GameSpot Reviews

Player Reviews

Average Player Score Based on 439 ratings
8.2
Please Sign In to rate Gradius III
Score Breakdown Based on 439 ratings
  1. 10 (68)
  2. 9 (177)
  3. 8 (120)
  4. 7 (43)
  5. 6 (14)
  6. 5 (9)
  7. 4 (0)
  8. 3 (0)
  9. 2 (2)
  10. 1 (6)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:9.8

    This is one the best SNES games ever in my opinion.

    I have so many good memories with this game, the little powerups are so fun to get (ripple shot was my favorite), and a satisfing game to beat. The graphics are perfect for its time, and its great similtanious play (one ... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Gradius III

  • Rating:10

    FREAKING AWESOME!!!!

    This game... This freaking game... AWESOME!!!! I need to put 100 words in this review even though it only took six. I've owned this game for at least 14 years and it's still a completely enjoyable experience for me, e... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Gradius III is a must play SNES shooter title.

    Gradius III was one of the first games for SNES that I got with the system and I played it constantly and beat the games so many times that's not something that gives me pride but this game has a special place in my hear... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    Despite severe slowdown issues, Gradius III is a competent and engaging shooter.

    Gradius III was one of several launch titles that introduced the capabilities of the Super NES. It also unintentionally introduced its weaknesses--specifically, some crippling slowdown issues. Still, for what it's wort... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    this was the only gradius game ive played, but after this, i want more.

    Today I dusted off my Super Nintendo to play some Gradius Three. It had been about a year since I last played. I set the difficulty to easy, because I had not played in so long. After choosing my weapons and shield, I wa... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    They took everything that made the first two games great, and created a gem.

    Normally shooting games tend to only improve little by little for every sequel, but Gradius III won't settle for that, and decides to excel wherever it can. First off the game looks beautiful. It looks significatly be... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.1

    Simple, fun, addicting, and STRAIGHT TO THE POINT!

    ------------------------- MY RATINGS ------------------------- Difficulty: Varies Time Spent: 10 to 20 Hours Learning Curve: 0 to 30 Minutes Gameplay: 9 / 10 Graphics: 8 / 10 Sound: 8 / 10 Value: 9 / 10 My Tilt... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    A incredible classic shooter

    This is probably the best 2D shooter ever made and it should go down in gaming history as the shooter that finally got it all right. It had excellent graphics and sound with great sounding music. The gameplay was so fun ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    A space shooter for the hardcore...

    Gradius III is the sequel to Gradius on the NES (Gradius 2 had not been release in North America before the gradius collection) and plays with the same mechanics. If you're unfamiliar with those mechanics, they invol... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.4

    Classic flight sim shooter

    Gradius III has a lot of elements that come into play. The game is short but it has great replay. It involves leveling up and customizing your arsenal. It has bosses for each stage. It has different difficulty settin... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:10

    such a good game that I would rush into a burning biulding and take it so I could play it

    This is such a good game that you have to expience it for your self. I mean I could tell you ever good thing about this game but that would be boring so go out and buy it.This game is a instant classic its a side scrolli... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • 12 results
  • 1
  • 2