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Gradius II (NES)

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Title Screen

Gradius II

Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Platform: NES
Released in JP: December 16, 1988

SoundtestIcon.png This game has a hidden sound test.

A Japan-exclusive port of the arcade game. Told you it wasn't Life Force.

Sound Test

Hold A + B at the title screen and press Start for the game's sound test. Virtually identical sound tests can also be found in Super C and the Japanese version of Contra.


Gofer, the final boss, uses a low-frequency DPCM sample for his opening speech...

GradiusII FinalBossSpeech.gif

...but if you speed up the sample with a higher frequency you will hear this:

It's just a partial low-frequency replay of the global samples set from the game.

Here are all the samples of the game as they are stored in the ROM: