Gradius II (TurboGrafx CD)

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Gradius II is a sequel to Gradius and Life Force, and is a horizontal space shooter composed of seven levels. Like in its predecessor, it is possible to collect power-ups from enemies and choose which type to use and when. This time, this system is enhanced with the option of choosing between four different power-up sequences, allowing the player to use different types of weapons against enemies. There is also the possibility to gain options, which are mysterious balls of fire that follows the player-controlled spaceship closely and mimic all its movements (including shots). While the player only could have two of them in the NES version of Gradius, it is now possible in all versions to have up to four.


Gradius II TurboGrafx CD Upgrading before the real deal
Gradius II TurboGrafx CD First level
Gradius II TurboGrafx CD The good old Konami logo
Gradius II TurboGrafx CD Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "グラディウスII" -- Japanese spelling

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Video Games Feb, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Edge Oct, 1993 8 out of 10 80
IGN Nov 04, 2008 8 out of 10 80


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