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Gradius III Gradius III - 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 III was produced by Konami in 1989.

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 III was produced include: Vulcan Venture, Thunder Cross, Super Kontora: Alien No Gyakusyuu, Super Contra, Ring No Ouja, Block Hole, Bottom Of The Ninth, Crime Fighters, Cue Brick, and M.I.A. Missing In Action

Gradius III
Gradius III

Specs

Name Gradius III
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1989
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7990
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Monitor
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Gradius III Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - SelectFireMissile
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

This game has the same gameplay as its prequels and sequels. The most important differences are that the game is extremely difficult and does not offer continues.

Gradius III KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 5.00 (2 votes)

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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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Gradius III Census

There are 14,754 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,474 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,463 machines (6,895 unique titles).

Common - There are 22 known instances of this machine owned by Gradius III collectors who are active members. Of these, One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 21 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Gradius III circuit board set.

This game ranks a 6 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

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

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Technical

Konami GX 945. All other games in this series, except INemesisI, have stereo sound. For some reason IGradius IIII is in mono.

Legacy

  1. Nemesis
  2. Lifeforce
  3. Vulcan Venture
  4. Gradius III
  5. Parodius Da
  6. Gokujou Parodius!
  7. Sexy Parodius
  8. Salamander 2
  9. Gradius IV - Fukkatsu

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