Gradius III and IV

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Gradius III and IV
Gradius III and IV.jpg
PAL cover
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
ESRB rating: E (Mild Animated Violence)
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-50038 & SLUS-20040 & SLPM-62007
Japanese: SLPM-62007 & VW003-J1 & SLPM-62063 & VW003-J2 & VW003-J4 & SLPM-62530
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20040
Release date: November 13, 2000
CRCs: F22CDDAF
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-50038
Release date: November 24, 2000
CRCs: 6ADBC24B
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J:
Serial numbers: SLPM-62007
VW003-J1
SLPM-62063 (Konami the Best)
VW003-J2 (Konami the Best)
SLPM-62530 (Konami Dendou Collection)
VW003-J4 (Konami Dendou Collection)
Release date: April 13, 2000
September 13, 2001 (Konami the Best)
September 2, 2004 (Konami Dendou Collection)
CRCs: 5EB127E7
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): KCET
Publisher(s): Konami
Genre: Action, Shoot'em up
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic64/100
Game description: Need an old school fix on that shiny new PlayStation2? Gradius III & IV updates the 2D shooter with fantastic graphics and all of the classic Gradius play. Evade your enemies and return fire with your favorite arsenal of lasers, bombs and missiles.
It's a compilation game combining ports of the arcade versions of "Gradius III: From Legend to Myth" and "Gradius IV: Resurrection".


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U (?) ?
  • Intel Pentium E2160 @ 1.80 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
0.9.8 GSdx (r4600)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad (r4510)
BIOS: USA v2.00, 60/60 FPS Machina
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.40 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 768MB
1.1.0 (r5452) GSdx SSE41 (r5442)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 0.11.0
Runs above full speed. Screen has lines in it if gsdx is in Hardware mode. Looks fine in Software mode.
NTSC-J Windows
  • Intel Core2 Duo E8500 @ 3.16 GHz
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 512MB
1.1.0 (r5517) GSdx SSE41 (r5464)
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 (r5478)
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 (r5403)
Runs above full speed. Movies are broken in Hardware, Software is OK.


Trivia

  • Original names: グラディウスIII&IV 復活の神話 (SLPM-62007) & (SLPM-62063) & (SLPM-62530)
  • Also known as Gradius III and IV: Fukkatsu no Shinwa (JP)


Known Issues

No Music

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: The game lacks any music that is supposed to play.
  • Workaround: Has been resolved as of at least the latest stable PCSX2 v1.4.0.

Thin Lines Over Screen

  • Type: Note (not an issue)
  • Description: Thin Lines Over Screen
  • Workaround: Go to Config > Video(GS) > Plugin Settings, and make sure Texture Filtering is set to the default "Bilinear(PS2)" or the "Nearest" option.

No FMVs

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: FMVs show black screen in Hardware mode.
  • Workaround: Has been resolved in recent PCSX2 v1.5.0 git builds.


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