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Fantastic Journey (Arcade)

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Title Screen

Fantastic Journey

Also known as: Gokujou Parodius: Kako no Eiko o Motomete (JP)
Developer: Konami
Publisher: Konami
Platform: Arcade (Konami System GX)
Released in JP: 1994
Released in EU: 1994


MusicIcon.png This game has unused music.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


Fantastic Journey is the original arcade version of Gokujou Parodius ("Fantastic Parodius"). It was later ported to many other platforms in Japan, such as the Super Famicom and PSP. The arcade version, plus its PlayStation and Sega Saturn ports, were only localized in Europe.

Unused Music

There are two unused music tracks, both of which also have duplicate copies used as placeholders. They are "Je Te Veux" and "Habanera" from Carmen, and were possibly intended to be stage and boss themes, respectively.

Je Te Veux

Habanera

Regional Differences

The localized English version altered some of the in-game sprites, but nowhere near the extent of the Parodius Da localization, which replaced entire bosses. Notably:

  • The Megaphone weapon's nonsensical Japanese text was replaced with some equally nonsensical but different English text. Sadly, this means you don't get to kill enemies with "A²+B²=C²" in the European release.
  • The Eagle enemy was slightly recolored for the European version.
  • The ending quotes (which vary for each character) are still in Japanese, but they added an overlay on the bottom of the screen with English text, which is the same for all endings.