Takosuke first appeared in Parodius Da! (1990) as his father Tako's first option, and as a playable character in Gokujō Parodius! (1994), taking his father's place. Appearing alongside him is Belial, a female yellow octopus and a childhood friend. Unlike his father in the MSX game, Takosuke uses the Salamander weapon set, as opposed to the traditional Gradius weapon set. His younger brother, Takohiko, takes Takosuke's place in Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius, who also gets accompanied by Belial.
In Gokujō Parodius!, Takosuke assembles the Parodius Team to search for a legendary treasure known as the "Glory of the Past". In Sexy Parodius, the now older Takosuke opens an agency that helps clients with problems (that the player has to fix) and hires Pentaro as his secretary. At the end of the game, however, he turns coat and steals the profits of this agency and is apparently killed by the games' final boss, Kaori.
Takosuke also appears on the Parodius pachislot game, with his latest appearance in Gokuraku Parodius, where he will be peeking at Hikaru on the beach and will eventually have a baseball match with her. He also shows up in his "Old Lecher" appearance, where he takes out the cartridge from the console, blows, and puts the game back with his arms.
- M = 2-Way Missile
- D = Tail Gun
- L = Ripple Laser
- O = Shadow Option
- ? = Shield / Octopus Vase
- The names Takosuke and Takohiko are both portmanteaus of tako, the Japanese word for octopus, and common endings of Japanese male names, -suke and -hiko.
|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 • Mr. Past Glory|
|Stages||Circo Porto Harborland • Cat Battleship Forever • Candy Land • Traffic Signs • Core Ship Parade • Moai Battleship • The Moon • Disco • Shooting Memories|
|Bosses||Anna Pavlova • Cat Submarine MK II • Eliza • Decoration Core • Crazy Core • Capsule Monster Cappuccino • Yoshiko • Princess Kaguya • Chichibinta Rika • Tako's Cutie • 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 (Ace) • The Old Lecher Tako|
|Stages||Farm • Bath House • Underwater Palace • Castle Dracula • Girl Factory • Coal Mine • Sweet Sky • Boss Rush • Taj Mahal • Special Stage|
|Bosses||Corn Chiwa • Finally Penguin • Otohime • Medusa • Transporting Crane • Tanuko the Tanuki • Candy Core • Capsule Monster Cappuccino • Captain Penguinovski the 3rd • Eagle Eagle Sabnosuke • Hot Lips • Yuko • "Mon" • Kaori • Sexy Star|