The Plate Core is the fifth boss in Salamander 2, and similar to Enigma in that it is a Gunwall with many cores. It is encountered in the ruins of an old Bacterian Final base.
At first, you will have to deal with all three of the boss' parts, the large ship, the small ships, and the wall itself. The large ship is weak in its wings(the orange/brown things). The large ship can attack by either opening its wings and firing loads of homing missiles(pictured), or by shooting blue bullets from the holes in its wings. If the large ship has no wings, it will fire large blue bullets constantly, taking about half a second to reload. Attempting to bypass it will force you to deal with the smaller ships it spits out, which fire large spreads and can be undodgable if you haven't killed the large ship yet. After the large ship is destroyed, the Plate Core will start generating swarms of small enemies.
- This boss is very easy to time out, due to the sheer number of targets to attack in this battle.
|Ships||Vic Viper • Lord British • Sabel Tiger (Iggy Rock) • Thrasher (Zowie Scott) • Super Cobra • Galaxy • Purple Emperor • Red Devil|
|Salamander stages||Bionic Germ • Meteorite Space • Burning Chaos • Volcano Area • Salamander Planetoid|
|Salamander (MSX) stages||Top Flight Speed to Latis • Conduct to Space Station Zot • Set the Crush Blow System - Planet Eioneus • Set the Crush Blow System - Planet Lavinia • Set the Crush Blow System - Planet Kierke • Wrath of Venom • Crush Salamander|
|Life Force-only stages||Organic Speed Zone • Temple Zone|
|Salamander 2 stages||Sub-life Space • Prominence Fortress • Bio Hazard • Huge Battleship • Asteroid • Doom Fortress|
|Salamander bosses||Brain Golem • Tetran • Intruder • Fortress Valis • Death • Big Core X3 • Jumping Moai • Zelos Force|
|Port exclusive bosses||Zylom • Gaw • Giga • Tutankhamon • Dead End • Enigma • True Venom • Metal Slave • Zelos Barrier|
|Salamander 2 bosses||Biter • Hydra • Abadon • Tenny Rop • Plate Core • Cerberus • Doom|
|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 • Shining Core • Super Big Core • Terra Core • Vanishing Core • Viva Core • Genocide Core • Odin Core|
|Core-style bosses||Abaddon 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 • Death MK II (DeathDouble) • Death MK III • Beta Core • Nobil • Triple Core • Crash Bam|
|Tetran variants||Tetran (Zylom) • Covered Tetran • Crystal Core D-X02 • Laser Tetran • Tenny Rop|
|Other||Reckless • Striker • Heavy Ducker • Hydra • Ground Spider • Cerberus|