Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius: Forever With Me

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Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius: Forever With Me
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Konami
Developer:
Original system(s): Super Famicom
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (7 tracks)
Genre: Shooting[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥4,800 (4,944)4,800e[3] T-9513G
Non-Sega versions

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Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius: Forever With Me (実況おしゃべりパロディウス ~フォーエバー・ウィズ・ミー~, roughly translated as "Chatting Parodius Live") is the fourth game in the Parodius series by Konami. Like it's predecessors it pokes fun at other Konami franchises, especially the shoot-'em-up franchise Gradius.

As the name may suggest, Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius features a running Japanese commentary, which affects all aspects of the game from the menus to on-screen action. This, combined with the numerous Japanese references, likely explains why the game was never brought to the West; the only Parodius game not to do so in some form.

This "Forever With Me" edition (a nod to Konami's Tokimeki Memorial remake, Tokimeki Memorial: Forever With You) is unique to the Saturn and PlayStation, building on ideas seen in Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius for the Super Famicom, released some months prior.

Gameplay

Gameplay is mostly similar to the previous titles (two of which can be found in Parodius for the Saturn and the final in Konami Antiques MSX Collection Ultra Pack). Unlike previous games which were a combination of new ideas and parody versions of Gradius stages (and bosses), Oshaberi Parodius features levels inspired by other Konami properties. Unlike other games in the series, characters previously reserved for the second player are now selectable by both players, and have their own power up lists (making them unique characters).

Hidden through the game are 70 fairies, which if collected unlocks two extra characters; "Dracura" and "Kid-D".

Characters

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Vic Viper
Star of the Gradius series, Vic Viper returns with a similar loadout to other Parodius games, but has the force field from Gradius II instead of the shield.
Power up list
Sprite Name Description
Speed up Increases movement speed.
Missile
Double
Laser
Option
OH! The roulette option.
Force field
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Lord-B
Lord British, the second player first seen in Salamander.
Power up list
Sprite Name Description
Speed up Increases movement speed.
Twin hawk wind
Ripple laser
Laser
Option
OH! The roulette option.
Multi shield
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Takohiko
Oshaberi Parodius octopus character. Takohiko is a descendant of Octopus in Parodius Da! and brother of Takosuke in Gokujou Parodius.
Power up list
Sprite Name Description
Speed up Increases movement speed.
2 way
Tailgun
Ripple laser
Option
OH! The roulette option.
Octopus trap
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Belial
The female octopus, Belial, returns from Gokujou Parodius.
Power up list
Sprite Name Description
Speed up Increases movement speed.
Missile
Double
Ripple laser
Option
OH! The roulette option.
Octopus trap
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Twin Bee
From Twinbee.
Power up list
Sprite Name Description
Speed up Increases movement speed.
Rocket punch
Tailgun
3 way
Option
OH! The roulette option.
Barrier
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Win Bee
From Twinbee.
Power up list
Sprite Name Description
Speed up Increases movement speed.
Rocket punch
Tailgun
3 way
Option
OH! The roulette option.
Shippo
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Pentarou
The penguin from Antarctic Adventure is the only character to remain unchanged from Gokujou Parodius.
Power up list
Sprite Name Description
Speed up Increases movement speed.
Poton missile
Double
Spread gun
Option
OH! The roulette option.
Bubble
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Hanako
The female penguin.
Power up list
Sprite Name Description
Speed up Increases movement speed.
Spread bomb
Double
Spread gun
Option
OH! The roulette option.
Bubble
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Sue
Fairy
Power up list
Sprite Name Description
Speed up Increases movement speed.
Option
Laser
Double
Missile
OH! The roulette option.
Force field
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Memim
Fairy
Power up list
Sprite Name Description
Speed up Increases movement speed.
Reverse hawk wind
Tailgun
Twin laser
Option
OH! The roulette option.
Force field
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Soitsu
A green stick man riding a paper plane.
Power up list
Sprite Name Description
Soitsu speed Increases movement speed.
Soitsu missile
Soitsu way
Soitsu laser
Soitsu power
OH! The roulette option.
Soitsu shield
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Doitsu
A yellow stick man riding a paper plane.
Power up list
Sprite Name Description
Doitsu speed Increases movement speed.
Doitsu missile
Doitsu way
Doitsu laser
Doitsu option
OH! The roulette option.
Doitsu shield
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Upa
The star of the 1988 Famicom Disk System game, Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa, who also appeared in the Super Famicom version of Gokujou Parodius.
Power up list
Sprite Name Description
Speed up Increases movement speed.
Homing missile
Wide
Laser
Grade up
OH! The roulette option.
Mega crush
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Rupa
Sister of Upa, from the Super Famicom version of Gokujou Parodius.
Power up list
Sprite Name Description
Speed up Increases movement speed.
Multi spread gun
Wide
Seach vulcan
Grade up
OH! The roulette option.
Mega crush
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Ran
A cat
Power up list
Sprite Name Description
Speed up Increases movement speed.
Homing bit
Reflect
Search laser
Grade up
OH! The roulette option.
Shield
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Mike
Another cat
Power up list
Sprite Name Description
Speed up Increases movement speed.
Multi bomb
Laser
Wave
Grade up
OH! The roulette option.
Force field
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Dracura
Unlockable Dracula from the 1990 Castlevania spin-off for the Famicom, Akumajou Special: Boku Dracula-kun. Previously appeared in the Super Famicom version of Gokujou Parodius. The name is almost certainly a translation error.
Power up list
Sprite Name Description
Speed up Increases movement speed.
Missile
Vulcan
Homing
Grade up
OH! The roulette option.
Force field
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Kid-D
Unlockable palette swap of "Dracura" which previously appeared in the Super Famicom version of Gokujou Parodius.
Power up list
Sprite Name Description
Speed up Increases movement speed.
S. bomb
Tailgun
Reflect
Grade up
OH! The roulette option.
Shield

Stages

Stage 1
Stage 2
Inspired by Tokimeki Memorial
Stage 3
Inspired by Twinbee
Stage 4
Inspired by Ganbare Goemon
Stage 5
Inspired by Xexex
Stage 6
Inspired by Lethal Enforcers
Stage 7
Stage 8
Omake 1
Omake 2

History

Legacy

The direct sequel to Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius is Sexy Parodius, also not released outside of Japan.

Versions

The game offers a selection of new characters, some of which replace those found in the previous title, Gokujou Parodius!. The Saturn version of the game (along with its PlayStation counterpart) introduces several new levels not found in the original SNES release and tweaks many bosses and graphics. It also benefits from higher quality sound and simultaneous 2-player action without as much slowdown.

Production credits

Team "Stone Heads"
Staff
  • Director: Kazutomo Terada
  • Planning Arrangement: Lovely Monami
Program Unit
  • System Program: Shinbachan, RIO
  • Option Program: Matsuoka Nobuhiro
  • Player Program: Masatsugu Nagata
  • Enemy Program: Koji "Chacha" Yoshida
  • Boss Program: Takeshi Maekawa
Graphic Unit
  • BG graphic: Animal Horie
  • Player Graphic: Kimoyan Hd
  • Boss Graphic: Kazutomo Terada
  • Option Graphic: Lovely Monami
  • Enemy Graphic: Kentaro Hisai
  • Graphic Arrangement: Sawa Sama
Sound Unit
  • Sound Producer: Kazuhiko Uehara
  • Sound Director: Masanari Iwata
  • Sound Program: Mitsuteru Furukawa
  • Sound Effect: Takahito Uenishi, Tomoya Tomita, Junko Ishigami
  • Music Arrangement: Harumi Ueko, Nobuyuki Akena, Masahiko Kimura, Shigeaki Irie/Usp, Haruhiko Kuroiwa/Usp, Eisaku Nanbu/Usp
  • Music Coordinate: Motoaki Furukawa/Kme
  • Recording Coordinate: Takashi Tateishi/Kme
  • Recording Engineer: Kazuyoshi Hinoki
  • Broadcaster: Jyouji Yanami, Noriko Ohara
  • Singer: Mami Kingetsu
  • Recording Studio: Video Sunmall
Production Unit
  • Logo & Product Design: Masatoshi Yamaoka
  • Visual Design: Kazuhiro Namba
  • Manual Design & Write: Kayo Yoshimoto, Kiyoko Kanaji
  • Illustration: Kyoto Animation
  • Office Assistant: Yoshie Yamada
  • Producer: Shigeharu Umezaki
  • Executive Producer: Kuniaki Kinoshita, ....And You.
  • Developed by: KCE Osaka Co.,Ltd.
Konami
(C)1995 1996 Konami All Rights Reserved.
Source:
In-game credits
JikkyouOP Saturn JP SSEnding.pdf
[4]

Magazine articles

Main article: Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius: Forever With Me/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-17: "1996-17 (1996-10-11)" (1996-09-27)
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-22: "1996-22 (1996-12-27)" (1996-12-13)
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Physical scans

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Publication Version Score
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
73
[5]
MAN!AC (DE) NTSC-J
79
[6]
Saturn Fan (JP) NTSC-J
54
[7]
Saturn Fan (JP) NTSC-J
72
[8]
Saturn Power (UK) NTSC-J
60
[9]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
80
[10]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
85
[11]
Sega Saturn
72
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Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius: Forever With Me

Saturn, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc

Technical information

Main article: Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius: Forever With Me/Technical information.

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
234,499,104 1996-10-29 CD-ROM (JP) T-9513G V1.040

Extra content

This game has extra content which can be viewed when accessing the disc on a PC.

Saturn (JP) Extra files
Folder / File Type Size description
\OMAKE Folder 5,035,067 It contains 4 extra images and messages from the developers.
ABS.TXT TXT (Abstract) 21 Default text.
BIB.TXT TXT (Bibliographiced) 25 Default text.
CPY.TXT TXT (Copyright) 49 Copyright


References


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Gradius / Parodius games for Sega systems
Sega Master System
Nemesis (1987) | Nemesis 2 (1987)
Sega Saturn
Gradius Deluxe Pack (1996) | Salamander Deluxe Pack Plus (1997) | Konami Antiques MSX Collection Ultra Pack (1998)
Sega Saturn
Parodius (1995) | Sexy Parodius (1996) | Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius: Forever With Me (1996)