History Videogame / Gradius

22nd May '17 7:23:47 PM 4444jdm
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* BanditMook - Option Hunters/Thieves will steal away your options if they touch you or your options, but they cannot destroy you or be destroyed.

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* BanditMook - Option Hunters/Thieves will steal away your options if they touch you or your options, options (they will appear if you haven't been shot down for a long time), but they cannot destroy you or be destroyed.
12th May '17 11:04:39 PM 4444jdm
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** It is the only game to allow four shots per player ship or Option on the screen at once, as opposed to the traditional two shots.

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** It is the only game to allow four shots per player ship or Option on the screen at once, as opposed to the traditional two shots. (Possibly to mitigate with the game's extreme BulletHell difficulty.)
29th Apr '17 1:28:33 PM nombretomado
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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 ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial 4'', Rui Nanakawa's third (and very effective) LimitBreak, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGAmeo0Y27E#t=5m42s invoking it]] after playing the {{Creator/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 ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial 4'', Rui Nanakawa's third (and very effective) LimitBreak, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGAmeo0Y27E#t=5m42s invoking it]] after playing the {{Creator/Konami}} Code's buttons on a VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution board.
29th Apr '17 4:58:17 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* MarketBasedTitle: Many games were renamed when being exported to other regions:
** ''Gradius'' (arcade ver.) → ''Nemesis'' (EU)
** ''Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou'' → ''Vulcan Venture'' (EU)
** ''Gradius 2'' (MSX) → ''Nemesis 2'' (EU)
** ''Gofer no Yabou Episode II'' (MSX) → ''Nemesis 3: The Eve of Destruction'' (EU)
** ''Salamander'' is where things get complicated: The arcade and NES/Famicom versions were renamed ''Life Force'' for Western markets, but then the Japanese market got an "arrange" version of arcade ''Salamander'' called ''Life Force''.
** ''Nemesis II'' (Game Boy) → ''Gradius: The Interstellar Assault'' (NA), ''Nemesis II: The Return of the Hero'' (EU). Odd, given that previous games are called ''Gradius'' in Japan and ''Nemesis'' in export markets.
10th Apr '17 9:53:18 AM Willbyr
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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 {{Creator/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]]'', ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial 4'', Rui Nanakawa's third (and very effective) LimitBreak, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGAmeo0Y27E#t=5m42s invoking it]] after playing the {{Creator/Konami}} Code's buttons on a VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution board.
31st Mar '17 9:55:31 PM felineki
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** ''Gradius II'' BigBad Gofer was in fact named with the "errand boy" meaning in mind. The implication being that he was dispatched to attack Gradius by someone even higher up in the Bacterion ranks.
29th Mar '17 9:38:16 PM jameygamer
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* TimeLimitBoss - The first stage boss in ''V'', a modified Big Core, will suck back when you took too long fighting it.
* TimeTravel - In ''Gradius V'', you encounter your future self in Stage 2 and cooperate with him to destroy a battleship that he took back in time with him. Then at the end of Stage 7, you [[spoiler:encounter that same battleship and time-travel back to the events of Stage 2, because the battleship can only be destroyed with two ships.]]

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* TimeLimitBoss - TimeLimitBoss:
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The first stage boss in ''V'', a modified Big Core, will suck back when you took too long fighting it.
** All the bosses in ''Solar Assault'' have timers that appear when the boss appears (the timer starts counting down when the boss first attacks and becomes vulnerable). If the timer expires, the boss self-destructs, but no point bonus is awarded.
* TimeTravel - TimeTravel:
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In ''Gradius V'', you encounter your future self in Stage 2 and cooperate with him to destroy a battleship that he took back in time with him. Then at the end of Stage 7, you [[spoiler:encounter that same battleship and time-travel back to the events of Stage 2, because the battleship can only be destroyed with two ships.]]
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.
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