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.

Attack Pattern

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.


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