Gradius NEO Imperial is a horizontally-scrolling shooter game developed and published by Konami in March 1, 2004 for mobile phones, and was released on NTT DoCoMo's FOMA 900i line of phones in Japan.

In contrast to other Gradius games, players control the opposing force in form of a Big Core. However, since the Big Core that the player takes control in this game is a betrayer ship escaping from the Lars Empire, which is the enemy in Gradius NEO, players won't fight against the Gradius Union.

The Gradius NEO series appears as the Sequel of the last Nemesis game, Nemesis 3.


  • Stage 1: Lars Empire Base
  • Stage 2: Space Highway
  • Stage 3: Lars Empire Fleet
  • Stage 4: Asteroids Zone
  • Stage 5: The Neutral Zone


Big Core vs Big Core

Big Core vs... Big Core!?


Big Core Custom is sucessful in escaping from the Lars Empire after destroying Genocide Core. Sadly, Force Viper destroys Big Core Custom, not knowing that that Big Core Custom was trying to escape from the Lars Empire. Big Core Custom's wreckage flows towards the sun. This is the only sad ending in the Gradius Series.



Gradius NEO Imperial Ending

Gradius NEO Imperial Ending

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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
Gradius Video Games
Gradius series GradiusGradius IIGradius IIIGradius GaidenGradius IVGradius GalaxiesGradius VGradius ReBirthGradius: The Interstellar AssaultGradius NEOGradius NEO Imperial
Spin-offs Salamander (Life Force) (MSX ver.)• Salamander 2Nemesis 2 (Nemesis '90 Kai) • Nemesis 3Nemesis (Game Boy)Cosmic WarsSolar Assault
Parody games ParodiusParodius Da!Gokujō Parodius!Jikkyō Oshaberi ParodiusSexy ParodiusParo WarsOtomedius (Otomedius Gorgeous) • Otomedius X: Excellent!
Other games ScrambleThunder CrossThunder Cross IISpace ManbowForce Gear
Pachislot Gradius: The SlotCR Parodius Da! EXGokuraku Parodius
Cancelled Vic ViperGradius ArcSalamander HD Remaster
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