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Old 2nd July 2018, 23:31   #1
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First of all hello! I'm the current admin of the Gradius Wiki.

For a while now I have been looking for manual scans of all the Gradius and Parodius games, both to fix the names of the various enemies and bosses in the series and to get official artwork of them.

This is what I managed to find online so far:

NES/Famicom:

* Gradius (US): https://www.nintendo.co.jp/clv/manuals/en/
* Gradius (JP): https://www.nintendo.co.jp/clv/manuals/ja/index.html
* Salamander (JP): http://www.videogameden.com/fc.htm?sal
* Life Force (US): http://www.thegameisafootarcade.com/...ce-salamander/
* Gradius II (JP): http://www.videogameden.com/fc.htm?gr2
* Parodius Da! (JP): http://www.videogameden.com/fc.htm?par
* Parodius Da! (EU): http://www.thegameisafootarcade.com/...-2/p/parodius/

TG-16/PC-E:

* Gradius (JP): http://www.videogameden.com/hucard.htm?gra
* Gradius II (JP): http://www.videogameden.com/cdrom.htm?gr2
* Salamander (JP): http://www.videogameden.com/hucard.htm?sal
* Parodius Da! (JP): http://www.videogameden.com/hucard.htm?par

MSX:

* Parodius (JP): https://archive.org/details/ParodiusManual
* Nemesis (EU): https://archive.org/details/Nemesis1986
* Nemesis 2 (EU): https://archive.org/details/nemesis2
* Nemesis 3 (EU): https://archive.org/details/nemesis3
* Salamander (EU): https://archive.org/details/salamander1987
* Gradius 2 (JP): https://gameplayerspecial.wordpress....us-2-1987-msx/
* Gofer no Yabou Episode II (JP): https://archive.org/details/MSXGRADIUSIIUM

X68000:

* Gradius II (JP): https://archive.org/details/X68000KO...957GRADIUSIIUM
* Nemesis '90 Kai (JP): http://www.projectfirestart.org/x680...esis90kai.html
* Parodius Da! (JP): https://archive.org/details/X68000KO...55PARODIUSDAUM

Game Boy:

* Nemesis (US): http://www.thegameisafootarcade.com/...boy/n/nemesis/
* Gradius: The Interstellar Assault (US): http://www.thegameisafootarcade.com/...ellar-assault/

SNES/Super Famicom:

* Gradius III (US): http://www.gamesdatabase.org/game/ni...es/gradius-iii
* Gradius III (JP): http://www.videogameden.com/sfc.htm?gr3

PSX:

* Gokujou Parodius Da! Deluxe Pack (JP): https://psxdatacenter.com/downloads.html
* Gradius Gaiden (JP): http://www.gradiushomeworld.co.uk/fo...35&postcount=4

Saturn:

* Gradius Deluxe Pack (JP): https://archive.org/details/Gradius_...k_1996_J_color
* Salamander Deluxe Pack Plus (JP): https://archive.org/details/Salamand...s_1997_J_color

GBA:

* Gradius Galaxies (US): http://nintendoage.com/index.cfm?Fus...8156&sID=18156
* Gradius Generation (JP): http://www.mediafire.com/file/iuu8fe...29%28JP%29.pdf

PS2:

* Gradius III & IV (US): https://www.loveroms.com/manual-dl/p...nglishpdf/4267
* Gradius V (US): https://www.loveroms.com/manual-dl/p...nglishpdf/4329
* Gradius V (JP): http://www.projectfirestart.org/play.../gradiusv.html

PSP:

* Gradius Collection (US): http://www.gamesdatabase.org/game/so...ius-collection

XBox 360:

* Otomedius Gorgeous (JP): http://www.projectfirestart.org/360/otomediusg.html
* Otomedius Excellent (JP): http://www.projectfirestart.org/360/otomedius_x.html

What I'm after the most are the Japanese manuals, especially on the MSX titles, the SNES Parodius titles and Gradius Gaiden. Any help with this would be very appreciated. And if you guys would like I can post links to the manual scans I have found.

EDIT: Added links to the manuals available online. I didn't link directly to the files since there are more goodies on the pages!

Here's a list of missing manuals I'm looking for:

* NES/Famicom: Cosmic Wars (JP)
* MSX: Nemesis (JP), Salamander (JP)
* Game Boy: Nemesis (JP), Nemesis II (JP), Parodius Da! (JP), Parodius Da! (EU)
* SNES/Super Famicom: Parodius Da! (JP), Parodius Da! (EU), Gokujou Parodius (JP), Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius (JP)
* PSX: Parodius (EU), Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius: Forever With Me (JP), Sexy Parodius (JP), Paro Wars (JP)
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Old 3rd July 2018, 04:22   #2
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I am sorry, I do not have any scans, but I will tell this. My brother, David, has posted on the Gradius Wikia, various statements, he claims to have come from divine sources. Unfortunately, that's not the case. He hears voices. (Schizophrenia) I cannot do anything, about it, because if I try to tell him, his voices aren't real, this makes him angry. Please drop my brother's posts, from the wikia. Thanks. I don't know whether I should be angry, at my brother, or should cry.
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I have manuals for Nemesis 1,2 and 3 for the MSX and also MSX Salamander.
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I'd like to see these manual scans as well.

Not included on your list is Nemesis 90 Kai. I've wanted that scan for quite some time.

I have the Japanese Gradius Gaiden manual and will scan it tonight.

Also, put up the links to the other manuals you've found. It would be nice to have all the manuals in one place.

Edit -
As promised, here is the manual scan for the Japanese Gradius Gaiden. This is the PSOne Books version. Obi scan included.

(File split into four due to upload limit)
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Thanks for the help guys, I really appreciate it! I have added links for the online manuals on the first post. One of the sites I found manuals (EmuMovies) is currently under maintenance so it's download links are offline for the time being.

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I have manuals for Nemesis 1,2 and 3 for the MSX and also MSX Salamander.
Are those the Japanese versions? I'm really after the Japanese Salamander manual.
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Great work.

I finally found Nemesis 90 Kai manual scans!

http://www.projectfirestart.org/x680...esis90kai.html

This page has box, disk, and manual scans. Some strange and awesome ship and enemy artwork!

(make sure to click link under pics to reveal more scans. *visualizza le prossime 11 immagini*)

The site also has scans of the History of Vic Viper booklet and manual scans for the Korean version of Gradius V-

http://www.projectfirestart.org/play.../gradiusv.html
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Great work.

I finally found Nemesis 90 Kai manual scans!

http://www.projectfirestart.org/x680...esis90kai.html

This page has box, disk, and manual scans. Some strange and awesome ship and enemy artwork!

(make sure to click link under pics to reveal more scans. *visualizza le prossime 11 immagini*)

The site also has scans of the History of Vic Viper booklet and manual scans for the Korean version of Gradius V-

http://www.projectfirestart.org/play.../gradiusv.html
Awesome find, thanks! This site has some more interesting stuff, like the manual scans for the two Otomedius titles!

http://www.projectfirestart.org/360/otomediusg.html
http://www.projectfirestart.org/360/otomedius_x.html

I'll be updating the first post with the new manuals found.
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Updated the post again with a few more manuals I found!
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At this point maybe a list of manuals you don't have would be a good idea.

Also, here is the GIII SNES US manual-

http://www.gamesdatabase.org/game/ni...es/gradius-iii
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At this point maybe a list of manuals you don't have would be a good idea.

Also, here is the GIII SNES US manual-

http://www.gamesdatabase.org/game/ni...es/gradius-iii
First post updated.

Curious how most early American manuals added a bunch of jokes and nonsense.
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Thanks for the help guys, I really appreciate it! I have added links for the online manuals on the first post. One of the sites I found manuals (EmuMovies) is currently under maintenance so it's download links are offline for the time being.



Are those the Japanese versions? I'm really after the Japanese Salamander manual.
Sorry no, English just the English ones which you already have.
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Thanks for taking a look at it anyway.
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I'm working on these Japanese manuals, searching through Google Japan.

It's not easy. I keep getting motorcycles and washing machines.

But some luck.

I've found a few pages (the artwork) from Gradius 1 MSX JP.






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Nice find! Maybe there are more pictures wherever you found those.

(lol the floating skull is called Megadeath and the big skeleton thing is called Metallica!)

Found out the MSX Gradius 2 manual! It's pretty much identical to the Nemesis '90 kai manual, only with more color.
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These are great! I haven't seen a lot of these before. I've always loved the little enemy drawings in the manuals.
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