Gradius (NES)

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            Series : Gradius
         Developer : Konami
             Genre : Scrolling shoot 'em up
      Release Info : NES Classic Edition
           Port of : Gradius (1985 Arcade) 

not completed.


 134300 ..........  on 2016-07-09
 128400 ..........  on 2015-11-17
  93100 ..........  on 2015-11-17

Log entries

  • [6015]
    Got the score 93100. This game is hard. Using the Konami Code while paused yields a full power-up, and I'm using it to get a chance of getting past the two volcanos. I reached stage 2 and was killed by a swarm of Zubs.
  • [6017]
    Got the score 128400. Reached stage 3, the one with the Moai heads.
  • 2016-07-09
  • [6699]
    Yikes, so difficult.
  • [6700]
    That demo "AI" is disappointingly stupid.
  • [6701]
    The two cheats:
    • Pause game, then Konami Code (UUDDLRLRBA Start) to get full option level.
    • On Game Over screen, press DUBABABA Start to continue. Can only be done once.
  • [6702]
    Got the score 134300.
  • 2016-07-16
  • [6728]
    Hnnggg... this game ... so hard.
  • 2017-07-24
  • [7998]
    Erik's Nintendo Classic Edition had Gradius on it, and I had to try how far I could get. It actually went OK, I reached the Moai heads before I was shot down and got stuck with the awful starting weapons.
  • 2017-11-19
  • [8200]
    The second time I played Gradius on Erik's NES Classic. Too difficult.
  • 2019-09-22
  • [10025]
    Got the Challenger 1985 achievement. - Playing on RetroArch with the Mesen core.
  • 2021-04-10
  • [11774]
    Erik brought out the NES Classic and we played a bunch of the games. I didn't remember how to input the Konami code so I couldn't get far in Gradius.


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