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Parodius

MobyRank MobyScore
SNES
87
3.8
TurboGrafx-16
91
3.0
Sharp X68000
...
4.0
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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 Arcade Sliding penquin, hidden crab
Parodius TurboGrafx-16 Shoot your way through these bubbles
Parodius SNES Big guns in the Lollipop level
Parodius NES Parodius title screen

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Joystick (French) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Nintendo Land SNES 2003 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1992 90 out of 100 90
All Game Guide TurboGrafx-16 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameFan Magazine TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1993 85.75 out of 100 86
Mega Fun SNES Mar, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Total! (Germany) Game Boy May, 1994 1.75 out of 6 85
Jeuxvideo.com SNES Sep 29, 2009 16 out of 20 80
GameFan Magazine SNES Oct, 1992 79.5 out of 100 80
Video Game Den NES Jul 26, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Isn't the MSX version a different game? 2 Terok Nor (18401)
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

Contributed to by J. Michael Bottorff (1797), ^LutheR^ (115), 666gonzo666 (38049) and Terok Nor (18401)