The final boss to the ZX Spectrum version of Salamander. It's based off Fortress Valis, but is unique for several reasons.
It is one of the two bosses that made it to this port of Salamander, the other being the Brain Golem.
It's basic method of attack is the same as Fortress Valis - releases slow moving orbs that rebound around the screen.
It takes a few seconds for it to do this, in the mean time you can freely fire at the boss.
There is only one way to defeat this boss - attempting to destroy it in the normal method will result in failure - when a barrier is eliminated - it will immediately regenerate back to full health. There is seemingly no way to defeat it through normal methods:
What actually has to be done, is both barriers must be destroyed at the same time - due to the buggy nature of the engine there is only one way to pull this off with any consistency - you must use the hawk missile.The player must sit between the cores and fire missiles slowly into both cores - going too fast can result in doing "too much" damage and resetting the process. When the boss begins to attack with more regularity, it is almost impossible to successfully defeat it. This boss cannot be beaten without either missiles or options - and guess what you're not given at the checkpoint..
|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|
|End Bosses & Major Enemies|
|Major Recurring Foes||Gofer • Bacterion • Dr Venom • Zelos Force (Zeros) • Lars Empire|
|Minor Enemies||Xaerous Brain • O.V.U.M. • Eleos Brain • Mother Computer Z • Guardian Core • Central Server • Genocide Core • Metal Slave • Zelos Barrier • Doom|