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Video Game Ad of the Day: Light Crusader

Light Crusader
Light Crusader is a late era Mega Drive RPG developed by Treasure Co. Ltd and published by Sega. Light Crusader is generally considered to be one of Treasure’s lesser games as the isometric perspective causes the game to be quite imprecise, making controlling your character a complete chore. Light Crusader is a distinct departure from the company’s more familiar action efforts and its art style has a heavy Western influence.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Dynamite Headdy


Dynamite Headdy is a platformer developed by Treasure and published by Sega. Headdy is a puppet with a detachable head that can be fired in eight directions. The game was a relatively late release on the Mega Drive, and thus wasn’t quite as popular as Sega had hoped. A 32X release was planned but cancelled.

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Video Game Ad of the Day: Mischief Makers


Mischief Makers was a rare example of a 2D platformer on the Nintendo 64. Developed by Treasure and published by Enix (Japan) and Nintendo (rest of the world), the game puts you in control of Marina, a robotic made on a quest to save her creator from his estranged twin brother, who just happens to be the head of an evil empire.

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Guardian Heroes 2 plans were scrapped in favour of XBLA port of original


Guardian Heroes, Treasure’s rather decent (but not as good as people who paid far too much for it have led you to believe) beat ’em up is due to be re-released on Xbox Live Arcade in October, giving those who weren’t prepared to drop a hundred bucks for the game and a Saturn the opportunity to see what all the fuss is about.

Well, it turns out that project came at the expense of an actual sequel.

Speaking with Eurogamer Treasure’s Hiroto Matsuura states: “Originally, the project started as Guardian Heroes 2. The team that had been working on Sin & Punishment: Star Successor wanted to start a new game. But the publisher [Sega] said in order to create a sequel, they wanted us to revitalize the IP. So instead of starting on the sequel we made a remake.”

Evidently Guardian Heroes 2 would have played like the original, but using 3D assets. Apparently it still might happen if the XBLA version sells well enough. Until then, I guess you could attempt to console yourself with Advance Guardian Heroes, but I don’t recommend it.

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Radiant Silvergun hits XBLA on September 14


It was announced a damn long time ago, but Radiant Silvergun will finally be released on Xbox Live Arcade on September 14 – just two weeks away.

The XBLA version has both Arcade and Saturn modes, online leaderboards, enhanced visuals, online co-op play and downloadable player data. And you don’t have to pay the overly exorbident price for the not-nearly-as-rare-as-you-think Saturn version.