The Juggler Core is the Fifth boss of the boss rush in Gradius Gaiden, It is aptly named as it "Juggles" the ball it carries why fighting you.
The Juggler core will first attempt to shoot you with the guns in the spheres it is carrying and with the laser hidden in it's first, large, orange shield. It's first sheild has a decent amout of health, however, it's attack at this point are rather easy to dodge, so there' nothing to worry about. When the shield is destroyed, it's attack pattern will change. The large laser in the front is replaced with two smaller lasers, which look much like Big Core MK-II's, it will also launch it's spheres at you, which each have four lasers on them, the balls will shoot them diagonally, so it is safest to move to the centre. Lastly, it will shoot destroyble homing missles from it's rear. It will then "catch the spheres again, and shoot you with them. (hence "Juggler") This boss is actually pretty easy though, despite all this, and it is possible to defeat it with out even moving very much.
|Ships||Vic Viper • Lord British • Jade Knight • Falchion β|
|Stages||Beyond the White Storm • Requiem for Revengers • Into the Crystal Cage • Ruins of Silence • Organic Fortress • Green Inferno • On the Event Horizon • Formidable Guardians • Fate...|
|Bosses||Blizzard Crawler • Grave • Nobil • Shining Core • Moai Dimension • Mad Skin • Stinger Kid • Hunter Fang • Giga's Rose • Kraken • Laser Tetran • DeathDouble • Parasite Core • Triple Core • Deltatry • Juggler Core • Neo Big Core • Heaven's Gate • Boost Core • Gunner Wall • Heavy Ducker • Sol • O.V.U.M.|
|Big Cores||Big Core MK I • Big Core Rev. 1.2 • Big Core MK II • Big Core MK II Kai • Big Core MK III • Big Core MK IV|
|Big Core variants||Beacon • Blaster Cannon Core • Bubble Core • Circle Core • Coreship • Crater Core • Crystal Core • Dellinger Core • Desert Core • Heaven's Gate • Juggler Core • Lizard Core • Neo Big Core • Perla Meralda • Rexion Core • Rolling Core • Shining Core • Super Big Core • Terra Core • Vanishing Core • Viva Core • Genocide Core • Odin Core|
|Core-style bosses||Abaddon Warship • Bubble Eye • Covered Core • Covered Core MK II • Dead End • Kraken • Mayhem Warship • Metal Slave • Misfit Warship • Queensrÿche • Riot Warship • Plate Core|
|Pseudo-Cores||Death • Death MK II (DeathDouble) • Death MK III • Beta Core • Nobil • Triple Core • Crash Bam|
|Tetran variants||Tetran (Zylom) • Covered Tetran • Crystal Core D-X02 • Laser Tetran • Tenny Rop|