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Description

Star Parodier is a "cute-'em-up" top-down shooter that lampoons the Star Soldier games by replacing most sci-fi elements with humorous graphics and sounds.

The player can choose to play the game as the starfighter from the Star Soldier games, a flying Bomberman and a giant, laser-toting PC-Engine, each featuring their own weapon combinations which can be swapped at will in-game by collecting the right power-ups. The game features fully-animated cutscenes and CD music.

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Star Parodier TurboGrafx CD The basic power up for PC Engine is called HuCard... :)
Star Parodier TurboGrafx CD Mid-boss battle on a sunny beach against two crabs
Star Parodier TurboGrafx CD Flying over a garden. Wizards appear suddenly and shoot at me
Star Parodier TurboGrafx CD The boss of this level is a giant, candy-throwing fish

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Alternate Titles

  • "Fantasy Star Soldier" -- Working English title
  • "スターパロジャー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Video Games TurboGrafx CD Jun, 1992 5 out of 5 100
Video Game Den TurboGrafx CD Jun 23, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Engine Gamer TurboGrafx CD Jul, 2012 947 out of 1000 95
GamesCollection TurboGrafx CD Apr 12, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Nintendo Life Wii May 16, 2008 9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars9 Stars 90
IGN Wii Aug 11, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Retrogaming History TurboGrafx CD Jul 31, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii May 20, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Play Time TurboGrafx CD Jun, 1993 69 out of 100 69

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Trivia

The game was slated for a US release under the title Fantasy Star Soldier but while mostly completed, the localized release never saw the light of day.
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