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Parodius (Game Boy)

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Description

This is mostly the parody of Gradius (Nemesis on some systems), with some flavor from other shoot-em-ups, like Twinbee. The series is available on numerous platforms.

The game is a right-to-left scrolling shoot-em-up. You can choose from 4 different flying creatures, with different weapons. You must finish 7 stages, each having a boss at the end. You may start at either one, but must complete every level to advance to the final stage.

Screenshots

Parodius Game Boy Title screen
Parodius Game Boy Stage 1 beginning
Parodius Game Boy Setup screen
Parodius Game Boy Stage 1 boss

Alternate Titles

  • "パロディウスだ! 神話からお笑いへ" -- Japanese SNES spelling
  • "Parodius: Tako ga chikyuu o sukuu" -- MSX Japanese title
  • "Parodius: Non-Sense Fantasy" -- European SNES title
  • "Parodius Da!" -- Alternate title
  • "Parodius 1" -- Informal title

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Sep, 1991 92 out of 100 92
N-Force Sep, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Total! (Germany) May, 1994 1.75 out of 6 85
Power Play Jul, 1991 85 out of 100 85

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Isn't the MSX version a different game? 2 Terok Nor (17840)
Nov 19, 2010

Trivia

European version

There are a few changes in the European SNES version:
  • During the intro, a cigarette was removed
  • In the Japanese version, the clown enemies in stage two have a Christian cross. This was changed to a wind-up key.
  • A background picture of a naked woman in level three, a parody of The Birth of Venus, was removed.
  • The licking animations of the stage three bosses were removed.
  • The bunny costumes and ears of female enemies in stage seven were removed.
A detailed list of changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

Awards

  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1993 – #2 Best SNES Game in 1992
    • Issue 02/1993 – #2 Best Handheld Game in 1992

^LutheR^ (115) added Parodius (Game Boy) on Jun 15, 2003
Other platforms contributed by J. Michael Bottorff (1808), Marcin Ostrowski (32604), Terok Nor (17840) and koffiepad (10047)