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  • Summary: Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider is a side-scrolling action platformer that channels the golden age of classic 16-bit action games in a full-throttle quest for revenge.

    REVENGE OF THE MOONRIDER In the oppressed world of Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider, humanity finds an unlikely hero. After
    Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider is a side-scrolling action platformer that channels the golden age of classic 16-bit action games in a full-throttle quest for revenge.

    REVENGE OF THE MOONRIDER

    In the oppressed world of Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider, humanity finds an unlikely hero. After building an army of super soldiers as weapons of war, the authoritarians unwittingly seal their own fates by bringing online the ninja warrior known as Moonrider. Conceived as a tool to preserve the totalitarian state, the Moonrider instead rejects its intended purpose and wages a relentless battle for vengeance against its creators and fellow super soldiers.

    GEAR UP AND PREPARE TO BATTLE YOUR CREATORS

    The design of Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider puts the best classic action-game elements in the laser-precise sights of its starring ninja, ensuring snappy, responsive combat that’s supremely challenging.

    Powerful modifier chips are hidden and guarded throughout the adventure, allowing you to customize the Moonrider’s fighting style while gaining killer advantages and abilities.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Jan 11, 2023
    90
    Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider is visceral, brutal and quite challenging - which is great. With beautiful pixel art graphics, a great soundtrack and satisfying combat, it's a must-have title for fans of the 16-bit era.
  2. Jan 17, 2023
    85
    Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider stands out among the pack of games looking to capture that 16-bit nostalgia. It is not just an art style. There are so many pieces that go into making a modern retro game and JoyMasher continues to prove they are better at it than most. I highly recommend this game and don’t let it slip through the cracks. It is definitely one of the better ones available.
  3. Jan 12, 2023
    84
    I loved Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider, but it won’t be for everyone. It’s a must-play for 2D action platform veterans. Especially those that value speedrunning. The 80s inspirations hit all the right nostalgia buttons for me. It might look a little generic on the surface, but anyone who gives Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider their time, will find a tight action platformer, with lots of unique nuance. If you’re at all curious, don’t hesitate to pick it up.
  4. Jan 11, 2023
    75
    Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider succeeds more than it stumbles, providing a short but enjoyable experience.
  5. Jan 12, 2023
    75
    Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider reminds us a lot of action and platform games from SNES and Sega Genesis. He doesn't have a story to throw off fireworks. It is a mix between Mega Man X and Contra but with its own ideas.
  6. Jan 11, 2023
    74
    At the end of the day, Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider is a solid retro-inspired action game that does a good job of offering a satisfying albeit brief campaign. You could definitely do a lot worse but there is substantial room for improvement, that's for sure.
  7. Jan 11, 2023
    70
    There’s nothing mind-blowing about Vengeful Guardian: Moonrider. And it perhaps doesn’t quite feel as tight or rewarding to play as JoyMasher’s previous game, the fantastic Blazing Chrome. But it’s a solid take on the classic action platformer, and is bound to entertain those who were around during the genre’s heyday, as well as newcomers keen on some challenging action.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jan 31, 2023
    10
    A nice game
    its almost like shinobi games in sega
    its almost easy game for kill bosses just get closed them & spam ur atack & special
    A nice game
    its almost like shinobi games in sega
    its almost easy game
    for kill bosses
    just get closed them & spam ur atack & special atack
    they die easy
    ty for this game
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  2. Jan 23, 2023
    9
    Game harps back to shinobi 3 and megaman X. Such a great throwback I hope we get more Gems like this in the future