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Background

Crab is the Gradius II version of Shadow Dancer. In Gradius II arcade, Crab is indestructible, however, in the NES version you can destroy. It is also the penultimate boss of Gradius 2 NES, while being an obstacle in the arcade version.

Attack Pattern

Crab just walks around, hoping to step on you with one of it's six sharp legs. The only real danger is the Duckers that constantly walk in. You need to shoot the body of the boss in order to kill it. In Gradius II NES it has a relatively low amount of health.

Gallery

Gradius II
Ships Vic Viper
Stages (Arcade) Artificial SunAlienCrystalVolcanoRevenge of MoaiHigh Speed ZoneBoss RushGofer Ship Interior
Port-Exclusive Stages Volcano - Crystal (NES) • Enemy Base (NES) • Gofer's Lair (NES) • Temple (PC-E)
Bosses PhoenixBig EyeGiga (NES) • Crystal CoreDeath MK IIJumping MoaiBig MoaiDesert Core (PC Engine) • Big Core MK IIZub RushBig CoreTetranGawIntruderZelos Force (NES) • Covered CoreDemosCrabGofer
Solar Assault
Ships Vic ViperLord BritishAlpinia
Stages (Arcade) The River StyxFierce BlazeCurseAbyssal ForestSpeed DemonSolar Assault
Bosses Big Core MK IIntruderTutankhamonDinosaurBig Core MK IICrab
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