Gradius is a 1984 Arcade, Horizontally-Scroll, Single-player, and Shoot ‘em up video game developed and published by Konami. It is the first entry in the series of Gradius and lets the player drive a spacecraft named Vic Viper and go on a journey to protect himself and his homeland. According to the story, the galaxy is invaded by different alien factions who try to dominate the entire universe by destroying the planet by planet, and their next target is the homeland of the player.
The player controls a hero who must save the earth from damage by the aliens. During the gameplay, he can drive a spacecraft equipped with dual weapons and can use it to attack enemies. Explore the space environment, earn experience points by defeating foes, and buy upgrades and weapons.
The game becomes more difficult as the player progress. He has to complete each level and face boss combat to complete a stage and unlock further. To make the ship more powerful, the player has to collect power-ups during the battle and use them against enemies. With detailed graphics, addictive gameplay, and superb sounds, Gradius is the best game to play and enjoy.
Gradius III is a 2D, Rail Shooter, and Single-player video game by Konami. The gameplay is almost the same as the most popular video game, Galaga. It puts the player in the role of a pilot, who must show off his skills by defeating a massive array of enemies.
By controlling the pilot, the player can perform a variety of actions. The game tells a story of the darkest time when people are living with peace and from where vicious alien force appears and start invading the environment. After discovering that, the player gets ready to face off them using his skills.
There are several playable fighter planes available and the game lets the player choose his favorite one to start his journey against evil forces. The game offers ten challenging levels, and each level of the game consists of four levels with a bounce level. Take control of the Vic Viper and get into the game world to rescue the empire.
During the gameplay, the player can collect all power-ups and weapons to improve his skills. After the progress of the game, the player can explore two hidden levels in which the player can face the most powerful enemy fighters. Gradius III features different themes, enhanced game mechanics, improved visuals, and dynamic background music.