While searching for a Parodius screenshot last night (for my PC Engine blog), I came across the following TV commercial (for the 1992 Famicom port of Parodius Da!).
It made me giggle, so I thought I'd share it here.
By the way, according to the always reliable commenters on YouTube, the gist of the commercial is that Octopus, Pentarou, Twinbee and Vic Viper race into their local game shop looking for a copy of Parodius Da! only to be told by the sales clerk that it's already sold out.