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Background

The Cat Battleship MK I is the is the Sub-Boss of Stage 1 in Parodius Da!.
As it's name suggests, it is a Battleship. With a Cat's head. Of course.
The cat resurfaced in later games, once upgraded into a Submarine, and later becoming a fully fledged boss as a train in it's own right.
It is manned by several Penguins and is fairly heavily armed. It's weakpoint is the head and does not have many hitpoints, but it's weapons can also be damaged, and it's crew can be killed.
Like most Parodius bosses, you should probably try not to make sense of such a creature.

Attack Patterns

The Cat itself does not attack directly, it will quite happily float around the screen for a minute, and doesn't even make any aggressive movements.
The crew seem to have other ideas,and will fire it's cannons towards the player, or with reckless abandon should the player not be in reach.
The back of the boat also acts as as Penguin generator.
There is no true way to destroy this creature, even if the head takes fatal damage, the ship will continue to float around the screen, and the guns will continue to shoot.
Cat Battleship will eventually leave by it's own accord, and the crew will drop into the ocean, regardless of whether you "defeat" it or not.

Trivia

  • Some ports of the game actually require you to destroy this boss, since system limitations did not allow the level to continue scrolling.
    These ports usually increase the health of the boss significantly.
  • In Gokujyo Parodius, Cat Battleship MK I appears shipwrecked in Stage 2.

See Also

Parodius Da!
Characters TakosukeVic ViperPentaroTwinBee
Stages Island of PiratesLas Vegas CircusCandy LandDuck's Theme Park (NES) • JapanMoai BattleshipPinballBubbleIce WorldNight of the Living DeadBath Houses (SNES) • Zeo's Fortress
Bosses Cat BattleshipCaptain Penguin Nohusuki IIIChichibinta RikaEagle SabuHot LipsButa ShioYoshikoViva CoreHoneyPuuyanKarakasaYoshiwara DayuuShower CageGolgado Tako
Port Exclusive Moai PirateDuck CaptainToka FuroPenguin BombBrain FreezePenguin ConducterPinwallPenguin Green MantleManjiri KunSuper DX Emperor Penguin

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