Big Penguin (ビッグペンギン Biggu Pengin?) is the first boss in Parodius.


Big Penguin is a penguin of gigantic proportions, who appears as a boss in the first stage. Its spinning shield and means of attack mimic and parody the NES-exclusive boss Tutankhamon from Life Force.

Attack patterns

Big Penguin will create a shield comprised of smaller Round Penguins to protect him; these fire bullets at the player at increasing speed. He will also throw a neverending supply of wine bottles as projectiles. His weak point is his belly button.



  • Big Penguin appears to be a drunkard, concluded from the bottles it throws and the red "blush" it gets when damaged.
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