#1 Posted by AcidBrandon18 (814 posts) -

#2 Edited by Ravenlight (8011 posts) -

Metal Slug

#3 Posted by AcidBrandon18 (814 posts) -

One word. "Options"

#4 Posted by SpaceRunaway (874 posts) -

50/50 split, nice.


#5 Posted by AngstOverlord (43 posts) -

It's all a matter of preference. Personally, I like Gradius a bit more due to its slightly lower difficulty curve and unusual level design. Gradius III was gorgeous for its time and made some nice use of the SNES hardware. R-Type has more for the purist, however, and due to the sheer tenacity of its brand it's natural for it to have a stronger following. There's no such thing as Gradius Command but by the same token R-Type lacks a spin-off series rife with penguins. They're both solid and worthwhile space-shippy-shooty series.

Also, Darius. Here there be space fish.

#6 Posted by Rmack (1078 posts) -

@rebgav said:

Gradius is "better" but R-Type is better.

I think you nailed it.

#7 Posted by Bell_End (1203 posts) -

i found them both underwhelming. i was disappointed by how boring and bland they were

#8 Posted by Slay3r1583 (655 posts) -

I'm more of a 1942 man.

#9 Posted by SamStrife (1286 posts) -

I'm more of a 1942 man.

Best vertical scrolling shooter ever.
#10 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1542 posts) -


#11 Posted by EXTomar (4983 posts) -

This thread may need some Otomedius pictures.

#12 Posted by Nonapod (126 posts) -

Gradius but I have fond memories of both games.

I remember I could only beat the original R-Type on the SMS by using the code that made your ship indestructible, that was a tough game.