Series: Gradius

Gradius

This entry is part 1 of 15 in the series Gradius

Konami’s first original shoot-em-up was the arcade game Scramble. While Scramble saw a follow-up called Super Cobra, a different project

Gradius 2 / Nemesis ’90 Kai

This entry is part 2 of 15 in the series Gradius

The first sequel to Gradius appeared exclusively on MSX computers. It’s called Gradius 2 (or Nemesis 2 in Europe), not

Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou

This entry is part 3 of 15 in the series Gradius

Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou (“Gofer’s Ambition”), called Vulcan Venture in Europe, upgrades almost everything from the original game, and

Gofer no Yabou: Episode II

This entry is part 4 of 15 in the series Gradius

The first level in Gofer no Yabou: Episode II consists of a series of flaming suns, capping off with a

Gradius III

This entry is part 5 of 15 in the series Gradius

The jump between the original Gradius and Gradius II was pretty massive. The same can’t be said for Gradius III

Gradius IV

This entry is part 6 of 15 in the series Gradius

The subtitle of Gradius IV, Fukkatsu, means “resurrection”. It signaled the return of Gradius to the arcades, seeing that ten

Gradius V

This entry is part 7 of 15 in the series Gradius

After the disappointing Gradius IV, the series needed a bit of a shake-up. For that, Konami brought in veteran game

Gradius Gaiden

This entry is part 8 of 15 in the series Gradius

Gradius Gaiden is the perfect example of how to evolve a series. Graphically, it does to Gradius what Symphony of

Gradius Rebirth

This entry is part 9 of 15 in the series Gradius

Gradius Rebirth, released as a WiiWare title in 2008, is somewhat of an inappropriate name. One might be tempted to

Solar Assault

This entry is part 10 of 15 in the series Gradius

Back in 1997, the idea of Gradius in 3D seemed beyond awesome, so Konami created Solar Assault, an arcade only

Nemesis (Game Boy)

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series Gradius

Like most Game Boy conversions, Nemesis isn’t really a completely new game, but it isn’t a just a port either.

Gradius: The Interstellar Assault

This entry is part 12 of 15 in the series Gradius

Unlike the first Game Boy installment, Gradius: The Interstellar Assault is a completely original game. If anything, the developers took

Gradius Galaxies

This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series Gradius

Gradius Galaxies was developed by Mobile 21, a joint venture between Nintendo and Konami which focused on portable games. It’s

Salamander 2

This entry is part 14 of 15 in the series Gradius

Salamander 2 was released in the wide gap between Gradius III (1989) and Gradius Gaiden (1997). The graphics are a

Salamander / Life Force

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Gradius

Salamander was released a year after the original Gradius, and two years before Gradius II. It isn’t quite a sequel,