Gradius
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Gradius

1985
Shooter
Arcade
In Gradius, the player maneuvers a spacecraft known as the Vic Viper that must defend itself from the various alien enemies. The game features a power-up system called the "power meter", based upon collecting capsules to 'purchase' additional weapons. (Wikipedia)
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Gradius

1985
Shooter
Arcade
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Rated 04 Feb 2018
79
70th
A game so furious at times the onscreen sprites would disappear and the game itself had a tendency to slow down. The level of memorization, and combined improvisation, was punishing. Yet, what a glorious feeling it was to have beaten it, and pulled out that red-hot cartridge as the new master of the universe.
Rated 26 Jan 2019
20
9th
this game is fundamentally broken. the only way to win is to assemble a ton of power-ups, but they get reset once you die. from then on it's nigh impossible to reclaim them. what's the point of having a life system at all? why not have an armor system, where three hits and you're done? the answer is quarter-munching, so fuck you.
Rated 30 Jan 2018
3
22nd
A classic "shmup," though on a personal level these side-scrolling one-hit-you're-dead shooters rarely pull me in for more than a few minutes at a time.
Rated 06 Mar 2018
70
27th
Classic.
Rated 06 Apr 2018
70
57th
One of the model shooters and great fun to play. It does introduce the balance issue it's famous for, though: you're zipping along like a demigod so long as you hold onto your powerups, but good luck clawing your way back if you die even once. (Unless you're on the home version, and can cheat your way to victory, of course.)
Rated 18 Jan 2022
75
31st
Wrist slittlingly hard, but once you git gud and can pull yourself out of the post-death power-up drought (HINT: play it on PC Engine, so you can turn on auto-fire), it's....I mean, it's a good PLAYING game, but what's beyond that skill gate isn't exactly worth the headache.
Rated 26 Aug 2023
70
19th
The most archetypal side-scrolling shooter. The ur-shooter, if you will.

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