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Box artwork for Sexy Parodius.
Box artwork for Sexy Parodius.
Sexy Parodius
Year released1996
System(s)Arcade, PlayStation, Sega Saturn
Preceded byJikkyou Oshaberi Parodius
Followed byParo Wars
Japanese titleセクシーパロディウス
ModesSingle player, Multiplayer, Co-op
LinksSexy Parodius ChannelSearchSearch

Sexy Parodius (セクシーパロディウス? Sekushī Parodiusu) is a 1996 horizontal-scrolling shooter arcade game developed by Konami. It is the fifth installment of the Parodius series. Like the rest of the series, it is a parody of the Gradius series and other Konami games. It also contains sexual level and enemy designs, as well as risqué innuendo. Many level bosses are women in various erotic costumes (such as the "bunny costume" modeled on Playboy Bunnies) or various states of undress.


The gameplay in Sexy Parodius is similar to the rest of the series, but the player must complete a special mission for each stage. These missions range from collecting a certain amount of coins in a stage to destroying a certain object or enemies. Whether or not the player completes the mission determines whether the player can continue to the next stage or what the next stage will be. Clearing all missions unlocks a special stage. Unlike the past versions, home ports of the game (except the PSP version) have cooperative multiplayer intact. The game continues to play even when one player is choosing a character upon continuing.

In a 2-player game, when certain characters are near enough, a third shot appears between them which can be purple shots that swirl all over the screen, hearts that home in on enemies, or rockets that shoot straight ahead. This feature was first seen on Konami's arcade game, Lightning Fighters.


Takosuke and Pentarou recruit various characters for an agency whose main goal is riches, power, and world peace. The agency helps people who have problems. In addition to Vic Viper and Lord British, Hikaru and Akane, Michael and Gabriel, Koitsu and Aitsu, and Mambo and Samba, Ivan and Toby, two rockhopper penguins, Option and Multiple, sentient versions of Vic Viper and Lord British's drones, Ace from TwinBee Yahho!, who pilots the Shooting Star, and an unnamed woman who pilots the Black Viper, a spacecraft that originates in the game, also get recruited.

After completing (or not completing) all the missions, Takosuke steals the profits of the agency for himself and runs away, with the characters chasing him. Depending on how the player finishes the final level, there are two endings. The bad ending sees Takosuke escape with the money and have fun with various women while the player characters look depressed. The good ending has Takosuke get crushed to death by the buttocks of a giant naked woman named Kaori, in which the player characters celebrate.

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