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Gradius ReBirth review

Shooting for nostalgic masochists

For

  • Challenges the hardcore fans
  • Provides a real nostalgia trip
  • Reasonable price

Against

  • 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%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

More Info

GenreArcade
Description<p>It's a great nostalgia trip, but unfortunately, many won&#8217;t appreciate the frustrating difficulty or simplistic graphics enough to shell out 600 points for this WiiWare title.</p>
Franchise nameGradius
UK franchise nameGradius
PlatformWii
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating
Release date:9 March 2009 (US), 9 March 2009 (UK)
Available platforms:Wii
Genre:Arcade
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