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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 Playing Gradius on PSP (original screen size)
Gradius Collection PSP Game UMD in PSP XMB
Gradius Collection PSP Select game screen
Gradius Collection PSP Playing Gradius on PSP (screen zoomed to PSP screen height)

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Alternate Titles

  • "Gradius Portable" -- Japanese title
  • "グラディウス ポータブル" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Jul 16, 2006 A- 91
Retro4Ever Mar 18, 2014 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Chronicles Jun 28, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
IGN Jun 02, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
Eurogamer.net (UK) Sep 21, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Jun 06, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameDaily Jun 09, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Pocket Gamer UK Sep 22, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 18, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Game Revolution Jun 08, 2006 C- 42

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Anders Hammar (21) added Gradius Collection (PSP) on Jun 29, 2008