3 Dual Screen
Game Boy Advance
グラディウス ＩＩＩ （ＳＦＣ） ニンテンドー（任天堂） スーパーファミコン
Guradiusu III (SFC) Su-pa- Famikon
(SFC) Nintendo Super Famicom
Cartridge -- Ver 1 -- Horizontal Shoot'em-up
21-12-1990 -- SHVC-G3 -- ¥7800.00
The first game I bought for my import US SNES, I had to snap the tabs off in the cartridge port (so Japanese games worked on it). After playing my arcade original of Vulcan Venture quite a bit I was not expecting this game to be this good, the music is slightly different from the arcade version of Gradius III (I had the arcade original soundtrack CD at the time KICA 1001) but the tunes and speech were superb. Graphics and playabillty were spot on. I remember reading a review in Super Play (UK SNES magazine) and they complained about slowdown, but if you hard ever played the arcade version even that slows down (and that is a twin motorola 68000 processors), the slowdown was minimal and did not effect gameplay one bit. There were differences to the arcade version, namely there were different weapons to choose from and some extra ones too, the 3D level was missing (no great loss), the last level is different and I'm glade they got rid of that stupidly hard cube attack section.
This game is the third in the series but the first outing on the Super Famicom and is the best conversion of an arcade game I've seen in a long time.