Totem Moai are comprised of cylindrical stone bricks with Moai faces on its sides, stacked in large numbers to form pillars. These bricks spin constantly, stopping whenever a Moai face is facing the player to shoot before turning into the next face. Each brick is only destroyed after all Moai faces on it are crushed.
They return again in Gradius Gaiden, where they are oriented horizontally but otherwise follow the same pattern. This time however the individual bricks aren't destroyed after the Moai faces are crushed, merely deactivating that individual brick.
|Enemies||Moai • Jumping Moai • Petit Moai • Rolling Moai • Totem Moai • Mother Moai • Dogas • Flying Moai • Chewing Moai • Big Moai • Clattering • Yoshida • Samoai No. 3 • Captain Moai • Flasher Maoi|
|Bosses||Big Moai • Armored Saint • Vaif • Twin Vaif • Moai Dimension • Alpha/Omega • Dogaltes • Moai Orb • Crystal Moai • Viking Moai • Yoshiko|