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Star Parodier
Box artwork for Star Parodier.
Japanese titleスターパロジャー
Developer(s)Hudson Soft
Publisher(s)Hudson Soft, Kaneko, Inter State (JP)
Distributor(s)Wii Virtual Console
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Wii Virtual Console
Genre(s)Shooter
System(s)TurboGrafx-CD, Wii
Players1
Followed byStar Soldier: Vanishing Earth
SeriesStar Soldier
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Star Parodier is a shoot 'em up developed by Hudson Soft for the PC Engine CD-ROM. It is a parody of the Star Soldier series, similar to Konami's Parodius , and was originally only released in Japan, though it was also intended to be released in North America under the name Fantasy Star Soldier.

The game was later released outside Japan through the Wii Virtual Console in Europe on May 16, 2008 after it was released in Japan on May 7, 2008, after a re-release in its home country. It was finally released in North America on August 11, 2008.

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Star Parodier is a vertical scrolling shooter, much like the Star Soldier games, and features many of the same conventions, such as collecting power-ups to upgrade the player's weapons, and facing several bosses and minibosses as they progress through the game. The game also features the 2 and 5 minute high score time attack modes seen in previous games.

However, in parodying the hard sci-fi atmosphere of the Star Soldier games, Star Parodier takes a light hearted approach by featuring cute, cartoonish graphics and toning down the violence (for example, defeated enemies wave white flags in surrender).

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