The Parodius series is a thing of beauty--Konami mocking their very own Gradius franchise with a shmup that's equally difficult and ten times zanier. Sexy Parodius is arguably the best of the bizarre bunch, with tons of wacky characters, unthinkably strange boss battles, and level designs only Japanese game developers could devise. Lucas, Tom, and Ryan team up to shoot down a variety of strange baddies, including an anthropomorphic ear of corn and Medusa herself. It is, in a word, glorious.
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