Gradius Galaxies ROM

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When focusing on the main objectives, Gradius Galaxies is about 1 Hour in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 2 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

Each of the game's eight colorful levels and 47 sublevels is brand new, even if there is ample homage to prior Gradius releases scattered throughout in the form of enemies and background details.

Start a new mission on stage 1 of Gradius Galaxies. Somewhere in the stage, there are 2 strips of horizontal rocks (one longer than the other). Carefully travel through the small gap in between the 2 rocks and you'll get 5000 extra points. Complete the game as normal and when you return to stage 1 again on the next loop, the stage music will change to Gradius one from NES.

You need to download and install Visual Boy Advance and then load the rom.

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Additional Information

Gradius Advance is a horizontally scrolling shooter handheld video game developed by Mobile21 and published by Konami in 2001. It was released later in the same month in the United States as Gradius Galaxies and in 2002 in Japan as Gradius Generation. It is the only Gradius title available for the Game Boy Advance. The game’s plot is set between Gradius III and Gradius Gaiden. Bacterion was developing a powerful weapon to use against the planet Gradius, but it was destroyed.

A few years later it crashed on a planet and the planet gradually changed into a mechanical fortress. The planet Gradius then sent the Vic Viper to stop it. The game play is almost identical to other titles in the series. The player takes control of the Vic Viper spacecraft tasked with destroying hordes of enemies. Various traditional elements of Gradius are present — the moai, an undefended final boss, and the upgrade power meter. The weapons system remained mostly unchanged as the configurations available are identical to Gradius III, with the exception that the edit mode is missing.

There are four different types of weapons configurations: Balanced, (traditional Gradius) wide area (Salamander) power, and air-to-ground. Each configuration is indicated by the color of Vic Viper. Unlike Gradius III, there are only two shield options — shield and force field. In addition, the S. option (“snake option”) is not present in this version; the player can however choose to have the computer assign weapon power-ups automatically or purchase upgrades manually.

The game’s configuration allows the player to choose between three difficulty modes, with each mode consisting of three loops — progressively more difficult play-throughs that are unlocked as previous loops are cleared. The Japanese version further included a challenge game play mode that had to be unlocked by achieving a high score during a single play-through of the game’s normal difficulty mode. Additional challenges could then by unlocked by completing other challenges. The challenge mode was absent from the U.S. and European releases due to the game being released in Japan several months later.

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Gradius Galaxies

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Release Date

Europe: November 9, 2001
North America: November 30, 2001
Japan: January 17, 2002


Scrolling Shooter




Game Boy Advance




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