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Gradius III - Densetsu kara Shinwa e
グラディウスIII -伝説から神話へ-
(1989)



 
 


 
 

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Gradius III
グラディウスIII
SOUNDTRACK
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 21 Feb 1990
Publisher King Records
Product ID KICA-1001
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Original soundtrack CD for the arcade Gradius III, featuring every single BGM spread over 12 tracks.
The CD (and case) alone remain relatively commonplace - it's much harder to find complete with the outside sleeve (image).

CD case inside black cardboard sleeve, 12-track audio CD (73:33), booklet.

Kōkyō Shi Gradius III
交響詩 グラディウスIII
SOUNDTRACK
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 5 June 1990
Publisher King Records
Product ID KICA-1010
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
8-track 'Symphonic Poem' orchestral CD featuring an operatic 'Overture to Finale' playlist, presented inside a luxurious cardboard sleeve.
One of the most valuable Gradius soundtracks out there.
(cover) (back)

CD case inside cardboard sleeve, 8-track audio CD (47:42), inlay.

Gradius III
グラディウスIII
SUPER FAMICOM
DETAILS
Format Super Famicom
Released 21 Dec 1990
Publisher Konami
Product ID SHVC-G3
Size (cm) 19 x 10.5 x 3
Weight (kg) 0.16
PRICE
STATUS
It may be missing a few stages yet the SFC Gradius III really holds its own, presenting a thoroughly enjoyable version.
A fantastic game, and one of the first (and best) SFC shooting games out there.

Standard SFC packaging, 4Mbit cartridge, 24-page colour booklet.

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 excellent PS2 Gradius compilation.
- Gradius III (1989)
- Gradius IV (1999)
Content remains the same as the original print.

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
Second re-issue of the PS2 Gradius pack, this time for the 'Konami Palace Selection' label.
- Gradius III (1989)
- Gradius IV (1999)
Identical in every way to the original edition except for the price.

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.

Gradius Portable [Konami The Best]
グラディウス ポータブル [コナミ・ザ・ベスト]
PSP KONAMI THE BEST
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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