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Gradius ReBirth review

Great
AT A GLANCE
  • Challenges the hardcore fans
  • Provides a real nostalgia trip
  • Reasonable price
  • Difficulty limits appeal
  • Simplistic graphics
  • Doesn't innovate

There are lots of things that Gradius ReBirth is harder than. Nails. Hulk Hogan. Licking your own elbow. And this leads to one of the game’s unfortunate downfalls – such difficulty has very limited appeal. Only fans of ridiculously hard 16-bit shooters will be in their element with this Gradius ‘remix,’ drawing elements from the first two games and the GameBoy iteration.

The graphics, sound and pumped-up difficulty will provide a real nostalgia trip for any retro nuts. It’s patience-testingly tough, but you won’t care – you’ll hit continue and battle on because that’s what these games are all about. Unfortunately, many won’t appreciate the frustrating difficulty or simplistic graphics enough to shell out 600 points.

Aug 13, 2009

More Info

Release date: Mar 09 2009 - Wii (US)
Mar 09 2009 - Wii (UK)
Available Platforms: Wii
Genre: Arcade
Published by: Konami
Developed by: Konami
Franchise: Gradius
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Mild Fantasy Violence

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