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Gradius series

Group Description

Gradius is a series of futuristic scrolling shoot-'em-ups which take place in outer space. One of the hallmarks of this series is the power meter. The power meter is typically a bar that highlights selectable options (weapons, shields, etc.) as power-ups are collected. The more power-ups collected, the more powers that are selectable. Players can hold off selecting a power until the one they want becomes available. If a power is selected again for a second or third time, it becomes even more effective. This meter allows the player to customize their spaceships powers to a degree.

While not a part of the official Gradius canon, the arcade game Scramble is considered a precursor for this series.
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Game Titlesorted in descending orderYearPlatformPublisherUser Score
Gradius ReBirth2009WiiKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc....
Salamander Portable2007PSPKonami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd....
Gradius Collection2006PSPKonami Digital Entertainment, Inc.3.07
Gradius V2004PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.4.29
Gradius Galaxies2001Game Boy AdvanceKonami of America, Inc.3.47
Gradius III and IV2000PlayStation 2Konami of America, Inc.3.22
Gradius IV: Fukkatsu1999ArcadeKonami Co., Ltd....
Salamander: Deluxe Pack Plus1997PlayStation, SEGA SaturnKonami Co., Ltd.3.83
Solar Assault1997ArcadeKonami of America, Inc....
Gradius Gaiden1997PlayStationKonami Co., Ltd.3.73
Salamander 21996ArcadeKonami Co., Ltd....
Gradius: Deluxe Pack1996PlayStation, SEGA Saturn, WindowsKonami Co., Ltd.3.84
Nemesis '90 Kai1993Sharp X68000SPS...
Gradius: The Interstellar Assault1991Game BoyKonami, Inc.3.83
Nemesis1990Game BoyUltra Software Corporation3.44
Gradius III1989Arcade, SNES, WiiKonami, Inc.3.61
Nemesis 3: The Eve of Destruction1988MSX, Wii, Wii UKonami Industry Co. Ltd.4.21
Vulcan Venture1988Arcade, NES, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PSP, PS Vita, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx CD, WiiHAMSTER Corporation3.83
Nemesis 21987MSX, Wii, Wii UKonami Industry Co. Ltd.3.83
VS. Gradius1986Arcade, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4HAMSTER Corporation...
Life Force1986Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, MSX, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, Wii U, ZX SpectrumHAMSTER Corporation3.63
Gradius1985Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, MSX, NES, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Switch, PC-88, PlayStation 4, Sharp X1, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16, Wii, Wii U, ZX SpectrumHAMSTER Corporation3.66

Selected Covers

Gradius III and IV PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Gradius III and IV
Nemesis Game Boy Front Cover
Front cover for Nemesis
Gradius V PlayStation 2 Front Cover
Front cover for Gradius V
Gradius NES Front Cover
Front cover for Gradius

Selected Screenshots

Title screen A
Screenshot from Nemesis '90 Kai
Title Screen (1)
Screenshot from Nemesis
Konami logo
Screenshot from Gradius V
Title screen
Screenshot from Gradius
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