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Gradius series

Group Description

Gradius is a series of futuristic scrolling shoot-'em-ups which take place in outer space. One of the hallmarks of this series is the power meter. The power meter is typically a bar that highlights selectable options (weapons, shields, etc.) as power-ups are collected. The more power-ups collected, the more powers that are selectable. Players can hold off selecting a power until the one they want becomes available. If a power is selected again for a second or third time, it becomes even more effective. This meter allows the player to customize their spaceships powers to a degree.

While not a part of the official Gradius canon, the arcade game Scramble is considered a precursor for this series.

Selected Covers

Vulcan Venture TurboGrafx CD Front Cover
Front cover for Vulcan Venture
Gradius ReBirth Wii Front Cover
Front cover for Gradius ReBirth
Nemesis Game Boy Front Cover
Front cover for Nemesis
Gradius Collection PSP Front Cover
Front cover for Gradius Collection

Selected Screenshots

Screenshot from Vulcan Venture
Title Screen (1)
Screenshot from Nemesis
Screenshot from Gradius Collection
Konami logo
Screenshot from Gradius V