vdub_bobby Posted November 7, 2007 Share Posted November 7, 2007 (edited) From the daring world of espionage to the distant future. Yes, it's time for The Guardian Legend! Post a score and let's get this thing rolling! Please note! We are playing the so-called "TGL" mode, which you enter by putting "TGL" as your password. In this mode you only play the shooter stages. Please post any tips you may have - best tip gets 1 bonus point! Only scores for games played from the beginning will count! No continues and you must use the password "TGL". And if anyone has a link to the manual, please post it. This week's competition ends next Tuesday (November 13) morning at approximately 9:00 am PST. This week's scores: 97,300 PressureCooker2600 (+10 pts) 94,040 gdement (+8 pts) 86,260 vdub_bobby (+6 pts) 62,300 Ryanw (+4 pts) Twin Galaxies High Scores Nothing. Overall standings: 1. PressureCooker2600 (50 pts) 2. gdement (39 pts) 3. vdub_bobby (38 pts) 4. LarcenTyler (34 pts) 5. Blackjack (28 pts) 6. Artlover (24 pts) 7. rjchamp3 (18 pts) 8. theKLT (10 pts) Game Info Released on the NES by Broderbund in 1989. Other platforms: MSX Prequel: Guardic (MSX - 1986) For more info, 1UP.com has a pretty interesting feature on The Guardian Legend as part of their "Crucial Classics" series. The most interesting part, to my mind, is this tidbit (in a sidebar): Any scholar of video game Japanese knows that "gaiden" means side-story. The Japanese title of The Guardian Legend was Guardic Gaiden. Where, then, is this Guardic game? The MSX, it turns out. The popular Japanese computer served as home for most of Compile's early games, with Guardic coming out in 1986. Guardic was more of a single-screen shooting game with a few strategy elements rather than a traditional scrolling shooter. These two sets of elements gameplay would be better separated in the later Guardic Gaiden. A lot of Guardic's music would also be recycled in the later game, giving a bit more of a feeling of connection. Tips None yet. Edited November 13, 2007 by vdub_bobby Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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