Keeper's Core is the second and the midboss of stage 7 before Elephant Gear in Gradius V. An upgraded version called Keeper's Core EX appears in Gradius: The Interstellar Assault. It is arguably the hardest gun wall and boss that you ever face, the second being Enigma. And the second boss being Blaster Cannon Core.

Attack Pattern

First, Keeper's Core makes artificial Gravity waves on the top and bottom to try to make the player crash while its firing plasma shots at the player. Instead of making Duckers, the duckers come from the left of the screen and attack. When you destroy the three weapons that fires plasma shots, Keeper's Core stops the gravity waves and charge at the player and starting to move back and for the first time this is the gun wall that can actually move on it own and The spheres you used at an early section of the stage are now obstacles for douching all the Ray cannon wave after the Gunwall release.easy to deafeat with freeze opt. and e-laser.

See Also

Gradius V
Ships Vic Viper T-301
Stages Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3Stage 4Stage 5Stage 6Stage 7Stage 8
Bosses Big Core Rev. 1.2Venom (Lower) • Death MK IIITetranBig Core MK IIBig Core MK IVGround SpiderHuge HeartBlaster Cannon CoreRolling CoreCircle CoreBig Core MK IIICovered Core MK IIBeaconKeeper's CoreElephant GearVenom (Upper)
Other Bosses
Moai Big MoaiDogasVaifTwin VaifMoai DimensionAlpha/OmegaDogaltesMoai OrbArmored SaintCrystal Moai

Center CoreDemosDisruptBloody GateKeepers CoreEnigmaCrystal GustCliff CoreGunner WallCore ReactorKeeper's Core EXPlate CoreDr Venom/True Venom


Electronic CageCrabShadow GearShadow DancerSolClubRotating WallSpider WalkerElephant GearElectronic Cage MK2Crab Warlock

Other RecklessStrikerHeavy DuckerHydraGround SpiderCerberus