A collection of small Core Warships, these 3 assault you as the third boss in the boss rush. They attack in sync, and have more health than you would expect.
The Triple Cores will dart around in circular patterns, firing bullet sprays forward. After a few seconds, the cores will lock together with electricity and form a triangle. They will spin around the area, firing large shots towards the center of it, and after a while return to normal formation. If one of them is killed, the cores change their tactics. The remaining two will hook electricity to each other and swing them selves around the room, stopping in corners to switch the pivot point. They will also spray shots while they do this. The only real safespot from the laser sweep is between them and the wall. If only one ship is left, it will also change its attack pattern. It will act like a normal triple core (e.g. moving in a circle, firing shots) but then it will fire a very large pink laser which it will sweep after your ship. After that, it will go back to its old attack pattern.
- If one of the cores is killed just at the right time when they attempt to lock together (e.g., before the core is fully invincible), then the cores will remain in the same place sparking, and the cores will stay invincible while not doing anything, essentially stopping the game.
|Ships||Vic Viper • Lord British • Jade Knight • Falchion β|
|Stages||Beyond the White Storm • Requiem for Revengers • Into the Crystal Cage • Ruins of Silence • Organic Fortress • Green Inferno • On the Event Horizon • Formidable Guardians • Fate...|
|Bosses||Blizzard Crawler • Grave • Nobil • Shining Core • Moai Dimension • Mad Skin • Stinger Kid • Hunter Fang • Giga's Rose • Kraken • Laser Tetran • DeathDouble • Parasite Core • Triple Core • Deltatry • Juggler Core • Neo Big Core • Heaven's Gate • Boost Core • Gunner Wall • Heavy Ducker • Sol • O.V.U.M.|
|Big Cores||Big Core MK I • Big Core MK-I Rev.2 • Big Core MK II • Big Core MK II Kai • Big Core MK III • Big Core MK IV|
|Big Core variants||Beacon • Blaster Cannon Core • Bubble Core • Circle Core • Coreship • Crater Core • Crystal Core • Dellinger Core • Desert Core • Heaven's Gate • Juggler Core • Laser Core • Lizard Core • Neo Big Core • Perla Meralda • Rexion Core • Rolling Core • Shining Core • Super Big Core • Terra Core • Vanishing Core • Genocide Core • Odin Core|
|Core-style bosses||Abaddon Warship • Covered Core • Covered Core MK II • Dead End • Kraken • Mayhem Warship • Metal Slave • Misfit Warship • Queensrÿche • Riot Warship • Plate Core|
|Pseudo-Cores||Death • Death MK II (DeathDouble) • Death MK III • Beta Core • Nobil • Triple Core • Crash Bam|
|Tetran variants||Tetran (Zylom) • Covered Tetran • Crystal Core D-X02 • Laser Tetran • Tenny Rop|
|Parody Cores||Candy Core • Decoration Core • Decoration Core MK II • Viva Core|