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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 TurboGrafx-16 Picked up a megaphone
Parodius SNES Inside the bathhouse, penguins take their showers
Parodius NES End of level boss of level one.
Parodius Arcade Auto or manual?

Promo Images

Parodius Magazine Advertisement
Parodius Magazine Advertisement
Parodius Magazine Advertisement

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

Nintendo Land SNES 2003 93 out of 100 93
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Sep, 1992 11 out of 12 92
N-Force Game Boy Sep, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Computer and Video Games (CVG) TurboGrafx-16 Apr, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Video Games SNES Dec, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Power Unlimited SNES Nov, 1993 8.2 out of 10 82
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Play Time NES Oct, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Arcade Aug, 1990 4 out of 5 80
Video Games NES Aug, 1992 44 out of 100 44

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Isn't the MSX version a different game? 2 Terok Nor (30335)
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

Contributed to by J. Michael Bottorff (1759), ^LutheR^ (123), 666gonzo666 (62946) and Terok Nor (30335)
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