Parodius

aka: Parodius 1, Parodius Da!, Parodius: Non-Sense Fantasy
Moby ID: 9408
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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.

Spellings

  • パロディウスだ! - Japanese Game Boy/NES spelling
  • パロディウスだ! ー神話からお笑いへー - Japanese spelling

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Credits (Arcade version)

26 People (11 developers, 15 thanks) · View all

Main Programmer
Sub-Programmer
Character Designer
Sound
Hard Design
Tool Support
Special Thanks
  • Kazuhisa Hashimoto (Kazuhisa.H)
  • Hiroaki. T (Hiroaki.T)
  • MSX Parodius Team
  • Gradius 1 Team
  • Gradius 2 Team
  • Gradius 3 Team
  • Salamander Team
  • Room 1002
  • 1005
  • 1007
  • 1008
  • 1010
  • 1011
  • 1012
  • ...and you!
[ full credits ]

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Average score: 88% (based on 26 ratings)

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Isn't the MSX version a different game? Grandy02 (673) 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

  • EGM
    • 1993 Buyer's Guide - Best Video Game That Never Came Out in the U.S.
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1993 – #2 Best SNES Game in 1992
    • Issue 02/1993 – #2 Best Handheld Game in 1992

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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by ^LutheR^.

SNES added by J. Michael Bottorff. Arcade added by 666gonzo666. NES, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16 added by Terok Nor.

Additional contributors: Shoddyan, chirinea, muesli, Alaka, Patrick Bregger, Kayburt.

Game added June 15, 2003. Last modified February 8, 2024.