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Resembling Starfox in many ways, Guardian is a fast and furious shoot 'em up. You skim over the surface of a planet, shooting enemies down as quickly as you can, with the hope of protecting as many of the installations as possible - the more you save, the quicker you get extra lives.

Plenty of power-ups are offered during the game, including enhanced weaponry and shields. The game is viewed in full 3D, and the camera angle can be adjusted. CD32 controllers are recommended, although keyboard and mouse are also available.


Guardian Amiga CD32 Hunting enemies
Guardian Amiga CD32 Title screen
Guardian Amiga CD32 Prepare for combat
Guardian Amiga CD32 Select mode

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Alternate Titles

  • "Sibwing" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

Amiga Power Amiga Mar, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Computing Amiga CD32 Dec, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Génération 4 Amiga CD32 Nov, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga CD32 Nov, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Computing Amiga May, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Games Amiga CD32 Dec, 1994 74 out of 100 74
Play Time Amiga Mar, 1995 72 out of 100 72
Play Time Amiga CD32 Jan, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1995 68 out of 100 68
Play Time Amiga May, 1995 58 out of 100 58


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Working title

The game's working title neatly combines the names of lead programmer Mark SIBley, and of obvious influence StarWING (as Starfox was known in Europe). The eventual title also (correctly) implies a connection to Defender — indeed a Defender clone of this name exists for the ZX Spectrum.
Contributed to by Martin Smith (79239)
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