History VideoGame / Gradius

1st Mar '17 10:00:12 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* CoOpMultiplayer - More of an exception rather than the rule; only the ''Salamander'' / ''Life Force'' games, ''Gaiden'', and ''V'' allow two players to play together instead of taking turns.
1st Mar '17 9:57:14 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* BossBonanza - Most games in the series have {{Boss Rush}}es. ''Gradius Gaiden''[='=]s eighth stage, "Formidable Guardians", however is this trope instead, because with the exception of a boss that hooks itself up with two Deaths, all of the bosses in this stage are new bosses.
26th Feb '17 2:31:39 PM nombretomado
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{{Konami}}'s ''Gradius'' (also called ''Nemesis'' in some incarnations) is one of the seminal side-scrolling ShootEmUp series. The player controls the Vic Viper, a small starfighter, and faces off against the forces of the Bacterions, and generally destroys everything. Its most recent installment is ''Gradius V'' for the Playstation 2 -- there are many {{Gaiden Game}}s, however, so the total game count is enormously larger than five.

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{{Konami}}'s {{Creator/Konami}}'s ''Gradius'' (also called ''Nemesis'' in some incarnations) is one of the seminal side-scrolling ShootEmUp series. The player controls the Vic Viper, a small starfighter, and faces off against the forces of the Bacterions, and generally destroys everything. Its most recent installment is ''Gradius V'' for the Playstation 2 -- there are many {{Gaiden Game}}s, however, so the total game count is enormously larger than five.



** Vic Viper is one of the Konami characters appearing in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPbS-cDOUZA special Purikura]] sequence of ''[[VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight Mitsumete Knight R : Daibouken Hen]]'' ; it's also, in ''[[TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial 4]]'', Rui Nanakawa's third (and very effective) LimitBreak, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGAmeo0Y27E#t=5m42s invoking it]] after playing the {{Konami}} Code's buttons on a VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution board.

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** Vic Viper is one of the Konami characters appearing in the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPbS-cDOUZA special Purikura]] sequence of ''[[VideoGame/MitsumeteKnight Mitsumete Knight R : Daibouken Hen]]'' ; it's also, in ''[[TokimekiMemorial Tokimeki Memorial 4]]'', Rui Nanakawa's third (and very effective) LimitBreak, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGAmeo0Y27E#t=5m42s invoking it]] after playing the {{Konami}} {{Creator/Konami}} Code's buttons on a VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution board.
15th Dec '16 6:56:28 PM jameygamer
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness - One staple of the Gradius series are of course the variety of big awesome bosses. Gradius 1 however features either environmental hazards or an army of smaller sub-bosses, always followed by a Big Core MK I and the same [[SoundtrackDissonance cheery boss music]] at the end of every level. The only exception are the Stage 6 Nucleus boss and the Brain.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness - One staple of the Gradius ''Gradius'' series are of course the variety of big awesome bosses. Gradius 1 ''Gradius 1'' however features either environmental hazards or an army of smaller sub-bosses, always followed by a Big Core MK I and the same [[SoundtrackDissonance cheery boss music]] at the end of every level. The only exception are the Stage 6 Nucleus boss and the Brain.
15th Dec '16 6:55:02 PM jameygamer
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** The {{NES}} conversion of the first game introduced the KonamiCode, and the the {{SNES}} conversion of ''III'' was also first to subvert it.

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** The {{NES}} conversion of the first game introduced the KonamiCode, and the the {{SNES}} conversion of ''III'' was also first to subvert it.
15th Dec '16 6:52:50 PM jameygamer
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** Big Core MK.I is a recurring boss in the first Gradius games. By ''Gradius V'', it's a generic mook which appears multiple times throughout the stages with the other enemies. Yes, it's more powerful than an ordinary mook, but it's still an EliteMook.

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** Big Core MK.I is a recurring boss in the first Gradius ''Gradius'' games. By ''Gradius V'', it's a generic mook which appears multiple times throughout the stages with the other enemies. Yes, it's more powerful than an ordinary mook, but it's still an EliteMook.



* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: An early scene in part three of the Salamander OVA shows a ceremony taking place on Gradius. The building it takes places in looks suspiciously similar to the US Capitol, and the music that plays sounds strangely similar to the POTUS's Lietmotif, "Hail To The Chief." The flags for Gradius and Latis even look strangely similar to those of the US and Great Britain, respectively.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: An early scene in part three of the Salamander ''Salamander'' OVA shows a ceremony taking place on Gradius.''Gradius''. The building it takes places in looks suspiciously similar to the US Capitol, and the music that plays sounds strangely similar to the POTUS's Lietmotif, "Hail To The Chief." The flags for Gradius ''Gradius'' and Latis even look strangely similar to those of the US and Great Britain, respectively.
20th Nov '16 5:32:40 PM contrafanxxx
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* {{Leitmotif}} - The first game's boss music evolved into the iconic "Boss Rush" music. Whenever and wherever it shows up, BossRush time.

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* {{Leitmotif}} - The first game's boss music evolved into the iconic "Boss Rush" music. Whenever and wherever it shows up, BossRush time. One of the series' most recurring bosses, Tetran, often uses "Poison of Snake" as its boss theme since its first appearance in ''Salamander''.
5th Nov '16 5:38:28 PM JustCallMeLarry
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''Destroy the Core!''

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''Destroy the Core!''
them all!''
27th Oct '16 12:56:52 PM morenohijazo
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* GravityIsPurple: The Falchion β from ''Gradius Gaiden'' has the "Gravity Bullet" as a possible weapon which is basically a purple bullet that explodes into a purple SphereOfDestruction.
26th Oct '16 10:53:37 PM Maetch
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