The Maksurion (メクシュリオン Mekushurion?) is an enemy in Gradius II.


Maksurions are scorpion-like organic enemies which appear in the Alien stage. They are spawned from the Mohd H cocoon hatches in large numbers, moving upward before returning to the ground and crawling forward.


  • Both this enemy and the cocoons they spawn from are a reference to the facehuggers from the Alien franchise.
  • The Maksurions behavior is also identical to the Buggers from the Contra series, another enemy based on the facehuggers.
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