Rollie is a new NES game by the guy under nickname Optomon/Optovania. He is the creator of The Guardian Legend: Secret Edition. And also a number of nice mods. Now he created his very own game from scratch.
Another game similar to ours Zaider – Battle of Peguss (超戦士ザイダーバトルオブペガス). You can walk out of the ship and walk in somewhere. I don’t know details. There is no walkthrough around. The game is on MSX 1986. Ability to walk inside buildings seems interesting. I read that weapon(s?) can be upgraded. The terrible scrolling is not in this game only. It is quite common for MSX games back then.
Also on nicovideo I found probably a remix of the title theme. Sounds nice so I adding it.
Some people wonder. What are some games that are similar to The Guardian Legend? So suddenly I discovered such game. It’s on FDS(Famicom Disc System) and it’s called – Akuu Senki RAIJIN. I would say it’s more similar to predecessor – Guardic. If you did not know The Guardian Legend is actually a sequel to Guardic. It even has a name like “Another Legend of Guardic” in manual. And some Japanese fan arts put ALG on their arts.
As I understood player can can decide to transform between mecha and starship. But it’s possible only on certain platforms. Player can fly in all 4 directions and walk also in 4 directions. So he can’t walk diagonally.
I do not know the details because I just discovered this game. I was browsing youtube for recent The Gaurdian Legend videos and luckily there was video “The Guardian Legend But Worse”. Sometimes people asking what are the games similar to The Guardian Legend? So this might be really interesting as this game is similar to both TGL and Guardic(prequel of TGL).
I would say that the game looks nice. But the gameplay seems not really good. I also think that it would be hard to understand what to do in the game and how to progress. There is no map to help. Maybe there is some helpful manual comes with the disc? Necessary instructions often contained in manuals back then . Music is almost always the same and there is no boss theme when the bosses appear.
However the game doesn’t seem terribly bad. So that’s it, this is the similar game, please welcome – Akuu Senki RAIJIN
The Guardian Legend Legacy stream recently played by some russian guy. If you did not know about that project then you can see what it is. I am not sure if they keep doing it because I am away from russian social network VKontakte.
In that game you can choose your primary weapon and your subweapon. The walking stages are randomly generated. So each time you start a new game it will have different map.
If you want to annoy author and tell him to continue the work then here is his youtube channel.
And here is this project page on facebook. You can find the download link there.
Hey people. So yestarday some guy congratulated me that our game is hidden gem puzzle on PCgamer. I am like what? It’s some algorithm that calculates Steam statistic and decide if some game is a hidden gem.
Hey guys. Sorry I am so bussy. I created The Guardian Legend on Discord chat https://discord.gg/93C68CT. So join the chat and you can drop some intresting stuff there. Maybe a fan art or music for The Guardian Legend. Or maybe some intresting video or a game that could be featured on this page.
So yeah. I am still busy with promoting my game Orbox C. And it probably will take few more months. If you want to support me then you can try free version of the game. Orbox C Free. If you like it and buy it then please leave review on game’s Steam page. It’s great puzzle game so give the free version a try.
Revenge of The Red Falcon is modification of the NES Contra. It’s intresting. It’s much harder and levels are longer.
Locked ‘N’ Loaded I think not really modification but builded on some engine. But it’s like modification on Alien Wars. It lacks in graphic quality a bit but it’s OK. I would record some gameplay of it and make review. Basically it’s good 3.5/5 game, so you can give it a go without waiting for me. It’s free game anyway.
What do I mean by puzzle game of the year? I mean the game I developed together with other guy – Orbox C. But it’s not me who called it that way. BatBeard guy recorded a video with our game and put it into the title.
So I am busy this days with promotion of our game. I am suck at promotion so I contact youtubers and ask them to make a video with our game. Only recently I learned how to find correct youtubers who could agree. BatBeard was one of them.
I sent him a free game key so he could try the game for free. He launched the game on his stream and liked it. He called it high quality, compared with Popcap games(Zuma, Bejeweled, Plants vs Zombies) and admitted very good level design. I am not participated with him anyhow so it is pretty honest opinion.
Personally I could critisize the game enough. But the same time I am pretty sure it is really good puzzle game. One of the best, or maybe the best of this type. And yes it does have great level design because I have a lot of experience with that from Orbox, Orbox B, older Orbox C browser flash version and mobile, and users custom created levels. From all of this I had tons of feedback. That helped to see the game deeper and create really great puzzles in Orbox C on Steam with 210 levels. There should be more levels in future updates and new type of elements. If this game will become a Puzzle game of the year I will be shocked I guess. But also happy, obviously 🙂
The video is pretty long. It is his first reaction on the game. He just took a part of the stream from Twitch and uploaded to youtube. So keep that in mind. It was recorded from the live stream so you can fast forward.
And by the way. If you want to try the game for free there is free version out there. With 30 unique levels. Check it out:
I made a free version of our game that I made with my friend Nikolai – Orbox C Free. This version has 30 different levels to play. The levels are originaly created for this. Basicallly it’s like a bonus pack for the game. So check it out. It is pretty fun puzzle solving for 15-25 minuntes.
And BTW. I can share a free copy of the full game(210 levels) for youtubers who could record a video for the game. Like first play impression, or review, or something. As it could be some sort of promotion. So if you have gaming channel let me know. You help me, I help you!
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!
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.
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.