Parodius

Critic Score User Score
SNES
87
3.8
NES
...
2.8
Game Boy
87
3.1
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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 Sharp X68000 Damn clowns and their bubbles
Parodius NES Don't get hit by bullets.
Parodius Sharp X68000 Playing as Twinbee on stage 2 - Las Vegas Circus. And that's my favorite bell power-up in this game: the bullhorn that spouts deadly catch phrases
Parodius TurboGrafx-16 If you collect a green bell, you become large and invincible

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

Nintendo Land SNES 2003 93 out of 100 93
Joystick (French) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Power Play SNES Sep, 1992 90 out of 100 90
N-Force SNES Sep, 1992 87 out of 100 87
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Sep, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Jeuxvideo.com SNES Sep 29, 2009 16 out of 20 80
Power Play Arcade Aug, 1990 4 out of 5 80
Nintendo Life SNES Aug 07, 2010 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
GameFan Magazine SNES Oct, 1992 79.5 out of 100 80
Video Games NES Aug, 1992 44 out of 100 44

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Isn't the MSX version a different game? 2 Terok Nor (20166)
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 (1794), ^LutheR^ (115), 666gonzo666 (51690) and Terok Nor (20166)