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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 What's there in the background, you ask? A parody of Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus" of course
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
Parodius SNES Twinbee swims underwater unleashing many boxing glove punches!

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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 Games TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1992 5 out of 5 100
Video Game Den TurboGrafx-16 Jul 16, 2010 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Joystick (French) SNES Sep, 1992 94 out of 100 94
Joystick (French) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Nintendo Land SNES 2003 93 out of 100 93
Megablast TurboGrafx-16 1992 87 out of 100 87
GameFan Magazine TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1993 85.75 out of 100 86
Power Play Game Boy Jul, 1991 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Sep, 1992 10 out of 12 83
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 (23839)
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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 (56220) and Terok Nor (23839)