Release Date: 

ARODIUS is a 2D shooter produced by Konami.The game is a parody of the Gradius series of space-based horizontally-scrolling shooters.Many of the characters and enemies are derived from that famous shooter series while other elements are extracted from other Konami titles,such as Antarctic Adventure and Twinbee.This game is of particular note in the series as being heavily infused with Japanese culture and folklore.The gameplay is very similar to the Gradius games with other aspects from games such as Twinbee.However,the characters are replaced with silly characters taken from either these or other Konami games as well as Japanese culture.The game contains two games:the original Parodius and the Fantastic Journey.The music is mostly taken from classical music pieces...