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« on: April 11, 2019, 10:29:10 AM »


We started the RF Generation Shmup Club in June of 2018, hoping to expand the site's appeal, and broaden the Community Playthrough section of the forum. We have seen new members join, a podcast develop, and a lot of enthusiasm as a result of this. We started with the classic R-Type, from Irem, because it's a well regarded, iconic shooter, that has stood the test of time, and is still loved today. We followed that up immediately in July of 2018 with a classic that partially served as an inspiration, the original Gradius, by Konami. Now, in the final month of the 1st full 12-month period of the Shmup Club, we bring it full circle.

For May, 2019, we'll be playing Gradius III. Not only will we be looking at the SNES and Super Famicom home conversions of the game, but we'll also be examining the arcade game. As of now, there are 2 solid, affordable ports of the arcade original. One is in the form of Gradius III & IV on the PlayStation 2, and the other is the solid inclusion of the game in the Gradius Collection for PSP. Regardless of which iteration you play, this shoot-em-up will challenge you, with its legendary difficulty. Do you think you're ready to jump in the Vic Viper, and take on the Bacterion Empire once again? Test your mettle with us, in May 2019, and join in for Gradius III!

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Ser Flash (via Twitter)
Nefarious Wes (via Twitter)
Pondering Ghost (via Twitter)

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1. 136,590 - zoydo
2. 99,040 - dtungsten

Super NES:
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2. 530,700 - Ser (Super Famicom version, 1CC)
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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 02:31:56 PM »

Kingdom Hearts isn't a shmup.......unless we are just playing gummy ship stages!!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2019, 03:05:49 PM »

Uno dos tres
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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2019, 07:05:50 PM »

Kingdom Hearts isn't a shmup.......unless we are just playing gummy ship stages!!!

LOL! No, there will be no Kingdom Hearts in the Shmup Club! Guess again Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 05:40:34 PM »

I'm in on SNES
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2019, 08:58:39 PM »

I'll squeeze on some Gradius III for sure. I need all the slowdown I can get.
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2019, 11:52:40 PM »

Not the biggest Gradius fan myself, but i'm in anyway. Will play on PS2 or maybe get me a cheap SFC-copy.
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2019, 08:53:53 AM »

Welcome aboard, everyone! Let's give the Bacterians what for!
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2019, 09:53:06 PM »

I will post here as well just in case I didnt do it right on Twitter. I will work on the SNES and the PSP versions if that's fine. I need to take a small break from rpg's and and games with the word "Towers" in it.😁
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2019, 08:25:59 AM »

Happy to have you back in action, Normatron! Glad to see you'll be playing SNES and Arcade versions, and will look forward to reading your thoughts on the differences between them.
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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2019, 02:00:24 AM »

Count me in. I’ll be playing Gradius III both on the Super Nintendo and the PS2 arcade version.
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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2019, 08:53:38 AM »

Excellent! Welcome aboard, sir Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2019, 10:52:03 PM »

I believe I have this on the PSP,  would like to participate.
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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2019, 12:56:13 PM »

I believe I have this on the PSP,  would like to participate.

Hey, finally got you on board! Happy to have you here, dude, and glad you came to participate Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2019, 12:08:13 AM »

Starting off the month much stronger than I had anticipated!



This is the SNES version, on default difficulty.
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