Arcade Archives: Gradius

Arcade Archives: Gradius
Arcade Archives: Gradius
Arcade-archives-gradius-ps4-logo.png
Trophies Bronze trophy.png   0 Silver trophy.png   2 Gold trophy.png
Platform PS4 Ps4.png   
100% difficulty very easy
100% time 0.2 – 1 hours
Playthroughs needed less than 1
DLC packages none
Buy game fromPlayStation Store
Trophy guidesPlaystationTrophies.org
List of Trophies
(bronze)Settings can be accessed from here. 
(bronze)Optimal display settings 
(bronze)Customize game settings 
(bronze)Set button configuration 
(bronze)The manual has been read. 
(bronze)Aim to be the best!  internet required
(bronze)Game Reset 
(gold)Record score  internet required
(gold)Mark high score 

Arcade Archives: Gradius is a retro game in the Arcade Archives series of video games. Like most Arcade Archives games, most of its trophies can be earned simply by opening the game's various options menus, and the remaining two trophies can be earned in 15 to 30 minutes or so. Its sequel is Arcade Archives: Gradius 2.

Contents

RoadmapEdit

Step 1: Obtain the miscellaneous menu trophiesEdit

Once you're at the main menu of the game, press the "touchpad" button to open the main options menu, which earns you Settings can be accessed from here. (bronze). From that main options menu:

Step 2: Play the game and earn at least 57,300 pointsEdit

The final two trophies, Record score (gold) and Mark high score (gold), require you to actually play the game. In particular, you must get a high score of at least 57,300 points in the game. Normally you will get this many points by the end of level 2 or so, but see the individual trophy descriptions if you need help.

TrophiesEdit

Settings can be accessed from here.
Settings can be accessed from here.
Settings can be accessed from here. Settings can be accessed from here.Settings can be accessed from here. [add/edit tips]
Option menu opened.

This trophy is awarded for pressing the "touchpad" button at the game's main menu, thus opening up the options menu.

The trophy unlocks after opening the options menu.

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Optimal display settings
Optimal display settings
Optimal display settings Optimal display settingsOptimal display settings [add/edit tips]
Display settings opened.

First, press the "touchpad" button at the game's main menu to earn Settings can be accessed from here. (bronze), and then select "Display Settings" from the menu to earn this trophy.

The trophy unlocks after opening the "Display Settings" menu.

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Customize game settings
Customize game settings
Customize game settings Customize game settingsCustomize game settings [add/edit tips]
Game settings opened.

First, press the "touchpad" button at the game's main menu to earn Settings can be accessed from here. (bronze), and then select "Game Settings" from the menu to earn this trophy.

The trophy unlocks after opening the "Game Settings" menu.

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Set button configuration
Set button configuration Set button configurationSet button configuration [add/edit tips]
Button settings opened.

First, press the "touchpad" button at the game's main menu to earn Settings can be accessed from here. (bronze), and then select "Button Settings" from the menu to earn this trophy.

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The manual has been read.
The manual has been read.
The manual has been read. The manual has been read.The manual has been read. [add/edit tips]
All of the manual has been read.

First, press the "touchpad" button at the game's main menu to earn Settings can be accessed from here. (bronze), and then select "Manual" and scroll over to page 8 to unlock this trophy.

The trophy unlocks upon reading page 8 of the manual.

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Aim to be the best!
Aim to be the best! Aim to be the best!Aim to be the best! [add/edit tips]
Online rankings opened.

First, press the "touchpad" button at the game's main menu to earn Settings can be accessed from here. (bronze), and then select "Online rankings" from the menu to earn this trophy.

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Game Reset
Game Reset Game ResetGame Reset [add/edit tips]
The game has been reset.

First, press the "touchpad" button at the game's main menu to earn Settings can be accessed from here. (bronze), and then select "Game Reset" from the menu to earn this trophy.

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Record score
Record score Record scoreRecord score [add/edit tips]
The score has been posted to the online rankings.

Please provide intructions for how to obtain this trophy.

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Mark high score
Mark high score Mark high scoreMark high score [add/edit tips]
High score has been updated.

This is by far the hardest trophy in the game (though it is still not very hard), as it requires you to earn a score of at least 57,300 points in the game. Normally, you will earn this score by the end of stage 2 or so. To help make this easier, before playing the game set the number of ships to 7 and the game difficulty to "Easy" in the options menu.

When you destroy groups of enemies in the game, they leave behind orange powerups. Every time you pick up a powerup, the bar at the bottom of the screen increases by one. To active one of the powerups at the bottom of the screen, press the "square" button. The best powerups to active are (in order): Speed-up, Lasers, and ???? (the right-most powerup). After activating those powerups, do not active any more, as they will override your Laser weapon (which is the best weapon by far).

If you are still having trouble getting enough points, you can die at the boss of stage 1, which then respawns you a bit earlier in the stage. There are numerous enemies here, and killing them all will get you 6,000 - 7,000 points. Repeating this until you run out of lives gets you more than enough points for this trophy.

You can also save the game at any point by pressing the "touchpad" button and then choosing "Create Interrupt Save Data".

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