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GUARDIAN

 

 

Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only

 

Game Type : Arcade; Shoot-'Em-Up; DEFENDER style

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Standalone Release(s) : 1983: GUARDIAN, Alligata, 6.95

Compilation Release(s) : 1987: PLAY IT AGAIN SAM 4, Superior/Acornsoft, 9.95

1989: PRES GAMES DISC 5, PRES, 9.95

Stated compatibility : Electron

Actual compatibility : Electron, BBC B, B+ and Master 128

Supplier : ALLIGATA, 178 West Street, SHEFFIELD S1 4ET

Disc compatibility : CDFS E00, DFS E00

 

 

Instructions

Test your skill and reflexes to breaking point in an endless battle to halt the progress of the landers in their mission to capture humanoids from your planet surface. Stop them returning to outer space where they will eventually mutate and take up a deadly pursuit of your space fighter. And in between, look out for the flying pods, swarmers, alien bombers and dealy baiters; they're just as dangerous. It's embarrasing to be beaten by an overblown jellyfish, but we're sure you'll eventually go under.

 

You initially have three lives and three smart bombs (indicated after your score), but gain an extra life and smart bombs after every 10,000 points.

 

Scoring

150 points ........................ Lander

200 points ........................ Baiter

200 points ........................ Mutant

250 points ........................ Bomber

250 points ....................... Swarmer

1000 points ......................... Pods

 

You gain 250 points if you destroy a lander carrying a humanoid and it lands and survives. You gain 500 points if you pick up a falling a falling humanoid and another 500 points if you replace it on the planet surface.

 

Game Controls

A - Up, Z - Down, <SHIFT> - Thrust, <RETURN> - Fire, <SPACE> - Reverse

<CAPS LK/FUNC> - Smart Bomb

 

 

Instructions' Source : PLAY IT AGAIN SAM 4 (Superior/Acornsoft) Inner Inlay

 

Review (Electron User)

Be warned - to play this game you need keen eyesight, quick fingers and lots of luck because here's a program that's determined to bust your ego. Mine went with a bang.


In possession of a fast moving spaceship you've got to stop the alien landers grabbing humans from the planet surface. If they manage to get back into outer space they mutate into pods, swarmers and baiters and come for you.


There's wave after wave of the nasties and you need every one of your three lives as well as the three smart bombs to survive for any length of time.


The more aliens you get the more you score - sadly they seem to be on the same bonus scheme.


It's a fast moving space game with striking graphics and excellent sound effects. Kids of all ages will love it.

Keith Young, ELECTRON USER 2. 7