With the power bar reading SBMLN?, the Big Core Custom is armed with additional weapon choices, a Speed Up option in the first slot and a Shield in the last slot.
- Beam Shot - This is the Big Core's iconic four-shot laser weapon. It starts at two shots with little rapid fire.
- Missile - This weapon shoots a stream of up to six medium-sized missiles across the screen. It starts at four missiles.
- Laser - This weapon shoots a powerful red laser which is similar to the Force Viper's Wide Laser from Gradius Neo. It starts out small, but at full power is as large as the Big Core.
- Area Napalm - This weapon sets up a 3 ✕ 3 grid that stays in position relative to the ship as you move. Pressing a button from 1 to 9 on your phone's number pad will bomb the corresponding grid square, and any target within that grid will be hit by a small spread blast. Powering up this weapon increases the number of napalm blasts.
- It is unknown why exactly this Big Core is escaping. Unfortunately, it is destroyed by the Force Viper at the end.
|Gradius NEO Series|
|Characters/Ships||Force Viper • Big Core Custom • Lars Empire|
|Gradius NEO Bosses||Satellite Core • Crystal Moai • Gigantic • Ogre Shield • Big Core X 3 • Central Server|
|Gradius NEO Imperial Bosses||Big Core • Satellite Core MK II • Deadalus • Crystal Moai • Genocide Core|