Crystal Moai (クリスタルモアイ Kurisutaru Moai?) is the boss of stage 2 in Gradius NEO. It is also the boss in stage 4 in Gradius NEO Imperial.


Crystal Moai is a floating Moai made of crystal with a visible Core in its mouth. It lives in the wild just as some Zelos Forces are living in the wild.

Attack patterns

Crystal Moai fires ion rings like a normal Moai and also fires a laser. You can only attack its weak point when Crystal Moai's mouth is open.

Gradius NEO Series
Characters/Ships Force ViperBig Core CustomLars Empire
Gradius NEO Bosses Satellite CoreCrystal MoaiGiganticOgre ShieldBig Core X 3Central Server
Gradius NEO Imperial Bosses Big CoreSatellite Core MK IIDeadalusCrystal MoaiGenocide Core
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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