Legendary Konami developer and creator of the Konami Code passed away

↑↑↓↓←→←→BA START This code was introduced by Kazuhisa Hashimoto in the Famicom (NES) port of Gradius as a testing tool, then discovered as a cheat code, and later became part of video game culture itself. RIP Mr. Hashimoto. This is Konami’s official declaration: Also, different industry personalities have spoken about the fact, such as Iken […]


Having some fun with Gradius memes AlekzAlekz is the admin of the Gradius Core community, he loves everything Gradius and wants everyone to know how awesome those games are… so here we are! He also has a YouTube channel where he blabbers all about videogames in general. He’s a cool guy, you should check him […]

Lord British Sprite Sheet from Salamander (PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16)

So I spent some more time on this great game to rip the Lord British sprite sheet from Salamander, which was also missing from the entire Internet (in this day and age… go figure!). I especially like the vertical version of this ship. Again, it was also submitted to The Spriters Resource for redundancy and […]

Vic Viper Sprite Sheet from Salamander (PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16)

So I was looking for a nice vertical sprite of Vic Viper from Salamander / Life Force, and couldn’t find one, so I decided to rip it myself from the PC Engine / TurboGrafx-16 version of the game. So here it is. It was also submitted to The Spriters Resource, so you can find it […]

Crystal Core Gradius Wallpaper UHD 4K

I made this to celebrate #GradiusDay Crystal Core is my favorite boss from Gradius III, and I love the soundtrack that plays when you fight him. Download full resolution wallpaper here 3840×2160 Follow and share if you like it! Don’t forget to follow on Twitter and Facebook, and of course join the Discord community! […]

Meet Gradius Archimendes, the Gradius version where power-ups are noodle boxes

Gradius was no stranger to ports and versions of the game, so why would it be weird if Konami featured noodles inside the NES flavor? The year was 1986 and Konami decided to promote the instant noodles brand Arukimendesu / Archimendes, which literally means “instant noodles to walk/to go”. How, you ask? Well, this version […]

Best graphic configuration settings for Gradius V on PCSX2

Gradius V is a gorgeous looking game. The development team at Treasure outdid themselves revamping the style of the series into a modern looking experience. Past games in the series were more inclined to a darker “this is pitch black space” kind of style for most of the game, and this game is a little […]