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The Guardian Legend (NES)

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Description

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.

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The Guardian Legend NES Hey, don't look at me like that!
The Guardian Legend NES The boss of Area four. It may be formidable until you figure out what works best against it
The Guardian Legend NES Ooh, goodies!
The Guardian Legend NES Exploded...

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

HonestGamers Aug 01, 2007 10 out of 10 100
Retrogaming.it Mar, 2008 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
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2008 7.75 out of 10 78
Video Games Mar, 1991 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Mar, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Jan, 1990 7 out of 10 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1989 6 out of 10 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