Odin Core is the final boss of Otomedius. It appears as the final boss of the Boss Rush and is piloted by the Gofer Sisters .
It fires a cluster of bullets that expand in different directions.
It will then expand its wings and shoot slow moving pink lasers. The core then fires blue energy balls at you. The pink lasers have gaps in them to enable to help avoid the energy balls.
It fires four large green lasers (which will form three gaps). It then fires two lasers per gap which will rebound on the larger lasers. The lasers rebound in different ways depending on the gap. It then skews the direction of the rebounds by tilting its direction slightly downward then upward.
It expands itself and spins towards the left and back to the right. The player must avoid this by timing when the wings are not blocking the way, which require timing. The character automatically dies if she/he is swiped with Odin Core's wings. It then settles itself on the left side of the screen.
While on the left side of the screen, it will fire orange beams that first fire straight then home in to your direction. After some time, it starts shooting at a faster rate.
Some Gradius fans have called the Odin Core as Heaven's Gate Mk. II as it also has expandable wings and a routine which involves weaving through lasers.
Like Salamander 2 and Nemesis 2 before it and as opposed to the Gradius and Parodius series, this final boss fights back. Hard.
Odin is a major god in Norse mythology. His role, like that of many of the Norse gods, is complex. Odin is a principal member of the Aesir (Norse Pantheon) and is associated with wisdom, war, battle and death. Also magic, poetry, prophecy and the hunt.