Note: Back up your roms before replacing files as these will replace you current rom files.
This rom hack allows you to select weapon combinations that were not in the original version of the game.
On the EDIT MODE screen you will be able to go further up and down to select the other weapons.
I like chosing SPREAD BOMB, FREE WAY, TWIN LASER, OPTION, FORCE FIELD and REDUCE.
|NORMAL/MISSILE||VERTICAL||TWIN LASER||OPTION||FORCE FIELD||NORMAL|
|CONTROL||SPREAD GUN||RIPPLE||S.OPTION||SHIELD||SPEED DOWN|
|UPPER MISSILE||TAIL GUN||E.LASER||FREE SHIELD||R.OPTION|
|S.SPREAD||FREE WAY||C.LASER||REDUCE||MEGA CRUSH|
This hack also stops the counter in the Service Mode Sound Test, this allows you to listen to all the sound effect and music rather than only a few seconds.
Note that this is a Merged Set and does not require the gradius3 (World. program code R) rom.
gradius3j (Japan. program code S) - 1.66MB - Konami 1989
There are three different version of this hack that add different things:-
Select your starting loop, stage select and autofire (saves your poor arm with all the button bashing).
Select your starting loop, stage select, no autofire and allow game continue on Stage 9 (normally it's game over if you die on Stage 9).
Select your starting loop, stage select, no autofire.
This version is good for high score competitions as no autofire but you do still want to start on a higher loop and stage selects.
Use joystick lever + start to select a loop:
Use buttons + start to select stage. Game will pause momentarily.
Release button to avoid selecting weapon type accidentally:
gradius4 (JAC) - 14.14MB - Konami 1998
Gradius III SA-1 patch by Vitor Vilela
Gradius III (Japan)
Gradius III (USA)