Series: Gradius

Gradius

This entry is part 1 of 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 in the series Gradius

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