Lost In Translation/Sexy Parodius

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Sexy Parodius
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Manufacturer Konami
Released 1996
8-way Joystick
3 Button(s)
Main CPU 68EC020 (@ 24.000 MHz)
68000 (@ 9.200 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
(2x) K054539 (@ 48.000 kHz)
Raster (Horizontal)
288 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
8,192 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 12 ROMs
14,548,992 bytes (13.88 MiB)
MAME ID sexyparo

About The Game

Sexy Parodius is an horizontally scrolling arcade video game shoot-em-up.

The third sequel in a hugely successful series of games that was originally intended to be little more than a parody of Konami's own successful "Gradius" series. As the previous "Parodius" games, "Sexy Parodius" again gives the player a choice of increasingly bizarre ships to control; ranging from a sexy girl riding a missile, to a stick man on a paper aeroplane.

The game plays much the same as its prequels, as well as the 'Gradius' series it sets out to parody. One new addition to the game-play is the introduction of branching paths through the game. Each level has a specific task, such as collecting the golden coins on the second level, the completion or failure of which dictates which level players will be faced with next.

Due to the powerful Konami GX hardware the game runs on, Sexy Parodius's colorful and inventive visuals represent the pinnacle of the series.


Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3



World 3-A (get the 300 coins in World 2) will appeal to fans of Konami's classic game "Yie Ar Kung-Fu" (Oolong makes a guest appearance just before reaching the stage boss and you can even knock him out!).

World 3-B (do not get the 300 coins in World 2) is a hilarious parody of Konami's "CastleVania" series (the well-known Medusa makes a guest appearance as the stage's boss!).

The name of the fish character Mambo has a double meaning, he gets his name from the real life fish called Ocean Sunfish (or Mola Mola), but called Mambou in Japan. The other meaning is Mambo from the musical style, which is why the female partner character in this game is called Samba, yet another musical style.

The Music Of Sexy Parodius

  • Stage 2 music is a remix of a music from "Yi Ar Kung-Fu" (1985, Konami).
  • Stage 2 boss music is a megamix of : a music from "Yi Ar Kung-Fu" and "Maim Maim" (an Israeli folksong).
  • Stage 3 music is a megamix of : a music from "Castlevania" and 'Clarinet Polka" (a Polish folksong).
  • Stage 4 music is a remix of 'Csikós Post' by Hermann Necke.
  • Stage 5 boss music is a remix of the Aircraft Carrier music from "Gradius".
  • Stage 6 music is a megamix of : 'Tankō Bushi' (A Japanese folksong) and 'Hokkai Bon'uta' (Japanese Bon Festival Song)
  • Stage 9 boss music comes from "Gradius III" (1989, Konami).
  • Special stage music is a megamix of musics from "Gradius", "Gradius II - GOFER no Yabou", "Gradius III", "MX5000", and "Lightning Fighters".
  • Special stage boss music is a remix of 'Für Elise' by Beethoven.

King Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Sexy Parodius Original Game Soundtrack - KICA-7703) on 22/05/1996.

Tips And Tricks

Special Team Attack

In two-player games, get both ships close to each other in order to use a special team attack!

Secret Stage

Successfully complete all stage's additional objectives in order to unlock the secret stage!


  1. Parodius - Tako wa Chikyuu o Sukuu (1988, MSX)
  2. Parodius Da! - Shinwa kara Owarai e (1990)
  3. Gokujyou Parodius! - Kako no Eikou wo Motomete (1994)
  4. Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius (1995, Nintendo Super Famicom)
  5. Sexy Parodius (1996)


Chichibinta Tsukasa
Character Designers
Natsumi Bouike
Misugi Inagaki
Kaori Nishimura
Galaxy Namikoshi
Music Composers
Mayuko Kageshita
Music Advisers
Sita-Ru Senoo
Sound Effects
Hard Designer
Yoshikazu Matsui
Product Designer
Poper Takashi
Radio Actors
Joshua Popenoe
Kumike Watanabe
Nobuyuki Hiyama
Yuko Nagashima


Sega Saturn (1996)
Sony PlayStation (1996)
Sony PSP (2007, "Parodius Portable")

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Sexy Parodius Original Game Soundtrack KICA-7703[1] 1996-05-22 Konami CD version.
Classic in Game Music - Legend Compilation Series SCDC-00463[2] 2005-09-21 Scitron Discs CD version.


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The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
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