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Game Information

GRADIUS II
(C) KONAMI 1992
Release: 1992/12/18
Platform: NEC PC Engine Super CD-ROM2 System
Storage: CD-ROM
Play Select: 1 Player
Continue: Optional (not available in the Professional game level)
Game Code: KMCD2003
Barcode: T4988602 59939 8
Price: 7,800 Yen

Powerup Gauge: Speed Up | Missile | Double | Laser | Option | ?
Maximum level of Speed Up: 5
Maximum level of Missile: 1
Maximum level of Double: 1
Maximum level of Laser: 1
Maximum level of Option: 4
Maximum level of Barrier: 1

Total number of stage: 9
HI: 57300 H.M

Power Meter Select

TYPE.A: SPEEDUP | MISSILE | DOUBLE | LASER | OPTION
TYPE.B: SPEEDUP | SPREAD BOMB | TAILGUN | LASER | OPTION
TYPE.C: SPEEDUP | PHOTON TORPEDO | DOUBLE | RIPPLE | OPTION
TYPE.D: SPEEDUP | 2-WAY | TAILGUN | RIPPLE | OPTION

BARRIER: SHIELD | FORCE FIELD

Game Ranking

Game Play:
Difficulty:
Background Music:
Sound Effect:
Stage:
Voice

Screen Shot

KONAMI LOGO OPENING 1 OPENING 2 OPENING 3
MISSILE STRUCT. DOUBLE STRUCT. LASER STRUCT. SHIELD STRUCT.
TITLE SCREEN STAGE 1 OPTION MODE HEROES

Stage

Stage 1: Burning Heat (Easy)
Stage 2: Synthetic Life (Very Easy)
Stage 3: Crystal World (Hard)
Stage 4: A Way Out Of Difficulty (Very Hard)
Stage 5: The Old Stone Age (Medium)
Stage 6: Deprived Sanctity (Very Hard)
Stage 7: Maximum Speed (Easiest)
Stage 8: Boss Rush (Medium Hard)
Stage 9: Into Hostile Ship (Hardest)

Boss (Information taken from IMO's Webpages)

Stage 1: Phenix
Stage 2: Big Eye
Stage 3: Crystal Core
Stage 4: Death Mk-II
Stage 5: Jumping Moai, Big Moai
Stage 6: Big Core Mk-II
Stage 7: Big Core, Tetran, Fire Dragon, Covered Core
Stage 8: Club, Gofer

Note

This is the most Arcade like (before the SS/PS version), most advanced and possibly the best home version of GRADIUS II. The PCE version is even better than the original AC version in some ways. The plane is slim, the background music is cool (play CD directly), and it includes an additional/special stage which didn't appeared in the AC version. It is the 6th stage (after the Moai stage) which is called Deprived Sanctity. (^^)

The original level of this game is not very difficult, actually very interesting to play. But with the Professional game level, the last stage become almost impossible to play by human... and this is possibly the most difficult version of GRADIUS II.

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