Parodius (Sharp X68000)

Parodius Screenshots

Sharp X68000 version

Title screen
Penguin crowd and a smoking Moai
Choosing one of the four different characters
Selecting power-up type: Auto or Manual
Start of the game, very Gradius-like
Playing as Pentarou on stage 1 - Island of Pirates
Oh no, the Cat Battleship is burning
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
Damn clowns and their bubbles
A giant Las Vegas showgirl is the mid-boss here
Playing as Octopus on stage 3: Candy Land
What's there in the background, you ask? A parody of Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus" of course