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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 NES It's seems Tako is working in the circus.
Parodius TurboGrafx-16 If you collect a green bell, you become large and invincible
Parodius Game Boy Game developer
Parodius NES End of level boss of level one.

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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
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Game Boy Sep, 1991 92 out of 100 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Sep, 1992 11 out of 12 92
All Game Guide TurboGrafx-16 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy May, 1991 10.8 out of 12 90
Power Play Game Boy Jul, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Nintendo Life SNES Aug 07, 2010 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Play Time Game Boy Jun, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Score SNES Jan, 1994 63 out of 100 63

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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 (1770), ^LutheR^ (115), 666gonzo666 (56822) and Terok Nor (24023)