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Parodius (TurboGrafx-16)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.8
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 3.0

The Press Says

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Video Game Den
Because of the two missing levels, the Super Famicom port is probably more faithful to the arcade game, but all in all, this port is simply amazing, fantastic, definitively silly and shouldn't be missed even by the most serious/hardcore shooter fans.
Joystick (French)
Alors que le jeu suit un scrolling multi-directionnel sur plusieurs plans réellement très bons, les huit niveaux que l'on traverse sont beaux, agréables à mater et surtout variés et originaux. Avec Parodius, Konami réalise là son plus beau jeu sur PC Engine.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Graphics are superb, with the humour and vitality of the game perfectly captured. Don't be under any illusions though, the game may look cute as hell but it's one tough mutha of an arcade blast which will keep you coming back for more with huge levels to conquer and bosses so bad they ought to be locked up! I dunno, new consoles come and go but the PC Engine soldiers on with arcade blasts to top the lot. How do they do it, eh?
All Game Guide
If I could recommend only one Konami shooter it'd honestly be this game! This is the greatest shooter from Konami as it encompasses the challenge and diversity of the classic Gradius but adds so much attitude and laughs with it's parodical theme. Of course, if you're not into big eyed characters, steer clear of this one!
Wie man sich auch entscheidet, das Gameplay ist schlichtweg gigantisch: Die Steuerung funktioniert tadellos, der Ohrwurm-Klasse (samt Wiedererkennungseffekten für Insider!), sowie fetzigen FX; lediglich die japano-englische Sprachausgabe ist ein bißchen schwachbrüstig. Kurzum, ein Wahnsinn von einem Ballerspiel — man darf sich bloß nicht daran stören, daß all die Bauchtänzerinnen, Killer-Küken und Katzen-Raumer aus dem Alptraum eines übergeschnappten Comiczeichners entsprungen zu sein scheinen...
GameFan Magazine
The home version of Parodius is exact. It's got the length, the gameplay, and just the right feel. The graphics are true to the original, but the flicker sometimes gets annoying. For being the first 8 meg card, I am impressed.