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Saber Tiger (サーベルタイガー Sāberu Taigā?) and Thrasher (スラッシャー Surasshā?) are the player ships in the MSX version of Salamander. They are piloted by Iggy Rock and Zowie Scott, respectively.


The Saber Tiger and Thrasher are state-of-the-art super space-time fighters of the Gradius Space Air Force. They are powered by the latest Wreek power engine which allows them to convert any substance into energy. In addition to that, they are both equipped with the ultra-high-performance navigation computer "ALEX", which allows for more sophisticated and real-time situation determination. ALEX is also programmed to analyze and decipher the ancient Latis alphabet, allowing it to translate the pieces of the "prediction of fire" on the spot.

Characters and ships Vic ViperLord British (Lord British)• Saber Tiger and Thrasher (Iggy Rock and Zowie Scott) • Van Landroth FrehleyLars XVIIISuper CobraGalaxyPurple EmperorRed Devil
Salamander stages Bionic GermMeteorite SpaceBurning ChaosVolcano AreaSalamander Planetoid
Salamander (MSX) stages Top Flight Speed to LatisConduct to Space Station ZotSet the Crush Blow System - Planet EioneusSet the Crush Blow System - Planet LaviniaSet the Crush Blow System - Planet KierkeWrath of VenomCrush Salamander
Life Force-only stages Organic Speed ZoneTemple Zone
Salamander 2 stages Sub-life SpaceProminence FortressBio HazardHuge BattleshipAsteroidDoom Fortress
Salamander bosses GolemTetranIntruderFortress ValisDeathBig Core X3Jumping MoaiZelos Force
Port exclusive bosses ZylomGawGigaTutankhamonDead EndEnigmaTrue VenomMetal SlaveZelos Barrier
Salamander 2 bosses BiterHydraAbadonTenny RopPlate CoreCerberusDoom