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Game name Gradius
First released on
Wednesday 29th of May 1985
Genres Arcade, Shooter
Game modes Single player, Multiplayer
Publisher(s) Konami
Developer(s) Konami
Platform(s) C64, ACPC, ZXS, MSX, Arcade, x1, NES, Sharp X68000, turbografx16, psn, 3DS, WiiU
Views 647 times
Rating 8.67/10 (3 votes) Submit your rating to get +1 XP

Gradius Summary

One of the defining characteristics of the Gradius series is the use of a "power meter." The power meter is powered by a power-up item, whose purpose, when collected, is to move a highlight to the next power-up on the power meter. When a power-up that the player wants becomes highlighted, he or she may activate it, also causing the highlight to reset.

Gradius releases

  Region Release date Platform
Flag Japan Wednesday 29th of May 1985 Arcade
Flag Japan Friday 25th of April 1986 Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Flag Japan Saturday 28th of March 1987 Sharp X68000
Flag Japan Friday 15th of November 1991 TurboGrafx-16/PC Engine
Flag North America Wednesday 16th of June 2010 PlayStation Network
Flag North America Thursday 18th of October 2012 Nintendo 3DS
Flag Europe Thursday 2nd of February 2017 Wii U

Gradius screenshots