Lovely music cover for NES game Rygar. It sounds more like title screen music maybe. Not sure how it would be in the game. But I love the vibe in this one. Very adventurous!
Today our game turned 32! Happy Birthday The Guardian Legend!
Too bad we don’t have an active community over here. So I brought the poll I created in Russian retro community. The question is – which Contra do you like more? And it’s about Contra and Super Contra(Super C) on NES. I think result is interesting. I wonder if similar results would be in other countries?
500 people voted at the time I write post. It will be more votes with time. But it’s quite enough to say that in Russia people like both of the games quite same. Below is screenshot of the poll. With translated text.
Matt Bozon is the author of Shantae. And he would want to make a sequel to TGL. He commented on Twitter. I doubt that it will happen. But it’s nice to know some great game developer have this thought 🙂
Rygar on NES was one of those games that felt like entire another world. It felt really big at that time. Great mysterious atmosphere and exploration feeling. Ed Findlay trying to create some kind of Rygar remake or sequel. He called it Rygar Vengeance and it can be found on his site https://www.retrogamer3.com/ . In case site not works he also has his youtube channel.
At the time I write this the game is beta version 1.4. Below I post some screenshots. And the only short gameplay I found is in the Ed’s youtube teaser video 3 years ago. I’ll post it below screenshots.
A guy Stuffman on tumblr posted quite ambitious claim of game project inspired by The Guardian Legend.
you are LANCER TWO, weapon of mass destruction and property of the AUTONOMOUS SPACE-TRAVELING ROBOT ORGANIZATION, a military branch of the GALACTIC COUNCIL. you are a cutting-edge fighting machine, capable of merging with your TRUSTY LANCE to become a tiny FTL-capable spacecraft, designed to jet into the deepest reaches of space and fight alone. you may or may not have feelings. (if you do, it’s plausibly deniable).
your current mission is to travel to a mining colony at the fringe of the galaxy, which has been invaded by the dreaded VON NEUMANNS. theorized to have already infested much of Andromeda, this self-replicating menace must not be allowed to have a foothold into our galaxy!
the GALACTIC COUNCIL will take no risks with the VON NEUMANNS; upon arriving in the star system, the BLACK HOLE BOMB inside you arms itself. should you be defeated and fail your mission, it will detonate, taking you and everything in the star system with it.
the VON NEUMANNS are already doomed. can you save this lonely planet, and yourself?
Hope you will have great 2020!
CutterCross created a Sunsoft style music that playing in Corridors 7, 8, 17 & 18 in The Guardian Legend. Really nice to hear how the music would in different chip-tune style. Check it out!
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