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Parodius Trilogy

by Deceased Crab

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Original Thread: (Video/Multi) Let's All Play Parodius: Damn You Penguins!

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Introduction



Let's All Play Parodius!

What is Parodius?
Parodius is a game series by Konami. It is a parody of their Gradius series. In Gradius you fought robots and aliens and monsters and bubbles and such. In Parodius you fight penguins and cats and giant women and pretty much anything else they can come up with.

Why Parodius?
It is the last game anyone expected me to Let's Play after La-Mulana. La-Mulana had an insane and difficult Parodius parody game in it that you had to play to finish the Hell Temple bonus area. It was so hard I couldn't do it. I had to ask others to record it, and it actually happened. So it got me thinking... the original Parodius games were much more fun than the parody in La-Mulana... and the viewers really came through for me. So...

What do you mean Let's All Play?
I mean Let's All Play. Or at least a couple of us. I could do a run through of Parodius myself. It's hard for me, but I'll probably do a run through Parodius with one of the four characters. Of course, there are three more. And given that the games are pretty short, it'd be interesting to see how different people react, or fail utterly. It's a fun and silly game that different people would have different and interesting commentary on. So let's make this happen.

How much Parodius will we be playing?
Depending on the level of interest, Some, or Entirely Too Much. There were Three Parodius games on the Super Famicom. We're going to start with one. If people still care, we'll move on to two. And maybe even three, where the game begins screaming at you.

What are the rules?
Not many rules. Pick any difficulty you want. Use savestates as much as you want or as little as you want. Try not to use invincibility codes, if you're going to fail, let us enjoy your failing. Try not to do the whole game at once. Limit it to a few levels at a time. Try to stick to the original music, but throw in your own if you get absolutely sick of it or really creative. Just make it entertaining!

What do I need to do this?
You need some way of running the game (don't ask), the ability to record audio commentary for it, and the ability to record you playing through the game in a couple smallish pieces. Check other threads for recording tips. You also need to be reasonably timely, or we'll have to have someone else finish the game with that character! We'll want to polish off all four Parodius 1 characters before moving on to Parodius 2!

This sounds neat. How can I sign up?
Anyone willing to record video with audio commentary of themselves playing Parodius, just chime in on the thread. Once I've selected the three others for the first Parodius game, I'll tell them which character and they can start recording and uploading the links to the videos. I'll keep the main topic up to date. Assignment won't be first come first serve, and don't worry if you miss out on Parodius 1; The other two games have lots more characters. Most people actually able and willing to do this will be able to.

Is this the crazy emergent behavior experiment you were talking about in another thread?
Yup. Let's see if it works.

So let's get right down to it, Let's All Play Parodius!

Videos

Parodius 1 (Parodius Da!):

Vic Viper (RMcCoy):
Levels 1-2
Levels 3-4
Level 5-6
Level 6-8
Levels 8-11 with Proton Jon and Deceased Crab
Complete?

Octopus (Proton Jon):
Levels 1-2
Levels 3-4
Levels 5-6
Levels 7-8
Level 9 Freakout
Levels 10-11
Lollipop
Complete!

Twinbee (Ladderface):
Levels 1-2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Levels 6-7
Level 8
Level 9
Level 10
Level 11
Lollipop
Complete!
Deceased Crab fails to survive as Twinbee in Level 9, with Proton Jon
Deceased Crab cheats like Yes in Levels 9-11 as Twinbee

Pentarou (Deceased Crab):
Levels 1-2
Level 3, Fail at 4
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Level 9
Level 10
Level 11
Lollipop
Complete!

Parodius 2 (Gokujyou Parodius):



Vic Viper (Dr. Meat):
Levels 1-2
Levels 3-4
Levels 5-6
Captain Kebab, Level 7
Special Stage
Complete!

Takosuke (Sinix):
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Captain Kebab
Level 6
Level 7
Complete!



Twinbee (RChimpCola):
Levels 1-2
Level 3, Level 4 Failure
Level 4
Level 5
Captain Kebab, Level 6
Level 7
More Level 7
Special Stage
Complete!

Pentaro (Anime Schoolgirl):
Levels 1-4
Level 5, Captain Kebab, Level 6
Level 7
Complete!

Hikaru (Proton Jon):
Levels 1-2
Level 3, Captain Kebab, Level 4
Level 5-6
Level 7, Special Stage
Complete!



Mambo (Deceased Crab):
Levels 1-2
Levels 3-4
Captain Kebab, Level 5
Levels 6-7
Special Stage
Complete!

Michael (Kunster):
Levels 1-2
Captain Kebab
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Complete!

Koitsu (Slowbeef):
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Captain Kebab
Level 4
Level 5
Alternate Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Complete!



Goemon (Emalde):
Level 1
Levels 2-3
Captain Kebab Failure, Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Captain Kebab Success
Level 7
Special Stage
Complete!

Kid Dracula (Opendork):
Levels 1-2
Level 3 and Captain Kebab
Captain Kebab and Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Complete!

Upa (Madamluna):
Levels 1-2
Captain Kebab and Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7, Special Stage
Complete!
Bonus:
Emalde and Deceased Crab's Ebisumaru/Mambo Wacky Adventure!

Parodius 3 (Jikkyo Oshaberi Parodius):



Vic Viper (Emalde):
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Levels 7 and 8
Complete!

Lord British (Motsin):
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Motsin FAILS.
Lord British (RChimpCola):
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Complete!

Belial (Twi):
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Complete!

Twinbee (Nate Lever):
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level... 5? Damnit Lever you got drunk and confused again.
Level 4
Twinbee Bonus!
Pop N' Twinbee Adventure!
Rainbow Bell Adventures!

Winbee (raocow):
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Complete!

Pentaro (Leather Fedora):
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Complete!

Hanako (Oyster):
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4

Upa (AndyAML):
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Trainwreck
Level 8
Complete!
Upa Bonus!
We force AndyAML to play Bio Miracle Bokette Upa

Rupa (Deceased Crab):
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Complete!

Doitsu (Zilduar):
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4

Mike (A Pusher Of Carts):
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Complete!

Ran (Everdraed):
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4

Memim (Tasian):
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Game Complete!

Sue (Candid Treachery):
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Level 5
Level 6
Level 7
Level 8
Complete!
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