How do you play retro games?

Guardian Heroes

MobyRank MobyScore
SEGA Saturn
86
3.8
Xbox 360
86
4.1

User Reviews

Great re-visitation of a rare gem. Xbox 360 melquisedeq (8)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
SEGA Saturn 35 3.8
Xbox 360 3 4.1
Combined MobyScore 38 3.8


The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
100
SEGA SaturnGamesFirst!
Guardian Heroes is the true definition of a diamond in the rough. Sure, PlayStation had Wipeout, Resident Evil, or Metal Gear Solid, but what it never had was Guardian Heroes, and that is all that matters to me. So if you are willing, and able, to purchase this now pricey classic Sega Saturn title (the game has been seen on eBay going for as much as $125), Guardian Heroes is definitely worth every penny.
96
SEGA SaturnGameFan Magazine
With the perfect blend of side-scrolling action and RPG elements. Treasure has once again made an incredible game. In fact, this might be their best offering yet. The huge sprites, countless levels of parallax and an unbelievable amount of enemies on screen at once (with almost no slow-down), totally blew me away. And when you add in the hidden characters, the 6 player vs. mode and the fact you can play beat the game a bunch of times without seeing every level, Guardian Heroes becomes my favorite Saturn game yet.
95
SEGA SaturnRetrogaming History
Proprio così, Guardian Heroes è una delle pietre miliari del Saturn, un picchiaduro a scorrimento bello ed originale. Sarà per il suo ottimo mix di generi, per la sua longevità fatta di bivi e finali multipli, per la sua storia colma di sfaccettature o per il suo feeling altamente immersivo, resta il fatto che nessun possessore di Saturn dovrebbe assolutamente farselo scappare.
94
SEGA SaturnShin Force
Treasure is a hardcore gamer's company, and that's a fact. They take classic gameplay and improve upon it. Guardian Heroes is a prime example of that. It delivers intuitive controls, great graphics, and is simply a blast to play.
93
Xbox 360OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
I cannot recommend this game enough. For fans of beat-'em-ups, slick looking 2-D side scrollers, or the original, there is enough new and classic content to keep everyone busy and satisfied. Guardian Heroes is a game from yesterday that has aged incredibly well and still stands the test of time as one of the best beat-'em-ups ever. Xbox 360 owners, do not miss the chance to play this game.
90
SEGA SaturnGamesCollection
Guardian Heroes è un'opera dalla grande personalità, che si distingue da ogni punto di vista e che sancisce l'armonioso incontro tra le dinamiche arcade e la tradizione del gioco di ruolo di stampo nipponico. Uno dei giochi Treasure più riusciti in assoluto.
90
Xbox 360SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Une vraie leçon de game design pour The Behemot et Cie, et une leçon d’histoire pour les “nouveaux joueurs” qui devrait leur permettre de revoir leur échelle de valeurs.
90
SEGA SaturnDefunct Games
My first experience with this game, was back when it came out that the Saturn was still a serious (albeit failing) contender in the console race. My memory involves his picking this gigantic plant monster, with its whipping tentacles and biting teeth. I picked the little white bunny.
89
SEGA SaturnSegaFan.com
Un argumento excepcional, que nos da incluso la posibilidad de escoger respuesta en los diálogos con otros personajes, para que los acontecimientos giren en un sentido o en otro y visitar de esta forma, unos lugares u otros y sacar los siete finales diferentes de este juego, así como una capacidad para divertir de la que pocos juegos pueden hacer gala, completan las cualidades que hacen de este juego una obra maestra que ningún seguero debería perderse.
89
SEGA SaturnNetjak
No doubt about it, Guardian Heroes is one the classic must-have games for the Saturn. Solid gameplay and the “choose-your-own-path” story lines make this game one of the greatest beat’em-ups ever, so if you see a price tag on it for sixty bucks or more, it’s no fluke. If you have a Saturn, get going to eBay and hunt this title down. If you don’t have one, now you have two reasons to go to eBay. However you do it, give Guardian Heroes a shot.
88
SEGA SaturnneXGam
Wieder einmal ist es den Jungs und Mädels von Treasure gelungen, ein wahres Feuerwerk abzubrennen und die Konsolen ans technische Limit zu bringen. Zwar leidet ab und zu im Getümmel die Übersicht ein wenig, aber das absolut actionreiche Gameplay lässt einem gar keine Zeit, darüber nachzudenken. Die vielen verschiedenen Wege der Vollendung, die unzähligen und sehr schönen Spielfiguren sowie der stimmungsvolle Mehrspieler-Modus erweitern die technische Seite des Spieles auch noch mit einem sehr hohen Spielspaß. Ein Must-Have für Saturn-Besitzer!
85
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.com
Les remakes de vieux succès vidéoludiques ne manquent pas sur les plates-formes de téléchargement mais bien peu se sont révélés à ce jour aussi convaincants que celui de Guardian Heroes. De son gameplay aux petits oignons à son design coloré en passant par son scénario aux multiples embranchements, ce beat'em all indémodable vendu à prix cassé a tout pour séduire le public actuel.
83
SEGA SaturnGame Revolution
The best thing about Guardian Heroes, the part that makes it revolutionary, are the dozens of possible paths in this game. Many times during your adventure you'll be presented with a choice of several options. The option you choose can determine the future of your game. This gives Guardian Heroes tremendous replay value. You may get a little sick of the early levels, but after that, they branch out to lots of multiple endings. With several characters to choose from and cooperative play for up to 6 people (with the multi-player adapter) this game should find its way off your shelf and into your Saturn for a long time to come.
81
SEGA SaturnElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
This game is packed with a lot of gameplay and action! Some may find it too much like the Final Fight series, but there is a lot more to it. My one gripe is the levels that are short and seem to cram just a bit too much on the screen (especially later on) to really fight well. Still a very neat action title!
80
Xbox 360Jeuxvideo.fr
Peut-être pas des plus jolis, ce remix de Guardian Heroes demeure néanmoins un vrai petit bijou. Avec un gameplay nerveux, une histoire qui évolue selon les choix du joueur, des personnages différents à essayer et à combattre, le multijoueur en local comme en ligne, le tout pour seulement 800 points, le titre est clairement une bonne, voir une excellente affaire. Le mode Remix (gameplay) apporte des petites touches de nouveauté et vient corser un peu plus le jeu en mode difficile avec l'ajout de certains mouvements. Bien que le mode en ligne subisse des petits ralentissements, il n'en reste pas moins un ajout très pertinent, que cela soit pour parcourir le mode histoire avec un autre joueur ou pour s'affronter (jusqu'à 12) sur les autres modes permettant d'incarner les 45 personnages, parfois très insolites, du titre.
80
Xbox 360Gamereactor (Sweden)
Att sakta lära sig bemästra sin favoritkaraktär, försöka levla upp denne och till slut lyckas nå ett av de många slutmålen är en utmaning. Den här gången slipper man dessutom den hackiga bilduppdateringen som plågade Saturn-utgåvan. Guardian Heroes är ett självklart köp för den som vill återuppleva eller upptäcka en gammal pärla.
25
SEGA SaturnThe Video Game Critic
I've heard Guardian Heroes compared to Streets of Rage, but it's nowhere near as fun or playable. I was totally baffled by the story and dialogue, and found the audio to be somewhat irritating and sometimes inappropriate. When I'm fighting skeletons in a graveyard, why am I listening to a jazzy number with a saxophone? Is this the apocalypse or happy hour? The voice samples are repetitive as hell, and it sounds like one character is yelling "bee-yatch!" whenever he performs a power attack. I like how how the instructions make frequent references to "see page xx", but someone forgot to fill in the page numbers - whoops! Guardian Heroes is definitely a Saturn original, but it's hardly worth breaking your piggy bank for.