Steel Spin is a boss from Darius II and one of two possible bosses resident in Alloy Lantern's body. It is shaped after a porcupine fish (Diodon holocanthus).
Darius Odyssey Guidebook Bio
- Name: Steel Spin
- Motif: Porcupine fish
- Type: General purpose attack ship
- Size: 74.76 m / 245.3 ft
- Zone: B (Surface of Mercury)
- Weapon: Spinning-type defense pod
An attack ship which deploys spinning defense pods around itself, altough the defensive capabilites to fend of against the Silvehawk inside Alloy Lantern are high, it doesnt have a strong firearm installed.
Steel Spin uses a ring of orbs to protect itself, compensating for its low defenses. While its whole body is vulnerable, the player must bypass the orbs or destroy them first to damage it. It can spread the orbs to cover a wider area around it and will also attack by shooting needles, a mouth laser and homing missiles. The player can either stay a safe distance in front of him or attempt to get close in order to defeat it faster.
Super Darius / Super Darius II
It hasn't the orb shields and the homing missiles but is "bigger" and (in Super Darius) tougher than before, because the screen size and the speed of bullets makes more difficult to avoid its attacks. The player can still shoot its body to destroy it.