|“||Shoot enemy eye!||„|
|~ Gradius II announcer|
The Big Eye is the boss of the second stage in the arcade version of Gradius II, a sub boss in the same level in the NES version, being replaced as a boss by Giga. His arms are noticeably similar to that of the Brain Golem from Salamander.
Big Eye's arms are constantly waving back and forth, and will aim at you ship and release destructible particles from the ends. These particles will stick to the walls and become destructible walls. Also, Big Eye will occasionally open his eye and launch a large projectile before closing it again. In Gradius 2 arcade, if the battle takes too long to finish, he will launch his eye in an almost unavoidable maneuver which will kill both him and the Vic Viper.(Note: This attack is actually avoidable, but very hard to dodge.)
The Big Eye appear in the third episode of the Salamander anime series. It appears inside of the Artificial Sun used by the Bacterians as a base, attempting to prevent the heroes from escaping after they rescue Stephanie, but it is ultimately defeated by Lord British.
|Stages (Arcade)||Artificial Sun • Alien • Crystal • Volcano • Revenge of Moai • High Speed Zone • Boss Rush • Gofer Ship Interior|
|Port-Exclusive Stages||Volcano - Crystal (NES) • Enemy Base (NES) • Gofer's Lair (NES) • Temple (PC-E)|
|Bosses||Phoenix • Big Eye • Giga (NES) • Crystal Core • Death MK II • Jumping Moai • Big Moai • Desert Core (PC Engine) • Big Core MK II • Zub Rush • Big Core • Tetran • Gaw • Intruder • Zelos Force (NES) • Covered Core • Demos • Crab • Gofer|
|Space Entities||Nucleus • Intruder • Phoenix (Geezer Butler) • Goliath • Bubble Eye • Wyvern • Vulture Dragon • Blizzard Crawler • Chimera • Gillador • Volleone • Doom • Lynyrd Skynyrd • Triumph Kicks • Gaw • Giga • Killer Dwarf|
|Body Horror||Abadon • Brain Golem • Zylom • Big Eye • Gregol • Mad Skin • Brachion Eye • Biter • Berial • Huge Heart • Crawler (X) • Infected Statue|
|Plant Life||Choking Weed • Stinger Kid • Hunter Fang • Giga's Rose • Dendrodium • Hans Naughty|
|Episodes||Episode 1: Salamander • Episode 2: Paula's Meditation • Episode 3: Gofer's Ambition|
|Characters||Ike Lord British • Dan • Stephanie McBain • Eddie Evans • Doromo • Ministers • Lee McBain • Paula • Gofer|
|Enemies||Rugal • Sharp Cross • Brain Golem • Giga • Zelos Force • Intruder • Tentacle • Big Core MK I • Moai • Xaerous Brain • Fire Dragon • Death Hand • Big Eye • Dee-01 • Phoenix|