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 Post subject: RQ: Gradius III & IV (PS2) - Konami Code Power-ups
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:53 pm 



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I'm using the stage select on Gradius III and want to use the power up cheat, but I've tried the Konami code with tons of different button combinations I came across on Google and nothing's worked. Do I need to unlock something first? I'm playing the Japanese version in case that makes a difference.
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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Gradius III & IV (PS2) - Konami Code Power-ups
PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 11:55 pm 


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Full Power + Laser weapon: UP, UP, DOWN, DOWN, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, X, CIRCLE

Also, there's a limited number of times you can input the code. Only once when you start the game, and one more for every stage beaten.
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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Gradius III & IV (PS2) - Konami Code Power-ups
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:35 pm 



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Yeah I tried those and neither worked for me, I've no idea why. The limited usage thing only applies to a single run doesn't it? Therefore it shouldn't affect stage select mode if I exit to the main menu and restart after death, correct? Regardless, it should work at least once, so I don't know what I'm doing wrong :?


Failing this there's always MAME save states, thanks for your help anyway.
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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Gradius III & IV (PS2) - Konami Code Power-ups
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 1:32 am 



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The code only works on difficulties lower than the standard difficulty, AFAIK.
Otherwise you have to beat at least one level before you're allowed to use it.


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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Gradius III & IV (PS2) - Konami Code Power-ups
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 4:18 am 


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What alamone said. It depends on the difficulty.

On Easiest and Very Easy, you get unlimited uses I think. But you can only play these two difficulties on the first loop.
On Easy, you get 1 free use + 1 use per stage you clear.
On Normal + Hard, you get 1 use per stage you clear.
On Very Hard you can't use it.


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 Post subject: Re: RQ: Gradius III & IV (PS2) - Konami Code Power-ups
PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:35 pm 



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Cheers for the info.

It's a shame you don't get one free use on normal difficulty as this renders stage select almost useless unless you're practicing recoveries. Having said that, easy difficulty is still playable for practice since it doesn't seem that much easier (stage 3 still gets full of bullets if you don't know what you're doing like me :P). Ah well it'll have to do.
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