Parodius is an incredibly fun and unique horizontal shooter jam-packed with bizarre characters. The game was released in both Japan and Europe. but not North America, making it one of the few PAL-only titles on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

I bought this prototype in April 2006 from a Swiss seller living in Bern named Said Tijani. This “sample” is actually the whole game, and all of the in-game text is in English.

While playing through the prototype, I was not able to spot any changes when compared to the released PAL version.

However, after dumping the cartridge, the data is somehow different.