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Gokujyō Parodius - Kako no Eikō wo Motomete
極上パロディウス ~過去の栄光を求めて~
(1994)

 
 

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Super Famicom
 

 
Gokujyō Parodius
極上パロディウス
SOUNDTRACK
DETAILS
Format Audio CD
Released 2 July 1994
Publisher King Records
Product ID KICA-7641
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
Official soundtrack CD from Konami Kuheika Club, mixing the game score with arranged tunes and 'drama' audio.
A very sought-after item, amazingly hard to find in good condition.

CD case, 43-track audio CD (73:06), booklet, spine card.

Gokujyō Parodius
極上 パロディウス
GAMEST EXTRA No.125
DETAILS
Format Magazine / Book
Released 15 Sep 1994
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID Gamest No.125
Size (cm) 25.7 x 21 x 0.8 (AB)
Weight (kg) 0.46
PRICE
STATUS
Gamest 'Extra' guide book dedicated to Konami's masterful shooting game.
Comic book intro, illustrated profiles for every craft, complete breakdowns of every stage with photo-assembled maps (Special Stage included), design sketches, official goods, a history of Gradius, and more!
NOTE - This book originally came with a giant poster that is now very hard to find. The stated price is for the book only; for poster included add an additional ¥2000 to the price.

128 pages (112 in colour), Japanese.

Gokujyō Parodius
極上パロディウス
SUPER FAMICOM
DETAILS
Format Super Famicom
Released 25 Nov 1994
Publisher Konami
Product ID SHVC-AGPJ-JPN
Size (cm) 19 x 10.5 x 3
Weight (kg) 0.17
PRICE
STATUS
It may be 1P only, yet the Super Famicom manages to handle a remarkably smooth version of Gokujyō Parodius.
It plays really well in fact, despite some hefty slowdown. If you enjoyed the SFC versions of Parodius Da! or Gradius III, this one's not to be missed.

Standard SFC cardboard packaging, 16Mbit cartridge, colour booklet.

Gokujyō Parodius Da! Deluxe Pack
極上パロディウスだ! デラックスパック
PLAYSTATION
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 3 Dec 1994
Publisher Konami
Product ID SLPS-00002
Size (cm) 14.2 x 13 x 1.7
Weight (kg) 0.16
PRICE
STATUS
Konami's very first release on the PlayStation is this superbly produced 'Deluxe Pack', featuring:
- Parodius Da! (1990)
- Gokujyō Parodius (1994)
Both games are replicated perfectly - and given how good they both are, this comes highly recommended!

PlayStation case, PS CD-ROM disc, colour booklet, spine card.

Gokujyō Parodius Da! Deluxe Pack
極上パロディウスだ! デラックスパック
SEGA SATURN
DETAILS
Format Sega Saturn
Released 19 May 1995
Publisher Konami
Product ID T-9501G
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.10
PRICE
STATUS
The Sega Saturn also gets its taste of top-class Parodius action:
- Parodius Da! (1990)
- Gokujyō Parodius (1994)
This is great stuff: both games remain a tremendous challenge, up there with some of the best shooting games ever designed.

CD case, Sega Saturn CD-ROM disc, colour booklet, spine card.

Gokujyō Parodius (1) Namie Iwao
極上パロディウス (1) 岩尾奈美恵

GAMEST COMICS 049
DETAILS
Format Manga
Released 24 June 1995
Publisher Shinseisha
Product ID ISBN4-88199-174-4
Size (cm) 21 x 14.8 x 1.4 (A5)
Weight (kg) 0.38
PRICE
STATUS
It's hard to believe that Parodius would make good source material for a comic book adaptation, but there you go: zany, absurd and just plain weird, Namie Iwao does a great job in bringing the cast to life.
Part of the Gamest Comics collection.

172 pages (black & white), Japanese.

Gokujyō Parodius Da! Deluxe Pack [Best]
極上パロディウスだ! デラックスパック [ベスト]
PLAYSTATION THE BEST
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 20 Mar 1997
Publisher Konami
Product ID SLPM-86031
Size (cm) 14.2 x 13 x 1.7
Weight (kg) 0.16
PRICE
STATUS
'PlayStation The Best' re-issue of the excellent 2-in-1 Parodius pack.
- Parodius Da! (1990)
- Gokujyō Parodius (1994)
Game disc content remains identical, in other words - essential stuff!

PlayStation case, PS CD-ROM disc, colour booklet, spine card.

Gokujyō Parodius Da! Deluxe Pack [PSone Books]
極上パロディウスだ! デラックスパック [PSoneBooks]
PLAYSTATION PSONE BOOKS
DETAILS
Format PlayStation
Released 20 Nov 2003
Publisher Konami
Product ID SLPM-87329
Size (cm) 14.2 x 12.4 x 1
Weight (kg) 0.15
PRICE
STATUS
Konami's Parodius Deluxe Pack gets itself a 3rd outing, courtesy of the 'PSone Books' label.
- Parodius Da! (1990)
- Gokujyō Parodius (1994)
Parodius is alive and well in 2003!

CD single case, PlayStation CD-ROM disc, colour booklet, spine card.

Parodius Portable
パロディウス ポータブル
PSP
DETAILS
Format PSP
Released 25 Jan 2007
Publisher Konami
Product ID ULJM-05220
Size (cm) 17.7 x 10.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
The complete Parodius collection for the handheld PSP. Includes all 5 entries in the series:
- Parodius (1988)
- Parodius Da! (1990)
- Gokujyō Parodius (1994)
- Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius (1995)
- Sexy Parodius (1996)
Each game is luxuriously presented along with menus, art galleries, and extensive BGM collections.

PSP case, PSP UMD disk, colour manual.

Parodius Portable [Konami the Best]
パロディウス ポータブル [コナミ・ザ・ベスト]
PSP KONAMI THE BEST
DETAILS
Format PSP
Released 13 Mar 2008
Publisher Konami
Product ID ULJM-05324
Size (cm) 17.7 x 10.5 x 1.5
Weight (kg) 0.08
PRICE
STATUS
'Konami The Best' re-issue of the PSP Parodius collection.
- Parodius (1988)
- Parodius Da! (1990)
- Gokujyō Parodius (1994)
- Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius (1995)
- Sexy Parodius (1996)
Content remains the same.

PSP case, PSP UMD disk, colour manual.

 

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