The Lava Core is a boss from Tyrian, being fought in the Lava Run level during the fourth chapter.


The Lava Core is a bomb device which Microsol planned to use to blow up the core of Ixmucane and turn it into a sun. It appears as a mass of molten lava.

The Lava Core mostly attacks with fire blasts and flares which come from behind it, also being capable of restoring it's health on higher difficulty settings. This can be a problem, since the battle is timed, as the player have only 15 seconds to destroy the boss. If the player fails to destroy it within the time limit it will run away and blow up the planet's core.