Wasteland is a new stage which was added in the PC-Engine and MSX versions of Gradius. It appears after stage 4 and before stage 5 (now Stage 6 in this port).


This level is filled with fossils. Be careful when shooting away the bones on the big ones, they explode into smaller pieces that can kill you. Besides the usual guns on the surfaces, you have to deal with fossil heads that will shoot fire that looks like sperm at you. At the end, you will face the fossil head rush before fighting the Core. This stage was modified and included in Gradius ReBirth as Stage 4 with the music "Something Ghostly" from Gradius II NES.




Ships Vic Viper
Stages VolcanoStonehengeMoaiReverse VolcanoWasteland (PCE) • TentacleCellBase
Sub Bosses VolcanoZub RushMother and ChildIron MaidenTentacleElectronic Cage

Re-Bone (PC Engine) • Tornado (MSX) • Tyran Pace (MSX)

Bosses Big CoreCell NucleusXaerous Brain
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