Crab is the Gradius II version of Shadow Dancer. In the arcade version of Gradius II, Crab is indestructible, however, in the NES version the player can destroy it. It is also the penultimate boss in the NES version of Gradius II, while being an obstacle in the arcade version.
Crab just walks around, hoping to step on you with one of it's six sharp legs. The only real danger is the Duckers that constantly walk in. You need to shoot the body of the boss in order to kill it. In the NES version of Gradius II, it has a relatively low amount of health.
|Gradius II: GOFER no Yabō|
|Stages (arcade)||Artificial Sun • Alien • Crystal • Volcano • Revenge of Moai • High Speed Zone • Boss Rush • Gofer Ship Interior|
|Port-exclusive stages||Volcano - Crystal (NES) • Enemy Base (NES) • Gofer's Lair (NES) • Temple (PC-E)|
|Bosses||Phoenix • Big Eye • Giga (NES) • Crystal Core • Death MK II • Jumping Moai • Big Moai • Desert Core (PC Engine) • Big Core MK II • Zub Rush • Big Core • Golem • Tetran • Gaw • Intruder • Zelos Force (NES) • Covered Core • Demos • Crab • Gofer|
|Ships||Vic Viper • Lord British • Alpinia|
|Stages||The River Styx • Fierce Blaze • Curse • Abyssal Forest • Speed Demon • Solar Assault|
|Bosses||Big Core MK I • Intruder • Tutankhamon • Dinosaur • Big Core MK II • Crab|
|Other||Reckless • Striker • Heavy Ducker • Hydra • Ground Spider • Cerberus|