Sexy Parodius

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Sexy Parodius
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Konami
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (1 track)
Genre: Shooting[1][2]

Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
¥4,800 (4,944)4,800e[3] T-9514G

Sexy Parodius (セクシーパロディウス) is an entry in the Parodius series of games.

Originally released in arcades, it is technically the fifth Parodius game, though only the third to see an arcade release. It is a sequel to Parodius Da!: Shinwa kara Owarai e (1990) and Gokujou Parodius!: Kako no Eikou o Motomete (1994), previously released together on Saturn as Parodius.


Sexy Parodius builds on the gameplay seen in Gokujou Parodius, the major difference being that each level now has a "mission", which if completed, will take the player on a different path through the game. The missions are technically optional (save for the first and last), and vary from shooting a certain number of enemies to collecting coins scattered around the stage.

Playable characters

Like Gokujou Parodius, Sexy Parodius offers a different cast of characters for player two, but aside from aesthetics, the power ups are the same.

Vic Viper/Lord British
The stars of Gradius, which have appeared in every Parodius game to date. The pair have the power up set of the original Gradius game.
  • Missile
  • Double
  • Laser
  • Option
  • Shield
Two penguins that replace series staple Pentarou, who originally appeared in Antarctic Adventure (and has been relegated to a non-playable secretarial role). Both were created specifically for this game and are based on rockhopper penguins.
  • Iwatobi Missile
  • Iwatobi Shot
  • Bound Shot
  • Option
  • Pentarou X
From Gokujou Parodius!, two ladies dressed as rabbits, piloting large missiles.
  • Hawk Wind
  • Spread Bomb
  • Carrot
  • Formation Option
  • Star
From Gokujou Parodius!, two giant fish meant to parody the MSX2 game Space Manbow.
  • Bubble Missile
  • Control Laser
  • Screw Laser
  • Search Laser
  • Barrier
From Gokujou Parodius!, two flying angel pigs.
  • Strong Missile
  • Wave Laser
  • Round Shot
  • Grade Up
  • Aura
From Gokujou Parodius!, little stick men who fly in paper planes.
  • Koitsu/Aitsu Missile
  • Koitsu/Aitsu Shot
  • Koitsu/Aitsu Way
  • Koitsu/Aitsu Power
  • Koitsu/Aitsu Barrier
In Gradius and Salamander (not to mention this game), Vic Viper and Lord British can collect "options" or "multiples" for extra fire power. In Sexy Parodius, the power ups have been given life and are playable in their own right. "Option" is a name Konami usually used in Gradius games while "multiple" sees use in Salamander.
  • Koitsu/Aitsu-Modoki
  • Michael/Gabriel-Modoki
  • Thunder Cross-Modoki
  • Sonoba Power
  • Sonoba Barrier
Shooting Star/Black Viper
Replacements for TwinBee and WinBee from TwinBee Yahho!.
  • Auto Option
  • Wide Blast
  • Spark Laser
  • Black Power
  • Psycho Field


To date, Sexy Parodius is the last shoot-'em-up game in the Parodius. A strategy game spin-off, Paro Wars was released later. This game is often considered to be the best of the series. As the name suggests, the game is slightly more risqué in nature than previous titles, but still remains fairly tame, with no sexual scenes whatsoever. There was an English-language arcade version released in Asia, but none of the ports of this game were released outside of Japan.

Production credits

Sexy Parodius Segasaturn Staff
  • Program: H.'Deluxe'Ueda, Akind.Takaki, Mura, H.Sato (Aki), Shutaro
  • Design: T.Sagawa, Mariko, Takayoshi Satou
  • Sound: Kiyohiko Yamane, AKY, Takabou, Hiroe Noguchi
  • Product Design: S.Kumasaki
  • Original Ac Staff: Chichibinta Tsukasa, Ohji, Paiman, Shuzilow.Ha, Magrou, Natsumi Bouike, Misugi Inagaki, Kaori Nishimura, Galaxy Namikoshi, Mayuko Kageshita, ARY, Izumi, Sita-Ru Senoo, Yoshikazu Matsui, Poper Takashi, Joshua Popenoe, Kumiko Watanabe, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Yuko Nagashima
  • Special Thanks: Ishimaroid, Shigeko Tsuge, Takashi Tateishi, Hitomi Terada, Shoji Mori, Aoni Production, Arts Vision, Shepard Co.,Ltd.
  • Supervise: Halky
  • Produce: Kazumi Kitaue
  • Development by: KCE Tokyo
(C)1996 Konami All Rights Reserved
In-game credits[4]

Magazine articles

Main article: Sexy Parodius/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1996-19: "1996-19 (1996-11-08)" (1996-10-25)

Physical scans

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Sexy Parodius

Saturn, JP
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
327,261,984 1996-08-20 CD-ROM (JP) T-9514G V1.040

Extra content

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

Folder / File Type Size description
ABS.TXT TXT (Abstract) 21 Default text.
BIB.TXT TXT (Bibliographiced) 25 Default text.
CPY.TXT TXT (Copyright) 29 Copyright
KAIHATSU.DOC TXT 18,743 Messages from the developers.


Sexy Parodius

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Main page | Comparisons | Hidden content | Magazine articles | Reception

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)