GRADIUS 2012

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Not to be confused with GORGEOUS 2012.

GRADIUS 2012

Song Information

GRADIUS 2012's jacket.

Artist: Sota Fujimori
Composition: KONAMI Kukeiha Club
Arrangement: Sota Fujimori
BPM: 180
Length: 2:09
Genre: KONAMI REMIX
VJ: HES (beatmania IIDX), 手段は選ばないQrispy Joybox (BeatStream)
Jacket design: もとこ
First Music Game Appearance: beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro
Other Music Game Appearances:

Lyrics

None.

Song Connections / Remixes

  • GRADIUS 2012 is a remixed medley based on various songs from the arcade version of GRADIUS.
    • The songs, in order of appearance: Beginning Of The History (ステージスタート・空中戦BGM)Challenger 1985 (第1ステージ・火山BGM)Free Flyer (第4ステージ・逆火山BGM)Final Attack (第7ステージ・最終のステージBGM)Historic Soldier (ランキングBGM).
  • The first, unreleased version of GRADIUS 2012, titled GRADIUS 2011, was played live by Sota Fujimori in various KONAMI-related events, such as KONAMI Arcade Championship 2011 and Lincle Soundtrack Release Party.
  • A long version of GRADIUS 2012, titled GRADIUS 2012 -Extended Mix-, appears on the beatmania IIDX 21 SPADA ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK album, which includes Beat Bank (第2ステージ・ストーンヘンジBGM) and Blank Mask (第3ステージ・モアイBGM) in the medley.
  • Another medley of GRADIUS songs by Sota Fujimori, titled Gradius Medley, appears on the GRADIUS ARCADE SOUNDTRACK album.

Trivia

  • The video footages in GRADIUS 2012's videos are taken from different versions of GRADIUS:
    • The beatmania IIDX video uses the original arcade version of GRADIUS, similar to GRADIUS -FULL SPEED-.
    • The BeatStream video uses the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) version of GRADIUS.
  • GRADIUS 2012 marks the first appearance of DJ Robo in a video since ラクエン.
  • The KONAMI Code (↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← →BA) appears in both videos of GRADIUS 2012.
  • According to Sota Fujimori, his favourite game is GRADIUS and its music is what impulsed him to compose songs.
  • GRADIUS 2012 was one of the preliminary round songs in the KONAMI Arcade Championship 2012 for beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro.
  • In the U.S./EU iTunes version of the beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Vol.1 album, GRADIUS 2012 is spelled as Gradius 2012.
  • GRADIUS 2012 received a unique video, different from its beatmania IIDX video, in BeatStream アニムトライヴ.
  • GRADIUS 2012 was moved from the Variety to the KONAMI original category in BeatStream アニムトライヴ on January 13th, 2016.

Song Production Information

Untranslated.

Video Production Information

beatmania IIDX

Untranslated.

BeatStream

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Difficulty & Notecounts

beatmania IIDX difficulty rated from 1 to 12.
BeatStream difficulty rated from 1 to Kami (神) in アニムトライヴ. (Ratings and notecounts obtained from BEMANIWiki 2nd. Charge note amounts obtained from Textage.cc.)

beatmania IIDX

Game SP Difficulty DP Difficulty
Beginner Normal Hyper Another Normal Hyper Another
Notecounts / Charge Notes - 465 / 25 869 / 36 1380 / 36 532 / 26 817 / 39 1459 / 41
beatmania IIDX 20 tricoro - 5 8 10 5 8 10
beatmania IIDX 21 SPADA→Present - 5 8 10 5 8 ↑11

BeatStream

Game Level
Light Medium Beast Nightmare
Notecounts 173 360 572 -
BeatStream アニムトライヴ 5 9- 10 -
GRADIUS and Salamander songs
A SHOOTING STAR - BURNING HEAT! (3 Option MIX) - Burning Heat! (Full Option Mix) - GRADIUS -FULL SPEED- - GRADIUS 2012
GRADIUSIC CYBER - GRADIUSIC CYBER ~AMD G5 MIX~ - TABIDACHI - グラディウス メドレー - グラディウス2 メドレー
グラディウスII GOFERの野望 メドレー - GRADIUS Ⅱ ~ ビーストメドレー ~
Salamander Beat Crush mix - Salamander Beat Crush mix ~CRASH MIX~ - SENSATION -from SALAMANDER2 - 沙羅曼蛇 メドレー