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Parodius Da! is a Shooter from Konami
A horizontal scrolling shoot-em-up, where the player-object moves from left to right and has to blast anything that moves on the screen.
Created as a parody of Konami's own Gradius series of shoot-em-ups, Parodius Da! acquired its own identity and would spawn spin offs of its own. It maintained the same intuitive power-up system of Nemesis, Salamander or R-Type. but adopted a graphical style that was entirely its own; something that becomes evident at the very start of the game when players can chose to pilot either a penguin or an octopus rather that the traditional Nemesis ship.