This stage is not like Stage 7 or Stage 9. It's easier. The music is Cosmo Plant.

There are floating platforms in sections of the stage, splitting the area into two. There are usually hands that reach out and try to pull you back in the terrian, killing you. Those are easy to escape from with at least two Speed-Ups.

The Dee-01 and Hatches sprites have changed to a plant style. Duckers and Uros are present.


The boss is Choking Weed.

Gradius III
Ships Vic Viper
Stages Sand StormAqua IllusionIn The WindHigh Speed DimensionEaster StoneDead End CellFire ScrambleCosmo PlantAccident Road (SNES exclusive)Crystal LabyrinthBoss RushMechanical BaseUnpleasant Cell (SNES exclusive)
Bosses GoliathBubble EyeIron MaidenBig Core MK IIIDogasVaifTwin Vaif (SNES) • GregolWyvernVulture DragonChoking WeedLizard CoreBeacon (SNES) • Zub Rush MK IITetranCovered CoreBig Core MK IICrystal CoreDeath MK IIDellinger CoreDisruptShadow GearShadow Dancer (SNES) • Big CoreBrain GolemBacterion