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Gradius II ~Gofer no Yabou~
グラディウスII ~GOFERの野望~

24 Mar 1988

 
 


 

 
Space Odyssey Gradius II Gofer no Yabou
スペース・オデッセイ グラディウスII ~GOFERの野望~
SOUNDTRACK
DETAILS
Format Audio Cassette
Released 21 July 1988
Publisher Apollon
Product ID KSF-1524
Size (cm) 11 x 7 x 1.7
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
Official Gradius II soundtrack cassette release from Apollon.
Features approximately 48 minutes of BGM and SE from the arcade game.

Audio cassette tape, approx 48min, outside cardboard sleeve packaging.

Space Odyssey Gradius II Gofer no Yabou
スペース・オデッセイ グラディウスII ~GOFERの野望~
SOUNDTRACK
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 21 July 1988
Publisher Apollon
Product ID BY30-5202
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
CD release of Apollon's Gradius II soundtrack, featuring 47:36min of the arcade BGM and SE.
This one is sheer gold dust, and fetches a mint when it appears.

CD case, audio CD, booklet, spine card.

Gradius II
グラディウスII
FAMICOM
DETAILS
Format Famicom
Released 16 Dec 1988
Publisher Konami
Product ID RC832
Size (cm) 14 x 9.5 x 2
Weight (kg) 0.12
PRICE
STATUS
The Famicom version of Gradius II is a surprisingly competent production that feels like a cranked up revamp of the Famicom Salamander.
In the shooting stakes this is as good as it gets on the old Nintendo.
Never released outside of Japan.

Silver cardboard packaging, 2Mbit cartridge, monochrome booklet.

Gradius II Gofer no Yabou
グラディウスII ~GOFERの野望~
X68000
DETAILS
Format X68000
Released 7 Feb 1992
Publisher Konami
Product ID RA957
Size (cm) 25.2 x 16.7 x 4.4
Weight (kg) 0.56
PRICE
STATUS
The X68000 handles a stunning version, topped only by the PC Engine CD port released a few months later.
The packaging is very nice.

Large PC packaging, 2 x 5" floppies, 'User's Manual' booklet, 'The Art of Gradius' art book.

MIDI Power X68000 Collection ver.1.0
ミディパワー・X68000 コレクション バージョン1.0
SOUNDTRACK CD
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 21 May 1992
Publisher Konami
Product ID KICA-7602
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.11
PRICE
STATUS
'Midi Power' compilation CD featuring the X68000 soundtracks of:
- Detana!! TwinBee (1-18)
- Gradius II (19-40)
- Parodius Da! (41-53)
Currently out of stock.

CD case, 53-track audio CD (59:03), booklet, spine card.

Gradius II Gofer no Yabou
グラディウスII ~GOFERの野望~
PC ENGINE SUPER CD-ROM²
DETAILS
Format PC Engine
Released 18 Dec 1992
Publisher Konami
Product ID KMCD2003
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Full marks all around on this one: the game is smooth, fast, playable, challenging, and includes an exclusive animated introduction and surround CD soundtrack.
Any questions?

CD case, PC Engine Super CD-ROM² disc, colour manual, sticker sheet, 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 it 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.

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.

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)
Content remains identical to the original release.

PSP case, PSP UMD disk, colour manual.

 



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