Escape Ship is the final boss in Gradius: The Interstellar Assault.
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.
|Game Boy Gradius games|
|Ships||Vic Viper • Coreship|
|Nemesis (Game Boy) Bosses||Volcano • Super Big Core • Zub Rush • Crawler • Maru Maru • Striker • Iron Maiden MK 2 • Reckless • Mother Computer Z|
|Gradius: The Interstellar Assault Bosses||Infected Statue • Core Reactor • Volcano Core • Keeper's Core EX • Guardian Core • Escape Ship|
|End Bosses & Major Enemies|
|Major Recurring Foes||Gofer • Bacterion • Dr Venom • Zelos Force (Zeros) • Lars Empire • Gofer Sisters|
|Minor Enemies||Brain • O.V.U.M. • Eleos Brain • Mother Computer Z • Guardian Core • Central Server • Genocide Core • Outer Limits / Metal Slave • Zelos Barrier • Doom • Dark Force|