"Gradius III & IV: Mythology of Revival" English Manual Translation by Albert Brown (ashitaka@email.com) Please only use this for Private Home use, thank you. Gradius III and IV- Revival Page 3-Contents Contents The ControlsÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖPage 4 Viewpoint of ScreenÖÖÖPage 5 How to PlayÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖPage 6-7 Option ModeÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖPage 8-9 Save/LoadÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖPage 10-11 Story Gradius IIIÖÖÖÖÖPage 12 Gradius IVÖÖÖÖÖÖPage 18 Stages Gradius IIIÖÖÖÖÖPage 13 Gradius IVÖÖÖÖÖÖPage 19 Power Ups Gradius IIIÖÖÖÖÖPage 14-15 Gradius IVÖÖÖÖÖÖPage 20-21 Internet RankingÖÖÖÖÖÖPage 22 Page 4-Controller Push L1 button + R1 button + Start button + Select Button at the same time.- Soft Reset Start button - decision, pause Select button ñ not used ANALOG mode switch Left Analog- steer ship LED indicator- whether or not analog feature is on Right analog- not used Direction Key- cursor, steer ship SQUARE button- Power Up X button- Shoot TRIANGLE button- Rapid Fire CIRCLE button- decision, missile *To use the Analog feature, make sure the LED indication is showing red. *It doesn't correspond to the vibration function. *You can change button settings in option mode. *It can employ the function that it chose with a button that a function isn't assigned if you select " ALL ". *It isn't possible for 2 people to play "Gradius 3 and 4- Revival" simultaneously without 2 controllers. Page 5-Game Screen Lives Left High Score 1P Score 2P Score Gradius III (Image Here) Power Up Bar Lives Left High Score 1P Score 2P Score Gradius IV (Image Here) Power Up Bar Page 6-How to play At the "Gradius III and IV- Revival" main screen, select which Gradius to play (3 or 4). Then highlight it, and press START to go to it's title screen. 1 PLAYER (One person can play) 2 PLAYERS (Two people can play) STAGE SELECT (Select which stage to start on, those you've played through) *Only for Gradius III HI-SCORE TRY- (At Game Over time, your score and a password are displayed in order to register for the Internet Ranking.) OPTION MODE-(Change the Setup of the game) MAIN TITLE-(Return to general screen) Page 7-How to Play (Cont.) In case your ship is destroyed Gradius III When you can't continue, it becomes a Game Over. In this case, set the game level to Easiest or Very Easy to play. When you play through the game levels, you can then go to Stage Select to play from the levels you've played through(Stage Select is Loop 1 play). Gradius IV In the game level, you can't continue in Medium ~ Hardest with the last Hi Score Try. Page 8-Option Mode You can change various setup of the game in option mode. Game Level Gradius III You can change the difficulty of the game to 6 different levels. Easiest ~ Very Hard Gradius IV You can change the difficulty of the game to 8 different levels. Easiest ~ Hardest Extend During a game, whether a machine increases, depending on bonuses. (not sure exactly). Player You can select the number of Lives you want to start off with. Gradius IIIñYou can have 1 ñ9 lives Gradius IVñYou can have 3- 9 lives Power Up You can choose the method of power upgrade (Manual/ Semi Auto) Manual- Power upgrade by hand. Semi Auto-Computer assists with the power upgrade. Adjustment You can setup the screen position. Page 9-Option Mode (Cont.) Key Config Power Up- Power upgrade. Shot- Discharge weapon. Missile- Discharge a missile. Rapid Shot-You can fire both weapons at same time continuously. Rapid Missile-Shoot missiles continuously. Default Return to original game settings. Sound Test You can listen to sounds from the game Rendition- CIRCLE button Rendition Stop- X button Display/ non-display of window- TRIANGLE button Save/Load You can save/load your game data with Playstation2's 8mb memory card. Exit When you're finished using option mode. Only Gradius III Wait Level- you can setup a Wait Level management. The management doesn't catch up and reproduces a situation that game speed gets slow with hard selected. Settings: (Off/Level 1/ Level 2). *Management is like the arcade version in those days. As a standard degree of difficulty, it is OFF (HARD) ñ Level 2 (Easy) Only Gradius IV Sound-set sound to stereo or mono Screen-Change to arcade or use full screen for screen size. Page 10-Save/Load It is necessary to use the "Playstation 2" exclusive memory card(8mb) to Save/Load game data. If you choose Save/Load with each option of "Gradius 3", "Gradius 4", You will advance to the Save/Load screen. *Please, only use "Playstation 2" exclusive memory card(8mb) for this game. *This game uses Memory Card Slot 1. *Memory card, "Pocketstation" can't be used. Load The data that you have saved for your game on the 8mb card can be read and loaded. *When you turn on the Main Power to ON, and there is a Playstation2 8mb memory card plugged into memory card slot 1, the data will be read and loaded automatically. Auto Save When this feature is ON, and there is a "Playstation2" exclusive memory card (8mb) in memory card slot 1, data is automatically saved after a Game Over. Save Saves data onto the "Playstation2" exclusive memory card (8mb). Page 12-Story of Gradius III "Gradius 3: succession to mythology" The Dark Milky Way, which is an infinity of deep, dark eternal darkness, is the place where the mysterious destructive god "Bakuterian" started an activity to be born again in an unknown territory. The dark force of Bakuterian is the last attack left to be accomplished is an ambition by itself. For the dark force, it wrapped all universes with an energy beyond our imagination and caused destruction and massacre. An image of aggression swallowed the planet of Gradius and its surroundings in succession and stretched an evil hand straight for this star. The Gradius Federal government is assembling a whole Gradius army for this threat, by putting up a large defense net, to face an all-out attack. This we consider is an enthusiastic defense that might also tear apart a strong dark force as not seen before. Then, again a super-time and space fighter departure. They are daring all universal fates, to fly over there, now it is not time to quit. Page 13- Stages Gradius 3 1. Desert stage ñBoss : "Goraiasu" 2. Bubble stage- Boss: "Baburuai" 3. Volcano stage- Boss: "Bixtukukoamk III" 4. High Speed stage 5. Moai stage-Boss: "Dogasu/Vaifu" 6. Cell stage-Boss: "Gurego-ru" 7. Lava stage-Boss: "Waiba-n(First form)/Barucyadodoragon(Second form)" 8. Plant stage-Boss: "Buroxtutyingu∑uvi-do" 9. Crystal stage-Boss: "Riza-dogoa" 10. Last stage Page 14-Power Up A power upgrade capsule appears when you destroy a specific enemy and/or formation. Every time you take a capsule, a power meter that lights up for the order will display a kind of power upgrade. Then push the power upgrade button if the power upgrade that you hope to use is lit. (Image Here) Power upgrade capsule ?Out of four kinds of the power meter A ~ D, you can choose a shield out of three kinds of A ~ C. ?Power Meter ?Decision (You choose one out of four kinds) for the power meter ?Decision of the shield (You choose it out of three kinds) ?Edit Mode You individually can change a power meter with EDIT MODE. *A power upgrade that you can select with EDIT MODE is limited. Page 15- Power Up (Cont.) Explanation of every power upgrade Gradius III Note: this section is somewhat self-explanatory. So I won't be going into the details. Page 18-Story of Gradius IV "Gradius IV: Revival" The distant past was in the memory of the people. The name of a destructive planet "Bakuterian" is forgotten further. However the nightmare comes again. Before a surrender, the defense army must get in front of the enemy to have war potential. Vacantly only one machine, there was an appearance of a white body that flew past the star at that time. Page 19-Stages 1. Fluid Metal stage-Boss: "Yoragaton kimera" 2. Plant stage-Boss: "Dendorodeiumu" 3. Bubble stage-Boss: "Bubble core" 4. Magma stage-Boss: "Giradoru" 5. Moai stage-Boss: "A- & Mu-" 6. Cellular stage-Boss: "Beriaru" 7. High Speed stage-Boss: "Rolling Core" 8. Bosuonparedo 9. Fortress stage Page 20-Power Up A power upgrade capsule appears when you destroy a specific enemy and/or formation. Every time you take a capsule, a power meter that lights up for the order will display a kind of power upgrade. Then push the power upgrade button if the power upgrade that you hope to use is lit. (Image Here) Power upgrade capsule (Image Here) A capsule of a blue color can remove all enemies and bullets on the screen. ?Out of 6 kinds from the power meter, you can choose a shield out of 2 kinds. ?Power Meter ?Decision (You choose one out of six kinds) for the power meter ?Decision of the shield (You choose it out of two kinds) Page 21-Power Up Explanation of every power upgrade Gradius IV Note: this section is somewhat self-explanatory. So I won't be going into the details. Page 22-Internet Ranking If you play High Score Try of Gradius III and Gradius IV, a certain score makes a password appear. You can register at the Konami Official homepage for this. Password Acquisition Method After doing " High Score Try" and getting GAME OVER, a password appears. * However, a password doesn't appear for 0 points. * When registering, the password and your score are needed. * There is an Internet ranking holding period. Please visit the "KCE Tokyo official website" for a detailed explanation of receipt period and receipt method of the password. KCE Tokyo Official homepage address www.konami.co.jp/kcet/ Updated Version (1.5, Should be Final Version) -Adjusted margins -Changed some words