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In a classic Japanese RPG style, Guardian War pits you as guardian golem against the dark forces of Azrael, the Evil Lord. Your world is infested with monsters and your job is to destroy them. Along the way you meet other golems that you need to revive so that they can join your quest. Your ultimate goal is to defeat Azrael.

RPG elements are fairly standard with hit points, magic points, speed, mobility, skills, etc. Each golem type has specific abilities, for example Priest is strong in Light Magic whereas Archer is strong in arrow attacks. General movement is done on the World map which is divided into Fields and player is able to see which Fields are occupied by the enemy. Shops are only accessible on the World map. Selecting a Field takes the group of golems into a Field map which is presented in pseudo-3D.

Player can freely travel the Field map, finding treasures and other items, periodically bumping into enemy groups. Battles are fought in turns on the same map, there is no separate battle screen. Movement is into main compass directions only and the player controls the whole group when travelling. Only during battle are each group member individually controllable.


Guardian War 3DO Roam around until you find bad guys.
Guardian War 3DO Title screen
Guardian War 3DO Each area has a set number of enemies to defeat.
Guardian War 3DO Overworld map

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Alternate Titles

  • "Powers Kingdom" -- Japanese/European title

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Jan, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Jan, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1994 38 out of 50 76
Video Games Mar, 1995 72 out of 100 72
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
The Video Game Critic Nov 08, 2007 C- 42


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Region lock

This is one of the very few titles on the 3DO that has some sort of region coding. Most games are playable in any 3DO console around the world but this is region specific. If you have the PAL version of this, Powers Kingdom, it'll only play on a PAL 3DO.


  • GameFan
    • 1994 (Vol.3, Iss.1) - Best 3DO Strategy Game of the Year
    • 1994 (Vol.3, Iss.1) - Best 3DO Special Effects
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karttu (4912) added Guardian War (3DO) on May 15, 2005