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Gradius Gaiden - グラディウス外伝

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Gradius Gaiden
グラディウス外伝 (PS) ソニー プレイステーション
Guradiusu Gaiden (PS) Purei Sute-shon
Gradius Legends (PS) Sony PlayStation
CD-ROM -- Ver 1 -- Horizontal Shoot'em-up
28-08-1997 -- VX078-J1 (SLPM 86042) -- ¥5800.00
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Please Note:- Event Horizon Stage 7 runs very slow on PlayStation2 making it way to easy, so its better to play it on a PSone.

EDIT: The slow down was on the original first release of the PS2 (SCPH-10000) and maybe others too, on the latest available PS2 the game now plays fine (SCPH-90006).

 

Probably the best Gradius game on any format.

You can play two players on screen at once, huge levels with loads of excellent graphics effects.

The music for the game is quite unique when compared to other Gradius games, they are long tunes instead of the usual short dittys in the arcade games, levels are huge with lots of the old classics coming back.

Introduction Movie

The game starts with a wonderful intro movie showing the four hyper space fighters, Vic Viper, Lord British, Jade Knight and Falchion Beta battling the enemy over the White Storm planet and the flying to meet Bacterian for another round.

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グラディウス宇宙軍が開発した最初 の超時空戦闘機にして、軍の主力をに なう名機中の名機。長大な航続距離、 柔軟な運用性、強力な火力を兼ね備え たその優れた設計思想は、第1次バク テリアン戦役以来数百年に渡つて受け 継がれ、後発他機種の設計に大きな影 響を与えている。現在の機体は11代 目にあたる。

Length: 14.70m (48.23ft)
Wingspan: 21.64m (70.00ft)
Height: 5.93m (19.5ft)
Crew: 1
Max Speed: 5.62c (1c = speed of light)
Drive: M-88 Annihilation Engine x1

Inherent Armament:

  • Impulse Rail Gun x1

Changeable Armament:

  • Smart Missile

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  • Multiple Impulse Gun

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  • Plasma Laser

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  • Synchronous Multipurpose Combat Energy Pod System
  • Defense Field Generator

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Speed Up, Missile, Double, Laser, Option

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第1次バクテリアン戦役の後、 グラディ ウスと同盟星であるラティスは、バクテリ アンの精鋭部隊ゼロスフォースの襲撃をう け窮地に陥つたが、ラティス王家第1王子ブ リティッシュは、試作機で単身、惑精を脱出 し、後にグラティウス軍の援助を受けてラ ティス奪回を果たした。 その後、この機体がラティス軍の防空戦 闘機として正式採用された際、惑星を救つ た王子の有敢さを称えてその名を冠される こととなる。

Length: 13.50m (44.29ft)
Wingspan: 20.24m (66.40ft)
Height: 5.47m (17.9ft) Crew: 1
Max Speed: 5.60c
Drive: RA-3 Annihilation Engine x1

Inherent Armament:

  • Impulse Rail Gun x1

Changeable Armament:

  • Multiple Smart Missile

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  • Plasma Wave Laser

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  • Antiproton Beam Gun

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Speed Up, Two Way Missile, Ripple Laser, Disrupter, Option

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第3次バクテリアン戦役末期、ビックバ イパーを支援する機体としてファルシオ ンBと同時に開発が進められていた拠点 攻撃用超時空戦闘機。 戦役終結と同時に開発予算が縮小さ れ、基本設計段階で開発計画は中止の憂 き目にあつていたが、今回の緊急事態発 生とともに開発再開。急ピッチで進められ、 奇襲作戦発動直前に試作機が完成した。

Length: 14.55m (47.74ft)
Wingspan: 23.58m (77.36ft)
Height: 6.03m (19.8ft)
Crew: 1 Max Speed: 5.70c
Drive: M-3 Annihilation Engine x2

Inherent Armament:

  • Impulse Rail Gun x1

Changeable Armament:

  • Spread Cluster Bomb

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  • Plasma Ring Generator

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  • Pulse Laser Gun

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Speed Up, Spread Bomb, Round Laser, Pulse Laser, Option

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ジェイドナイト同様、ビックバイパーの 支援を目的として開発された制空戦闘 機。新型の火器管制システムと広い射 界を持つ新型レールガンを搭載し、移 動目標とのドッグファイトに主眼を置いた機体 として一旦は完成をみたものの、 今回の 作戦に投入されるにあたつて、遠距離目 標への攻撃力の増強が行われた。 機体名の後ろに付けられた記号は、 初期型(a)と改良型(b)との区別を表 すバージョン記号である。

Length: 14.70m (48.23ft)
Wingspan: 21.64m (80.00ft)
Height: 5.93m (19.5ft)
Crew: 1
Max Speed: 5.63c
Drive: M-88 Modified Annihilation Engine x1

Inherent Armament:

  • Impulse Rail Gun x1

Changeable Armament:

  • Thrust Separation Missile

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  • Auto Aiming Rail Gun

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  • Micro Black Hole Cannon

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Speed Up, Rolling Missile, Auto Aiming, Gravity Bullet, Option

Stages

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This an ice world with snow falling and the Aurora lights shining in the background, you get snow slides falling, ice bergs exploding and a huge armadillo type end of level boss.

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This a true work of genius with lots of the enemies from the previous Gradius games in a graveyard.

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A very good level with transparent crystals deflecting you laser beams all over the place, very large and superbly animated end of level boss with huge colourful laser canons.

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Best Gauge Edit Combination

Limit Shield, Speed Up, Missile, Option, Main Weapon (Laser in Vic Vipers case), Secondary Weapon (Double)

Best Shield

The best shield is Limit because it makes you totally invulnerable (You can even fly through the ground) Only last a few seconds.

Second best is Guard, you cannot hit the ground and it moves round you as you move about.

Third best Force Field, but it only takes three hits.

The worst is Shield, it may take 15 hits but the enemy always fire after they fly past you making this shield useless.

Difficulty Levels & Beginning Messages

The first warning the announcer gives when you start your mission varies depending on the difficulty setting you have selected.

Easiest - You are the last hope

No enemies shoot return of the the after the easiest 2nd lap. The chaser A part of the 7th stage does not shoot the laser.

Very Easy - You are the last hope

With degree of hardness below this, there is no laser attack of the 1st surface boss (blizzard crawler).

Easy - You cannot fail this mission!

With degree of hardness below this, the part where the number of appearances of the enemy decreases in all stages.

Normal - Crush all of them!

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Hard - Save your planet!

With degree of hardness above this, the boss of the 1st stage (the blizzard crawler) laser attack becomes strong. At the time of degree of hardness above this, 6th surface boss 2nd form (the hunter fang) the tentacle under spits the seed bullet, reaches the point where pressure attack from under the land is done. The balun γ which the 7th aspect lastly comes out (the small fish enemy which scatters the bullet), reaches the point where the bullet is shot.

Very Hard - Be on your guard!

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Hardest - Here they come!!

There is the same shooting rate as loop two on Normal