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Moai Zone is a stage in Gradius III. It is the fifth stage in the arcade version and the fourth stage in the Super NES version of the game.

Overview

As its name suggests, this is another Moai stage. Moai fire the usual ion rings at the player while giant Flying Moai shoot normal Moai out of their mouths. The player must maneuver around them, as the Flying Moai are indestructible.

Right before any Moais appear, an Option Hunter will enter the screen from behind, so try to move away from the rear part of the screen and maneuver accordingly to avoid getting any Options snatched away.

Totem Moais will eventually appear as the stage progresses; these consist of four Moai attached to a single rotating stone. The stones are generally stacked over each other, forming a column that sometimes block passage. All four Moai from each stone must be destroyed in order for it to be destroyed and thus clear an opening to pass through.

Enemies

Miniboss

Bosses

Music

Description Audio
Theme of Air Battle #1 - Departure for Space (Arcade)
Departure for Space
Theme of Moai Zone - Easter Stone (Arcade)
Easter Stone
Theme of Boss theme - Dark Force.
Dark Force Arcade
Theme of Air Battle - Departure for Space (SNES)
Departure for Space (SNES)
Theme of Moai Zone - Easter Stone (SNES)
Easter Stone SNES
Theme of Boss 2 - Dark Force 2 SNES.
Dark Force Theme 2 (SNES)
Gradius III
Ships Vic Viper
Stages DesertBubble ZoneVolcanic PlanetHigh Speed DimensionMoai ZoneCell PlanetProminence PlanetPlant PlanetCrystal ZoneBoss RushMechanical Base
SNES exclusive stages High Speed ZoneFortressCell
Bosses GoliathBubble EyeGodreiBig Core MK IIIDogasVaifTwin Vaif (SNES) • GregolWyvernVulture DragonChoking WeedLizard CoreBeacon (SNES) • TetranCovered CoreBig Core MK IICrystal CoreDeath MK IIDellinger CoreDisruptShadow GearShadow Gear MK II (SNES) • Big CoreGolemBacterian
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