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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: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥4,800 T-9513G




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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.

History

Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius is an odd entry to the series and was released solely in Japan. Whereas 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), every aspect of the game has a running commentary, from the menus to the game itself. This commentary is in Japanese and has never been translated, which, along with the numerous Japanese references, may explain why the game was never brought to the west.

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 creditsMedia:JikkyouOP_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf[1]


Magazine articles

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

Promotional material

SSM JP 19961011 1996-17.pdf

PDF
Print advert in (JP) #1996-17: "1996-17 (1996-10-11)" (1996-09-27)

SSM JP 19961227 1996-22.pdf

PDF
Print advert in (JP) #1996-22: "1996-22 (1996-12-27)" (1996-12-13)

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
73 №418, p32
60 №7, p83
80 №1996-22, p272[2]
85 №, p10Media:SnGwSISDRZK Book JP.pdf[3]
Sega Saturn
75
Based on
4 reviews

Saturn, JP
JOP Saturn JP Box Back.jpgJOP Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
JikkyouOshaberiParodius Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
JikkyouOshaberiParodius Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc

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

References