Ground Spider is the boss of stage 3 and is also the first Shadow Dancer in Gradius V. Unlike most Shadow Dancers, this one has a few tricks up its nonexistant sleeve; it not only fires ion rings, but it also fires a big laser clockwise or counter clock-wise. This is where you have to go under the square pillars otherwise you'll get hit.
|Ships||Vic Viper T-301|
|Stages||Planet Gradius Satellite Orbit • Planet Gradius City Sky A • Planet Gradius Urban Underground Hierarchy • Bacterian Cell Center • Asteroid Front Base • Bacterian Multiplication Plant • Bacterian Fortification Center • Planet Gradius City Sky B|
|Bosses||Big Core Rev. 1.2 • Venom (Lower) • Death MK III • Tetran • Big Core MK II • Big Core MK IV • Ground Spider • Huge Heart • Blaster Cannon Core • Rolling Core • Circle Core • Big Core MK III • Covered Core MK II • Beacon • Keeper's Core • Elephant Gear • Venom (Upper)|
|Other||Reckless • Striker • Heavy Ducker • Hydra • Ground Spider • Cerberus|