Compile Design Documents

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Hey,

If you remember there was a video a year ago showing some docs from Compile. There were Guardian Legend, MUSHA, and Aleste Gaiden.

Now you can see those on the web. Pretty intresting. I have no idea what is written. It’s in japanese.

I think each of those pictures was the idea of each stage. And that is quite terrible! Just look at that nose, haha! Crazy!

Check them here – http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/compileshooters/designdocs-fanzine.htm

TGL Secret Edition Corridor Rush

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Here is TGL Secret Edition Corridor Rush Mode by Charly. I asked him share some impressions. He written about the whole hack tho:

Well, just like the original version, you will be given all the items if you have a certain amount of money (or score… I don’t know), just the same as the original one, except that you will have all the weapon earlier than the original one. There are a lot of differences in this version and the original one. Optomon sure modified a lot of things here such as the map, the bosses (green Fleepa, orange Zib Zub, blue & red Teramute, green Eyegore, Green Grimgrin, Orange Optomon, Green IT – which used to to be the final boss of the original version, Orange Clawbot, Orange Bombarder), and also he add some big bosses as mini-bosses (there’s only one in the original version) to increase the difficulty. The best mini-boss in this version are probably the Red Optomon and Red Grimgrin.

All the way to remove all the 10 seals are totally different (except for the 1st one). The repeated weapon and items were replaced with Blue Lander or Red Lander, the shop (buy 1 of 3 items) will be harder to buy, the Corridor 21 background is different, the musics in Area 5 and Area 9 are changed, the background of the Boss Rush (Corridor 21) is different but I prefer this one more than the desert theme, and finally the different final boss : 3 Gliders with one blue, one orange and one red which will be activated by defeating the 1st 2 gliders. This final boss is much difficult than the original one. Be patient, make your way to dodge their pattern, the missiles are the big threats in this case. Can you believe that 3 gliders are the final boss in this game which make a lot of gamers have difficulty in beating the game? Probably yes, the red one moves like a berserker and release 2 red missiles which is hard to dodge. The longest boss is the Orange Bombarder, which took me about 5 mins to defeat.

Puzzles in Adventure mode

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Have you played Crystalis? It’s a nice action RPG on NES. But there was a huge problem with the game. It has puzzles somewhat. But those puzzles don’t make any sense. So you just have no clue how to solve them. Now we have internet and can watch the walkthrough. But it’s reducing the fun I think!

Crystalis NES game

Those puzzles are like in old quests. Or modern point and click games. Where player have to click everything, and have to try every item he has on everything. Because there is no logic at all. You can’t guess the right thing to do!

On the other side, in our beloved The Guardian Legend the puzzles in adventure mode of the game are way too easy. All you do is just find the room with a hint and solution is pretty obvious right away.

Puzzles in Adventure mode

If there any chance some similar game or a sequel appears(and we know there was some attempts. And The Guardian Legend:Legacy project is also has some slow progression) then I would like to see some puzzles in there too. I think that was a neat feature. However they could be more clever and more intresting.

Optomon did a great job towards it with 2 of the puzzles in his The Guardian Legend: Secret Edition

“He afraids of light” made no sense at first but then I guessed what to do by myself. Yes took me like 15 minutes. But it really made sense, so finding the solution did bring satisfaction.

Such a thoughts about puzzles in The Guardian Legend adventure mode. Have a nice day!

Top Ten SHMUPs of All Time

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By the preferences of Dude Quest.

A pretty sweet list of top ten SHMUPs of all time is actually are favorites by this guy. But the list is great for sure and it has the game by Compile mentioned. If you did not know Compile developed The Guardian Legend. That’s why there are some similarities in the Space Megaforce.

Don’t blame author too much for not including some powerfull titles that could beat some mentioned games 🙂

Video Share by community members

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We have a video share section in the community forum. It dedicated to the original game – The Guardian Legend. I think maybe to change it so it would be about other games as well? Memebers do like many other games besides TGL. So it might be a good thing to share other games too. Also it might attract the other people who never played TGL.

Video Share by community members

Should it be dedicated to some specific range of games? Like SHMUPs and adventures, NES, retro stuff? I don’t really know 🙂 But if some good content I would put it here on front page sometimes.

Let me share some video for you. It is some random playable mockup of the prequel. As the author said it is like a training program on earth where Miria trains to battle inside of simulation. I guess it is stopped at there and will never be continued. But worth a look. You may try to ask the author to share it as is. He only uploaded the video and never gave it to play.

Metroid Rogue Down release announced

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Hello guys,

Maybe you know maybe not. There was a hack started on the Metroid NES game in 2014 – Metroid – Rogue Dawn. So here is good news for you. It will be released very soon!  Saturday 1/14/2017

This will be the best Metroid NES hack obviously. And maybe a best NES game hack ever made so far. The graphics is great. The levels done like almost none of the NES game ever have. At least none of the platformers.

There are amazing secrets, many easter eggs and surprising references. The animations are improved since the trailer we saw half year ago.

This hack is very expected by many people. Especially by Metroid fans. So have a look if you haven’t seen yet. But remember the animations are improved since the trailer released. So it would look even better than in the teaser Trailer.

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Zen Intergalactic Ninja music cover

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Hi,

I am a bit busy here with my recently released game. A week ago I put my music cover on youtube for the NES game.

If you played Zen Intergalactic Ninja you probably know it has pretty good music. Just as most of Konami games do have.

So here it is, check it out. And also screenshots of original game that let you remember if you played it long ago.

Oh and in case you wonder. Yes It’s a same piece looped 3 times. I wanted to work more with it and make more variations. But just had no time for it. So it was gathering dust for 2 years and I think I’d better upload as is!

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Wild West Guardian Legend

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There is big chance you’ve heard this music already. But I making it into a post anyway.

Saverio Paiella written probably most unique music covers on the Guardian Legend music. It sounds like. Not sure how this style called but it sounds like The Cowboy Robot Legend 🙂

Wild West Guardian Legend

Here I attach soundcloud player with all 5 Guardian Legend tracks by Saverio Paiella. If it not loads, that might be soundcloud server issue sometimes.

You can find more music covers in music section(requires flash player installed). I need to update it with new music player and more music tracks (but it will be long before it happens I guess ;P ).

Guardian heroes classes

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First of all thanks to the amazing Optomon who donated for the site to keep going. He is amazing because he made The Guardian Legend:Secret Edition. That is really helpful, I am thankful to you! 🙂

And now to the post.

I bet most of us thought that it would be so cool if there was some sequel to the game. And maybe with different heroes to select.  But did you thought that the heroes could be so different like differnce between RGP classes? You know like Knight, Wizard, Archer. I think it would be great idea. That totally makes sense since the game has adventure walking mode . And would make even greater gameplay difference between classes because of changes into SHMUP mode.

Hard to imagine what kind of classes could be in potential TGL like or sequel game. Maybe there is something like that in SHMUP or futuristic RPG games already.

The idea come to me when I looked at this fan art. Or maybe correct to say art inspired by?

guardian Zhaina by SMeadows for jaimehlers
Zhaina by SMeadows for jaimehlers

You can read what customer says(it is a commission) about his character Zhaina here: http://jaimehlers.deviantart.com/art/Zhaina-by-SMeadows-647173059

He thinks that Neptunia games probably have some impact from The Guardian Legend game.

I would say his Zhaina character abilities could be around ice and freezing. Also I think there better to be male characters too! If you remember there was few male characters done based on TGL character concept. Especially this one. Ordered by our forum member RubyC42 (AKA youtube RubycoredBejeweled)

guardian Commission for Rubycored
Commission for Rubycored

You can find more fan art in the Gallery.

Zodiac Story indie game

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Hi!

If you ever want to play a game like The Guardian Legend I have something for you. It is an indie game heavely inspired by Metroid and The Guardian Legend. It is mix of those two.

Zodiac: Story of The Guardian

The genre is so called Metroidvania and SHMUP. There are a lot of places to walk, jump and fight around. A lot. Just like Metroid. You will find special weapons and upgrades. Very much like in TGL. The flying stages have a lot from TGL. Author made many enemies and bosses almost directly from TGL. And the protagonist is also a transformer.

But I warn you! The walking and jumping here is a lot more than flying. So if you love Metroid this is good for you.

I should mention that the game is still in Beta. It’s a full game already but there should be some minor updates. So keep that in mind. The game also should have some different endings. Yes the game has plot. I am not sure how much endings it has now(there was at least one). Let me know.

The game can be found here:

http://www.purezc.net/index.php?page=projects&id=224

Thanks