Thanks! Actually the Mother Hawk fight is super easy yeah, you just point blank the nose and nothing it shoots will hit you. The only dangerous part is dodging the tail fin that it throws at you. The first time I got there I was naked with zero lives. Nerves got the best of me and I ate the tail fin. But if you make it powered up there's almost no way you will lose. The strategy is the same in both PS2 and Saturn in this case. Honestly all 3 of the Darius II final bosses are really easy. Little Stripes is a standard fight but easy and rather anti-climactic since the boss design is a bit lame. Bio Strong is cool looking but you can easily exploit the fight by just riding the top edge, and Mother Hawk can be easily point blanked into oblivion (though it's a bit close for comfort at times). I'd say of the 3 I like Hawk the best, but all of them are pretty lame compared to stuff like G.T. in the first game.
So Mother Hawk is also a pushover? What a shame. It can't be worse than Little Stripes though, that one is a real letdown, difficulty and design-wise. No surprise it got demoted to stage 1 mid-boss in Darius Twin, a position it fits much better.
This gives me more motivation to reach that Killer Higia fight in Sagaia. I was close to reaching it once, but I was on my last life and got killed by the blue satellites that spawned while the warning message appeared, so all I saw of the boss was a part of his head.
Let me know if you reach the other final bosses and notice any differences.
@Keleb Parham : I can't say for the PSP version, but Darius Burst AC is a cool game, and while it does not convey the feeling of adventuring as much as the previous games due to its shorter length and abundance of stages set in outer space, it is a fun game. Playing this in the dedicated cab' with the speakers and the rumble and everything is a treat.
And, yeah, I don't think anything comes close to G-Darius when it comes to awesome lasers. That game is excellent by the way, a shame there are issues with some of the ports and the emulation (the PSX slowdown, the lack of music in MAME and the PC version).
I think I have downloaded so much I am bored with downloading. No really I bored with downloading stuff I might consider moving to Canada or the pacific.