Panzer Bandit is an obscure two-player brawler for the Playstation. It's largely a Guardian Heroes rip-off, as it features the same three-lane system and fighting game-style advanced techniques. However, it carves out its own niche with a futuristic setting, emphasis on projectiles, and an energy bar used for super attacks that fills up when you attack. It also has a Mega Man-esque stage select system.
This is the only other game to adopt Guardian Heroes' three-lane gimmick. Even Advance Guardian Heroes abandoned the system.
This is one of few brawlers that features a completely robotic character. Some others are Cosmo Police Galivan II: Arrow of Justice on the Super Famicom and Alien Storm for arcade.
Panzer Bandit is what Guardian Heroes should have been. It has fast-paced, hectic combat featuring awesome advanced techniques. Thankfully, enemies don't block very much so the gameplay is fast and satisfying. The three lane mechanic is still stupid and rarely relevant. The graphics and sound are about average for the PSX.