Gradius 2 Game for the Nintendo Entertainment System
Back in the early days of Nintendo gaming, shooting games are one of the most played genres. That is because of the limitation of the gaming hardware at that time and the only genre that can give immense gaming pleasure is, you guessed it, side-scrolling shooting games hoverbaordfr.
In this article, we will pay homage to one of the best side-scrolling shooting games for the Nintendo Entertainment System.
The shooting game I am talking about is the Gradius 2 Game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Now, this game is one of the best because of its immense shooting gameplay. Although, it is important to note that during its stay in the pinnacle of the genre, this game never made it to American shores. Only during the time where people created ROMs do Americans have the option to play this iconic game.
The Gradius 2 Game for the Nintendo Entertainment System is a simple side-scrolling shooting game where you will battle endless hordes of aliens. Your character’s ship is the “Vic Viper” which is a pretty badass name.
You will fight hordes of the Bacterion empire, an alien species that is bent on killing all of mankind.
The Bacterion empire is headed by the notorious Gofer, a Giant head that is kind of reminiscent to Brainiac in the DC comics. Think of Gofer as the overmind that controls the pieces (which is the entire Bacterion Empire Fleet).
The first iteration of the Gradius game is pretty simple. In fact, it is so simple that it didn’t have more weapons; you are just given a screen where you need to shoot enemies (which is rather dull and boring in the long run).
But, the Gradius 2 Game for the Nintendo Entertainment System is a highly revamped game in that the Vic Viper is fitted with a lot of weapons at your disposal.
The player has the option to choose among 4 different weapon configurations and each of these configurations have different progressions down the line.
All ship configurations have the speed-up enhancement and they are only differentiated with their main weapons. There is a ship that can use missiles, there is also a ship that can use double lasers, and there is a ship that can use only one laser gun but it is much more powerful. The last configuration needs to be unlocked but it will be unlocked during the course of the game.
There are certain conditions in the game that can increase your life. For every 30,000 points you score, you will earn one life. For every stage above stage 4, you need 70,000 to gain one. The game will not give you any more lives when you reach the max score (which is 9,999,999) r4 3ds.
The Gradius 2 Game for the Nintendo Entertainment System is also the first game in the shooting genre that has the “Boss Rush” mode wherein you will fight only bosses and no minions.
The Gradius 2 Game for the Nintendo Entertainment System may not have reached Western shores during its peak, but it is certainly one of the most enjoyable side-scrolling shooting games for the Nintendo Entertainment System.