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%26rsquo;s unfortunate downfalls %26ndash; such difficulty has very limited appeal. Only fans of ridiculously hard 16-bit shooters will be in their element with this Gradius %26lsquo;remix,%26rsquo; 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%26rsquo;s patience-testingly tough, but you won%26rsquo;t care %26ndash; you%26rsquo;ll hit continue and battle on because that%26rsquo;s what these games are all about. Unfortunately, many won%26rsquo;t appreciate the frustrating difficulty or simplistic graphics enough to shell out 600 points.
Aug 13, 2009