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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 Arcade First enemies
Parodius Arcade Fight in space
Parodius Sharp X68000 Start of the game, very Gradius-like
Parodius NES Select Auto power-up or Manual power-up.

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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

Joystick (French) SNES Sep, 1992 94 out of 100 94
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Sep, 1992 11 out of 12 92
1UP! SNES May 16, 2006 91 out of 100 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy May, 1991 10.8 out of 12 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Sep, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Jeuxvideo.com SNES Sep 29, 2009 16 out of 20 80
Play Time NES Oct, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Arcade Aug, 1990 4 out of 5 80
Score SNES Jan, 1994 63 out of 100 63

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Isn't the MSX version a different game? 2 Terok Nor (27026)
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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 (1782), ^LutheR^ (124), 666gonzo666 (61781) and Terok Nor (27026)