Requiem for Revengers is the second stage in Gradius Gaiden.


On this stage are remnants of previous Gradius bosses. There are several Cores lying around.

If you stick to the top part of the stage you'll run into a Tetran that is still functioning enough to swing its arms around, so don't get too close.

The majority of Cores laying about are simple Big Cores, which either do not move or meekly move to ram you, though one immobile one can still fire off its lasers. Most of the enemies littering this stage have something to do with its junk gimmick. The Zubs in particular attract any scattered junk to them.

About halfway through the stage you'll be asked to "select a route", which you do by destroying one of two gates at either the top or bottom of the level. Each route leads to a different boss. Note that if you don't destroy a gate before it gets close enough to you, its core will close and you will be crushed. Also note that at the entrance of both routes is a Death MK II with its laser still active. This is one of the few Cores here that can be totally destroyed.

If you take the top path, you will be treated to a nigh destroyed Crystal Core that can still fire its arm lasers. Also, while it does nothing, a cracked Zelos Force can be seen.

On the bottom route, you will be assaulted by an immobile but still threatening Covered Core, who continues to fire off missile volleys. Big Core MK II will also make an appearance, still able to fire half of its impressive 16-laser array. A unique enemy appears here that is seen nowhere else as well, a small metal serpent that can be broken into pieces and burrows into the ground.

Of note, while they do nothing, there are destroyed Spider Walkers littered about.




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Theme of Air Battle #1 - Sky 1.
Theme of Air Battle #2 - Sky 2.
Theme of Requiem for Revengers - Cemetary.
Theme of Gradius Gaiden Boss - Stage Boss
Gradius Gaiden
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