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Gradius III

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Reviewer: Gelke Date: Oct 16, 2001
Gradius III by Konami is one of the best games in one of the best series ever created. Why? Simple. The concept of flying through space and destroying intergalactic bad guys. The reason this game and series stand above others of this genre, like the R-Type series, is that this game is actually difficult. When I first played R-type, I found that you could get almost too much power with just 3 upgrades to your ship. Too much firepower makes any game easy to complete. Still, R-type offers a small challenge, but Gradius III takes the cake. It took me about 3 months to get the final level on easy mode, musch less to beat the entire game. I still haven't beaten it on hard mode, and I have discovered yet another mode of difficulty, Arcade. If you're looking for a good challenge, Gradius III is your game. The only thing that I thought was bad about Graius was that after a while, the bosses (mayors in the game) desentigrte after a certain period of time on different difficuly modes. The final boss actually dies without ever shooting a bullet into him on easy mode! I would almost skip easy and start on normal. Plus, there is no ending sequence for easy. So, overall this game is one of the best Space shooters for SNES. ~~ Gelke