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Gradius 2
グラディウス2
22 Aug 1987



 

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X68000 ver.
 

 
Gradius 2
グラディウス2
MSX
DETAILS
Format MSX
Released 22 Aug 1987
Publisher Konami
Product ID RC751
Size (cm) ?
Weight (kg) ?
PRICE
STATUS
Choppy but well-crafted sequel to the MSX Gradius (1985), with an all-new 'capture' weapon system.
Not to be confused with the arcade Gradius II (1988).

Large PC-style packaging, 1Mbit cartridge, monochrome manual.

Original Sound of Gradius 2
オリジナル・サウンド・オブ・グラディウス2
SOUNDTRACK
DETAILS
Format Audio Cassette
Released 5 Oct 1987
Publisher Apollon
Product ID KHY-1021
Size (cm) 11 x 7 x 1.7
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
Soundtrack cassette tape to the MSX Gradius sequel, courtesy of Apollon Music Industrial Corp.
Features approximately 25 minues of mixed BGM and SE. Almost as rare as the game itself, if not more so.

Audio tape in cardboard sleeve.

Original Sound of Gradius & Salamander
オリジナル・サウンド・オブ・グラディウス&沙羅曼蛇
BATTLE MUSIC COLLECTION
DETAILS
Format Audio Cassette
Released 21 Nov 1987
Publisher Apollon
Product ID KSF-1506
Size (cm) 11 x 7 x 1.7
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
3rd and final Gradius cassette from Apollon, featuring a selection of tracks from:
- Gradius (Arcade) (10:26)
- Gradius 2 (MSX) (13:14)
- Salamander (Arcade) (15:01)
- Gradius (Famicom) (8:56)

Again, a very rare item!

Original Sound of Gradius & Salamander
オリジナル・サウンド・オブ・グラディウス&沙羅曼蛇
BATTLE MUSIC COLLECTION
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 21 Nov 1987
Publisher Apollon
Product ID BY30-5180
Size (cm) 11 x 7 x 1.7
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
CD edition of Appolon's 1987 Gradius and Salamander soundtrack.
1 - Gradius (Arcade) (10:30)
2 - Gradius 2 (MSX) (13:19)
3 - Salamander (Arcade) (15:06)
4 - Gradius (Famicom) (8:54)
This was a VERY early CD release - the sound quality isn't that good, and it is a very sought-after collector's item.

Only one of these has ever sold through Jap-Sai, and we've never seen it with a spine card.

Nemesis '90 Kai
ネメシス'90改
X68000
DETAILS
Format X68000
Released 11 Nov 1993
Publisher Sharp / SPS
Product ID ?
Size (cm) ?
Weight (kg) ?
PRICE
STATUS
The MSX Gradius 2 gets itself a super-slick X68000 facelift courtesy of third-party house SPS.
This is more like it: the game benefits greatly from the 16-Bit upgrade, and ends up as one of the best (and most sought-after) entries in the series.

A very rare item!

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.

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)
Content identical to original release.

PSP case, PSP UMD disk, colour manual.

 








 


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OF THE SPACE SCIENCE AGENCY
ATTEMPTED A COUP D'ETAT.
 


DR. VENOM FAILED IN A COUP
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TO PLANET SARD.
 


COSMIC YEAR 6665
DR. VENOM ESCAPED
FROM PLANET SARD.
 

 


HE WAS NOT FOUND, DESPITE
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COSMIC YEAR 6666
 


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IT BECAME CLEAR THAT SOMEONE
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DR. VENOM ATTEMPTED TO INVADE
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WITH THE BACTERIAN.
 

 
 


COSMIC YEAR 6666
THE NEMESIS HIGHEST COUNCIL
DECIDED TO DISPATCH METALION
 
 

 


JAMES BURTON WAS CHOSEN
TO FLY METALION
 


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SPECIAL CAPTAIN OF I.S.F.
EX-VIC VIPER PILOT.
 
 

 
 
 
 

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