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[Tier: Moons]SNES Gradius III (USA) in 25:31.4 by cpadolf.
snes9x movie (.smv) (date: 2008-05-26)
MKV file via BitTorrent (Modern HQ) (size: 64.72 MB, length: 28:23)
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Submission #1938 — Author's comments
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Obsoletes movie #1081 (28:24.0)
Rating: 7.4 (33.5 votes)
   
- Maximum kills
- Forgoes warps
- Uses hardest difficulty
- Uses a level password
- Genre: Shooter
As you might know, Konami realised they went a little overboard with the difficulty of the arcade version of Gradius III, so the SNES port got noticeably easier (and laggier). However, it still remains one of the hardest and most unforgiving shoot 'em ups released in its era.

This is Cpadolf's take at the shmupping carnage, resulting in a significant improvement in both speed and style over the previous movie by Krocketneo. In total, 2 minutes 53 seconds are saved thanks to lag reduction and faster boss fights. The author also kills a greater percentage of enemies (still not fully 100%, though — read the comments for more details).

The game is completed in Arcade mode (still a far cry from the actual arcade game), which is accessed by tapping A on the main menu screen. It is strongly recommended to read the congratulatory text appearing after the end credits. ;)

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