February 7th, 2006, 17:18 Posted By: wraggster
News from Lik Sang:
This week Konami brings over 20 years of adrenaline-pumping Gradius action to the PSP. Together in one compilation you obtain Gradius I, II, III and IV, plus the PS1 title which was never released in the US, Gradius Gaiden. Still today the gameplay of these can outshine new shooters, with almost mazelike levels jam packed with obstacles to avoid while simultaneously annihilating everything that moves. New features start off with the ability to play in the original arcade orientation, or to make perfect use of the PSP's widescreen for these side scrolling shooters. Likewise there's some graphical upgrades to be found, and a dedicated gallery mode will take you back, letting you enjoy music and cut scenes from the past.
Instead of being thrust back to the beginning when you die, now for the first time you can save and load at any point in each game through the pause screen. Konami have also put more power in your hands, letting you adjust the speed of gameplay and change the hit detection size. This definitive collection of shmup history deserves a spot in every retro fans library, and due before the end of the week, last minute pre-orders are still being accepted for the next couple of days.
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