The Nova is a weapon that was featured only in Thunder Force II, particularly in the side-scrolling levels of the game.


The Nova shoots a rapid-fire, three-way spreading pattern of ring lasers with a single stream of shots for some minor fixed forward firepower. What's special about the ring lasers that when you move Exceliza in one direction, the weapon is ring lasers are angled in the opposite direction.

This is similar in function to the later Free Way weapon used by Rynex in Thunder Force IV.