Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider is a brutal Shatterhand-esque 2D side-scrolling arcade action platformer where a robotic ninja warrior fights back against the totalitarian government that created it.
Currently in development by JoyMasher (creators of Blazing Chrome), in Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider you are the titular Moonrider – a robotic ninja warrior that was created to fight the rebels who are trying to overthrow a totalitarian state. However, you subvert your programming and fight back against the totalitarian oppressors instead. You’ll now fight your way through action packed 2D side-scrolling levels, unlock new skills and battle powerful bosses.
The Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider demo features two levels to fight your way through. The gameplay feels very much like a throwback to the 16-bit arcade era, with responsive combat, non-stop action and boss battles with attack patterns to learn and exploit. It’s also surprisingly brutal, with plenty of blood-splatter when you slice through your enemies.
It’s shaping up to be a glorious love-letter to the 16-bit arcade era, with high quality pixel art animation, lots of on-screen carnage, an excellent soundtrack and addictive old-school gameplay. Overthrowing a totalitarian government has never been so much fun!