Anyone remember Gradius for the NES? Or the two-player Lifeforce? This game features the Vic Viper, the space ship that fough aliens in space. After years of dormancy, a trilogy called Parodius decided to pay tribute to both Gradius and classical music. Parodius literally stands for a parody of Gradius and the musical score here is not only famously recognizable, but also incredibly fun to listen to.
I recently uploaded the music for Pardious v2 which I thought has some of the best music in the entire series.
You can listen to it here:
You can refer to this link to find out more about Parodius music:
Here is a list that links a few of the more popular classical songs to their counterparts in parodius.
- Capsule Monster Capuchin - Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, 3rd Movement
- Cat Battleship Forever - “Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa
- Dancing Panda - Bizet Carmen Prelude by Carlos Kleiber (1978)
- Run! Run! Run! - William Tell Overture (Finale)
- The Brothers’ Ships Move Again - “Ride of the Valkyries” by Wilhelm Richard Wagner
William Tell Overture (Finale) - Parodius (Run! Run! Run!)
William Tell Overture (Finale) - Original