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~ Announcer in Salamander 2

Cerberus (ケルベロス Keruberosu?) is a boss in Salamander 2.


Cerberus is a boss in the final stage, Doom Fortress, preceding the final boss Doom. It has several lasers, and seems like it was inspired by bosses from games like Battle Bakraid or Recca.

Attack patterns

Cerberus will move back and forth, firing a traditional Gradius style laser array. While it is doing this, it will be aiming and firing shots from each of its turrets.

After taking enough damage, Cerberus will change attack pattern. First, it will fire difficult to dodge laser spins at high speeds while firing aimed shots from its turret. Then, the three parts that make it up will separate and fire a large laser cage, and aim both lasers from the outside parts and normal shots from the inside part (pictures). Finally, the boss will fire the laser swirls again, but the inside part will move back and forth firing lasers randomly. Beware, the boss will move with its laser cage, so don't get far behind.

Characters and ships Vic ViperLord British (Lord British)• Saber Tiger and Thrasher (Iggy Rock and Zowie Scott) • Van Landroth FrehleyLars XVIIISuper CobraGalaxyPurple EmperorRed Devil
Salamander stages Bionic GermMeteorite SpaceBurning ChaosVolcano AreaSalamander Planetoid
Salamander (MSX) stages Top Flight Speed to LatisConduct to Space Station ZotSet the Crush Blow System - Planet EioneusSet the Crush Blow System - Planet LaviniaSet the Crush Blow System - Planet KierkeWrath of VenomCrush Salamander
Life Force-only stages Organic Speed ZoneTemple Zone
Salamander 2 stages Sub-life SpaceProminence FortressBio HazardHuge BattleshipAsteroidDoom Fortress
Salamander bosses GolemTetranIntruderFortress ValisDeathBig Core X3Jumping MoaiZelos Force
Port exclusive bosses ZylomGawGigaTutankhamonDead EndEnigmaTrue VenomMetal SlaveZelos Barrier
Salamander 2 bosses BiterHydraAbadonTenny RopPlate CoreCerberusDoom
Mechanical bosses

Fortress ValisDemosDisruptBloody GateKeeper's CoreEnigmaCrystal GustCliff CoreGunner WallCore ReactorFortress GatePlate CoreTrue Venom

Shadow Walkers

Electronic CageCrabShadow GearShadow Gear MK IISolCrab-IIRotating WallElephant GearElectronic Cage MK2Crab Warlock

Other RecklessStrikerHeavy DuckerHydraGround SpiderCerberus