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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.

Screenshots

Gradius Collection PSP Game loading screen
Gradius Collection PSP Gallery: Video
Gradius Collection PSP Playing Gradius on PSP (screen fully stretched to PSP display size)
Gradius Collection PSP Title screen

Promo Images

Gradius Collection Screenshot
Gradius Collection Screenshot
Gradius Collection Screenshot
Gradius Collection Screenshot

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

Game Chronicles Jun 28, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
GameSpot Jun 06, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82
Bordersdown Apr, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Jun 06, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) Sep 19, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GamerDad Jun 14, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PSX Extreme Jun 09, 2006 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Shark Jul 11, 2006 B 75
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 18, 2006 13 out of 20 65
Gamekult Sep 01, 2006 6 out of 10 60

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