The Escape Ship has two phases, the first is the chase and the second is after it's engine is damaged.
In the first phase, it attempts to destroy you by flying through wreckage of a fleet (most likely yours) while releasing indestructible mines behind it.
In the second phase, the Escape Ship attacks by firing 2-4 Missiles and a Vector Laser if the ship goes directly in the line of sight of the engine.
It is not a very hard boss once the pattern is found.
- During the explosion cutscene, the explosion cloud gives behind a rather ghastly face.
|Game Boy Gradius games|
|Ships||Vic Viper • Coreship|
|Nemesis Stages||Volcano • Cell • Moai • Bone • Fortress|
|Gradius: The Interstellar Assault Stages||Remains • Battleship Interior • Asteroid Belt • Planet Surface • Fortress|
|Nemesis Bosses||Volcano • Super Big Core • Zub Rush • Crawler • Zigzag • Striker • Amb • Reckless • Mother Computer Z|
|Gradius: The Interstellar Assault Bosses||Infected Statue • Core Reactor • Volcano Core • Fortress Gate • Guardian Core • Escape Ship|
|End bosses and major enemies|
|Major Recurring Foes||Gofer • Bacterian • Dr Venom • Zelos Force (Zeros) • Lars Empire|
|Minor Enemies||Xaerous Brain • O.V.U.M. • Eleos Brain • Mother Computer Z • Guardian Core • Central Server • Genocide Core • Metal Slave • Zelos Barrier • Doom|