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)

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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

Guardian Legend piano played

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The youtube user Bragatyr played the music from The Guardian Legend on his piano. Or is he playing a midi keyboard? I don’t know. But clearly he played by hands. The sound quality is kinda poor. Has crackles and need some post process brushing. But it is OK for listen to it for one or few times.

Check it out for a change:

Very Nice Fan Art Miria

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Look at that. Very nice view on the costume. Just as I see the Miria in the game. That is the way how I always seen her. Not a bikini and skin but some cover! If you look closer to the details artist made, it is visible that this is not a human body. Only her head is human. I think that belly button was not necessary tho. I guess this is done considering general public demands to exaggerate sexiness in games fan arts.

That blaster does look belong to the Guardian Legend universe. Not ideal probably. I don’t think such a cyborg needs to press trigger with a finger to shoot. But it’s OK and acceptable. I’d agree to play a sequel with such a gun.

I think artist captured the feel of the game pretty well! At least that’s how I feel too 🙂

Thank you Stephen for this great fan art!

You can visit the original page where I found it. There are several pictures showing the progress from a sketch to a finished drawing. https://www.artstation.com/artwork/3m58g

You can find more fan art in the Gallery. You can see the picture details with full size in the Gallery.

guardian legend miria fan art by stephen scoville