For the Gradius II boss, see Big Moai.

Big Moai is a miniboss in Parodius.


Big Moai appears as the miniboss of the first stage in Parodius and thus is the very first miniboss to appear in the entire Parodius series. It is giant red moai that shoots ion rings —not unlike normal moai— although it also spawns smaller floating moais. Its weak spot is his nose; when shot enough times, chicks will appear over it indicating that he's been defeated.


Characters TakoVic ViperPentaGoemonPopolon
Stages Ur StarGame StarAnnoying StarStray StarMystic StarThe StarExtra Stage
Bosses Big MoaiBig PenguinBug-MisfitJan Ken PonTenuki Tenuki BuzzCute BillsMaidsBug-MayhemGe Ge Ge AuntBug-AbaddonOrganBug
Enemies MoaiJumping MoaiPetit MoaiRolling MoaiTotem MoaiMother MoaiDogasFlying MoaiChewing MoaiBig MoaiClatteringYoshidaSamoai No. 3Captain MoaiFlasher Maoi
Bosses Big MoaiArmored SaintVaifTwin VaifMoai DimensionAlpha/OmegaDogaltesMoai OrbCrystal MoaiViking MoaiYoshiko
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