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 Post subject: SD: Gradius Advance strategy that I've never seen before
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:29 am 


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My buddy discovered this by accident.

I've never seen this in a faq, a post, or anywhere else; I was really suprised.

You can skip almost the entire speed stage.

When the 1st 3 moveable barriers appear, shoot the middle one to move it and immediately fly to the top of the screen and hold up so your ship is constantly in the 'up' graphic. You'll fly over the entire stage. However, at the very end there is a corridor that you can fly down to get back into the level. It's a tight squeeze at the end, but I find it easier than the speed stage as a whole.

On the 2nd loop, they put a single enemy up there (you can destroy it).


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:40 am 


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LOL.

The enemy seems to be there in the first loop as well; I died a few mysterious deaths just before the exit corridor before I noticed it.

Oh, and moving to Strategy.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:29 pm 


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This reminds me of Stage 1-2 of Super Mario Bros. :lol:
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:00 am 



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this makes me want the game even more now. i just can't find the bloody thing!


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 02, 2006 11:51 am 


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That stage can be a bitch...I discovered this trick a while ago and it really helps.
Great game...:D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:44 pm 


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Erm..Don't they show this technique in the Hint Mode already?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:01 pm 


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It is shown in Generation's Challenge A hint, but not in the normal mode hint. Strangely Generation's normal hint for this part (and likely most or all the others, but I haven't checked) is different than Galaxies', but neither show this technique.
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 Post subject: Re: SD: Gradius Advance strategy that I've never seen before
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:20 pm 



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I've always done it...

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 Post subject: Re: SD: Gradius Advance strategy that I've never seen before
PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 2:43 am 



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imo, not worth it. you easily give around 2000 points (7000 if you're crazy enough to pick up the 5k bonus) + this is probably the easiest speed section in the series.


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