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A compilation containing the arcade versions of the first four Gradius games as well as the previously PS1 exclusive game Gradius Gaiden. They are all exact conversions with some minor changes. While some versions had two-player co-op gameplay, all games in this compilation are single-player only. The triangle button is used for rapid fire, to combine shooting the regular weapon along with missiles.

The extras include videos from Gradius Deluxe Pack, Gradius III and IV and Gradius Gaiden. There is also a music gallery where the full soundtrack of the five included games is available. The games have also been adapted for different views (zoomed in and full) and the arcade ports include full options. A basic save and autosave system has also been implemented.

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Gradius Collection PSP Game loading screen
Gradius Collection PSP Gallery
Gradius Collection PSP Playing Gradius on PSP (screen fully stretched to PSP display size)
Gradius Collection PSP Gallery: Video

Alternate Titles

  • "Gradius Portable" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

IGN Jun 02, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
GameZone Jun 13, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GameDaily Jun 09, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Bordersdown Apr, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Portable Review Sep 13, 2006 31 out of 40 78
Game Shark Jul 11, 2006 B 75
Lawrence Jun 16, 2006 7.3 out of 10 73
1UP Jun 05, 2006 B- 67
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 18, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Gamekult Sep 01, 2006 6 out of 10 60

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Anders Hammar (17) added Gradius Collection (PSP) on Jun 29, 2008