Volcano is the first level of the original Gradius. It has been updated and remade in the majority of later games in the series.
The stage is designed with a rocky mountain landscape in mind, and it does this very well, with some trees added in to make it look more realistic. Near the end of the stage, two mountains appear in the middle of the screen, stuck together. (This is usually a wake up call for first time players). This stage is located on planet Eioneus.
In later appearances, plateaus jutting from the ground and the ceiling are present which make maneuvering through the stage difficult especially when combined with duckers and turrets which may be difficult to shoot down depending on their position.
- Dagumu Hatch
Screenshots of Different Ports
|Stages||Stage 1 • Stage 2 • Stage 3 • Stage 4 • PC-E Exclusive Stage • Stage 5 • Stage 6 • Stage 7|
|Sub Bosses||Volcano • Zub Rush • Mother and Child • Iron Maiden • Tentacle Golem • Electronic Cage|
|Bosses||Big Core • Cell Nucleus • Xaerous Brain|