The Parodius series it quite possibly one of the best kept secrets in gaming. The best way to describe it is Gradius on acid with 300% more penguins.

So is you ever wanted to play as a flying octopus who can use a giant megaphone to shout random engrish phrases in order to destroy santa on a unicycle juggling chicken legs while trying not to be crushed by a giant Vegas showgirl, you’ll be happy to know that is indeed an actual thing.

(And it also has a surprisingly awesome soundtrack too!)