Custom Parodius PlayStation by OSKUNK. For those who don’t know, Parodius was Konami’s own parody of their popular Gradius series. Only instead of space ships, you could play as cute creatures like an octopus or a penguin, and the bosses were bizarre things like pirate ships with cat heads and giant cute anime girls.

Fun fact: Parodius won Electric Gaming Monthly’s Best Game that Never Came out in the U.S. award back in 1992.

If you like Gradius & Parodius, check out our Albotas Start Menu t-shirt inspired by these classic shooters!