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Gradius II Gradius II - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Description

A horizontal shooter where you control Vic Viper, a spaceship that increases its power by collecting capsules left by destroyed enemies. The player chooses the desired power-up by collecting capsules until the required cell is lit on the menu. The game is divided into stages, each containing a boss that must be destroyed.

Gradius II was produced by Konami in 1988.

Konami released 433 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Gradius II was produced include: Hyper Crash, Vs. Top Gun, Typhoon, Trick Trap, Track & Field (PlayChoice), '88 Games, Akumajou Dracula, Chequered Flag, Contra (PlayChoice), and Crazy Cop

Specs

Name Gradius II
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7989
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Monitor
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - SelectFireMissile
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Gradius II KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 5.00 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 5.00

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 5.00

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 5.00
Sound/Music 5.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Miscellaneous

This games full title is IGradius II Gofer No YabouI Gofers Ambitions. It was never released in the U.S. in any form, but was released in Europe under the title of IVulcan VentureI.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Gradius II Census

There are 14,745 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,470 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,450 machines (6,893 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 18 known instances of this machine owned by Gradius II collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine. 4 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 13 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Gradius II. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Gradius II boards sets.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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Technical

Konami board ID GX785

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