> I also highly recommend that you play Gradius 1, 2, and 3 in Mame first BEFORE > playing any of the Parodiuses. > > The 3 parodius arcade games are parodies of Gradius officially made by Konami. > > There is much Gradius humor in Parodius you won't understand otherwise. > > I also forgot to mention that there also many jabs and pastiches of enemies and > bosses from Irem's "R-Type" trilogy: R-type, R-type 2, and R-type Leo.
I've played some Gradius, and even some more R-type games... but I wasn't really any good at any of them. As a kid ? Hah ! I completed all of them on a single quarter ! (well, not really). But now ? Now I'm 'old' ? ... I'm pretty much lousy at all of these games. I'm lucky if I can still do a few rounds of pacman. Ah, the joys of youth.