Parodius

Critic Score User Score
NES
...
3.3
Game Boy
86
3.6
Arcade
...
4.8
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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 TurboGrafx-16 Play as Vic Viper, Octopus, Twin Bee or Pentarou
Parodius Arcade Sliding penquin, hidden crab
Parodius Arcade Continue?
Parodius Arcade Fight in space

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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Critic Reviews

Video Game Den TurboGrafx-16 Jul 16, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Game Boy Sep, 1991 92 out of 100 92
All Game Guide TurboGrafx-16 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Video Games Game Boy May, 1992 87 out of 100 87
Megablast TurboGrafx-16 1992 87 out of 100 87
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
Power Unlimited SNES Nov, 1993 8.2 out of 10 82

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Isn't the MSX version a different game? 2 Terok Nor (21409)
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 (1785), ^LutheR^ (115), 666gonzo666 (53657) and Terok Nor (21409)