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Parodius (Sharp X68000)

Parodius Sharp X68000 Title screen

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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 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 Sharp X68000 What's there in the background, you ask? A parody of Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus" of course
Parodius Sharp X68000 Title screen
Parodius Sharp X68000 Choosing one of the four different characters

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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Isn't the MSX version a different game? 2 Terok Nor (18933)
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

Terok Nor (18933) added Parodius (Sharp X68000) on Feb 01, 2012
Other platforms contributed by J. Michael Bottorff (1795), ^LutheR^ (115), 666gonzo666 (40647) and Terok Nor (18933)