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Parodius Da Parodius Da - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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A horizontal scrolling shoot-em-up.

Parodius Da was produced by Konami in 1990.

Konami released 434 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Konami was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Konami during the time period Parodius Da was produced include: Kyuukouka Bakugekitai, Cosmic Wars, Main Stadium, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles - Style 2, Aliens, Golfing Greats, Lightning Fighters, Over Drive, and Punk Shot


Name Parodius Da
Developer Konami (Japan)
Year 1990
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8985
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Dipswitch Settings

Parodius Da Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player Ambidextrous
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 3 - Power-upFireBell-power
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

The player-object moves from left to right and has to blast anything that moves on the screen. Pick up bonuses to collect all kind of power-ups.

The game is part of, as well as, a parody to the Nemesis/Gradius series of shooters and features incredibly cute enemy objects and a superb soundtrack.

Game Play

The goal is to shoot anything that moves and collect bonuses and power-ups. The player faces a 'Boss' enemy near the end of each level. Once it has been beaten, a level is advanced.

The player can choose one of four different player-objects: Vic the original Nemesis ship, Octopus, Twin Bee and Pentarou a penguin. Each ship has different power-ups.

Parodius Da KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.45 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 3.40

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 2.00
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 3.50

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 3.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 3.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Collect bells for extra powerups as well as points.

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This game was only released in Asia. During the attract mode we are presented with a short history tour of the Nemesis-series as each of Parodius Da!' prequels are introduced to the player and to a whole bunch of penguins.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Parodius Da Census

There are 14,900 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,167 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 59 known instances of this machine owned by Parodius Da collectors who are active members. Of these, 2 of them are original dedicated machines. 57 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Parodius Da circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Parodius Da boards sets.

This game ranks a 16 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]


Konami board no. PWB 352020B. The game uses a custom main CPU with a 24 Mhz crystal and a Z80 and a YM2151 for sound.


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