Iron Maiden MK II

A upgrade of the Iron Maiden, this larger variant has a different movement pattern.
Unlike the original version - these ones can fire bullets.

Attack Pattern

The Iron Maiden MK 2, rather than tracking the terrain, bounces around the boss area, firing the occasional bullet.
The only difficulty comes from it's large size - the bullets are almost not worth noting, as they seem to aim downwards, precisely where you won't be.
The Iron Maiden MK 2 bounces on both the floor and ceiling, and you must defeat several of them before taking on Reckless .

See Also:

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
Sub Bosses / Panic Segements
Traditional / Recurring VolcanoZub RushIron MaidenSkeleton WaveCenter CoreJumping MoaiDogas
One Shot Mother and ChildTentacle GolemIron Maiden MK 2Maru MaruStatue GuardiansAsteroid FieldProminence ZoneBlock CoreTriple CoreRotating Moai