Shadow Dancer is a walker that is indestructible (in most of the games). You have to navigate through its legs so you won't get crushed. Some of the games Shadow Dancer appears in doesn't include its invincibility, and in those cases just avoid his legs and shoot the body. It is also known as Shadow Gear Mk. II.
- Gradius II (Crab)
- Gradius III (SNES: Shadow Gear MK II, Arcade: Shadow Gear)
- Gradius Gaiden (Sol)
- Gradius IV (Club)
- Gradius V (Ground Spider and Elephant Gear)
- Parodius Da!, Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius and Gokuraku Parodius! (as Rika the Las Vegas Showgirl)