The Vic Viper (ビック バイパー bikku baipaa) is a guest fighter from the Gradius Series of games by Konami. It is custom-sprited by sprite artist Herr Schatten.
The Vic Viper uses standard Options and a Spread Bomb, along with a ludicrously powerful beam cannon as a special attack. It moves slower than average. The Vic Viper is the only Gradius ship that uses normal Slaves.
Until v0.10 of Xeno Fighters R, the Vic Viper was a carbon copy of its Xeno Fighters EX incarnation. Now, its weaponry and weapon mode have been updated. It now uses just one type of subweapon at a time. It also gains new Options when picking up any powerup icon. Its Spread Bombs are always available, provided the Vic Viper has collected at least one powerup.
Laser Array: This is the same weapon the Jade Knight uses, with some visual differences. It offers heave forward firepower, but lacks in rapid fire rate and defensive coverage.
Hawk Wind Double: Shoots a second bullet diagonally in the direction the Vic Viper is moving. Gives Vic Viper a much needed boost in defensive coverage, but the firepower gains are minimal with each new Option gathered. The Hawk Wind Double behaves similarly to the Pollux's Cyclopean Laser subweapon.
Mega Beam Cannon: Using the same Bomber attack as in the original XFEX, Vic Viper unleashes an energy beam than cancels out enemy projectiles and deals catastrophic damage to enemies caught in the beam. Its very effective against stronger enemies and bosses, but it slows Vic Viper's speed down dramatically until Mega Beam Cannon stops.
Standard Raiden F: Vic Viper uses the standard Raiden Fighters slaves in its color scheme. The Vic Viper is the only Gradius ship that uses these standard Slaves, since it does not have Gradius Shields as the other Gradius ships do.
To be announced.
|Original ships||Amada Vipros ● Phyxius ● Zaiva ● Xelcor|
|Seibu Kaihatsu cameos||Raiden mk-II ● Judge Spear ● Raiden mk-IIβ ● Blue Javelin|
|Other cameos||Vic Viper ● Castor ● Pollux ● Miria ● Miyamoto ● Zapdos ● P-38 ● X-36 Warlord|