Gradius V (The Best)
In a gesture to Treasure's fine line of high art shmups, Konami handed them free reign for their ageing but massive Gradius franchise; yet the purists need not have worried: Treasure stayed true to the spirit of the series with its adjustable power ups whilst subtly imprinting its own hand on proceedings with its trademark mega bossses, and eye popping, retina ruining illuminations. A shmup masterclass.
Second hand. The Best series.Publisher: Konami
Game Type: Shoot Em Up
Japanese release - may only work with Japanese hardware.