Gradius III SNES Game Cartridge
Gradius III was released for the SNES in 1991. Konami published and developed the game. It was originally released in 1989 for the arcades. It is the Gradius II sequel and the predecessor to Gradius IV. The player will once again take control of the star fighter called Vic Viper to fight the waves of Bacterion Empire enemies. The game will have ten levels with the 4th level acting similar to a bonus level. During this level, the player will control Vic Viper from the thrid person view and will need to avoid colliding into walls. Even though there are no enemies present, there will be free power ups scattered across the level. There will also be 2 hidden levels based on early sections of Salamander and Gradius. The game will have familiar layouts, enemies, and weapons that became trademarks in the Gradius series.
In addition to the newer pre-defined schemes for weapons, the game introduces an Edit Mode. In this mode, the player is able to mix and match double, missile, shield, laser, and the special power ups to their own combination liking. Some weapons available in the schemes are not able to be used in the custom schemes, and the other way around.
Region: NTSC (North America)