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WARNING!! A huge battleship -Neon Light Illusion- is approaching fast.
Darius Gaiden announcer

Neon Light Illusion (Japanese: ネオンライトイリュージョン, Hepburn: Neonraitoiryūjon?) [Japanese name: Illusion of Neon] is the boss of zones H and J of Darius Gaiden. It is shaped after a bigfin reef squid (Sepioteuthis lessoniana).

Darius Odyssey Guidebook Bio[]

  • Name: Neon Light Illusion
  • Motif: Squid
  • Type: Dimensional Submersible Battleship
  • Size: 91.92 m / 301.6 ft
  • Zone: H (Warp Zone), etc.
  • Weapon: Rotary laser turret (head), etc.

It hides in the subspace, emerging into the normal space upon catching a reaction from enemy aircraft. It is equipped with an optical sensor and smog discharger which temporarily jams radars.


After making its entrance, Neon Light Illusion will engage the player, its attacks changing depending on the zone.

On zone H, it will swing its tentacles and shoot lots of bullets in all directions. After a while it will swing its two larger tentacles and shoot lasers from them. After the tentacles are destroyed it will remove its shell and shoot yellow homing lasers then a barrage of straight lasers.

On zone J, it will release drones which explode into bullets, then shoot yellow lasers which turn 90° when above or below the player while releasing anchor drones. After enough damage it removes the shell, after which it will shoot a barrage of green bullets which stop mid-air then move after the player, stopping and moving again until they disappear.


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