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    What is the last level like. I played the game a million times and never beat the game. I always die on the level that looks mechanical. Where you fly fast and you have to navigate through. Perhaps that's the last level?

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    I don't recall the level number, but it's largely bio organic in structure. Think level 2 of R Type 3, or something or the sort.

    And the final boss is piss easy. That fact is parodied in Parodius and its sequals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haoie
    That fact is parodied in Parodius and its sequels.
    Really? How so?

    The "Greased Lighting" stage is a bitch in Gradius III. But I think the hardest part in the game is toward the end of... I forget what level, it's the part where the chunks of the floor and ceiling break off and fly towards your ship. I've gotten better at shooters since then, I should give that game another go. I managed to finish it at least once, back in the good old days. And yeah, the final boss is pretty pathetic.

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    its pretty much tradition in the gradius series that the final final boss doesn't fight back significantly, in 1-2 its just a brain thing that doesn't fight back, 3 he shoots a very weak 3 way shot, and i get my ass fucking kicked in 4-5 so i'm not sure if they continued (but 5 gives a good hint to the same final boss so yeah)

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    Is this Gradius III for the SNES? If so then the speed mech stage you are talking about is Stage 7 (after the plant level). The first thing you need is at least 2 speeds and I recommend to continue to fire your weapons even if there are no enemies around to help slow down the screen. Sadly that isn't the final level either. I know the Super Nintendo version is a bit slightly easier then the original arcade translation on Gradius III & IV PS2 and Gradius Collection for PSP. If it is that version then try pausing the game a lot to safely move around the speed area in the final escape. Hope that helps!

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    Oh, and yeah, the last level world in the game is a alien level with a super easy end boss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by starsoldier1
    Is this Gradius III for the SNES? If so then the speed mech stage you are talking about is Stage 7 (after the plant level). The first thing you need is at least 2 speeds and I recommend to continue to fire your weapons even if there are no enemies around to help slow down the screen. Sadly that isn't the final level either. I know the Super Nintendo version is a bit slightly easier then the original arcade translation on Gradius III & IV PS2 and Gradius Collection for PSP. If it is that version then try pausing the game a lot to safely move around the speed area in the final escape. Hope that helps!
    Ok Thanks. Just the answer I was looking for.

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    The last level on the SNES/SFC version is a bio level much like the first level to Salamander/Lifeforce.

    The last level in the Arcades (MAME/PS2/PSP) is a mechanical level, once you beat the last boss, there is a speed level to escape. Gradius 3 in the arcades is wayyyyy too hard in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by staxx
    The last level on the SNES/SFC version is a bio level much like the first level to Salamander/Lifeforce.

    The last level in the Arcades (MAME/PS2/PSP) is a mechanical level, once you beat the last boss, there is a speed level to escape. Gradius 3 in the arcades is wayyyyy too hard in my opinion.
    Definitely, there are too enemies in the game you can't even kill for one thing.

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    Ok Thanks. Just the answer I was looking for.[/quote]

    No problem, if you have any other questions about the game just let me know. They don't call me the StarSoldier for nothing.

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    I could never get past the 'Boss Parade'. If the game erases my power ups when I die, how in the hell am I gonna stand up to a continuous stream of bosses?
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    I could never get past the 'Boss Parade'. If the game erases my power ups when I die, how in the hell am I gonna stand up to a continuous stream of bosses?
    Most Gradius games practically demand that you beat it opn one life. Once you lose those power ups, unless you lose them at a very lucky spot, you're not gonna make it.

    Gradius 2 is the epitome of this. I used to think that getting past the first stage was impossible until I realized that if I grab EVERY power up, I'd make it through the stage and the rest of the game wouldn't be nearly as hard. I had the game for a couple of years until I got past level one with this technique. After that, I beat it in a couple of days....like maybe four or five tries. All I needed was to get past level 1!

    The boss parade in Gradius 2 is the hardest one I've seen in a Gradius game, though I have not played 4 or 5. If you die at the boss parade in 2, turn the game off and start over.

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