Did you miss me?

Hi everyone, did you miss me?
did you miss me?

My thoughts were far away for a while. But now is a good reason to write something. I can say this again and again. That we need to bring more modern presentation to the site. How to do that? I have no idea and have no much time to do research. But I hope with time that can be managed. Would be great if some people could help me a little.

So what’s new there around The Guardian Legend? First of all this cover version of the title screen music. It’s a quite nice one. Also author mentions that he likes the game a lot and have nostalgia feeling about it. Which is good as he made this music with more care than just to get attention around retro buzz.

If you wonder where is this picture of the Miria from, it’s from here: thirdhalf.net/sad2-36-another-compilation/

Also the author replied me about the other picture there. He said it was just some doodle drawing from the stream request. So. I guess we will not get this one more than a draft. Which is probably is okay. This is a bit like a parody looking one 🙂

did you miss me? miria transforming

Thanks everyone who is around The Guardian Legend. If you have some ideas of site improvements, let me know! See ya!

Guardian Legend music by Troisnyx

Hey everyone. Today we listen to a very nice Guardian Legend music covers by Troisnyx.

BTW,  sorry, my computer was broken 🙁 That’s why there was no posts.

I don’t know what’s her name. But if you check her account on newgrounds there are plenty of links to her social pages – troisnyx.newgrounds.com

The music covers she made are kinda ambient stuff I’d say. And really good muscial quality! The first one, I guess she singing by herself. And that is very nice and touching. It also sounds very cinematic. Definatelly would fit some cutscene or a game music perfectly. The second one reminds Metroid feeling. It’s a very nice loop that feels calm and a bit creepy same time. If you want to listen to it as a loop you can do it on newgrounds. I’ll give links to both tracks.

Troisnyx – Flight into Naju:

Troisnyx – Deep-Blue:

Links to a songs in case you want download them or to listen as a loop:

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/653150

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/685022

Guardian Legend music by Troisnyx

More special modes for Miria

I stumbled upon that tweet. Those poses are really intresting. And this instantly gives an idea about more special modes for Miria in The Guardian Legend. She could have more versatile backpack.

Fore example that bow pose looks like for some powerful strike. That would work only in walking adventure mode. The other intresting pose is for softer and maneuver flying. She could fly to any XYZ direction with this. And very fast change the direction. And the third pose, I don’t know. Could be some other sort of fire mode or cutting the walls.

I think there could be a special section in the Gallery for stuff like that. And check that tweet it has more images.

More special modes for Miria 1 More special modes for Miria 2More special modes for Miria 3

 

Compile Design Documents

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

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

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!

Video Share by community members

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.