Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou (NES)

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Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou
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Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Platform(s) Virtual Console, NES
Release date(s) Famicom
JP December 16, 1988
Virtual Console
JP April 24, 2007
Genre(s) Shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2)
Input methods Wii Remote, GameCube Controller, Classic Controller
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou (NES)
Perfect
GameIDs FBOJ01
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In Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou return to the role of the pilot of the Vic Viper spaceship to battle the second onslaughts of the Bacterion Empire, under the new leadership of Gofer, the giant head. Gradius II has kept the gameplay from the original game, but infused it with enhancements brought from the spin-off, Salamander (Life Force). This is primarily evident in two of the weapons configurations that are selectable. Another first in the series was the inclusion of the "boss rush" (also known as "boss parade" or "boss alley"), a level designed entirely with only boss confrontations.

NES Global Problems

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Problems that may occur with any NES title on Dolphin are listed below.

DirectX with NES Games

Most NES games suffer strange graphical issues when using the DirectX backend with some graphics drivers; notably NVIDIA. This is a driver bug.

As of 5.0-4869, the D3D driver bugs can be worked around by setting Ubershaders to Exclusive. It's unknown what exactly is going on with the driver that's causing Exclusive Ubershaders to work properly.

Problems

Configuration

This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

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Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.

Testing

This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

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