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 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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!
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?
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)
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 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.
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 🙂
It’s actually pretty hard to find anything high quality on The Guardian Legen music covers. And I did not found something new for myself. So I post this. Did not want to post something I heard to many times already. So lets check this music cover by ZXD.
The Guardian Legend Snowy Fields Remix by ZXD
So we have a basic theme with some additional layer of organs. The bass sounds way too thin and spiked out. The kick drum just lost. Snare has a lack of bite. Sounds like pretty typical amateur work. So author has a tons of things to improve.
Also it has no any intro and outro. Just throws us the original game music sheet repeated 3 times.
Still, we thankful for people like that, who try to put the TGL music into their works. And also it’s not that bad. I’ve heard much worse.