Viva Core is yet another variant of Big Core MK I, this time taking on a more humorous tone in Parodius Da!. Viva Core is loaded with neon lights and the traditional blue core has been replaced with a pinball bumper reading "10000 PTS". On the rear, "VIVA CORE" can be clearly seen in bright neon red. It does have extra armaments such as waving arms that shoot big destructible balls and also has flippers that somewhat protect the core.
Viva Core attacks very much like Big Core MK I with the addition of the destroyable balls fired by the moving arms. The flippers open and close and provide some protection to Viva Core, but it's still easy to beat.
- The manuals and the official soundtrack of the game calls it "Electric Spectaculared Core". "Viva Core" is the name used on the actual core itself, though this may simply be a cheer akin to "Viva Las Vegas!", meaning "Hooray for Las Vegas!".
- Viva Core makes an appearance in Otomedius Gorgeous versus mode. However, it is a regular Big Core in disguise, it does this to gain attention from the Gofer Sisters because there are too many other Big Cores in the Bacterian Army.
- It is possible that Viva Core is a mixture of Big Core MK I and Crystal Core.
|Characters||Tako • Vic Viper • Pentaro • TwinBee|
|Stages||Pirate Island • Las Vegas • Labyrinth • Amusement Park (FC) • Crystal Cave (GB) • Japan • Moai Battleship • Pachinko • Clouds and Bubbles • Ice Cave • Night of the Living Dead • Public Bath (SNES) • Zeo's Fortress|
|Bosses||Cat Battleship • Captain Penguinovski the 3rd • Chichibinta Rika • Eagle Eagle Sabnosuke • Hot Lips • Pig Tide • Yoshiko • Viva Core • Honey Miyako • Pooyan • Iron Maiden MK III • Yoshiwara Dayuu • Showering Beauty • Golgotha Takobee|
|Port Exclusive||Miss Mishitarina • Madam of Yotsuya Q • Viking Moai • Woon Botton • Tako Hyuuma • Penguin Bomb • Crystal Golem • Penguin Conducter • Pinwall • Marvelous Green Mantle • Great Gourmet King Manjiri Kun • Super DX Emperor Penguin|
|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|