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Gokujyou Parodius (ver JAD)


Gokujyou Parodius! - Kako no Eikou wo Motomete (c) 1994 Konami.


The second arcade sequel to 1990's "Parodius Da!", this parody of Konami's "Gradius" series picks up where the first game left off. This time, it isn't only their own games that the Konami shoot-em-up mocks; other classics of the genre such as Irem's legendary "R-Type" - specifically the infamous mothership that forms R-Type's entire third level - are lovingly parodied.


- TECHNICAL -


Konami GX hardware

Game ID : GX321


Main CPU : 68EC020

Sound CPU : 68000

Sound Chips : (2x) K054539


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 288 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 8192


Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


- TRIVIA -


The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Fantastic Parodius! - Surpassing Its Former Glory'.


This game is known outside Japan as "Fantastic Journey".


The name of the fish character Mambo has a double meaning, he gets his name from the real life fish called Ocean Sunfish (or Mola Mola), but called Mambou in Japan. The other meaning is Mambo from the musical style, which is why the female partner character in this game is called Samba, yet another musical style.


Stage 1 music is a remix of 'In the Mood', by Joe Garland (1939).

Stage 1 boss music is a remix of 'Carmen : Le Toreador', by Georges Bizet (1875).

Stage 2 music is a remix of 'Stars and Stripes Forever', by John Philip Sousa (1896).

Stage 3 music is a remix of 'Tritsch-Tratsch Polka', by Johann Strauss (1858).

Stage 3 boss music is a remix of 'Mambo No. 5', by Damaso Perez Prado (1949).

Stage 4 music is a remix of 'Guillaume Tell', by Gioacchino Rossini (1829).

Stage 4 boss music is a remix of "Gradius"'s Aircraft Carrier music.

Stage 5 music is a megamix of 'Yankee Doodle', 'Ej Lucka, Lucka' / Czech Folk Song, 'Mary Had a Little Lamb', 'Circus Song' (Chopsticks), 'London Bridge', 'Picnic'.

Stage 5 boss music is a remix of 'Piano Sonata K.331, 3rd : Rondo Alla Turca', by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Stage 6 music is a remix of 'Juugoya Otsukisan', by Nagayo Motoori.

Stage 6 boss music is a remix of 'Zuizui Zukkorobashi', by Japanese Children's Song.

Moai Ship stage music is a remix of 'Die Walkure', by Richard Wagner.

Moai Ship stage boss music is a remix of 'Symphony No.25 in G minor, K.183; 1st movement', by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Stage 7 music is a remix of 'Symphony No.9 in E minor : From The New World', by Antonin Dvorak.

Special stage music is a megamix of music from others Konami Games : "TwinBee", "Salamander", "AJax", "Gradius II", "Gradius III", "Thunder Cross".

Special stage boss music is a remix of 'Flight of the Bumblebee', by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Ranking table music is a remix of 'The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a', by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.


King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Gokujyou Parodius - KICA-7641) on 05/07/1994.


- SERIES -


1. Parodius - Tako wa Chikyuu o Sukuu (1988, MSX)

2. Parodius Da! - Shinwa kara Owarai e (1990)

3. Gokujyou Parodius! - Kako no Eikou wo Motomete (1994)

4. Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius (1995, Nintendo Super Famicom)

5. Sexy Parodius (1996)


- STAFF -


Programmers : Chichibinta Tsukasa, V. Mailer

Character designers : Shuzilow.Ha, Magurou, Taro Maru, Ishimaroid, Bon.Natsumi

Music : Prophet Fukami, M.Puddin' Satoko, Sitar Senoo

Sound effects : Gokujyou-Tasaka, 118

Hard designers : Million Hide, Suke, Escape Yoshiaki, Nanba Shot Tom

Product designer : Poper Takashi


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Nintendo Super Famicom (1994)

Sony PlayStation (1994, "Parodius Deluxe Pack")

Sega Saturn (1995, "Parodius Deluxe")

Sony PSP (2007, "Parodius Portable")