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Description:

Here is a conversion patch which changes most of the original NES components to make it more like the original arcade version of Gradius. Graphics and sound have been altered as well as the use of having 4 options instead of the default 2. Another addition to this is an option menu at the start screen which allows you to reconfigure controls and also change the roll out of lives at the start of the game.

This new patch also adds the MMC5 Mapper to the ROM as well.

ROM / ISO Information:

  • Gradius (J) [!].nes - NOINTRO
  • CRC32: 97C4EAC3
  • MD5: 5E6719B309A9F522135E5B889F326F4C
  • SHA-1: 2EA97AA8031AE5A22BC171FE959751CC09410CDF
  • SHA-256: B0634C4779B3A289C758C0AE792BCE8AE228D58EAC3C927B1424FEB3DDF20896

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Credits:

Credits
ContributorType of contributionListed credit
MessatuHacking

User Review Information

Superb improvement hack

Reviewed By: DamienC on 29 Mar 2016

This is the pinnacle of what a NES/Famicom ROM hack should be. Fantastic graphical edits; the levels and sprites all look closer to the original arcade version. Even the standard gun blasts from Vic Viper look better.

There’s no readme file to document what has changed, but here’s what I noticed:

  • Arcade font
  • Improved graphics & sprites
  • Force Field acts & looks closer to the arcade version (bigger!)
  • Increases max options from 2 to 4
  • Option screen added
  • Battery save (saves both high score & option menu)
  • JPN/ENG toggle (changes title from/to “Gradius” or “Nemesis”)

This is an awesome feat of programming/hacking and really fun on top of that.

Version 1.4 Recommended - Yes

User Reviews
HeadlineAuthorDateVersionRecommended
So Coolonepiecefan200727 Mar 2018Op4_140727Yes
Fantastic!BulkSlash27 Feb 20171.4Yes
Superb improvement hackDamienC29 Mar 20161.4Yes