Format: Amiga 1200
Release date: 1994
Place of purchase: Uncertain
Price: Uncertain (but probably circa £20)
Bought on the strength of a review in the mighty AMIGA POWER, Guardian was a pretty nifty clone of ye olde arcade game Defender, but with graphics in super-whizzo-3D. By that I mean ‘3D’ in the rather 2D sense that we understood in back in the mid-1990s, rather than ‘3D’ nowadays which is actually 3D. The visuals were impressive for the time and the hardware, as the graphic chipset in the Amiga hadn’t really been designed to push polygons around at break-neak speed, though today that look unbelievably simplistic. Alas, this was one of those games I never got very far in and never played very much, mainly because it was damned hard, not helped by the fact I was using keyboard and mouse controls when the it had really been designed for the Amiga CD32’s controller. As a result, I have very little indeed to say about this. Guardian, then: it was a game I played. For a bit. Years ago.