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 Post subject: What is the best version of Gradius and Gradius II?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:06 am 



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I'm assuming the arcade versions, but what is the best port version of Gradius? And Gradius II?

I'm trying to narrow down my backlog.

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 Post subject: Re: What is the best version of Gradius and Gradius II?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:26 pm 



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For Gradius 2, I'd say arcade is probably the best. With console ports the accuracy is here and there, but they can be a bit more easier if that is what you are looking for. NES version is more of a remix and MSX is a completely different game.

For Gradius 1, things get a bit more interesting. The arcade version is actually somewhat clunky, so the console ports can be pretty good choices too. I do like the NES version, but I don't know which version other than that could be a good choice. MSX has some extra stuff, and so do some other ports (Most notably that bone stage in some ports) and I feel like some of the more "accurate" home ports actually iron out the odd engine of the arcade port. You probably want to ask someone else about this.

Gradius 1 should be somewhat easy to complete however if you have played older horizontal games before, so even the arcade version should be quite a quick clear.


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 Post subject: Re: What is the best version of Gradius and Gradius II?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:37 pm 



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Saturn and PS1 got great ports of both.
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