Crab-II (クラブII Kurabu II?) is a sub-boss of the ninth and last stage in Gradius IV.


Crab-II is the Gradius IV version of Shadow Dancer and the updated version of Crab. Pretty much like most Shadow Dancers, it is indestructible.

Attack patterns

Crab-II walks around, trying to crush you. Avoid its legs and you'll be okay. However, unlike most shadow dancers except for the Ground Spider, near the end of the hallway it "fights" you in, it will begin to throw tiles of the floor and ceiling at you. The two that are the hardest to dodge are the two that it throws from it's top set of legs, while it's walking off. Avoid that, and you'll be fighting Gofer.

See also

Gradius IV: Fukkatsu
Ships Vic Viper
Stages Liquid MetalPlantBubbleMagmaMoaiCellHigh SpeedBoss RushFinal Fortress
Bosses Yorogaton ChimeraDendrodiumBubble CoreGilladorAlpha/OmegaBerialRolling CoreVanishing CoreBig Core MK IIICovered TetranBerserk CorePlanet CoreBloody GateCrab-IIGofer
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
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