I also animated every boss in the game, created custom overlays for each stage, and added an intro and outro discussion section at the beginning and end of the run. For Gradius 2, I recruited 3 friends to help me 1cc this game. The player can have at most four multiples. So keep an eye on the channel! In the Famicom version, choosing another multiple after four will make the four multiples to move around the spacecraft for 15 seconds; force field is the only shielding available for protection of the entire spacecraft, withstanding five hits and it is included in four different weapon configurations and progressions; and 'Double' and 'Laser' have to be activated twice to achieve full performance. I then combined all of our footage and synced it up so you can watch and compare all 4 runs in real time. You can find it here: Nefarious Wes also released his solo run with commentary, which you can find here: My solo run will be available in the near future. Additionally, there are also two types of shielding to choose from: shield and forcefield.
Originally released for the in Japan in , it is the sequel to original and was succeeded by. The shield option adds more durability, but only for the front of the Vic Viper, while the forcefield adds protection for the entire spacecraft, albeit only against three hits. If you recall my first Gradius video, then you will remember that it was a side by side 1cc featuring 2 simultaneous runs. A port was later released only in Japan in 1992. The original arcade version is also included in the Gradius Deluxe Pack compilation for the and and in for the.
. But the version that really stands out is the Famicom port it also features a unique stage. Mainly because it is just so technically impressive for a game on an 8-bit system. Followed by a 4 way simultaneous 1cc run featuring Brasel the Gamer, The Bug Doctor and Nefarious Wes. We all also recorded commentary together while watching the footage.
Sadly, upon it's initial launch in the arcades in 1988, it never left Japan. All schemes have speed-up and multiples Options , but have differing 'Missile', 'Double' laser , and 'Laser' weapons. Every version of the game has something unique to offer. The soundtrack on this port is also arguably the best of the bunch as well and features many completely unique tunes. Brasel the Gamer did his own video on Gradius 2 which launched the same day as this one. Well, since Gradius 2 was such a quantum leap forward in comparison to the original, I wanted to up the ante accordingly for my video as well.
Overall, Gradius 2 is a bonafide classic. This is primarily evident in two of the weapons configurations that are selectable. . . .
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