Gradius III
Console icon Arcade

Game icon

Developer

Konami

Publisher

Konami

Genre

Shoot 'em Up

Released

December 11, 1989

Achievements

Author: clymax (62)

There are 62 achievements worth 1,039 (22,418) points.

  • Speed Up

    (1) (1)

    Activate a speed upgrade.

    72 (54) of 76 – 94.74%

    71.05% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    94.74% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Missile

    (1) (1)

    Activate a missile upgrade.

    64 (47) of 76 – 84.21%

    61.84% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    84.21% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Double

    (2) (2)

    Activate a double upgrade.

    48 (36) of 76 – 63.16%

    47.37% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    63.16% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Laser

    (2) (2)

    Activate a laser upgrade.

    44 (32) of 76 – 57.89%

    42.11% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    57.89% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Option

    (3) (4)

    Activate an option upgrade.

    40 (29) of 76 – 52.63%

    38.16% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    52.63% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Shield

    (3) (6)

    Activate a shield upgrade.

    24 (16) of 76 – 31.58%

    21.05% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    31.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Mega Crush

    (4) (12)

    Activate a mega crush.

    19 (9) of 76 – 25.00%

    11.84% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    25.00% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Max Speed

    (3) (6)

    Activate the max number of speed upgrades.

    20 (13) of 76 – 26.32%

    17.11% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    26.32% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Max Options

    (5) (31)

    Activate the max number of option upgrades.

    14 (4) of 76 – 18.42%

    5.26% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.42% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Extra Life

    (5) (9)

    Earn an extra life.

    29 (17) of 76 – 38.16%

    22.37% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    38.16% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Extra Lives

    (5) (25)

    Earn a second extra life.

    15 (5) of 76 – 19.74%

    6.58% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    19.74% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Lifesaver

    (25) (575)

    Dev challenge: amass the max displayable amount of nine extra lives. The displayed amount wraps around afterwards. Must start from the default amount of three lives in the Technical course.

    5 of 76 – 6.58%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Weapon Type A

    (10) (80)

    Clear two stages in the Beginner or Technical course having selected Weapon Type A. Weapon types were introduced in Gradius II.

    12 (3) of 76 – 15.79%

    3.95% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.79% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Weapon Type B

    (10) (230)

    Clear two stages in the Beginner or Technical course having selected Weapon Type B.

    3 of 76 – 3.95%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.95% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Weapon Type C

    (10) (230)

    Clear two stages in the Beginner or Technical course having selected Weapon Type C.

    3 of 76 – 3.95%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.95% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Weapon Type D

    (10) (230)

    Clear two stages in the Beginner or Technical course having selected Weapon Type D.

    4 of 76 – 5.26%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Edit Mode

    (10) (230)

    Clear two stages in the Beginner or Technical course having selected Edit Mode. This mode was newly introduced in Gradius III.

    3 of 76 – 3.95%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.95% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear two stages in the Beginner or Technical course having selected Force Field.

    13 (3) of 76 – 17.11%

    3.95% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.11% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Shield Type

    (10) (230)

    Clear two stages in the Beginner or Technical course having selected Shield.

    4 of 76 – 5.26%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear two stages in the Beginner or Technical course having selected Free Shield.

    3 of 76 – 3.95%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.95% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reduce Type

    (10) (230)

    Clear two stages in the Beginner or Technical course having selected Reduce (Edit-mode only).

    0 of 76 – 0.00%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Dev challenge: kill an Option Hunter of Type I. Can be killed with a mega crush before or after it steals an option.

    5 of 76 – 6.58%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Dev challenge: kill an Option Hunter of Type II. This type is susceptible to ordinary weaponry once it steals an option. This type is from Gradius II.

    2 of 76 – 2.63%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.63% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Dev challenge: kill an Option Hunter of Type III. Can be killed with a mega crush after it has stolen an option.

    2 of 76 – 2.63%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.63% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear stage one of the first loop in the Beginner course. The rank is lower, and some power-ups are kept on death. This game has no continues.

    8 (4) of 76 – 10.53%

    5.26% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    10.53% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear stage two of the first loop in the Beginner course.

    7 (2) of 76 – 9.21%

    2.63% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    9.21% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear stage three of the first loop in the Beginner course.

    5 of 76 – 6.58%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear stage one of the first loop in the Technical course. The rank is higher, and you get access to all stages. This game has no continues.

    23 (11) of 76 – 30.26%

    14.47% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    30.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Dev challenge: defeat the boss of stage one in the Technical course at loop one's max rank of sixteen. No specific loop requirement. A challenge indicator will appear if your rank qualifies.

    4 of 76 – 5.26%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear stage two of the first loop in the Technical course.

    12 (1) of 76 – 15.79%

    1.32% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.79% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Dev challenge: defeat the boss of stage two in the Technical course at loop one's max rank of sixteen. No specific loop requirement. A challenge indicator will appear if your rank qualifies.

    3 of 76 – 3.95%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.95% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Kill a special enemy to activate a music change. The enemy can bne found in Technical stage three. The remix is one of the stage-four theme from Gradius, the stage-two theme from Salamander, and the stage-one theme from Gradius II.

    6 (1) of 76 – 7.89%

    1.32% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.89% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear stage three of the first loop in the Technical course.

    7 of 76 – 9.21%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    9.21% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Dev challenge: defeat the boss of stage three in the Technical course at loop one's max rank of sixteen. No specific loop requirement. A challenge indicator will appear if your rank qualifies.

    4 of 76 – 5.26%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear stage four of the first loop in the Technical course.

    7 of 76 – 9.21%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    9.21% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear stage five of the first loop in the Technical course.

    7 of 76 – 9.21%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    9.21% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Dev challenge: defeat the boss of stage five in the Technical course at loop one's max rank of sixteen. No specific loop requirement. A challenge indicator will appear if your rank qualifies.

    4 of 76 – 5.26%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear stage six of the first loop in the Technical course.

    7 of 76 – 9.21%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    9.21% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Dev challenge: defeat the boss of stage six in the Technical course at loop one's max rank of sixteen. No specific loop requirement. A challenge indicator will appear if your rank qualifies.

    3 of 76 – 3.95%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.95% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear stage seven of the first loop in the Technical course.

    5 of 76 – 6.58%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Dev challenge: defeat the boss of stage seven in the Technical course at loop one's max rank of sixteen. No specific loop requirement. A challenge indicator will appear if your rank qualifies.

    5 of 76 – 6.58%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Technical Stage 8

    (50) (1,150)

    Clear stage eight of the first loop in the Technical course.

    5 of 76 – 6.58%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Dev challenge: defeat the boss of stage eight in the Technical course at loop one's max rank of sixteen. No specific loop requirement. A challenge indicator will appear if your rank qualifies.

    5 of 76 – 6.58%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Cube Rush

    (25) (575)

    Clear the cube rush of stage nine of the first loop in the Technical course. This notoriously difficult map is the winning entry of a map-design contest.

    5 of 76 – 6.58%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • True Cube Rush

    (100) (2,300)

    Dev challenge: clear the cube rush of Technical stage nine of the first loop without loitering in the top fifth or bottom fifth of the screen for more than one second at a time. An on-screen counter will show you the number of frames you've loitered for.

    2 of 76 – 2.63%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.63% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear stage nine of the first loop in the Technical course.

    5 of 76 – 6.58%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Dev challenge: defeat the boss of stage nine in the Technical course at loop one's max rank of sixteen. No specific loop requirement. A challenge indicator will appear if your rank qualifies.

    5 of 76 – 6.58%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Boss Rush

    (25) (575)

    Clear the boss rush of stage ten in the Technical course.

    5 of 76 – 6.58%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Dev challenge: defeat the mid-boss of stage ten, Dellinger Core, in the Technical course at loop one's max rank of sixteen. No specific loop requirement. A challenge indicator will appear if your rank qualifies.

    5 of 76 – 6.58%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear the Gradius bonus stage of the first loop on Normal mode. Warning: not only is this bonus stage four ranks higher than the final stage, but you'll be powered down both before and after the bonus stage! Entered by getting hit by one of Bacterian's

    0 of 76 – 0.00%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear the Salamander bonus stage of the first loop on Normal mode. Warning: not only is this bonus stage four ranks higher than the final stage, but you'll be powered down both before and after the bonus stage! Entered by getting hit by one of Bacterian

    0 of 76 – 0.00%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Gradius III Veteran

    (100) (2,300)

    Clear stage ten of the first loop on Normal mode. Amounts to a one-credit clear (1CC) of the game.

    4 of 76 – 5.26%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear stage one of the second loop in the Technical course.

    4 of 76 – 5.26%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Gentleman's Victory

    (100) (2,300)

    Dev challenge: beat the game on Normal mode without having used mega crush.

    4 of 76 – 5.26%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.26% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Boss Evader

    (10) (230)

    Defeat a boss by running down the boss timer. For stage 10, only the mid-boss qualifies. Bonus-stage bosses OK.

    6 of 76 – 7.89%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.89% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Dev challenge: defeat a boss of loop one's max rank of sixteen by running down the boss timer. Can be done on any loop. A challenge indicator will appear if your rank is eligible. For stage 10, only the mid-boss qualifies. Bonus-stage bosses OK.

    5 of 76 – 6.58%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • 50K Club

    (5) (19)

    Dev challenge: score 50K points in the Technical course on the default difficulty.

    16 (7) of 76 – 21.05%

    9.21% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    21.05% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • 100K Club

    (5) (59)

    Dev challenge: score 100K points in the Technical course on the default difficulty.

    12 (2) of 76 – 15.79%

    2.63% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.79% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • 200K Club

    (10) (230)

    Dev challenge: score 200K points in the Technical course on the default difficulty.

    7 of 76 – 9.21%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    9.21% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • 300K Club

    (10) (230)

    Dev challenge: score 300K points in the Technical course on the default difficulty.

    5 of 76 – 6.58%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • 400K Club

    (10) (230)

    Dev challenge: score 400K points in the Technical course on the default difficulty.

    5 of 76 – 6.58%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • 500K Club

    (25) (575)

    Dev challenge: score 500K points in the Technical course on the default difficulty.

    5 of 76 – 6.58%

    0.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.58% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode

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Comments:
LuteFrontier2023 13 Oct 2023 04:42
Thanks for adding this classic
1979 15 Oct 2023 17:56
Serious thanks for making a great set for the arcade version!