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Background

The Nucleus is the boss of level 6 in the original Gradius. It consists of a pink amoeboid core and a large crystal structure formed of the same material as the rest of the stage.

Attack Patterns

The Nucleus will constantly spray random projectiles from the vents to each side of its head. Aside from that, it's only attack is to occasionally spawn Amoebas.

Trivia

  • Due to sprite limitations, the pink core of the Nucleus does not appear in the NES version of the game.

Gallery


Gradius
Ships Vic Viper
Stages Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3Stage 4PC-E Exclusive StageStage 5Stage 6Stage 7
Sub Bosses VolcanoZub RushMother and ChildIron MaidenTentacle GolemElectronic Cage

Skeleton Wave (PC Engine) • Tri Core Crystal (MSX) • Polliwog Rush (Spectrum)

Bosses Big CoreCell NucleusXaerous Brain
Organic Bosses
Space Entities NucleusIntruderInvaderPhoenix (Geezer Butler)GoliathBubble EyeWyvernVulture DragonBlizzard CrawlerChimeraGilladorVolleoneBiological OrganismLynyrd SkynyrdTriumph KicksGauGiga
Body Horror AbadonBrain GolemBig EyeGregolMad SkinBrachion EyeBiterBerialHuge HeartCrawler (X) • Infected Statue
Plant Life Choking WeedStinger KidHunter FangGiga's RoseDendrodiumHans Naughty
Living Cores ZylomKiller Dwarf

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