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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 VolcanoStonehengeMoaiReverse VolcanoWasteland (PCE) • TentacleCellBase
Sub Bosses VolcanoZub RushMother and ChildIron MaidenTentacleElectronic Cage

Re-Bone (PC Engine) • Tornado (MSX) • Tyran Pace (MSX)

Bosses Big CoreCell NucleusXaerous Brain
Organic Bosses
Space Entities NucleusIntruderPhoenix (Geezer Butler)GoliathBubble EyeWyvernVulture DragonBlizzard CrawlerChimeraGilladorVolleoneDoomLynyrd SkynyrdTriumph KicksGawGigaKiller Dwarf
Body Horror AbadonBrain GolemZylomBig EyeGregolMad SkinBrachion EyeBiterBerialHuge HeartCrawler (X) • Infected Statue
Plant Life Choking WeedStinger KidHunter FangGiga's RoseDendrodiumHans Naughty