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Gradius V (Konami the Best)


Compatible with PlayStation 2™ (PS2™)
For JPN/Asian systems only.
NTSC
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features

  • Spectacular 3D graphics - the best looking Gradius ever.
  • New Option Controls feature adds depth and gameplay.
  • 7 expansive levels of exciting shooting action.
  • Classic Gradius action with new features and inspired level design.

description

Based on the 1980s arcade and console game, Gradius V features the classic side-scrolling shooting gameplay with all-new elements, including new option controls, levels, weapons, and missions. You'll have access to a variety of upgradable power-ups that help you fight through seven expansive levels. For the first time in the Gradius series, you can play simultaneously with a friend and then check the Internet Ranking System to see if you've made the high-score list.

further info

Original Name  グラディウスV(コナミ ザ ベスト)
Genre Shooting
Version  Japan
  CERO Free
Suitable for all ages.
PAX-Code PAX0000454223
Catalog No.  SLPM-62621
Item Code  4988602120790
Players  1-2

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customer reviews

Average rating:  (5 out of 5)
Total votes:6

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e_pedraza_g (435) on 23, Mar. 2011 00:46 (HKT)
Challenging...
Great shooter. Very challenging and fun.
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Joseph-K (8) on 10, Jun. 2010 19:23 (HKT)
A classic reborn
Gradius V manages to relive the feeling of the nes shooting classics, adding great graphics and an even more refined gameplay.
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Victory (3) on 17, Nov. 2009 15:06 (HKT)
Like a 2D game, in a good way!
This thing looks amazing, and though it's all in 3D, it controls every bit as sharply and precisely as a 2D game, something I could not say e.g. of R-Type Delta.

The game kicks my ass over and over again, but when I die, it's my own fault. There's never a time when I think "unfair, that shot should not have hit." The difficulty is such that after a few hours of play I can barely get through second level on Normal.

One thing you might fail to notice at first is that you can re-collect some of your options (the yellow glowy balls) after a death. They float around for a little while. This is a huge deal because without the firepower you'd be screwed after first death.
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krugisgod88 (4) on 05, Feb. 2007 16:06 (HKT)
As good a game as you\'ll ever play!
Amazing visuals, sound, and gameplay! The best!
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dorelas (11) on 20, Oct. 2005 08:37 (HKT)
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Among the avalanche of Cave games (which i learn to like ;) and vertical shmups (my favourite game of all Raiden Fighters Jet), there is a nostalgia while playing Gradius V.
I recollect ThunderCrossII and other horizontal titles, which have totally different and unique gameplay and way of exerting pressure on a player than vertical games. On top of it, GradiusV while still being Gradius has the best graphics i ever saw in shmup. Looks better than Dodonpachi3 , Raiden 3 and propably any title you gonna think about. For that price its absolutely a no brainer.
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