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Gradius Series
グラディウス
シリーズ
 
May 1985
 
July 1986
 
Aug 1987
 

 
Mar 1988
 
Jan 1989
 
Dec 1989
 

 
Feb 1990
 
Aug 1991
 
Jan 1996
 

 
July 1997
 
Aug 1997
 
Feb 1999
 

 
Jan 2002
 
July 2004
 
Sep 2008
 


 
Suite Gradius Fantasia
組曲グラディウス・ファンタジア

SOUNDTRACK
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 21 Nov 1988
Publisher Apollon
Product ID BY30-5027
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Vintage 'Arrange' soundtrack CD from Apollon, released shortly after the arcade Gradius II (1988).
Features 8 classical tracks from the 'Gradius Symphonic Orchestra' (1,7) and 'Works Quartet' (2-6, 8), followed by a 22-track playthrough of Gradius (1985) with sound effects.

CD case, 30-track audio CD, booklet, spine card.

Gradius Deluxe Pack
グラディウス デラックスパック

SEGA SATURN
DETAILS
Format Sega Saturn
Released 29 Mar 1996
Publisher Konami
Product ID T-9509G
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Retrospective Gradius compilation featuring arcade-perfect versions of:
- Gradius (1985)
- Gradius II (1998)
Both games are beautifully presented alongside an all-new CG intro movie and Memory Card Save features.

CD case, Sega Saturn CD-ROM disc, 18-page colour booklet, 3-page 'Vic Viper Papercraft', spine card.

Gradius Deluxe Pack
グラディウス デラックスパック

PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 29 Mar 1996
Publisher Konami
Product ID SLPS-00303
Size (cm) 14.2 x 13 x 1.7
Weight (kg) 0.16
PRICE
STATUS
PlayStation edition of the brilliant Gradius Deluxe Pack, featuring:
- Gradius (1985)
- Gradius II (1988)
Essential in every way - and as you'd expect, a very sought-after title with a price to match.
It doesn't help that is has never been re-issued.

PlayStation case, PS CD-ROM disc, colour booklet, spine card.

Gradius Deluxe Pack
グラディウス デラックスパック

WINDOWS 95
DETAILS
Format PC CD-ROM
Released 21 Feb 1997
Publisher Konami
Product ID ME203-J1
Size (cm) ?
Weight (kg) ?
PRICE
STATUS
Released one year after the SS / PS, the PC CD-Rom Gradius Deluxe Pack presents identical content, running under Windows '95.
- Gradius (1985)
- Gradius II (1988)
A very rare item!

Large PC packaging, PC CD-ROM disc in case, colour booklet.

Salamander Deluxe Pack Plus
沙羅曼蛇 デラックスパック プラス

SEGA SATURN
DETAILS
Format Sega Saturn
Released 19 June 1997
Publisher Konami
Product ID T-9520G
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Another superb Gradius collection from Konami, this time featuring perfect replicas of all 3 Salamander arcade games:
- Salamander (1986)
- Life Force (1987)
- Salamander 2 (1996)
Go for it blindfolded. Do it now.

CD case, Sega Saturn CD-ROM disc, colour manual, spine card.

Salamander Deluxe Pack Plus
沙羅曼蛇 デラックスパック プラス

PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 3 July 1997
Publisher Konami
Product ID SLPM-86037
Size (cm) 14.2 x 13 x 1.7
Weight (kg) 0.16
PRICE
STATUS
3 of the finest shooting games ever made, along with an original intro movie and save features:
- Salamander (1986)
- Life Force (1987)
- Salamander 2 (1996)
One of the most sought-after (and expensive) games on PlayStation.

PlayStation case, PS CD-ROM disc, colour booklet, spine card.

Gradius III & IV Fukkatsu no Shinwa
グラディウスIII&IV 復活の神話

PLAYSTATION 2
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 13 Apr 2000
Publisher Konami
Product ID SLPM-62007
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.18
PRICE
STATUS
Superb PlayStation 2 follow-up to the 'Gradius Deluxe Pack', featuring the next two instalments of the series:
- Gradius III (1989)
- Gradius IV (1999)
Both games are perfectly replicated, presented alongside a jaw-dropping intro movie.
Brilliant. Amazing. Essential!

PS2 case, PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM disc, colour booklet.

Gradius III & IV Fukkatsu no Shinwa [Konami the Best]
グラディウスIII&IV 復活の神話
[コナミ・ザ・ベスト]
PLAYSTATION 2
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 13 Sep 2001
Publisher Konami
Product ID SLPM-62063
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.4
Weight (kg) 0.17
PRICE
STATUS
'Konami the Best' re-issue of the PS2 Gradius compilation.
- Gradius III (1989)
- Gradius IV (1999)

PS2 case, PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM disc, colour booklet.

Gradius III & IV Fukkatsu no Shinwa [Konami Dendō Selection]
グラディウスIII&IV 復活の神話
[コナミ殿堂セレクション]
PLAYSTATION 2
DETAILS
Format PlayStation 2
Released 2 Sep 2004
Publisher Konami
Product ID SLPM-62530
Size (cm) 19 x 13.5 x 1.4
Weight (kg) 0.17
PRICE
STATUS
3rd issue of the PS2 Gradius pack:
- Gradius III (1989)
- Gradius IV (1999)

PS2 case, PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM disc, colour booklet.

Gradius Portable
グラディウス ポータブル

PSP
DETAILS
Format PSP
Released 9 Feb 2006
Publisher Konami
Product ID ULJM-05091
Size (cm) 17.7 x 10.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
The complete Gradius collection:
- Gradius (1985)
- Gradius II (1988)
- Gradius III (1989)
- Gradius Gaiden (1997)
- Gradius IV (1999)
A lavish package, presented with bonus options, galleries, movie theatre, music test, hints... the only problem it is VERY hard to play this kind of game on a handheld machine... Any chance of a PS2/PS3 version?

PSP case, PSP UMD disk, colour manual.

Gradius Portable Kōshiki Guide
グラディウス ポータブル 公式ガイド

KONAMI OFFICIAL BOOKS
DETAILS
Format Guide Book
Released 28 Mar 2006
Publisher Konami
Product ID ISBN4-86155-111-0
Size (cm) 25.7 x 18.2 x 1.2 (B5)
Weight (kg) 0.50
PRICE
STATUS
Luxury 'Official Guide' book for the PSP Gradius Portable.
Includes complete level layouts for all 5 games illustrated with tons of official art, in-depth hints, secrets, interviews, design sketches and more.
A superb book in every way - the bible for all things Gradius.

192 pages, full colour, Japanese.

Salamander Portable
沙羅曼蛇 ポータブル

PSP
DETAILS
Format PSP
Released 25 Jan 2007
Publisher Konami
Product ID ULJM-05219
Size (cm) 17.7 x 10.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
Second Gradius compilation for PSP, this time including:
- Salamander (1986)
- Life Force (1987)
- Gradius 2 (1987)
- Xexex (1991)
- Salamander 2 (1996)
Fantastic contents, but playing complex shooting games on a tiny handheld screen seriously reduces the experience.

PSP case, PSP UMD disk, colour manual.

Gradius Portable [Konami The Best]
グラディウス ポータブル
[コナミ・ザ・ベスト]
PSP
DETAILS
Format PSP
Released 25 Jan 2007
Publisher Konami
Product ID ULJM-05222
Size (cm) 17.7 x 10.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
'Konami the Best' re-issue of the PSP Gradius collection, released on the same day as Salamander Portable.
- Gradius (1985)
- Gradius II (1988)
- Gradius III (1989)
- Gradius Gaiden (1997)
- Gradius IV (1999)

PSP case, PSP UMD disk, colour manual.

Salamander Portable [Konami The Best]
沙羅曼蛇 ポータブル [コナミ・ザ・ベスト]

PSP
DETAILS
Format PSP
Released 13 Mar 2008
Publisher Konami
Product ID ULJM-05322
Size (cm) 17.7 x 10.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
'Konami the Best' re-issue of the PSP Salamander collection.
- Salamander (1986)
- Life Force (1987)
- Gradius 2 (1987)
- Xexex (1991)
- Salamander 2 (1996)

PSP case, PSP UMD disk, colour manual.

 





H----I----S----T----O----R----Y
O----F
G----R----A----D----I----U----S

29 May 1985
Gradius AC
25 Apr 1986
Gradius FC
4 July 1986
Salamander AC
25 July 1986
Gradius MSX
19 Nov 1986
Gradius PC-8801mkIISR
28 Dec 1986
Gradius X1
1 Feb 1987
Gradius X68000
26 June 1987
Life Force AC
22 Aug 1987
Gradius 2 MSX
25 Sep 1987
Salamander FC
26 Dec 1987
Salamander MSX
24 Mar 1988
Gradius II ~Gofer no Yabou~ AC
Oct 1988
Salamander X68000
16 Dec 1988
Gradius II FC
27 Jan 1989
Gofer no Yabou Episode II MSX
11 Dec 1989
Gradius III ~Densetsu Kara Shinwa He~ AC
15 Dec 1989
Nemesis LCD Game
23 Feb 1990
Nemesis GB
21 Dec 1990
Gradius III SFC
9 Aug 1991
Nemesis II GB
15 Nov 1991
Gradius PCE
6 Dec 1991
Salamander PCE
7 Feb 1992
Gradius II ~Gofer no Yabou~ X68000
18 Dec 1992
Gradius II ~Gofer no Yabou~ PCESCD
11 Nov 1993
Nemesis '90 Kai X68000
29 Mar 1996
Gradius Deluxe Pack SS
29 Mar 1996
Gradius Deluxe Pack PS
Jan 1997
Salamander 2 AC
21 Feb 1997
Gradius Deluxe Pack Win95
19 June 1997
Salamander Deluxe Pack Plus SS
3 July 1997
Salamander Deluxe Pack Plus PS
July 1997
Solar Assault AC
28 Aug 1997
Gradius Gaiden PS
Dec 1997
Solar Assault Revised AC
Feb 1999
Gradius IV ~Fukkatsu~ AC
13 Apr 2000
Gradius III & IV ~Fukkatsu no Shinwa~ PS2
1 June 2001
Gradius Mobile
17 Jan 2002
Gradius Generation GBA
18 Sep 2002
Salamander Mobile
2 Feb 2004
Gradius NEO Mobile
19 Feb 2004
Gradius II ~Gofer no Yabou~ Mobile
1 Mar 2004
Gradius NEO -Imperial- Mobile
22 July 2004
Gradius V PS2
9 Feb 2006
Gradius Portable PSP
25 Jan 2007
Salamander Portable PSP
2 Sep 2008
Gradius Rebirth Wii




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