|Appears In||Gradius IV|
|Theme Music||Titans from Gradius IV|
Otomedius Gorgeous (Xbox 360)
Rolling Core is the boss of stage 7 in Gradius IV and the first boss of the 2nd boss rush in Gradius V. It has two parts that act semi-independent and also has regenerating weapons.
Attack Patterns Edit
Rolling Core has several attacks that can take the player by surprise if they're not careful. The outer part will aim at the player and fire up to 8 slow lasers. The inner part will shoot up to 4 slow lasers, turn on it's side and fire a big laser, or turn backwards and release a swarm of semi-homing missiles. Occasionally, it will spin around and attempt to ram the player. Also, sometimes it will lock the guns to aim left and move up and down shooting lasers randomly. The guns can be destroyed but they will regenerate after a short time.
The Gradius V version does not release homing missiles and is slightly slower. It can also fire a large laser out of its center. After a while, it will rotate around and charge in the player direction.
While the Rolling core fires it laser, you can shoot straight at its core (without destroying the barriers) to damage it.
|Gradius IV Bosses|
|Chimera • Dendrodium • Bubble Core • Gillador • Alpha/Omega • Berial • Rolling Core • Vanishing Core • Big Core MK III Kai • Covered Tetran • Berserk Core • Planet Core • Bloody Gate • Club • Gofer|
|Big Cores||Big Core MK I • Big Core Rev. 1.2 • Big Core MK II • Big Core MK III • Big Core MK IV|
|Big Core variants||• Beacon • Blaster Cannon Core • Bubble Core • Circle Core • Coreship• Crater Core • Crystal Core • Desert Core • Heaven's Gate • Juggler Core • Lizard Core • Master Core • Neo Big Core • Perla Meralda • Rexion Core • Rolling Core • 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 • Death (Gau) • Kraken • Mayhem Warship • Metal Slave • Misfit Warship • Queensrÿche • Riot Warship • Plate Core|
|Pseudo-Cores||Death MK II (DeathDouble) • Death MK III • Grave • Triple Core|
|Tetran variants||Covered Tetran • Crystal Core D-X02 • Laser Tetran • Tenny Rop|