Number of Players
1 (Single Player)
Release Date


  • US Dec 1986
  • EU Dec 1986

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • JP 2nd Dec 2006, 500 points
  • US 8th Jan 2007, 500 points
  • EU 2nd Feb 2007, 500 points

3DS eShop

  • US 18th Oct 2012, $4.99
  • EU 1st Nov 2012, £4.49

3DS (3DS eShop)

  • JP 8th May 2013, ¥500

Wii U eShop

  • EU 26th Sep 2013, £3.49

Wii U (Wii U eShop)

  • JP 2nd Oct 2013, ¥500

Nintendo Switch Online (Subscription)

  • Available Now
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Controller Support


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About The Game

You are the last hope of the people of Gradius.

Your hyperspace fighter is armed with the greatest arsenal in the galaxy: air-to-surface and double beam laser cannons, powerful force fields and more. You’ll need them all to survive, because at the heart of the Bacterion Empire awaits the nerve centre of the evil Bacterion Bio-Computer. Gradius began the legendary space shooting series from Konami®. A true classic and an important part of video game history. Remember: shoot the core!