The first of these is the Gradius's Option monster card, which cannot be played unless a Gradius is in play. Laser - … The first Busou Shinki design competition champion, Bokushin (ボク神), was inspired by Vic Viper (Anubis version from Zone of the Enders). In the Yu-Gi-Oh! Missile - Fires downward and (literally) walks along the ground until it hits a wall, an open space, or an enemy. To fit in with the theme of the games, the Vic Viper can transform into a robotic mecha form in similar fashion to VF-1 Valkyries from Macross or the titular "mobile suit" of Zeta Gundam. Though, uh, isn't he supposed to be blue? It dislikes Bacterians, Dr Venom and everything else that fires at it. The final operation in the plot features a dozen of Vic Viper fighting along with the Sonic Diver team to fight off W.O.R.M. Of all the Konami characters, Vic Viper is the one which probably had the most appearances outside of its series. The Bemani game pop'n music 11 was the first to include the song Gradius -Full Speed- by Mr. T (originally featured in beatmania IIDX 10th style), which is a medley of many tunes from the arcade version of the first Gradius. Viva Core. Sexy Parodius is the one game in the series where you should play the home port because the arcade version emulated is missing background graphics such as: Intro: Lack of blending in cloud. The Vic Viper has often been referred to as a "temporal space fighter", although there has been little explanation as to why. Vic Viper, Takohiko, TwinBee and Pentarou. The ship of the MSX-exclusive Gradius 2 (not to be confused with the original arcade game Gradius II: GOFER no Yabō) was also remarkable in the respect that it was able to add weaponry to itself after defeating some bosses, extending the power-up meter. In the arcade version of Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA 2, the "Vic Viper" noteskin was unlocked as an option in the game. Vic Viper In Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner, the former main character of the first game, Leo Stenbuck pilots a LEV by the name of Vic Viper, or V2 for short. Hikaru/Akane’s weapons are very powerful, especially their boomerang shot which will rebound off destroyed enemies and take out others. Story/About the Game 2. He always thought the two protruding sections at the front of the Vic Viper looked like they could be the legs of a convertible robot. Also appears in one of the Pachislot games. In Gradius V, however, this only applies to the cockpit, where the hitbox for the Vic Viper is tiny. These versions allow the Special Stage to be selected on the Title Screen after finishing the game with all conditions passed. During the boss battle, at least three Vic Vipers are seen flying across the screen. (1994)Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius (1995)Sexy Parodius (1996, 1997)Little Pirates (1998)CR Parodius Da! Parodius retains the selectability of different weapons configurations but implements via four different characters: Vic Viper (from Gradius), Octopus, TwinBee, and Pentarou. (Jehuty's A.I. In addition to fighting alongside Jehuty, Vic Viper can also heal damaged LEV's, if the player "marks" them for Leo using the Geyser Subweapon. (1990)Gokujō Parodius! In DDRMAX2: Dance Dance Revolution 7th Mix, the Vic Viper made an appearance in the song "Burning Heat! EX (2000)CR Gokujō Parodius! Although Zone of the Enders could be a prequel to Gradius, this Vic Viper a prototype to the one used in the game, Shinkawa has confirmed that they are separate entities. The Vic Viper from the Zone of The Enders series also appears as a playable character in the update 2.2 as Vic Viper Zero Bomber (probably to avoid confusion). Like Herbie the volkswagen it has got a life of its own. Vic Viper Octopus: Tentacle death monster from the original MSX Parodius game. Parodius retains the selectability of different weapons configurations but implements via four different characters: Vic Viper (from Gradius), Octopus, TwinBee, and Pentarou. Parodius (1988)Parodius Da! Cyclon Laser increases Gradius attack power by 300 points and gives it a "piercing" effect, allowing it to cause battle damage to the opponent even if it attacks a monster in defense position. While this aspect is present in many shooter games (mostly to increase the game's challenge), Gradius is often the butt of such jokes, being one of the longest-running series in the genre. Gradius Wiki is a FANDOM Games Community. Parodius (MSX) Parodius Customs. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Yoshiko. It is also a secret character in the kart crossover Konami Krazy Racers, being the only character which doesn't use a kart to compete. Vic Viper (ビックバイパー, Bikku Baipā?) forces. The spacecraft has been at the player's control in almost ten different titles. Epic Parodius!! One life hi-score, difficulty 7, one for each ship. Yoshiko. https://gradius.fandom.com/wiki/Vic_Viper_(Parodius)?oldid=28725. The spaceships on the ride are Vic Vipers and Lord Britishes. When fighting the Vic Viper it slowly increases its option count to multiply its firepower, and often uses the Missiles and Twin Laser attack as well as the unexpected Ripple Laser. The box art for Gradius Portable (PSP) also features what appears to be different model incarnations of Vic Viper from Gradius's various games. When not featured in the game, the weapons made famous by the Lord British (particularly the Ripple Laser) were also present, most often the second weapon array choice out of four. There's also the obscure, Japanese-only Cosmic Wars, a strategy game set in the Gradius universe, where the Vic Viper (among other recurring enemies such as the Big Core) is a character unit, able to be built in droves. By this point, he retired into the deep underground, and presumably, gained sentience. Package version: 1.00 Song list, in approximate game order: Song name Length: Total Loop 01 Parodius Dance 0:09 - 02 Hello, Paro-chan 0:08 0:07 03 Theme of Vic Viper 0:19 0:13 04 Island of Pirates 1:13 0:42 05 Crisis 4th Movement 0:29 0:17 06 Boss BGM Da! The Vic Viper is damaged late in the game by Anubis, and crippled when Leo attempts to stop the activation of Aumaan, but manages to survive to the end of the game. The original weapons array from the first game is always present; the only games the Vic Viper was forced to keep its original arcade weapons was Gradius Gaiden for the PlayStation; the reason being that it featured three other ships, including Salamander's Lord British Space Destroyer and two entirely new ships —and, arguably, Gradius Galaxies for the Game Boy Advance— the other three weapon arrays featured in that game were differentiated in-game by a palette swap of the ship's color, making it look like the ships from Gradius Gaiden (although the Jade Knight and Falchion β's color and weapons were swapped backward, leading to the speculation that Galaxies's ships really are the Vic Viper itself). Completing Hard Mode with a level cap of 50 will get you an item called Vic Viper. The Vic Viper appears later in the game, where Leo and Dingo help a large group of UNSF LEV's Assault BAHRAM's base on Mars. In the amusement park, there's a spaceship ride to activate. Jikkyo Oshaberi Parodius is the fourth game in a series of parody shooters produced by Konami. In the mission "Aircraft Recon", the player will arrive on an abandoned aircraft carrier where several Vic Vipers are stationed and even scrapped. The first game was "Parodius – The Octopus Saves the Earth" for the MSX in 1988, and in 1990 the arcade game "It's Parodius!" The second main difference is the addition of bell power-ups, from the TwinBee series. The ship has been renowned for both its remarkable adaptability and unique twin-pronged fuselage. There is also unlockable parody of Gradius in the game titled "Zoradius", a pun on "Z.O.E" and "Gradius". In this stage of the game, the Player and Vic Viper have to protect the LEV's during the assault, fighting off an army of hundreds of enemy Orbital Frames. Another subject that has often been jokingly tossed around regards the Vic Viper's shielding and durability, as nearly anything can destroy it without supporting Shields. Additionally, Konami of America referred to the Vic Viper in Gradius III as "M.A.X." The weapon system contains beam vulcans, missiles and charge shots as well as options. Vic Viper was also in the prologue cutscene for the Grand Prix mode in the game, along with Simon Belmont Bomber (Castlevania) and Jehuty Bomber (Zone of The Enders). He came up to the idea to travel the universe as remembrance of his younger days, but stayed in active service during the later Paro-Wars. Gradius III for the Super NES also had a Weapon Edit mode, although the Spread Gun Double was removed and two Option formations added. M.A.X.Vic Viper Mark-IIIWarp Rattler The second main difference is the addition of bell power-ups, from the Twinbee series. (1990)Gokujō Parodius! Parodius Da! It uses an array of weapons including the Cyclone Laser and Triple Laser. The weapons of the NES version of Gradius differed from its original arcade counterpart, namely a shorter, rapid-fire Laser and only two Option phantoms instead of the usual four. is the name of the protagonist spaceship in the Gradius series of shoot 'em up games by Konami. It is a special fighter craft designed by the Vixen Space Agency. The Vic Viper serves as a Boss in the game, with the player having to fight off Leo. He is based on the titular starfighter from the Gradius series. A sentient version of the ship later went on to star in the Parodius series. By the time of the Second Paro-War, he was stated to be 58 years old. Power Up Modes 5. The Vic Viper is seen twice in Contra: Rogue Corps. Pilot(s) Leave your common sense at the door. ~Crimson Sky Battle~), Released in the US and Europe as Epic Parodius: Battle of the Crimson Skies, is a side-scrolling shooter arcade game and the sixth title in the Parodius series produced by Konami. When revisiting this stage in the second playthrough, "Arc Adder" comes equipped with three Options and the Ripple Laser in addition to its previous arsenal. The weapons of the NES version of Gradius differed from its original arcade counterpart, namely a shorter, rapid-fire Laser and only two Option phantoms instead of the usual four. In Beatmania IIDX 7th Style, Burning Heat! The Vic Viper is first seen in the game when Dingo Egret, the subsequent pilot of Jehuty (and Player character of the game), first makes it down to the surface of Mars. Vic Viper (ビックバイパー Bikku Baipā?) The Vic Viper has appeared in multiple videos within the IIDX series, starting with Gradiusic Cyber in the first Beatmania IIDX release. Appearances Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Affiliation The Vic Viper returns with a full complement of weapons from the original Gradius. Vic Viper/Lord British Michael/Gabriel Hikaru/Akane Ivan/Toby Mambo/Samba Koitsu/Aitsu Option/Multiple Shooting Star/Black Viper Ports Edit. Unfortunately that makes him quite a boring character and I can't really remember the last time I used him. In Dance Dance Revolution X, Vic Viper appears at the background video of "SABER WING" & "SABER WING (Akira Ishihara Headshot Mix)". Additionally, Konami of America referred to the Vic Viper in Gr… The Vic Viper appears in a cameo. Species True to its name, it is literally a parody of Gradius where not only super deformed versions of the Gradius ships may be used, but also other classic Konami characters such as Kid Dracula, Goemon and his partner Ebisumaru. To date, there have been five installments of the series. whom Leo had befriended in the first game) brings the battle to an end when she recognizes his fighting style. ", the Vic Viper is seen again with its options. retains the ability to select between different weapons configurations, but implements this via four different characters: Vic Viper, Octopus, TwinBee and Pentarō. The Parodius games are the best Gradius games that never were, and at least on the SNES turned out even better than Gradius III. Re-Bone (PC Engine) • Tornado (MSX) • Tyran Pace (MSX). It is seen later in the mission "Aircraft Take Over" where some of the carrier stationed ships fell off the carrier as the carrier reveals to be a giant Fiend. While Gradius is a fairly weak monster card by itself, with only 1200 attack and 800 defense points, it has two support cards which make it more effective. Vic Viper (ビックバイパー, Bikku Baipā?) Gradius V also retained the classic weapons for all four arrays, although instead of the original Shield, it sported the Force Field introduced in Gradius II, along with varying ways to control the ship's Option phantoms. Tetran, Big Core, B.E.S. 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