Codename Stardust is a game created for the Fantendo Series Swap III developed by Stardust Works as a spin-off of the Fantendo - Gaiden series created by Inora.
Codename Stardust is a 2D platformer similar to games such as New Super Mario Bros. U with one difference. Instead of their being power-ups, at the end of every world a new permanent ability is unlocked for all 4 characters to use. Each member of the game's cast has a different specialty. Up to 4-player multiplayer is available.
Codename Stardust revolves around a secret mission undertaken by the four F.A.N.T agents who make up Squad 735: Agents Swift, Gear, Knight and Zero. The mission is to infiltrate Paradise Island, a well known resort that is owned by Blue Jackson, a multimillionaire who is believed to be a member of a terrorist organisation known as Striker. The agents discover Jackson is kidnapping and sucking the life out of holiday-makers in order to powers a superweapon known only as Codename Stardust. After fighting their way into Jackson's lair, they confront Jackson and he reveals the driving force behind Codename Stardust and Striker is the billion dollar corporation known as Stardust. Gear and Swift are killed, while Jackson tests Codename Stardust, which is revealed to be a hypno-ray, on Knight. It works and the villain commands Knight to kill his boyfriend, Zero. Zero manages to escape and detonates explosives that destroy the island. Jackson escapes with Codename Stardust, but Knight is killed. The game's aftermath is planned to be shown in an fps that will be released later this year known as Gold Squadron.
|1||Sunset Beach||Sunset Beach is the area of the resort where all of the swimming and surfing takes place, alongside beach volleyball. It features basic platforming with small underwater sections. The world boss is the Striker Commando.|
|2||Adventure Jungle||Adventure Jungle is an artificial jungle where many field trips take place and tourists can visit the famous Adventure Zoo. It introduces quite a few new platforming elements and features. The world boss is the Mutant Flytrap.|
|3||Wonder Land||Wonder Land is Paradise Island's theme park, where there are many famous attractions such as the Paradise Wheel. There are a lot of new carnival themed elements and enemies here. The world boss is the Megatron Ranger.|
|4||Crazy Caverns||The Crazy Caverns consist of the intricate cave network beneath the entire island where all caving expeditions take place. There are a variety of new cave-based features introduced. The world boss is the Big Bad Bat Bot.|
|5||Volcanic Peak||The Volcanic Peak marks the highest point of Paradise Island and due to its danger factor, is off limit to all tourists. There are lots of enemies and lots of lava to be found in this world. The world boss is the Murderous Magmonster.|
Beneath Volcanic Peak lies Jackson's base, which is revealed to be made up completely of Codename Stardust. This world features every feature from the previous worlds. The world boss is Mind-Controlled Agent Knight.
|Agent Swift||Agent Swift is the game's fast character and one of the four F.A.N.T Agents who make up Squad 735. Her playstyle revolves around going at the highest possible speed to dash past enemies and obstacles.||
|Agent Gear||Agent Gear is the traction-focused character and F.A.N.T Squad 735's resident tech specialist. Her playstyle revolves around taking it slow and making sure she doesn't miss any secrets or treasures.||
|Agent Knight||Agent Knight is the game's powerful character and the leader of the four members of F.A.N.T Squad 735. His playstyle revolves around bashing up enemies and destroying anything in his path.||
|Agent Zero||Agent Zero is the game's jumping character and the resident android warrior of F.A.N.T Squad 735. His playstyle revolves around jumping over obstacles and occasionally using stealth as well.||
Codename Stardust was well-recieved by Inora leader Sr. Wario during it's initial reveal but no further opinion has come from the company that owns the franchise.
- A psuedo-sequel known as Gold Squadron is currently in the works that will feature a roster of 11 new characters alongside Agent Zero. It will be a 5v5 FPS, but no further info exists as of now.