by Vic Tokai
They're a rock band. They're a rescue squad. They're Stone Protectors, and they'll be coming to your Genesis soon from Vic Tokai! This one- or two-piayer Fighting/Action title stars five incredibly buff musicians who pack more than the latest tunes. Lucky for them, 'cuz they're about to be whisked into a lethal battle with a whole army of ext rater restrial reptiles. And these twisted rockers are gonna wage war like nothing you've seen before.
The Stone Protectors start out as just another band of gangly, tone-deaf wannabes. The crowds even throw stuff at them. All that changes when a weird and wild collision fuses the guys with five gemstones from a distant planet. Suddenly the band members have muscles! Suddenly their hair looks OK! Suddenly they can play! Suddenly they're euphonious! (These guys have a word for everything.)
But the Stone Protectors' earthly triumph is short-lived. In a matter of minutes, they're whisked off to the planet Mythrandir, where the sick tyrant Zok holds sway. He'll stop at nothing to find a sixth magic gemstone, and only the Stone Protectors can free this futuristic world from his clutches and stop him from expanding his twisted empire. The gang will have to duke it out through seven levels of side-scrolling action to quash their foe, through a crystal mine and a rock causeway all the way up to Zok's throne room.
You'll play as any of the boys— Maxx, Angus, Chester, Cliff, or the lead crooner, Cornelius. Each rocker dude will pick up different power-ups—and each one is already pretty swift with his fists. These guys can wail on Zok's lizard soldiers bare-knuckled or with any of the weapons they pick up. And what an egregious assortment (to use the fellas' favorite word). Yeah, you've probably seen bazookas, whips, and even hockey sticks before, but when's the last time you fought with a toilet plunger or a telephone? Hey, we said the band was twisted.
2017-10-23 Stone Protectors game added.