Originally Posted by Retro-Nerd
Poor coder at EA. Games like Contra III, Aleste or Axelay shows the real SNES power. But Gradius III has some ugly slowdowns too.
Contra III (aka Super Probotector), Super Aleste (aka Space Megaforce) and Axelay are some of my fave games.
The arcade version of Gradius III got some slowdowns aswell, maybe they wanted an arcade perfect port in every aspect.