Fantastic Journey (Arcade)
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.
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
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.
|The Parodius series|
|Arcade||Fantastic Journey • Sexy Parodius|
|SNES||Parodius Da! • Gokujou Parodius • Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius|
|PlayStation||Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius: Forever With Me • Sexy Parodius|
|Sega Saturn||Parodius • Jikkyou Oshaberi Parodius: Forever With Me • Sexy Parodius|