| paleface [sys=PS1; cat=Shooter_Horiz; loc=JPN] |
|Shoot it in the eye! Well, here we've got ports of Gradius I and II with relatively little slowdown. Gradius II is bit more interesting as far as I'm concerned, what with the fire dragons, weapon loadout selection, digitized speech, and more variety in the levels.|
Back in the Gradius NES days I never really understood why it seemed so popular--sure the big stone heads are kind of funny and the games are sure as hell challenging, but they've always felt a little lacking in fun-factor for me, and I still get that feeling playing them today. "Shoot it in the eye" always gives me a grin though.