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Parodius

MobyRank MobyScore
TurboGrafx-16
91
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NES
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2.8
Arcade
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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 Fight in space
Parodius Game Boy Title screen
Parodius Game Boy Stage 1 beginning
Parodius Sharp X68000 Penguin crowd and a smoking Moai

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) SNES Sep, 1992 94 out of 100 94
N-Force Game Boy Sep, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Power Play SNES Sep, 1992 90 out of 100 90
N-Force SNES Sep, 1992 87 out of 100 87
GameFan Magazine TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1993 85.75 out of 100 86
Total! (Germany) Game Boy May, 1994 1.75 out of 6 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Sep, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Power Unlimited SNES Nov, 1993 8.2 out of 10 82
Nintendo Life SNES Aug 07, 2010 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 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 (19329)
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 (1795), ^LutheR^ (115), 666gonzo666 (45810) and Terok Nor (19329)