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Solar Assault

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Solar Assault

Also known as: Solar Assault: Gradius (JP original), Solar Assault Revised (JP revision)
Developer: Konami AMD
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Arcade (Konami GTI Club hardware)
Released in JP: July 1997[1][2]
Released in US: August 1997[3]

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A spin-off of the Gradius series starring the Vic Viper, Lord British, and new fighter Alpina.

Regional Differences

The Japanese version was rereleased as Solar Assault Revised, adding a new level, new bosses, and other changes. This in turn served as the basis for the US version.

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Japan (Original) Japan (Rev.) US
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  • The original Japanese version only has 5 levels. The Revised/US version added a lava stage and a new boss, increasing the levels to 6.
  • The Revised/US version has an extra boss fight before the last battle.