Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:14 pm Post subject: Alien Soldier, Guardian Heroes, Treasure Crap
From the September 1995 issue of EGM comes this preview of "Guardian Warriors," which all good Treasure nerds will recognize as an early version of Guardian Heroes.
What's different? Well, the game's story mode apparently has only two playable main characters, as opposed to the five available in the final game. Oddly enough, one of those two leads is Valgar, the guy in white. He isn't playable in the final version's story mode, though he has a prominent role as the standard semi-honorable bad guy who turns halfway good once the real villains are unmasked.
I also found these shots of Alien Soldier in the May 1994 Gamefan, back when it had a Slab Bulkhead human hero instead of the bird-headed cyborg seen in the final.
For comparison, here's a shot of the released game's main character and one of the bosses seen above.
I'm posting full-size scans below, even though someone might steal them to make fake auctions and rip off stupid collectors.
Joined: 21 Jun 2004 Posts: 575 Location: confirmed
Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:45 pm Post subject:
I dunno about the development history of Alien Soldier, but is it possible that those shots might be from some early stages of localization, before someone said "okay, guys, seriously? Let's stick with the original stuff, the guys are planning to release in Japan, okay?".
The Guardian Heroes thingy there is a bit funny as the header says Warrior while at the bottom it says Heroes, maybe superb dictionary or other method translations at work there? Anyway, now I once again feel like playing that game...
Nice scans/finds, though.
I guess I really should go on a throughout hunt for randomness like this in some of the European magazines and such that I have from the first half of the 90s.
You cannot post new topics in this forum You cannot reply to topics in this forum You cannot edit your posts in this forum You cannot delete your posts in this forum You cannot vote in polls in this forum