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Parodius on Wikipedia
Parodius is a series of horizontally scrolling shooters developed by Konami. The games are tongue-in-cheek parodies of Gradius, hence the name ( Parodius is a portmanteau of Parody and Gradius). It also parodies many other Konami franchises, including Antarctic Adventure, Castlevania, Xexex, Axelay, Thunder Cross, Taisen Puzzle-Dama, Space Manbow, Ganbare Goemon, Lethal Enforcers, Tokimeki Memorial and TwinBee.
Parodius (April 28, 1988). MSX, Re-released for Saturn and PlayStation on 1998, Re-released for Mobile Phones on 2006, PlayStation Portable on 2007, Wii Virtual Console on January 12, 2010, Wii U Virtual Console on December 25, 2013, PC (as Project EGG) on April 2014 in Japan.
Parodius Da! (April 25, 1990). Arcade, Famicom (1990), Sharp X68000, Game Boy (1991), SNES, PC Engine (1992), PlayStation (1994), Saturn (1995), Re-released for Mobile Phones on 2003 in Japan, (as Parodius! Deluxe Edition on 2004 for Konami Net DX), PlayStation Portable on 2007 in Japan.
Gokujo Parodius or Fantastic Parodius (April 26, 1994). Arcade and Super Famicom (1994), PlayStation (1994), Sega Saturn (1995), Re-released for PlayStation Portable and Mobile Phones on 2007 in Japan.
Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius (December 15, 1995). Super Famicom (1995), PlayStation and Sega Saturn (1996), Re-released on PlayStation Portable on 2007 in Japan.
Sexy Parodius (March 1996). Arcade, March 3, 1996 in Japan. PlayStation, November 1, 1996 in Japan, Sega Saturn, January 11, 1997 in Japan, Re-released for PlayStation Portable on 2007 in Japan.
Paro Wars (September 25, 1997). PlayStation.
Little Pirates (July 1998). Pachislot, Japan-only.
CR Parodius Da!(September 2000 ). Pachinko, Japan-only.
CR Parodius Da! EX (November 2000). Pachinko.
CR Parodius Da! ZE and CR Parodius Da! 2 (2000). Pachinko, Japan-only.
CR Saikoro Tin Douty (August 2004). Pachinko, Japan-only.
CR Gokujō Parodius! (2006): Pachinko, (as CR Gokujō Parodius! LE57, CR Gokujō Parodius! LX50 and CR Gokujō Parodius! NCE80F) Released on May 2006 in Japan-only.
Gokuraku Parodius (September 2010): Pachislot, Japan-only.
Gokuraku Parodius A (November 2010): Pachislot, Japan-only.
Remakes and Compilations
Gokujō Parodius Da! Deluxe Pack (December 3, 1994). PlayStation. Later released for Sega Saturn and re-edited as a "PlayStation the Best" title on 1997 and PSOne Books on 2003.
Parodius Da! Deluxe Edition (2004). Mobile Phones for Konami Net DX.
Parodius Portable(January 23, 2007). PlayStation Portable.
Gokujō Parodius (1995), a manga published in Gamest Comics.
Kyukyoku Parodius (May 3, 1997), a Japan-only Drama CD.
Gokujō Parodius (1998), a Japan-only Keychain + Mini-Notebook from Gacha.
Card Jan Gokujō Parodius(2005), a Japan-only playing card set released by Card Han.
Goku Paro Free (2007), a keychain set.
Links to Other Series
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Direction Series Date Description
Gradius April 28, 1988 Parodius is a spin-off of Gradius. 1
Ganbare Goemon April 28, 1988 Goemon and other series' characters appear as playable characters in several games of the Parodius series. 1
Antarctic Adventure April 28, 1988 Characters from Antarctic Adventure are prominently featured in the Parodius series, while the character of Pentarou is the son of Penta and Penko. 1
Knightmare April 28, 1988 Popolon from Knightmare appears as a playable character in Parodius. 1
TwinBee April 25, 1990 The TwinBee ship and characters from the series are playable in several entries of the Parodius series. 1
Salamander April 25, 1990 The Octopus gameplay configuration in Parodius Da! is based on Salamander. 3
Space Manbow April 25, 1990 Mambo and Sambo from Gokujo Parodius and Sexy Parodius are inspired by Space Manbow. 3
Darius April 25, 1990 Michael's gameplay configuration in Gokujo Parodius is inspired by Darius. 3
Rock'n Game Boy November 1991 The world of Parodius Da! is featured in Rock'n Game Boy. 1
Konami Wai Wai World 1993 Takosuke from Parodius appears in Wai Wai Bingo and Wai Wai Pocker, Hanako from Gokujo Parodius replaces Penta in his functions on the mobile port of Konami Wai Wai World. 1
Kid Dracula November 25, 1994 Kid Dracula is a playable character in the SNES port of Gokujou Parodius and the PlayStation/Saturn port of Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius. 1
Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa November 25, 1994 Upa is a playable character in the SNES port of Gokujou Parodius and Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius. 1
Axelay November 25, 1994 Kid Dracula's gameplay configuration in Gokujou Parodius is based on Axelay. 3
Thunder Cross December 03, 1994 The omake stage in the PlayStation and Saturn port of Parodius Da! is based on stages from Thunder Cross, while Hikaru and Akane's gameplay configuration in later games is based on Thunder Cross. 3
Neo Kobe 2045 Speed King 1995 Aitsu from Parodius is a secret playable character in Neo Kobe 2045 Speed King. 1
Tokimeki Memorial October 13, 1995 The stage "School" in Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius is based on Tokimeki Memorial, while Parodius characters Koitsu and Doitsu appear on a book in Tokimeki Memorial: Forever with You. 2
Xexex December 15, 1995 The stage "Sweet Land" in Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius is based on stage 2 of Xexex. 3
Lethal Enforcers December 15, 1995 The stage "High Speed Patrol" in Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius is based on Lethal Enforcers. 3
Taisen Puzzle-Dama December 15, 1995 Bosses from Taisen Puzzle-Dama appear in the Boss Rush from Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius. 1
Bishi Bashi 1996 Koitsu from Parodius makes a cameo appearance in Super Bishi Bashi Champ. 1
Castlevania March 1996 Sexy Parodius features a stage based off Castlevania, while Aitsu and Koitsu from Parodius make a cameo appearance in Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin and Harmony of Despair. 1
Yie Ar Kung-Fu March 1996 Sexy Parodius features a stage based off Yie Ar Kung-Fu, including a cameo of its protagonist, Oolong. 1
Konami Antiques MSX Collection March 19, 1998 Parodius is included in Konami Antiques MSX Collection Vol. 3. 2
Konami GB Collection March 19, 1998 Parodius Da! is included in Konami GB Collection Vol. 4. 2
Mitsumete Knight November 26, 1998 Stickers of Takosuke and Koitsu from Parodius can be seen in printstations from Mitsumete Knight R. 2
Konami Krazy Racers March 21, 2001 Konami Krazy Racers features Takosuke from Parodius as a selectable racer. 1
Yu-Gi-Oh September 19, 2002 Aitsu, Koitsu, Doitsu and Soitsu from Parodius appear as Yu-Gi-Oh cards. 2
CR Saikoro Tin Douty 2004 Characters from Parodius appear in CR Saikoro Tin Douty MD. 1
Nou Kaihatsu Kenkyujo Kuru Kuru Lab December 13, 2006 Koitsu and Takosuke from Parodius appear in Nou Kaihatsu Kenkyujo Kuru Kuru Lab. 1
Elebits December 11, 2008 Tako/Octopus from Parodius appears as an elebit in Elebits: The Adventures of Kai and Zero. 1