Uska (ウスカ Usuka?) is a recurring enemy in the Gradius series.


It is one of the enemies introduced in Gradius, they appear in the Stage 5, Tentacle.

Attack patterns

Uska travel in groups of four appearing at the bottom and top of the screen, initially moving very slow, speeding up when they reach halfway across the screen, homing into the Vic Viper. Depending on the difficulty, they could shoot bullets at the Vic Viper.


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