Gradius As You’ve Never Seen It Before – On A Slot Machine

By Spencer . June 6, 2011 . 1:02am

A new Gradius game with an original storyline and anime graphics? Jackpot? No, unless you hang out in pachislot parlors. Because this snazzy trailer is for Gradius the Slot.



Those hyper cross attack scenes look like a video game, but don’t be fooled. Gradius the Slot is all about dropping coins in a machine and matching Lord British reels. The next shooter from Konami is Otomedius Excellent, which has some ties to the Gradius series.

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  • Exkaiser

    I saw this the other day on /m/. It’s really quite cool, apart from the pachislot and all.

    Ah, if only the latest Gradius game had been like this instead of Otomedius… Ah, well, not use begrudging that spinoff series for what never was.

  • I don’t think I’ve ever hated Konami so much in my life as right now. So much potential, no new Gradius from Konami since the late 90s (Gradius 4– 5 was done by Treasure) and this is what they put out?

    All that video footage would have worked great for a proper Gradius. Argh…

    • You know, some people happen to like both Gradius and pachislots.

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