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Gokujyou Parodius! - Kako no Eikou wo Motomete (c) 1994 Konami.

The second arcade sequel to 1990's "Parodius Da!", this parody of Konami's "Gradius" series picks up where the first game left off. This time, it isn't only their own games that the Konami shoot-em-up mocks; other classics of the genre such as Irem's legendary "R-Type" - specifically the infamous mothership that forms R-Type's entire third level - are lovingly parodied.


Konami GX hardware

Game ID : GX321

Main CPU : 68EC020

Sound CPU : 68000

Sound Chips : (2x) K054539

Players : 4

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 3


Released in April 1994.

The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Fantastic Parodius! - Surpassing Its Former Glory'.

This game is known outside Japan as "Fantastic Journey".

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.

Stage 1 music is a remix of 'In the Mood', by Joe Garland (1939).

Stage 1 boss music is a remix of 'Carmen : Le Toreador', by Georges Bizet (1875).

Stage 2 music is a remix of 'Stars and Stripes Forever', by John Philip Sousa (1896).

Stage 3 music is a remix of 'Tritsch-Tratsch Polka', by Johann Strauss (1858).

Stage 3 boss music is a remix of 'Mambo No. 5', by Damaso Perez Prado (1949).

Stage 4 music is a remix of 'Guillaume Tell', by Gioacchino Rossini (1829).

Stage 4 boss music is a remix of "Gradius"'s Aircraft Carrier music.

Stage 5 music is a megamix of 'Yankee Doodle', 'Ej Lucka, Lucka' / Czech Folk Song, 'Mary Had a Little Lamb', 'Circus Song' (Chopsticks), 'London Bridge', 'Picnic'.

Stage 5 boss music is a remix of 'Piano Sonata K.331, 3rd : Rondo Alla Turca', by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Stage 6 music is a remix of 'Juugoya Otsukisan', by Nagayo Motoori.

Stage 6 boss music is a remix of 'Zuizui Zukkorobashi', by Japanese Children's Song.

Moai Ship stage music is a remix of 'Die Walkure', by Richard Wagner.

Moai Ship stage boss music is a remix of 'Symphony No.25 in G minor, K.183; 1st movement', by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Stage 7 music is a remix of 'Symphony No.9 in E minor : From The New World', by Antonin Dvorak.

Special stage music is a megamix of music from others Konami Games : "TwinBee", "Salamander", "AJax", "Gradius II", "Gradius III", "Thunder Cross".

Special stage boss music is a remix of 'Flight of the Bumblebee', by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

Ranking table music is a remix of 'The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a', by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

Soundtrack releases :

Gokujou Parodius [King Records - KICA-7641 - Jul 5, 1994]


1. Parodius - Tako wa Chikyuu o Sukuu [Model RC759] (1988, MSX)

2. Parodius Da! - Shinwa kara Owarai e [Model GX955] (1990)

3. Gokujyou Parodius! - Kako no Eikou wo Motomete (1994)

4. Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius (1995, Nintendo Super Famicom)

5. Sexy Parodius (1996)


Programmers : Chichibinta Tsukasa, V. Mailer

Character designers : Shuzilow.Ha, Magurou, Taro Maru, Ishimaroid, Bon.Natsumi

Music : Prophet Fukami, M.Puddin' Satoko, Sitar Senoo

Sound effects : Gokujyou-Tasaka, 118

Hard designers : Million Hide, Suke, Escape Yoshiaki, Nanba Shot Tom

Product designer : Poper Takashi


* Consoles :

Nintendo Super Famicom (1994)

Sony PlayStation (1994, "Parodius Deluxe Pack")

Sega Saturn (1995, "Parodius Deluxe")

Sony PSP [JP] (Jan. 25, 2007; "Parodius Portable [Model ULJM-05220]")

Sony PSP [JP] (Mar. 13, 2008; "Parodius Portable [Konami the Best] [Model ULJM-05324]")


Game's rom.

MAME Info:

0.136u3 [R. Belmont, Phil Stroffolino, Olivier Galibert]

0.67 [R. Belmont, Phil Stroffolino, Olivier Galibert]

Artwork available (gokuparo)


- 0.137: David Haywood and Tirino73 fixed clone Fantastic Journey (ver AAA) - Game now playable.

- 0.136u3: Tirino73 added clone Fantastic Journey (ver AAA). Changed Fantastic Journey from a clone of Gokujyou Parodius to the parent set Fantastic Journey (ver EAA).

- 27th January 2010: Tirino73 dumped Fantastic Journey (Gokujou Parodius) Ver.AAA - Asia (Konami 1994). Differences are: Notice string modified to show "-in asia excluding japan".

- 0.131: Olivier Galibert fixed clone Fantastic Journey - Game now playable.

- 3rd December 2006: Mr. Do - We have the instruction card for Gokujyou Parodius II from Jeston.

- 0.98u1: Changed description to 'Gokujyou Parodius (ver JAD)'.

- 0.97u5: Changed description to 'Gokujyou Parodius (Japan ver JAD)'.

- 5th June 2003: R. Belmont fixed the scratchy reverb effect that was apparent in some songs in Gokujou Parodius and Sexy Parodius, and he corrected the sound chip internal timer frequency.

- 0.67: R. Belmont and Phil Stroffolino added Gokujyou Parodius (Ver JAD) (Konami 1994) and clone Fantastic Journey.

- 16th March 2003: R. Belmont fixed the intro screen graphics glitches in Sexy Parodius and Gokujou Parodius.

- 11th March 2003: R. Belmont sent in a Konami System GX driver supporting Lethal Enforcers 2, Gokujou Parodius, Taisen Puzzle-Dama, Sexy Parodius, Daisu-Kiss and Taisen Tokkae-Dama.

- 10th March 2002: R. Belmont reported some more progress with the Konami GX system driver. Alpha blending is working fine and the priorities are sorted out.

- 17th August 2001: R. Belmont sent in some pictures of a work-in-progress Konami System GX driver. The sound is fully emulated but there are some graphics problems in the 3 games that are working (Gokujou Parodius, Twinbee Yahoo! and Sexy Parodius) and the rest of the games suffer from unemulated protection.

LEVELS: 9 (8 + special stage)

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Romset: 13057 kb / 12 files / 5.21 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="gokuparo" sourcefile="konamigx.c" cloneof="fantjour" romof="fantjour">
              <description>Gokujyou Parodius (ver JAD)</description>
              <rom name="300a01.34k" merge="300a01.34k" size="131072" crc="d5fa95f5" sha1="c483aa98ff8ef40cdac359c19ad23fea5ecc1906" region="maincpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="321jad02.21b" size="524288" crc="c2e548c0" sha1="48fbcc96d1f56bb3abb5098400536a18a676d934" region="maincpu" offset="200002"/>
              <rom name="321jad04.27b" size="524288" crc="916a7951" sha1="d6f56ff5f6c6708939767e69a3ebc7c7eddb6003" region="maincpu" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="321b06.9c" merge="321b06.9c" size="131072" crc="da810554" sha1="f253e1aa137eecf283d8b083ef2b3b049e8366f4" region="soundcpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="321b07.7c" merge="321b07.7c" size="131072" crc="c47634c0" sha1="20e4105df5bbc33edd01894e78f74ed5f173576e" region="soundcpu" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="321b14.17h" merge="321b14.17h" size="2097152" crc="437d0057" sha1="30c449200e0510dc664289b527bade6e10dbe57a" region="gfx1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="321b12.13g" merge="321b12.13g" size="524288" crc="5f9edfa0" sha1="36d54c5fe498a4d0fa64757cef11c56c67518258" region="gfx1" offset="4"/>
              <rom name="321b11.25g" merge="321b11.25g" size="2097152" crc="c6e2e74d" sha1="3875a50923e46e2986dbe2573453af5c7fa726f7" region="gfx2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="321b10.28g" merge="321b10.28g" size="2097152" crc="ea9f8c48" sha1="b5e880015887308a5f1c1c623011d9b0903e848f" region="gfx2" offset="2"/>
              <rom name="321b09.30g" merge="321b09.30g" size="1048576" crc="94add237" sha1="9a6d0a9727e7fa02d91ece220b145074a6741a95" region="gfx2" offset="400000"/>
              <rom name="321b17.9g" merge="321b17.9g" size="2097152" crc="b3e8d5d8" sha1="6644a414e7f0e69ded9aa1bf892566002cebae26" region="shared" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="321b18.7g" merge="321b18.7g" size="2097152" crc="2c561ad0" sha1="6265054072ba1c2837dd96e0259b20bc50457160" region="shared" offset="200000"/>
              <rom name="gokuparo.nv" size="128" crc="15c0f2d9" sha1="57c7462e3b1e15652ec5d682a1be3786926ddecd" region="eeprom" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68EC020" clock="24000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="soundcpu" name="68000" clock="8000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="dasp" name="TMS57002" clock="12500000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="konami1" name="K054539" clock="48000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="konami2" name="K054539" clock="48000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="288" height="224" refresh="59.185606" pixclock="7757575" htotal="512" hbend="24" hbstart="312" vtotal="256" vbend="16" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="4" buttons="3" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <dipswitch name="Stereo" tag="SYSTEM_DSW" mask="16777216">
                     <dipvalue name="Stereo" value="0" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="Mono" value="16777216"/>
              <dipswitch name="Flip Screen" tag="SYSTEM_DSW" mask="33554432">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="33554432" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="SYSTEM_DSW" mask="67108864">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="67108864" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="SYSTEM_DSW" mask="134217728">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="134217728" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="SYSTEM_DSW" mask="268435456">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="268435456" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="SYSTEM_DSW" mask="536870912">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="536870912" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="SYSTEM_DSW" mask="1073741824">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="1073741824" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Unknown" tag="SYSTEM_DSW" mask="2147483648">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="2147483648" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="8192"/>

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