Laser Tetran is the first boss of the boss rush in Gradius Gaiden, the music played during the fight is known as Boss Rush 1, which is also played during the DeathDouble + Parasite Core and Triple Core boss fights. It is well known for having an attack in the shape of a Swastika. There are 4 core barriers, each between the laser "arms". These barriers have very low health, and it is even possible to damage the core by using the Falchion's Gravity Bullet LV2. The core also has minimal health, meaning this boss won't last very long. On higher loops, it shoots a few suicide bullets when it dies. These are also easy to dodge.
Laser Tetran will appear in the center of the screen and fire a Multi - Coloured four laser burst. It will then fire two lasers to push itself into you, firing sets of four Red and Black homing bombs as it moves. It will repeat this pattern a few more times, and then it will fire all eight lasers at once. This is rather hard to dodge, but it is possible.
|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 • Rotating Launcher • Shining Core • Super Big Core • Terra Core • Triple Core (Life Force) • Vanishing Core • Viva Core • Genocide Core|
|Core-style bosses||Abandon 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 (Gau) • Death MK II (DeathDouble) • Death MK III • Beta Core • Nobil • Triple Core|
|Tetran variants||Tetran (Zylom) • Covered Tetran • Crystal Core D-X02 • Laser Tetran • Tenny Rop|