The Guardian Legend

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The Guardian Legend
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Compile
Irem, Brøderbund, Nintendo
Action, Adventure, Shoot 'em up
Family Computer and NES
European Union European Release Date(s)
Nintendo Entertainment System
1990
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Nintendo Entertainment System
April 1989
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
Family Computer
February 51988
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The Guardian Legend, released in Japan as Guardic Gaiden (ガーディック外伝), is a hybrid action-adventure/top down shooter developed by Compile in April 1989 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It is a sequel to the MSX game known as Guardic, released in Japan in 1986.

The Guardian Legend features a combination of shoot' em up levels, which are alternated with overhead shooter stages, and that incorporate gameplay elements from other titles such as The Legend of Zelda.