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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 NES It's seems Tako is working in the circus.
Parodius Game Boy Game developer
Parodius NES The statue heads of Easter island.

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
Joystick (French) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1992 93 out of 100 93
N-Force Game Boy Sep, 1992 91 out of 100 91
N-Force SNES Sep, 1992 87 out of 100 87
Super Play (UK) SNES Mar, 1993 86 out of 100 86
GameFan Magazine TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1993 85.75 out of 100 86
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Sep, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Jeuxvideo.com SNES Sep 29, 2009 16 out of 20 80
Mega Fun Game Boy Jun, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Arcade Aug, 1990 4 out of 5 80

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Isn't the MSX version a different game? 2 Terok Nor (21822)
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 (1784), ^LutheR^ (115), 666gonzo666 (53687) and Terok Nor (21822)