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Background

Cerberus is the second to last boss in Salamander 2. It has several lasers, and seems like it was inspired by bosses from games like Battle Bakraid or Recca.

Attack Pattern

Cerberus will move back and forth, firing a traditional Gradius style laser array. While it is doing this, it will be aiming and firing shots from each of its turrets. After taking enough damage, Cerberus will change attack pattern. First, it will fire difficult to dodge laser spins at high speeds while firing aimed shots from its turret. Then, the three parts that make it up will separate and fire a large laser cage, and aim both lasers from the outside parts and normal shots from the inside part(pictures). Finally, the boss will fire the laser swirls again, but the inside part will move back and forth firing lasers randomly. Beware, the boss will move with its laser cage, so don't get far behind.

CerberusLaserCage

Salamander
Ships Vic ViperLord BritishSabel Tiger (Iggy Rock) • Thrasher (Zowie Scott) • Super CobraGalaxyPurple EmperorRed Devil
Salamander stages Bionic GermMeteorite SpaceBurning ChaosVolcano AreaSalamander Planetoid
Salamander (MSX) stages Top Flight Speed to LatisConduct to Space Station ZotSet the Crush Blow System - Planet EioneusSet the Crush Blow System - Planet LaviniaSet the Crush Blow System - Planet KierkeWrath of VenomCrush Salamander
Life Force-only stages Organic Speed ZoneTemple Zone
Salamander 2 stages Sub-life SpaceProminence FortressBio HazardHuge BattleshipAsteroidDoom Fortress
Salamander bosses Brain GolemTetranIntruderFortress ValisDeathBig Core X3Jumping MoaiZelos Force
Port exclusive bosses ZylomGawGigaTutankhamonDead EndEnigmaTrue VenomMetal SlaveZelos Barrier
Salamander 2 bosses BiterHydraAbadonTenny RopPlate CoreCerberusDoom
Mechanical Bosses
Gunwalls

Fortress ValisDemosDisruptBloody GateKeepers CoreEnigmaCrystal GustCliff CoreGunner WallCore ReactorFortress GatePlate CoreTrue Venom

Shadow Walkers

Electronic CageCrabShadow GearShadow Gear MK IISolCrab-IIRotating WallElephant GearElectronic Cage MK2Crab Warlock

Other RecklessStrikerHeavy DuckerHydraGround SpiderCerberus