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 BelialVic Viper and Lord BritishPentaro and HanakoTwinBee and WinbeeHikaru and AkaneMambo and SambaMichael and GabrielKoitsu and AitsuGoemon and EbisumaruDracula-kun and Kid DraculaUpa and Rupa
Stages Circo Porto HarborlandCat Battleship ForeverCandy LandHigh Speed CityCore Ship ParadeMoai BattleshipRabbit MoonPenguin DiscoShooting Memories
Bosses Anna BaburowaCat Submarine MK IIElizaDecoration CoreCrazy CoreCapsule Monster CappuccinoYoshikoKaguya PrincessChichibinta RikaBig OctopusPentaro X
Core Warships
Big Cores Big Core MK IBig Core Rev. 1.2Big Core MK IIBig Core MK II KaiBig Core MK IIIBig Core MK IV
Big Core variants BeaconBlaster Cannon CoreBubble CoreCircle CoreCoreshipCrater CoreCrystal CoreDellinger CoreDesert CoreHeaven's GateJuggler CoreLizard CoreNeo Big CorePerla MeraldaRexion CoreRolling CoreRotating LauncherShining CoreSuper Big CoreTerra CoreTriple Core (Life Force)Vanishing CoreViva CoreGenocide Core
Core-style bosses Abandon WarshipBubble EyeCovered CoreCovered Core MK IIDead EndKrakenMayhem WarshipMetal SlaveMisfit WarshipQueensrÿcheRiot WarshipPlate Core
Pseudo-Cores Death (Gau) • Death MK II (DeathDouble) • Death MK IIIBeta CoreNobilTriple Core
Tetran variants Tetran (Zylom) • Covered TetranCrystal Core D-X02Laser TetranTenny Rop