 1, data is automatically saved after a Game Over.
    Save
    Saves data onto the "Playstation2" exclusive memory card (8mb).
    
    Page 12-Story of Gradius III
    "Gradius 3: succession to mythology"
    The Dark Milky Way, which is an infinity of deep, dark eternal 
    darkness, is the place where the mysterious destructive god "Bakuterian" 
    started an activity to be born again in an unknown territory. 
    The dark force of Bakuterian is the last attack left to be accomplished 
    is an ambition by itself.
    For the dark force, it wrapped all universes with an energy beyond our 
    imagination and caused destruction and massacre. An image of aggression 
    swallowed the planet of Gradius and its surroundings in succession and 
    stretched an evil hand straight for this star. The Gradius Federal government 
    is assembling a whole Gradius army for this threat, by putting up a large 
    defense net, to face an all-out attack. This we consider is an enthusiastic 
    defense that might also tear apart a strong dark force as not seen before. 
    Then, again a super-time and space fighter departure. They are daring all 
    universal fates, to fly over there, now it is not time to quit.
    
    Page 13- Stages
    Gradius 3
    1.	Desert stage –Boss : "Goraiasu"
    2.	Bubble stage- Boss: "Baburuai"
    3.	Volcano stage- Boss: "Bixtukukoamk III"
    4.	High Speed stage
    5.	Moai stage-Boss: "Dogasu/Vaifu"
    6.	Cell stage-Boss: "Gurego-ru"
    7.	Lava stage-Boss: "Waiba-n(First form)/Barucyadodoragon(Second form)"
    8.	Plant stage-Boss: "Buroxtutyingu·uvi-do"
    9.	Crystal stage-Boss: "Riza-dogoa"
    10. Last stage
    
    Page 14-Power Up
    A power upgrade capsule appears when you destroy a specific enemy and/or 
    formation. Every time you take a capsule, a power meter that lights up for 
    the order will display a kind of power upgrade. Then push the power upgrade 
    button if the power upgrade that you hope to use is lit.
    
    (Image Here) Power upgrade capsule
    
    ?Out of four kinds of the power meter A ~ D, you can choose a shield out of 
    three kinds of A ~ C.
    
    ?Power Meter
    ?Decision (You choose one out of four kinds) for the power meter
    ?Decision of the shield (You choose it out of three kinds)
    
    ?Edit Mode
       You individually can change a power meter with EDIT MODE.  
           *A power upgrade that you can select with EDIT MODE is limited.
    
    Page 15- Power Up (Cont.)
    Explanation of every power upgrade 				Gradius III
    Note: this section is somewhat self-explanatory. So I won't be going into the 
    details.
    
    Page 18-Story of Gradius IV 
    "Gradius IV: Revival"
    The distant past was in the memory of the people. The name of a 
    destructive planet "Bakuterian" is forgotten further. However the nightmare 
    comes again. Before a surrender, the defense army must get in front of the 
    enemy to have war potential. Vacantly only one machine, there was an 
    appearance of a white body that flew past the star at that time. 
    
    Page 19-Stages
    1.	Fluid Metal stage-Boss: "Yoragaton kimera"
    2.	Plant stage-Boss: "Dendorodeiumu"
    3.	Bubble stage-Boss: "Bubble core"
    4.	Magma stage-Boss: "Giradoru"
    5.	Moai stage-Boss: "A- & Mu-"
    6.	Cellular stage-Boss: "Beriaru"
    7.	High Speed stage-Boss: "Rolling Core"
    8.	Bosuonparedo
    9.	Fortress stage
    
    Page 20-Power Up
    A power upgrade capsule appears when you destroy a specific enemy and/or 
    formation.  Every time you take a capsule, a power meter that lights up for 
    the order will display a kind of power upgrade. Then push the power upgrade 
    button if the power upgrade that you hope to use is lit.
    
    (Image Here) Power upgrade capsule
    (Image Here) A capsule of a blue color can remove all enemies and bullets on 
    the screen.
    
    ?Out of 6 kinds from the power meter, you can choose a shield out of 2 kinds.
    ?Power Meter
    ?Decision (You choose one out of six kinds) for the power meter
    ?Decision of the shield (You choose it out of two kinds)
    
    Page 21-Power Up
    Explanation of every power upgrade 				Gradius IV
    Note: this section is somewhat self-explanatory. So I won't be going into the 
    details.
    
    Page 22-Internet Ranking
    If you play High Score Try of Gradius III and Gradius IV, a certain score 
    makes a password appear. You can register at the Konami Official homepage for 
    this.
    
    Password Acquisition Method
    After doing " High Score Try" and getting GAME OVER, a password appears. 
    * However, a password doesn't appear for 0 points.
    * When registering, the password and your score are needed.
    * There is an Internet ranking holding period.  Please visit the "KCE Tokyo 
    official website" for a detailed explanation of receipt period and receipt 
    method of the password.
    
    KCE Tokyo Official homepage address	www.konami.co.jp/kcet/
    
    
    Updated Version (1.5, Should be Final Version)
    -Adjusted margins
    -Changed some words