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  • Summary: Need an old school fix on that shiny new PlayStation2? Gradius III & IV updates the 2D shooter with fantastic graphics and all of the classic Gradius play. Evade your enemies and return fire with your favorite arsenal of lasers, bombs and missiles.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. 80
    Hardly pushing the limits of the PS2, Gradius III and IV is a shooter combo package that will appeal to retro gaming fans.
  2. An acquired taste, no doubt, but Konami's Gradius package delivers quality thrills in quick bite sized bursts.
  3. It's a hit because it's fun, pretty challenging and relies on a tried-and-true game style -- but if you're choosing a game to show off what your PS2 does -- this ain't it.
  4. There's a dozen titles that look better, but they don't play nearly as well.
  5. Konami's sights may be locked dead on the retrogaming audience, but Gradius III & IV are both excellent, albeit incredibly difficult, games in their own right.
  6. The good news, if you're a hard-core old-school gamer, is that they both play like the Gradius shooters of old. The bad news, for every other gamer out there, is that Gradius III and IV don't showcase the true power of the PS2.
  7. 30
    A complete and utter waste of time and money for anyone who isn't a die-hard shoot 'em-up junky.

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