History VideoGame / Parodius

3rd Oct '17 3:02:00 PM Kaabisteru
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* [[{{Expy}} Exported Weapons]]: The angelic pig Michael (and even moreso Mike in ''Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius'') has the attacks of ''VideoGame/{{Darius}}'''s Silver Hawk, and Hikaru uses weapons from the ''Thunder Cross'' ship. And Ran is the [[VideoGame/RType R9 Leo]]. Mambo has Screw Laser from MSX's ''Nemesis''-series and Search Laser from ''Xexex''.

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* [[{{Expy}} Exported Weapons]]: The angelic pig Michael (and [[note]]and even moreso Mike in ''Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius'') Parodius''[[/note]] has the attacks of ''VideoGame/{{Darius}}'''s Silver Hawk, and Hikaru uses weapons from the ''Thunder Cross'' ship. And Ran is the [[VideoGame/RType R9 Leo]]. Mambo meanwhile has Screw Laser from MSX's ''Nemesis''-series and Search Laser from ''Xexex''.
26th Jun '17 5:15:47 PM Berrenta
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->'''''[[YouBastard Do Not Play Seriously!]]'''''
-->-- Closing line of opening cutscene from ''MSX Parodius''.
29th Apr '17 4:34:29 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Even past the [[{{Expy}} exported characters]] and ShootEmUp homages. Starting with the third game, many levels have been based on other Konami properties, including but not limited to ''TokimekiMemorial'', ''VideoGame/GanbareGoemon'', ''VideoGame/LethalEnforcers'', ''Taisen Puzzle Dama'', ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', ''VideoGame/YieArKungFu'', and ''[[VideoGame/LivePowerfulProBaseball Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu]]''.

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* ShoutOut: Even past the [[{{Expy}} exported characters]] and ShootEmUp homages. Starting with the third game, many levels have been based on other Konami properties, including but not limited to ''TokimekiMemorial'', ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'', ''VideoGame/GanbareGoemon'', ''VideoGame/LethalEnforcers'', ''Taisen Puzzle Dama'', ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', ''VideoGame/YieArKungFu'', and ''[[VideoGame/LivePowerfulProBaseball Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu]]''.
15th Mar '17 6:39:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''Parodius ~Tako wa Chikyū o Sukū~''[[labelnote:translation]]"The Octopus Saves the Earth"[[/labelnote]] (1988, for {{MSX}})

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* ''Parodius ~Tako wa Chikyū o Sukū~''[[labelnote:translation]]"The Octopus Saves the Earth"[[/labelnote]] (1988, for {{MSX}}){{UsefulNotes/MSX}})
26th Feb '17 2:43:07 PM nombretomado
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Parodius plays much like the Gradius series, but much [[LighterAndSofter Fluffier]] and [[DenserAndWackier Nuttier]]. Many of the characters are drawn from other {{Konami}} games, including the [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Vic Viper]] (whose [[AttackDrone Option]] is itself playable in ''Sexy Parodius''), VideoGame/{{Twinbee}}, [[GanbareGoemon Goemon]], [[VideoGame/AntarcticAdventure Pentarou the penguin]], VideoGame/KidDracula, and Upa (the baby hero of ''Bio Miracle Bokette Upa''). Characters original to the series have included:

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Parodius plays much like the Gradius series, but much [[LighterAndSofter Fluffier]] and [[DenserAndWackier Nuttier]]. Many of the characters are drawn from other {{Konami}} {{Creator/Konami}} games, including the [[VideoGame/{{Gradius}} Vic Viper]] (whose [[AttackDrone Option]] is itself playable in ''Sexy Parodius''), VideoGame/{{Twinbee}}, [[GanbareGoemon Goemon]], [[VideoGame/AntarcticAdventure Pentarou the penguin]], VideoGame/KidDracula, and Upa (the baby hero of ''Bio Miracle Bokette Upa''). Characters original to the series have included:



* GorgeousGorgon: One serves as the end boss of one of two possible third levels in ''Sexy Parodius''. Of course, given that level pays homage to ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', and [[{{Konami}} who made both]], this is a given.

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* GorgeousGorgon: One serves as the end boss of one of two possible third levels in ''Sexy Parodius''. Of course, given that level pays homage to ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', and [[{{Konami}} [[{{Creator/Konami}} who made both]], this is a given.
28th Oct '16 5:23:59 PM MitchellProductions
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->'''''Do Not Play Seriously!'''''

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->'''''Do ->'''''[[YouBastard Do Not Play Seriously!'''''Seriously!]]'''''
3rd Oct '16 5:30:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShoutOut: Even past the [[{{Expy}} exported characters]] and ShootEmUp homages. Starting with the third game, many levels have been based on other Konami properties, including but not limited to ''TokimekiMemorial'', ''VideoGame/GanbareGoemon'', ''VideoGame/LethalEnforcers'', ''Taisen Puzzle Dama'', ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', ''VideoGame/YieArKungFu'', and ''[[LivePowerfulProBaseball Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu]]''.

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* ShoutOut: Even past the [[{{Expy}} exported characters]] and ShootEmUp homages. Starting with the third game, many levels have been based on other Konami properties, including but not limited to ''TokimekiMemorial'', ''VideoGame/GanbareGoemon'', ''VideoGame/LethalEnforcers'', ''Taisen Puzzle Dama'', ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'', ''VideoGame/YieArKungFu'', and ''[[LivePowerfulProBaseball ''[[VideoGame/LivePowerfulProBaseball Jikkyou Powerful Pro Yakyuu]]''.
12th Sep '16 6:26:22 PM MyFinalEdits
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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever:In ''Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius,'' giant versions of Hikaru and Akane become the level 2 boss. Also, Rika Chichibinita, the giant Vegas dancer, in almost every game save the MSX ''Parodius'' and ''Sexy Parodius''. You also fight giant mermaids, eagles, octopi, pandas, etc.

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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever:In AttackOfThe50FootWhatever:
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''Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius,'' giant versions of Hikaru and Akane become the level 2 boss. Also, Rika Chichibinita, the giant Vegas dancer, in almost every game save the MSX ''Parodius'' and ''Sexy Parodius''. You also fight giant mermaids, eagles, octopi, pandas, etc.
12th Sep '16 2:37:29 PM Zef
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** If you snag a Green Bell powerup, your character is temporarily enlarged and made absolutely invincible. Although your weapons are disabled, you can simply fly into everything to inflict very heavy CollisionDamage.



* BaitAndSwitch: [[spoiler:The treasure box at the end of]] ''Fantastic Journey''.



* CuteEmUp: It's ''Gradius'' re-skinned to be as cute and silly as possible.

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* CuteEmUp: It's ''Gradius'' re-skinned to be as cute ComebackMechanic: You're blazing through the level, sporting a variety of weapons and silly as possible.powerups, and suddenly you make a mistake! You [[CollisionDamage crash into something]] or are [[BulletHell shot down]]. Since gathering all of those goodies to get back up to speed is a pain, the game takes ''some'' pity on you by having your exploding ship release a whole set of Bells upon death --which usually contain at least one Green Bell, a White one, or both, both of which are very destructive and confer either invincibility or the ability to absorb shots. You may also get a mercy Speed Up to help you catch up.



* CuteEmUp: It's ''Gradius'' re-skinned to be as cute and silly as possible.



* DynamicDifficulty: Inherited from ''Gradius''. The better you're doing, and the more powerups you have equipped, the less mercy the game will present to you (at least until [[ComebackMechanic you're shot down]]). Then, when you get shot down and lose everything, the game ''instantly'' decreases the amounts of foes on-screen and may toss in a few freebies to give you a chance to recover.



* WeaponsGradeVocabulary: There's a weapon that the attack is nonsense phrases such as "SHAVING IS BORING" coming out of your spaceship.

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* WeaponsGradeVocabulary: There's The White Bell temporary powerup equips you with a weapon that the attack is megaphone, temporarily replacing your weapons. It spits out various nonsense phrases such as "SHAVING IS BORING" coming out of your spaceship.that do heavy damage and absorb standard bullets.
2nd Sep '16 8:08:01 AM Kaabisteru
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* [[{{Expy}} Exported Weaponry]]: The angelic pig Michael (and even moreso Mike in ''Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius'') has the attacks of ''VideoGame/{{Darius}}'''s Silver Hawk, and Hikaru uses weapons from the ''Thunder Cross'' ship. And Ran is the [[VideoGame/RType R9 Leo]]. Mambo has Screw Laser from MSX's ''Nemesis''-series and Search Laser from ''Xexex''.

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* [[{{Expy}} Exported Weaponry]]: Weapons]]: The angelic pig Michael (and even moreso Mike in ''Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius'') has the attacks of ''VideoGame/{{Darius}}'''s Silver Hawk, and Hikaru uses weapons from the ''Thunder Cross'' ship. And Ran is the [[VideoGame/RType R9 Leo]]. Mambo has Screw Laser from MSX's ''Nemesis''-series and Search Laser from ''Xexex''.
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