Paro Wars (パロウォーズ Paro Wōzu) is a turn-based strategy video game produced by Konami in 1997. It features characters and conflicts based upon the popular Parodius series of video games which in turn is a parody of the long running Gradius series. The Sixth Installment of the Parodius equivalent to Cosmic Wars, a turn-based strategy game set in the Gradius series, or R-Type Command, set in the R-Type universe.
The object of Paro Wars is to utilize an army composed of Parodius characters (penguins, octopuses, etc.) and battle enemies on various 3D-rendered battlefields. There are many different unit types, ranging from troops, to planes, to tank-like vehicles. A single scenario may take multiple hours to complete.
The "second great world war Parodius" that led the world into a fit of laughter ended more than 50 years ago. Three military organizations: "The Alliance Penta", "Organization Koitsu and Aitsu" and "Alliance Araji" will control each other in secret, and as a result of peace is maintained through this exquisite balance. However, this stability began to alter when a mysterious cat named John Nyan Jiro begins to interfere in these relationships. Win the "third great war of the world Parodius" for peace and honor of your country!
For more information of the characters, see the Characters section of this article.
- Pentarou and his Penguins
- Takosuke Jr. and his Octopi
- Michael and his Angel Pigs
- Hikaru and her Bunny Girls
- Koitsu and his Stickmans
- Yoshiko and his Moais
- Anna Pavlova and his Panda
- Poti and his Dogs Armies
|Gradius Video Games|
|Gradius series||Gradius • Gradius II • Gradius III • Gradius Gaiden • Gradius IV • Gradius Galaxies • Gradius V • Gradius ReBirth • Gradius: The Interstellar Assault • Gradius NEO • Gradius NEO Imperial|
|Spin-offs||Salamander (Life Force) (MSX ver.)• Salamander 2 • Nemesis 2 (Nemesis '90 Kai) • Nemesis 3 • Nemesis (Game Boy) • Cosmic Wars • Solar Assault|
|Parody games||Parodius • Parodius Da! • Gokujō Parodius! • Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius • Sexy Parodius • Paro Wars • Otomedius (Otomedius Gorgeous) • Otomedius Excellent|
|Other games||Scramble • Thunder Cross • Thunder Cross II • Space Manbow • Force Gear|
|Pachislot||Gradius: The Slot • CR Parodius Da! EX • Gokuraku Parodius|
|Cancelled||Vic Viper • Gradius Arc • Salamander HD Remaster|