134300 .......... on 2016-07-09
128400 .......... on 2015-11-17
93100 .......... on 2015-11-17
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.
Got the score 128400.
Reached stage 3, the one with the Moai heads.
Yikes, so difficult.
That demo "AI" is disappointingly stupid.
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.
Got the score 134300.
Hnnggg... this game ... so hard.
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.
The second time I played Gradius on Erik's NES Classic. Too difficult.
Got the Challenger 1985 achievement.
- Playing on RetroArch with the Mesen core.
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.