Gokujō Parodius! Version
The MK III makes its debut appearence as the Decoration Core (AKA "Lips") in Gokujō Parodius!. This incarnation of the MK III attacks with a combination of frosting streams and standard lasers. It also has a vicious ramming attack it likes to pull off quite often, it's moves can be predicted when it smiles. The only way to destroy it is to kill the miniature creatures hiding inside its mouth (which have no additional protection, but are very durable.) On higher difficulties or loops, it can fire lasers which have narrower gaps in between, which may hit the player if he's staying at the left edge of the screen.
This enemy also appears in one of the Parodius pachislot games.
Decoration Core MK I appears as the third boss of Gokujo Parodius!. It's music is high pitched in the console version, while lower pitched and distorted in the arcade version. It is a parody of Big Core MK III, a boss that also debuted as the third boss.
|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|
|Big Cores||Big Core MK I • Big Core Rev. 1.2 • Big Core MK II • Big Core MK II Kai • Big Core MK III • Big Core MK IV|
|Big Core variants||Beacon • Blaster Cannon Core • Bubble Core • Circle Core • Coreship • Crater Core • Crystal Core • Dellinger Core • Desert Core • Heaven's Gate • Juggler Core • Lizard Core • Neo Big Core • Perla Meralda • Rexion Core • Rolling Core • Rotating Launcher • Shining Core • Super Big Core • Terra Core • Triple Core (Life Force) • Vanishing Core • Viva Core • Genocide Core|
|Core-style bosses||Abandon Warship • Bubble Eye • Covered Core • Covered Core MK II • Dead End • Kraken • Mayhem Warship • Metal Slave • Misfit Warship • Queensrÿche • Riot Warship • Plate Core|
|Pseudo-Cores||Death (Gau) • Death MK II (DeathDouble) • Death MK III • Beta Core • Nobil • Triple Core|
|Tetran variants||Tetran (Zylom) • Covered Tetran • Crystal Core D-X02 • Laser Tetran • Tenny Rop|