Cute Bird (ビッグペンギン - Biggupengin), Captain Penguin Nohusuky (キャプテンペンギンノフスキー - Kyaputenpengin'nofusukī) is a penguin of gigantic proportions, appears as the first boss in both Parodius and Parodius Da!. Its spinning shield and means of attack mimic and parody the NES-exclusive boss Tutanhamanattack from Life Force. Their appearance differs between games, with the latter being dressed in a pirate outfit and now colored pink. It can be assumed they are two different characters, but are part of the same species.
It was fought again in the Boss Gauntlet Stage of Sexy Parodius. Penguins are a recurring enemy of the Parodius series. This boss is also related to Penguin Conducter and Toilet Penguin. His weakpoint is his small belly button.
Both versions of the boss share the same basic attack pattern, but have minor differences. They will create a shield comprised of smaller Penguin's to protect them - these fire bullets at the player, at increasing speed. In Parodius, the Boss itself will throw a neverending supply of wine bottles as projectiles.
Cute Bird Nohusuky makes an appearance on the Gokuraku Parodius Slot Machine. The Pikopiko hammer and the card appears on a photo, push the A Button three times and the Card Photo will appear in the Bonus Slot.
- The second Bird later made a cameo appearance in Stage 2 of Gokujō Parodius!, as an underwater corpse. It is unknown how it returned in Sexy Paroduis possibly revived.
- The first Bird appears to be a drunkard, concluded from the bottles it throws and the red "blush" it gets when damaged.
- In Sexy Parodius, Captain Penguin had a sqwauk of a penguin instead of a beep when he was hit.
- Also in Sexy Parodius, if the player brought along Alex, he will charge forward to Captain Penguin, revealing that Captain Penguin is female.
- Nohusuky was replaced by the name Captain Ginta in Yume Penguin Monogatari Famicom Port.
- A Parodius-themed Pachislot game named Little Pirates was released in 1998.
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|Stages||Stage 1 • Stage 2 • Stage 3 • Stage 4 • Stage 5 • Stage 6|
|Bosses||War Keystone • Cute Bird • Re-Za • Three Choice Hand • Crush Meteor • Tenuki Tenuki Bozu • Hot Lips • Plump Maids • Ge Ge Ge Aunt • War Organ • Bug|
|Characters||Takosuke • Vic Viper • Pentaro • TwinBee|
|Stages||Island of Pirates • Las Vegas Circus • Candy Land • Duck's Theme Park (NES) • Japan • Moai Battleship • Pinball • Bubble • Ice World • Night of the Living Dead • Bath Houses (SNES) • Zeo's Fortress|
|Bosses||Cat Battleship • Captain Penguin Nohusuki III • Chichibinta Rika • Eagle Sabu • Hot Lips • Buta Shio • Yoshiko • Viva Core • Honey • Puuyan • Karakasa • Yoshiwara Dayuu • Shower Cage • Golgado Tako|
|Port Exclusive||Moai Pirate • Duck Captain • Toka Furo • Penguin Bomb • Brain Freeze • Penguin Conducter • Pinwall • Penguin Green Mantle • Manjiri Kun • Super DX Emperor Penguin|
|Gokujō Parodius! ~ Kako no Eikō o Motomete ~|
|Characters||Takosuke and Belial • Vic Viper and Lord British • Pentaro and Hanako • TwinBee and Winbee • Hikaru and Akane • Mambo and Samba • Michael and Gabriel • Koitsu and Aitsu • Goemon and Ebisumaru • Dracula-kun and Kid Dracula • Upa and Rupa|
|Stages||Circo Porto Harborland • Cat Battleship Forever • Candy Land • High Speed City • Core Ship Parade • Moai Battleship • Rabbit Moon • Penguin Disco • Shooting Memories|
|Bosses||Anna Baburowa • Cat Submarine MK II • Eliza • Decoration Core • Crazy Core • Capsule Monster Cappuccino • Yoshiko • Kaguya Princess • Chichibinta Rika • Big Octopus • Pentaro X|
|Characters||Vic Viper and Lord British • Ivan and Toby • Hikaru and Akane • Mambo and Samba • Michael and Gabriel • Koitsu and Aitsu • Option and Multiple • Shooting Star and Black Viper|
|Stages||Stage 1 • Stage 2 • Stage 3A • Stage 3B • Stage 4A • Stage 4B • Stage 5 • Stage X • Stage 6 • Special Stage|
|Bosses||Corn Chiwa • Toilet Penguin • Otohmia • Medusa • Penguin Crane • Tanuko the Tanuki • Candy Core • Capsule Monster Cappuccino • Captain Penguin Nohusuki III • Eagle Sabu • Hot Lips • Yuko • Casino Gunwall • Kaori • Sexy Star|