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Chichibinta Rika (ちちびんたリカ?) is a recurring midboss in the Parodius series.


She is a parody of the Shadow Dancer, appearing as a giant Las Vegas showgirl.

Attack patterns

Parodius Da!

Rika's first appearance shows her taking up a large portion of the screen. It is impossible to defeat her, so she must be dodged by slipping in between her legs and arms, moving only when she makes an opening for the player to move. She will then leave the player alone after a minute or so of this.

Gokujō Parodius!

Rika returns two times taller than in Parodius Da! and her sprite is actually too large to fit the screen entirely. She still must be avoided, but she does have a nasty surprise waiting: wait too long and she will drop onto the player, revealing the top half of her body. She is accompanied by penguin enemies. As in her previous appearance, she will leave after a few minutes.

Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius

This time Rika can run across the screen, but she still utilizes her normal attack pattern. Once again, she will leave after a few minutes.




  • In the NES port of Parodius Da!, she was replaced by a similar boss named Miss Mishitarina.
  • Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius was the only game where Rika didn't appear in her usual outfit.
  • Her name could be roughly translated as "Tiny, Face-slap Rika", likely meant as a pun on her enormous size.
  • She will occasionally stop to shake her hips, wink and blow a kiss.
Parodius Da!
Characters TakoVic ViperPentaroTwinBee
Stages Pirate IslandLas VegasLabyrinthAmusement Park (FC) • Crystal Cave (GB) • JapanMoai BattleshipPachinkoClouds and BubblesIce CaveNight of the Living DeadPublic Bath (SNES) • Zeo's Fortress
Bosses Cat BattleshipCaptain Penguinovski the 3rdChichibinta RikaEagle Eagle SabnosukeHot LipsPig TideYoshikoViva CoreHoney MiyakoPooyanIron Maiden MK IIIYoshiwara DayuuShowering BeautyGolgotha Takobee
Port Exclusive Miss MishitarinaMadam of Yotsuya QViking MoaiWoon BottonTako HyuumaPenguin BombCrystal GolemPenguin ConducterPinwallMarvelous Green MantleGreat Gourmet King Manjiri KunSuper DX Emperor Penguin
Gokujō Parodius! ~Kako no Eikō o Motomete~
Characters Takosuke and BelialVic Viper and Lord BritishPentaro and HanakoTwinBee and WinBeeHikaru and AkaneMambo and SambaMichael and GabrielKoitsu and AitsuGoemon and EbisumaruDracula-kun and Kid DraculaUpa and RupaMr. Past Glory
Stages Circo Porto HarborlandCat Battleship ForeverCandy LandTraffic SignsCore Ship ParadeMoai BattleshipThe MoonDiscoShooting Memories
Bosses Anna PavlovaCat SubmarineElizaDecoration CoreCrazy CoreCapsule Monster CappuccinoYoshikoPrincess KaguyaChichibinta RikaTako's CutiePentaro X
Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius
Characters Takohiko and BelialVic Viper and Lord BritishPentaro and HanakoTwinBee and WinBeeSue and MemimMike and RanSoitsu and DoitsuUpa and RupaDracula-kun and Kid DraculaMr. Past Glory
Stages Hip Hop DiscoSchoolDonburi FieldsEdoSweet LandHigh Speed PatrolFiesta BasePolygon Space (Omake 1) • Grand Prix (Omake 2)
Bosses Mirror BallJudyEnormous Hikaru and AkaneMardock and Warumon's ShipsBaronBeeBoinBeeGoemon CompactDecoration Core MK IICat Battle TrainBig Core MK I (SNES) • Ghost Woman (SNES) • Big BaronBee (SNES) • John Wanjiro (PSX) • Penkuro (PSX) • Temple LordMr. Goldfish's Selling FortressChichibinta RikaBacteriyaRobot Wall