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The Guardian Legend (NES)

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In the far future, Earth is a peaceful place with very few worries. To ensure it stays that way, a top secret project was authorized: the creation of the guardian suit. It's a suit of flight armor that allows the guardian to survive any environment. It's a good thing too, because a giant space station is spotted on a collision course with Earth.

You take the role of the guardian. Your mission is to activate the station's self-destruct and destroy it before it collides with Earth. As you travel through the station NAJU, you'll find increased armor and better weapons to help you defeat waves of enemies. You'll battle through the station in a human form and also as a jet in certain areas.

There's also a hidden mode that allows you to play the game in Arcade fashion - only autoscrolling overhead shooting levels, without the on-foot part. New weapons and upgrades are automatically awarded after each level depending on the player's total score. Dying resets the score to zero.


The Guardian Legend NES There are rooms that provide insights on how to unlock certain corridors
The Guardian Legend NES There are optional corridors that often yield goodies, like this chip upgrade (extremely useful)
The Guardian Legend NES More seafood!
The Guardian Legend NES Japan Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "ガーディック外伝" -- Japanese Spelling
  • "Guardic Gaiden " -- Japanese Title

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Critic Reviews

HonestGamers Aug 01, 2007 10 out of 10 100
Retrogaming.it Mar, 2008 9 out of 10 90
That Gaming Site Jan 20, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Quebec Gamers May 28, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
Hardcore Gaming 101 2000 8 out of 10 80
Video Game Den Aug 10, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Mar, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Jan, 1990 7 out of 10 70
Video Games and Computer Entertainment: Complete Guide to Nintendo Video Games Nov, 1990 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1989 24 out of 40 60


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The Guardian Legend was marketed by Broderbund as part of its "Action Series."

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jeremy strope (126) added The Guardian Legend (NES) on Nov 26, 2002