Escape Ship is the final boss in Gradius: The Interstellar Assault.

Attack Pattern

The Escape Ship has two phases, the first is the chase and the second is after it's engine is damaged.

In the first phase, it attempts to destroy you by flying through wreckage of a fleet (most likely yours) while releasing indestructible mines behind it.

In the second phase, the Escape Ship attacks by firing 2-4 Missiles and a Vector Laser if the ship goes directly in the line of sight of the engine.

It is not a very hard boss once the pattern is found.

Appears In

Game Boy Gradius games
Ships Vic ViperCoreship
Nemesis (Game Boy) Bosses VolcanoSuper Big CoreZub RushCrawlerMaru MaruStrikerIron Maiden MK 2RecklessMother Computer Z
Gradius: The Interstellar Assault Bosses Infected StatueCore ReactorVolcano CoreKeeper's Core EXGuardian CoreEscape Ship
End Bosses & Major Enemies
Major Recurring Foes GoferBacterionDr VenomZelos Force (Zeros)Lars EmpireGofer Sisters
Minor Enemies BrainO.V.U.M.Eleos BrainMother Computer Z Guardian CoreCentral Server Genocide CoreOuter Limits / Metal SlaveZelos BarrierDoomDark Force