Gradius III
Console icon SNES/Super Famicom

Game icon

Developer

Konami

Publisher

Konami

Genre

Shoot 'em Up

Released

December 21, 1990

Achievements

Author: Salsa (56)

There are 56 achievements worth 700 (7,450) points.

  • Sand Storm

    (5) (5)

    Clear Stage 1 by defeating Goliath (Normal or Higher)

    1,598 (835) of 1,969 – 81.16%

    42.41% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    81.16% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear Stage 2 by defeating Bubble Eye (Normal or Higher)

    1,069 (550) of 1,969 – 54.29%

    27.93% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    54.29% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • In The Wind

    (5) (11)

    Clear Stage 3 by defeating Big Core Mk-III (Normal or Higher)

    633 (247) of 1,969 – 32.15%

    12.54% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    32.15% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear Stage 4 by defeating Twin Vaif (Normal or Higher)

    569 (221) of 1,969 – 28.90%

    11.22% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    28.90% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear Stage 5 by defeating Gorgon (Normal or Higher)

    524 (200) of 1,969 – 26.61%

    10.16% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    26.61% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Cosmo Plant

    (5) (14)

    Clear Stage 6 by defeating Bloat Weed (Normal or Higher)

    474 (174) of 1,969 – 24.07%

    8.84% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    24.07% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Accident Road

    (10) (38)

    Clear Stage 7 by defeating Beacon (Normal or Higher)

    406 (124) of 1,969 – 20.62%

    6.30% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    20.62% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Multi Core

    (10) (42)

    Clear Stage 8 by defeating Dellinger Core (Normal or Higher)

    390 (111) of 1,969 – 19.81%

    5.64% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    19.81% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear Stage 9 by defeating Shadow Gear Mk-II (Normal or Higher)

    346 (80) of 1,969 – 17.57%

    4.06% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.57% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear Stage 10 by defeating Bacterion (Normal or Higher)

    340 (80) of 1,969 – 17.27%

    4.06% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    17.27% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Goliath

    (3) (4)

    Without using Lasers quickly turn the core red while fighting Goliath (Normal or Higher)

    909 (556) of 1,969 – 46.17%

    28.24% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    46.17% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Bubble Eye

    (3) (6)

    Without using Lasers quickly turn the core red while fighting Blubble Eye (Normal or Higher)

    403 (282) of 1,969 – 20.47%

    14.32% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    20.47% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Without using Lasers quickly turn the core red while fighting Big Core Mk-III (Normal or Higher)

    175 (95) of 1,969 – 8.89%

    4.82% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    8.89% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Twin Vaif

    (5) (21)

    Without using Lasers quickly execute critical damage to both of Twin Vaif (Normal or Higher)

    197 (109) of 1,969 – 10.01%

    5.54% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    10.01% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Gorgon

    (5) (21)

    Without using Lasers quickly turn the core red while fighting Gorgon (Normal or Higher)

    200 (108) of 1,969 – 10.16%

    5.49% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    10.16% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Bloat Weed

    (10) (60)

    Without using Lasers quickly execute critical damage on Bloat Weed (Normal or Higher)

    153 (75) of 1,969 – 7.77%

    3.81% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.77% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Beacon

    (10) (62)

    Without using Lasers quickly turn the final core red while fighting Beacon (Normal or Higher)

    157 (73) of 1,969 – 7.97%

    3.71% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.97% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Death

    (10) (91)

    Without using Lasers quickly turn the core red while fighting Death (Normal or Higher)

    114 (48) of 1,969 – 5.79%

    2.44% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.79% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Crystal Core

    (10) (176)

    Without using Lasers, quickly turn the core critical in health while fighting Crystal Core (Normal or Higher). The timer will expire around the second time it closes its arms after its rapid fire (sixth time total)

    80 (24) of 1,969 – 4.06%

    1.22% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.06% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Without using Lasers quickly turn the lower core red while fighting Big Core Mk-II (Normal or Higher)

    149 (66) of 1,969 – 7.57%

    3.35% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.57% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Covered Core

    (10) (83)

    Without using Lasers quickly turn the core red while fighting Covered Eye (Normal or Higher)

    118 (53) of 1,969 – 5.99%

    2.69% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.99% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Dellinger Core

    (10) (101)

    Without using Lasers quickly turn the core red while fighting Dellinger Core (Normal or Higher)

    105 (43) of 1,969 – 5.33%

    2.18% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.33% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Disrupt

    (10) (96)

    Without using Lasers quickly turn the cores red while fighting Disrupt (Normal or Higher)

    111 (45) of 1,969 – 5.64%

    2.29% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.64% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Without using Lasers quickly turn the core red while fighting both Shadow Gear Mk-II (Normal or Higher)

    146 (59) of 1,969 – 7.41%

    3.00% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.41% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Bacterion

    (10) (105)

    Without using Lasers quickly execute critical damage to Bacterian (Normal or Higher)

    111 (41) of 1,969 – 5.64%

    2.08% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.64% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Destroy 3 Sand Dragons on Stage 1 (Normal or Higher)

    1,871 (964) of 1,969 – 95.02%

    48.96% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    95.02% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Destroy 24 Dagumu Hatches on Stages 1-4 (Normal or Higher)

    286 (167) of 1,969 – 14.53%

    8.48% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.53% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Destroy 24 Iron Maidens on Stage 3 (Normal or Higher)

    313 (138) of 1,969 – 15.90%

    7.01% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.90% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Destroy 50 Moais on Stage 4 (Normal or Higher)

    196 (98) of 1,969 – 9.95%

    4.98% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    9.95% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Destroy 6 Green Cones on Stage 6 (Normal or Higher)

    478 (174) of 1,969 – 24.28%

    8.84% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    24.28% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Destroy 50 Red Canons on Stage 7 (Normal or Higher)

    252 (90) of 1,969 – 12.80%

    4.57% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.80% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Destroy 45 Zubs on Stage 8 (Normal or Higher)

    157 (52) of 1,969 – 7.97%

    2.64% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    7.97% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Destroy 6 Dagumu Hatches on Stage 9 (Normal or Higher)

    229 (70) of 1,969 – 11.63%

    3.56% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    11.63% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Completely destroy 7 Guarmaids on Stage 9, including the wreckage they leave behind (Normal or Higher)

    73 (26) of 1,969 – 3.71%

    1.32% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.71% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Destroy 10 Tentacle Golems on Stage 10 (Normal or Higher)

    124 (36) of 1,969 – 6.30%

    1.83% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.30% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Gain 3 Extra Lives on Bonus Stage 1 (Normal or Higher)

    100 (62) of 1,969 – 5.08%

    3.15% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.08% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect 35 Bonus Points on Bonus Stage 1 (Normal or Higher)

    58 (34) of 1,969 – 2.95%

    1.73% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.95% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Gain 3 Extra Lives on Bonus Stage 2 (Normal or Higher)

    58 (31) of 1,969 – 2.95%

    1.57% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.95% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect 30 Bonus Points on Bonus Stage 2 (Normal or Higher)

    65 (36) of 1,969 – 3.30%

    1.83% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.30% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Gain 3 Extra Lives on Bonus Stage 3 (Normal or Higher)

    50 (25) of 1,969 – 2.54%

    1.27% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.54% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect 40 Bonus Points on Bonus Stage 3 (Normal or Higher)

    44 (22) of 1,969 – 2.23%

    1.12% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.23% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Gain 3 Extra Lives on Bonus Stage 4 (Normal or Higher)

    62 (32) of 1,969 – 3.15%

    1.63% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.15% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect 30 Bonus Points on Bonus Stage 4 (Normal or Higher)

    52 (26) of 1,969 – 2.64%

    1.32% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.64% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Gain 2 Extra Lives on Bonus Stage 5 (Normal or Higher)

    59 (27) of 1,969 – 3.00%

    1.37% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.00% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect 35 Bonus Points on Bonus Stage 5 (Normal or Higher)

    55 (24) of 1,969 – 2.79%

    1.22% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.79% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Have 15 lives (Normal or Higher)

    98 (39) of 1,969 – 4.98%

    1.98% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.98% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Earn 500000 points before the end of the game (1st loop only) (Normal or Higher)

    118 (51) of 1,969 – 5.99%

    2.59% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.99% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Collect at least 250 power-ups in one game (Normal or Higher)

    308 (112) of 1,969 – 15.64%

    5.69% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.64% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete the game without entering secret areas (Normal or Higher)

    275 (65) of 1,969 – 13.97%

    3.30% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.97% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Clear stages 1 to 4 while not upgrading the speed (Normal or Higher)

    103 (50) of 1,969 – 5.23%

    2.54% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.23% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete the Second Loop (Normal or Higher)

    83 (28) of 1,969 – 4.22%

    1.42% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.22% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete the game without using lasers (Normal or Higher)

    104 (41) of 1,969 – 5.28%

    2.08% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.28% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete the game without using options (Normal or Higher)

    68 (24) of 1,969 – 3.45%

    1.22% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.45% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete the game on Hard difficulty (or higher)

    128 (36) of 1,969 – 6.50%

    1.83% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.50% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete the Arcade Mode

    63 (23) of 1,969 – 3.20%

    1.17% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    3.20% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Complete the game without using continues (Normal or Higher)

    280 (61) of 1,969 – 14.22%

    3.10% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.22% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode

Recent Players

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04 Mar 2024, 12:38am

Stage 2 (Loop 1) [Normal Mode], Weapon: CycloneLaser, Shield Power: 0, Lives: 255, Score: 38700

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Stage 1 (Loop 2) [Normal Mode], Weapon: RippleLaser, Shield Power: 0, Lives: 9, Score: 481400

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Stage 1 (Loop 1) [Normal Mode], Weapon: Single, Shield Power: 0, Lives: 0, Score: 12200

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Stage 7 (Loop 1) [Normal Mode], Weapon: Single, Shield Power: 0, Lives: 2, Score: 300

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Comments:
Keilbaca 1 Oct 2015 16:13
Is there a way to detect difficulty clears?
Salsa 10 Aug 2016 13:09
All achievements are for normal difficulty or higher (unless it's specified in the description). Everything is protected against cheat codes.
Salsa 10 Aug 2016 13:09
Using Mega Crush and collecting blue power-ups while doing "Galactic Hunter" achievements, may cause not getting desired achievement (every kill must be counted seperately).
TrullLord 11 Aug 2016 19:39
nice nice nice achievements
alexminasepm82 18 Mar 2018 21:31
Hi Evereyone....I asked meleu to link the hash 8c70e7de02f2056a646511731b4ecdf4 to this game. It's a MSU1 patch for better sound effects.
rafadorock4 8 Nov 2019 20:30
Need also to link the Special chip heck version which removes all the lag in this game.
rafadorock4 8 Nov 2019 20:30
hack**
CidHG 1 Oct 2023 06:17
I'm surprised there's no troll achievement for attempting to use the normal Konami Code instead of the altered Code.
hardcorehero 16 Nov 2023 15:52
I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the creators of these achievements for their excellent work and the time they've dedicated to them. Me gustaría expresar mi sincero agradecimiento a los creadores de estos logros por su excelente trabajo y el tiempo que les han dedicado. Je tiens à exprimer ma profonde gratitude envers les créateurs de ces réalisations pour leur excellent travail et le temps qu'ils leur ont consacré. Gostaria de expressar minha sincera gratidão aos criadores dessas conquistas pelo excelente trabalho e o tempo que dedicaram a elas.