Gradius for Nintendo (NES)
Across the galaxy, there exists a distant planet known as Gradius.
Gradius' peaceful existence has been brought to an end by an intense
space invasion by a race known as the Bacterion. To save the planet, the
hyperspace fighter Vic Viper has been deployed to fight the Bacterion
invasion. Players pilot the Vic Viper through seven stages, shooting and
dodging through deadly obstacles, while using various power-ups,
including missiles, lasers, options and shields. The Vic Viper's target
is the enemy fortress, Xaerous. The only way to end the war is to plunge
deep through the enemy forces and destroy its very core.