Oh to relive your childhood all over again. It's like a dream and always will be, but that doesn't mean you can't take a trip back in time and play your favorite games. Such is the case with a well known shooter game called Gradius 3. It took the best of the first two games, and gave it a boost in some departments, while keeping the original look and feel of the classic series with its weapon power-up system and side scrolling goodness.
It also brought to the table a great soundtrack which rocked your house when the speakers were turned up. Gradius III was brought from the arcade to consoles systems like the Super Famicom in 1990, followed by the Super Nintendo in 1991 as a launch title. I remember having went out and bought the game as soon as it was released.
Playing it for the first time was a very challenging experience, and in doing so I like so many others who bought it noticed that it had an issue with slowing down on certain stages.
The stage with all the bubbles spawning everywhere made for a difficult battle, and the slow down that occured actually aided in making it through that mess. In any case, to pay homage to this classic hit that made us never forget is a reproduction of the original soundtrack, this time with a twist.
Someone actually did a remake of the music using a NES 8-bit style soundtrack. Sounds a bit fishy?, well not so fast, as they did a pretty good job and in the process makes for something worth listening to once again and brings back memories in more ways than one. You can both listen to the soundtrack below via a YouTube upload, or you can also download the entire soundtrack here.