Gradius Galaxies

Game Boy Advance
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  • Summary: The classic franchise Gradius comes to Game Boy® Advance! An evil force has taken over a distant star system and only you can stop them. Soar through a myriad of enemy attack units and blow them to bits using ultra powerful weapons including photon missiles and laser beams.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Pocket Games
    95
    Whether you're a grizzled arcade veteran or a newcomer to the series, Gradius Galaxies is sure to satisfy your appetite for destruction. [Spring 2002, p.41]
  2. The bar by which other shooters will be measured. Get one, and get some new batteries, because we’re sure you’ll be hooked by this game.
  3. A very good game, with great graphics and gameplay, but with lackluster sound. I really liked this game and that’s why I was quite disappointed with the length of it.
  4. 75
    I wouldn't rate the game very high as a current console title, but as a GBA game it's a good one to pull out and put away in quick bursts of gaming.
  5. Game Informer
    73
    Be warned - even on easy with max lives, this game is a challenge. [Dec 2001, p.118]
  6. Nintendo Power
    70
    It's arcade-style excellence. [Nov 2001, p.148]
  7. netjak
    55
    It is relatively short (when you consider the 30 hour RPGs on GBA), and has no innovative features whatsoever. If you can get past that, it can be an enjoyable game, although nowhere near the caliber of other shooters fashioned in a traditional style (like "Gunbird 2").

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Troy
    Jun 3, 2004
    10
    Great combination of past games combines to make the best portable shooter ever. Great voice overs, sound effects, music and lots of things Great combination of past games combines to make the best portable shooter ever. Great voice overs, sound effects, music and lots of things exploding!! Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jul 31, 2003
    9
    Nice gameplay and just what you'd expect from a side scrolling space shooter. It just keeps you playing.

Awards & Rankings

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#24 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2001
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#23 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2001