Hyper Sting is the first boss from Darius II. It is shaped after a lionfish (Pterois volitans).
Darius Odyssey Guidebook Bio
- Name: Hyper Sting
- Motif: Lionfish
- Type: General-purpose battleship
- Size: 288.2 feet
- Zone: A (Corona Loop)
- Weapon: Rapid fire laser cannon (jaw), Etc.
An enemy battleship called "Alliance Army" composed a same battleship from Belsar. Acting in pairs, it excels at combat by performing pincer attack formations against enemy aircrafts.
Hyper Sting is a very easy boss, it's only attack being shooting a laser with some bullets from his mouth, which is also his weak spot. After it is destroyed another Hyper Sting will appear from behind the player, and the Silver Hawk will turn to face it. Both of them can easily be destroyed with the smart bombs which appear during the fight.
Super Darius and Super Darius II
It fights and moves the same way as the original, but it stays on the left side of the screen and there is not another Hyper Sting coming from behind. The only thing that complicates this battle is the speed of lasers and bullets, Hyper Sting's size, no other weak points that makes easier the Silver Hawk movement and no smart bombs.
On Super Darius II, his weak point is his entire body (mainly his head). You can use the Super Darius II cheat for slow movement if don't want to lose your ships.
- Hyper Sting is probably the easiest boss in the Darius series.