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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 Select game screen
Gradius Collection PSP Gallery: Music
Gradius Collection PSP Playing Gradius on PSP (original screen size)
Gradius Collection PSP Playing Gradius on PSP (screen fully stretched to PSP display size)

Alternate Titles

  • "Gradius Portable" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Jun 28, 2006 8.6 out of 10 86
Entertainment Depot, The Jul 07, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Chronicles Jun 28, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
GameSpot Jun 06, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82
GamerDad Jun 14, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
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
Game Revolution Jun 08, 2006 C- 42

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