Parody World: Monster Party

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Parody World: Monster Party
Monster Party Title Screen.png
Platform Nintendo Entertainment System
Developer Human Entertainment
Publisher Shinsei
Planned Release Date Japan 1989
Also Known As
Monster Party

Parody World: Monster Party (パロディワールドモンスターパーティー Parodi Wārudo: Monsutā Pātī) is the cancelled Famicom version of Monster Party, which was only released in North America. A prototype cartridge surfaced on Yahoo! Japan, and was purchased on May 26, 2011 for ¥483,000 (approximately $6,000 at the time). However, the collector who won it, famicomcafe, refused to dump the ROM, and said he would take the prototype to his deathbed.

Eventually, another prototype was found in a lot of Famicom games purchased by NintendoAge user tsunami.video.games, and put up for sale on Ebay. The prototype was purchased by Matt and Mark Nolan, who released the ROM on July 3, 2014.[1]

Version differences[edit]

General[edit]

  • The blood on the title screen is green in the North American version and red in the Japanese version.

Enemies[edit]

  • Dracula was changed from a humanoid to a bat.
  • The eggs in Round 2 originally released Alien facehuggers, which were changed to bubbles for the North American release.
  • An enemy from Round 7 was changed to lower its resemblance to Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th. It also took 48 hits to kill in the Japanese version, but only 8 in the North American version.
  • The ghost enemies in Round 7 were changed from jiangshi to more western-styled ghosts in the North American release, likely because players wouldn't recognize them otherwise.

Bosses[edit]

  • The Man-Eating Plant boss from the North American version was originally based on Audrey II from The Little Shop of Horrors.
    • The boss's projectile was changed from a music note to a bubble.
  • The Pumpkin-Ghost was originally an ape soldier as a reference to Planet of the Apes.
    • The boss's projectile was changed from a bullet to a jack-o-lantern.
  • Medusa was changed from a humanoid (closer to her original mythological appearance) to a snake, possibly due to censorship.
  • The Guardian of the Giant Sphinx was originally a mummy.
  • The Giant Spider was originally a distorted face with insect legs, likely a reference to The Thing.
  • The Giant Cat was originally a Mogwai from Gremlins.
  • The Mad Javelin Man originally resembled the daikaiju Daimajin.
  • The Grim Reaper was originally a Xenomorph from the Alien franchise.
    • The boss's projectile was changed from a facehugger to a flaming skull.

Beta elements[edit]

See here.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. NintendoAge. Retrieved August 18, 2016.