Gradius NEO Imperial (グラディウス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 all other Gradius games, the player controls the opposing force through the use of a Big Core. However, since the Big Core in this game is a rogue ship escaping from the Lars Empire, which is the enemy in Gradius NEO, players will not 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 successful in escaping from the Lars Empire after destroying Genocide Core. Sadly, the Force Viper destroys Big Core Custom, not knowing that it was rogue and only making to escape from the Lars Empire. Big Core Custom's wreckage is then pulled towards and burns up in the atmosphere of the nearby star.



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 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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