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Gradius And Other TurboGrafx-16 Games Are PlayStation Plus Freebies In Japan

By Spencer . November 21, 2012 . 11:02pm

Japan’s instant game library includes two TurboGrafx-16 titles this month. If you have PlayStation Plus tied to a Japanese PSN account you’ll get New Adventure Island and Gradius.

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Super Mario 3D Land, Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Arrive On Nintendo eShop

By Ishaan . October 18, 2012 . 8:30am

Meanwhile, 3DS Virtual Console gets Gradius for the NES.

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The Story Of The Konami Code And Early Days Of NES Development

By Aria . December 17, 2011 . 5:30pm

“What’s the story behind the Konami Code, anyway,” Shigeharu Umezaki asks. “There isn’t one, really,” Kazuhisa Hashimoto answered. “Because I was the one who was going to be using it, I made sure it was easy to remember. “

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Vic Viper Appears In Scribblenauts, But Not Our Scribblenauts

By Spencer . January 26, 2011 . 7:14pm

Konami picked up Scribblenauts and localized it for Japan as Maxwell’s Marvelous Notepad. Japan got the Nintendo DS game this week and players discovered Konami went a step beyond translating.

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Warning! Incoming Shooter Overload On PSN

By Spencer . May 12, 2010 . 11:50am

Cave, finally has a game available for PlayStation 3 owners. DonPachi, the PsOne version of it, is now available on PlayStation Network in Japan.

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Gradius Arc? Color Us Curious, Konami

By Spencer . March 1, 2010 . 10:48pm

Konami may have come down with a case of shoot ‘em up fever and have a new Gradius game in the works called Gradius Arc.

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Konami Changes Gradius ReBirth’s Core With Upgrade Patch

By Spencer . October 18, 2009 . 12:48pm

This revision modifies the scoring system, enhances the graphics, and adds background music.

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Gradius ReBirth Hits WiiWare Core

By Spencer . March 9, 2009 . 7:45am

Speed up! Gradius ReBirth finally arrives after being released in Japan six months ago and nabbing an ESRB rating in October. Konami’s shooter sticks to the basics ripple lasers, shooting the core, and rock chucking volcanoes. Those landmarks are in Gradius ReBirth along with the replica of the first stage. Gradius ReBirth might not be […]

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Salamander And Japan’s Other Slim Virtual Console Pickings For December

By Spencer . November 28, 2008 . 5:51am

Virtual Console releases are getting scarcer every month. Next month Wii owners in Japan can look forward to torturing themselves with Mystery of Atlantis. Sunsoft’s side-scrolling platformer is notoriously difficult even if you know the warp order to get to the last level. Koei Japan will also release the Nobunaga’s Ambition in December which is […]

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Gradius Rebirth Shooting North America’s Core

By Spencer . October 31, 2008 . 8:05am

You didn’t think Konami would skip releasing Gradius Rebirth in North America did you? Well, if you were pessimistic good news is sitting in the ESRB database. Gradius Rebirth was just rated with a family friendly E for everyone. Shooting the core is A-OK for all ages. Since it’s a WiiWare game we don’t know […]

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Import Shmup Gradius II On Target For Virtual Console Release This Monday

By Spencer . October 3, 2008 . 10:55am

Hudson should be bringing us Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou. The TurboDuo import is reported to have a pre-Nintendo press release date of October 6, which is this Monday. However, Ys fell into this trap in August so it might not actually come out on Monday (?). Confusing, huh? We should see Gradius II: Gofer […]

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Gradius ReBirth blasts onto WiiWare next week

By Spencer . August 29, 2008 . 1:30pm

Konami hasn’t said much about Gradius ReBirth, but it’s one of next week’s three WiiWare titles in Japan. Midnight Bowling (aka Hamaru Bowling) and Strongest Silver Star Reversi are the other two sold for 1,000 Wii Points ($10) and 500 Wii Points ($5) respectively. The sparse description makes it sound like Gradius ReBirth is, in […]

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Gradius reborn on WiiWare

By Spencer . July 21, 2008 . 7:56am

I almost missed this during the gauntlet of E3 meetings, but Arcade Renaissance caught Konami’s first internally developed WiiWare game. Gradius Rebirth is a new entry in the Gradius series, but it isn’t clear if this is a remake of Gradius or a brand new game. We’ll find out soon since it’s coming out in […]

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Shoot the core! Shmup miniatures

By Spencer . November 29, 2007 . 4:04pm

Yujin is releasing a sweet set of ships from classic shmups. You can get the Vic Viper 301 from Gradius, the Silver Hawk from Darius Gaiden or my favorite the Arrowhead from R-Type with a force. I italicized can because these are gashapon toys, you won’t know what you get until open them up. However, […]

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Konami’s PSP shooter collections in videos

By Spencer . January 30, 2007 . 7:06am

Last week Konami released three more shoot ‘em compilations in Japan. You can pick up Twinbee Portable, Salamander Portable and Parodius Portable (< – favorite!) for around 3000 yen a piece. Even though Gradius Portable didn’t make it I hope (wish?) that Konami gives these three collections a shot in the USA. It’s probably not […]