Gradius Screenshots

User Screenshots

Amstrad CPC version

Select # of players
Level 1
Get that power-up
Ship destroyed
Cruising through a different environment
Approaching an asteroid
Obtained a laser
Level 2
A couple of Doh!'s from "Arkanoid 2" make an appearance
Another ship approaching you

Arcade version

Nemesis title background
Title screen (Nemesis, overseas release)
Title screen
Game starts
Enemy ships
Ground cannons
Game over
Levitating mountain
Battle mess
Option & laser
2 options
First boss
Next level
Little explode
Stage 3 "Moai"
Sub-Boss 3 "Mother & Child"
Stage 4 "Inverted Volcano"
Sub-Boss 4 "Iron Maiden"
Stage 5 "Tentacle"
Stage 6 "Cell"
Boss 6 "Nucleus"
Stage 7 "Fortress" - Electronic Cage
Boss 7 "Xaerous Brain"
Final Cutscene Part 1
Final Cutscene Part 2
Name Entry

Commodore 64 version

U.S. release is called Gradius
Title screen
Starting a new game
A bullet just barely misses your ship!
Incoming missiles...
An end of level boss
The second level

MSX version

Intro screen
Title screen (Japanese version)
Title Screen (European version)
Stage 3
As usual for Gradius games you start in open space
And then approach some land

NES version

Title screen
Japan Title screen
Starting a new game
The orange "options" provide more firepower
An end of level boss
Collect powerups to get better weapons
Watch out for giant stone heads!

PC-88 version

Title screen
The beginning
Entering a cave; power-up is nearby
Come on guys... so many at once... that's unfair

Sharp X1 version

Title screen
Start of the game
Stage 1
Stage 2
Stage 3, featuring lots of Moai heads that fire lots of ion rings at you
Stage 4, up against a pair of Iron Maidens
The most prominent boss in the Gradius series - Big Core, in this game it turns up in almost every stage
Stage 5, Tentacle Golems
Stage 6 features a biological look and feel to it. Amoeba are the primary enemies in this stage
The boss in this stage is Nucleus
Aha, so you're the Brain behind it all!
The citizens of Gradius can sleep safe and sound

Sharp X68000 version

Title screen
Main menu
Stage 1
First boss - Big Core
Stage 2
Stage 3 has a lot of Moai statues
The Sub Boss here is "Mother and Child"
Stage 4

TurboGrafx-16 version

Developer logo
Demo mode
Title screen
Game start
An early wave
Chaos near the top of the screen
Some scenery to avoid now
Avoid the mountain face
End of level boss
Game over

ZX Spectrum version

Loading screen
Main menu
One of the first waves
Got an upgrade
New area in the level
Yellow ship
cannons and robot
Over mountain
Green ships
Small base

Official Screenshots

  • Gradius Screenshot
    Nintendo eShop
  • Gradius Screenshot
    Nintendo eShop
  • Gradius Screenshot
    Nintendo eShop
  • Gradius Screenshot
    Nintendo eShop