One of the most fun
games on Sega Saturn
, made by Treasure
. It is a story driven side scrolling
brawler that supports 2 players in story mode and 6 players in arena mode. Its control scheme is like a 1-on-1 fighting game, plus buttons to cast spells, block, give your undead warrior commands, and jump north and south. Despite being violent and resembling a mob riot, the characters are often pastel and always lighthearted.
The story is of a god and demon trying to take over the earth, a vengant robot-building wizard trying to dupe both mortal kings and the gods and devils, undead warriors returning to win their grandchildren's war, a contested throne, a princess posing as a knight, a megalomaniacal jester, and an underdog band of good guys, or "Guardian Heroes", to fix everybody's messes.
In the GH world, it's perfectly normal for a rabbit to pose as a fire-breathing plant blob, for bodybuilders to throw sweat at their enemies, for an undead
warrior to withstand the force of a hydrogen bomb
and get up without a scratch, for a demoness to pose as a king, and for royal families to not even know if they're royal or not.
It's also normal for GH to be the life of any video gaming party. At a New Year's Eve
party, my copy of Guardian Heroes with four controllers got more attention than Soul Calibur
. It's that fun.