Today in 1985 we were no longer forced to make change at the arcades to play this. This game was worth the hundreds of quarters we all spent to stand up and play but nothing was as grand as bringing it home and having unlimited continues.
“The people of Gradius are in trouble. The ameoboid Bacterions have launched an all out attack against the planet, and it’s up to you to fly into battle and save them. Along the way you’ll be able to power up your ship with hyper speed, force fields, lasers, missiles, double beam cannons and more to help you battle.
Gradius is a side-scrolling shooter. Shooting certain enemies will leave a power up pod behind which can be collected to add more power to your ship. Each level features a wide variety of enemies trying to stop you, with a large boss at the end. Gameplay is for one player or two players alternating.”
Pick up your own copy here and don’t forget to check “Sold Items” before hitting up an auction.