This cartridge combines two different localized flavours of the original arcade game. There are two modes, Grind Stormer
and V Five
. Both offers the same levels and enemies, but have a different approach to how the player can use power-ups.
In this hectic, top-down, vertically-scrolling shooter where the screen is constantly filled with enemies and bullets, players have a constant, unlimited firing rate, enhanced by power-ups that include missiles, target-seeking bullets, shields, additional speed, extra power and bonus points. In Grind Stormer
the ship always moves at a fast speed and the player can collect bombs that damage the entire screen and fend off bullets. The other variant V Five
takes a Gradius
-approach to power-ups, having the player advance through a selection of power-ups shown on the right by collecting tokens. In the first mode power-ups are immediately applied. In the second mode the ship is much slower and the player needs to decide to spend tokens on speed power-ups right away or save them to advance to seeking bullets or additional power.
The game difficulty, amount of lives and continues can be set in the options. After using a continue, the player immediately receives a "Special" power-up granting four wingmen.
- "V V" -- Japanese title
- "ヴイ ファイヴ" -- Japanese spelling
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This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by Sciere (205121)
on Dec 23, 2007.