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Id like to take this opportunity to give a brief overview of the Super Robot Wars series. I am doing this because recently most people tell me they have no idea what it is, so I thought this might help

Super Robot Wars is a series of tactical role-playing video games Developed by Banpresto and Published by Namco.

The main selling point of the franchise is having a story that crosses over several popular mecha anime, manga and video games, allowing characters and mecha from different titles to team up or battle one another.

And boy have alot of series been crossed

IE:

Absolutely Invincible Raijin-Oh
Acrobunch
Beast King GoLion
Brave Raideen
Dancouga - Super Beast Machine God
Requiem for Victims
God Bless Dancouga
Dancouga Nova
Dangaioh - Hyper Combat Unit
Demon God of War GoShogun
Future Robot Daltanious
Fighting King Daimos
Galaxy Cyclone Braiger
Galactic Gale Baxinger
Galactic Whirlwind Sasuraiger
Gear Fighter Dendoh
Getter Robot
Getter Robot G
Shin Getter Robot (Anime)
Shin Getter Robot vs Neo Getter Robot
Giant Robo: The Day the Earth Stood Still
God Soul Combination Godannar!!
Great Sky Demon Dragon Gaiking
Gaiking Legend of Great Sky Demon Dragon
Genesis of Aquarion
Gun X Sword
Gurren Lagann
Gurren Lagann The Movie: Childhood's End
Gurren Lagann The Movie: The Lights in the Sky are Stars
Aim for the Top! Gunbuster
Hades Project Zeorymer
Invincible Steel Man Daitarn 3
Invincible Super Man Zambot 3
Kotetsu Jeeg
Kotetsushin Jeeg
Machine Robo: Revenge of Cronos
Mazinger
Mazinger Z
Great Mazinger
Mazinger Movie Series
Mazinkaizer (Anime)
Mazinkaiser vs the Great General of Darkness
UFO Robot Grendizer
Shin Mazinger Shougeki! Z Hen
Mechander Robot
New Tetsujin-28
Ninja Senshi Tobikage
Saikyo Robo Daioja
Six God Combination Godmars
Space Runaway Ideon
Space Emperor God Sigma
Space Warrior Baldios
Super Electromagnetic Machine Voltes V
Super Electromagnetic Robot Com-Battler V
Super Heavy God Gravion
Super Heavy God Gravion Zwei
The Big O
The King of Braves GaoGaiGar
The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Final
Trider G7
Betterman
Brain Powerd
Detonator Orgun
Fight! Iczer One
Iczer Reborn
G-Breaker
Linebarrels of Iron
Neon Genesis Evangelion
The End Of Evangelion
Rebuild of Evangelion
Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
RahXephon
Space Knight Tekkaman Blade
Space Knight Tekkaman Blade II
The Vision of Escaflowne

Needless to say, this is a giant CROSS CRASH.



The first game in the franchise was released for the Nintendo Game Boy on April 20, 1991.



This is what the first game looked like when you were on the grid

This one title spawned numerous games that were released on over 15 different systems with many different branching sub series IE Original Generations, Main line, Alpha, Z, Compact, ect. The Original Generations games are the only ones with the potential to be localized because those games rely on 100 percent original characters.



The latest game, which will be released in holiday 2012, is the first time the series has graced HD systems. The title is 2nd Super Robot Wars OG. Which signifies it is part of the Original Generation line of games, which could be localized.



This is what an in game battle animation, in the PS3 game looks like.

Quite a difference from the Gameboy game huh?

Now,

What are my favorite Super Robot Wars Titles for the variety of systems the series as been on?

Super robot Wars L (DS) - This game introduced the new evangelion movies to the series, which i love

Super Robot Wars Z2 Parts 1 and 2 (psp) - Introduced Code geass, my favorite anime of the last 5 years.

Super Robot Wars OG: Original Generations (ps2) - A compilation set if you will of the gba super robot wars original generation 1 and 2. The game includes more story, new characters, new mechs, new bosses, new stages, ect. Making it the best Version of the original Generations line.

Super Robot Wars Judgement (GBA) - Added Full Metal Panic!, Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu. How awesome is that

4th Super Robot Wars(Snes) - The first title to feature a "Banpresto Original" protagonist alongside separate real robot and super robot paths. This was very controversial at the time

Super Robot Wars Alpha (PSX) - Important for starting the alpha line of games which was the first Super Robot Wars to feature fully animated attacks and a more complex plot. It also added the Evangelion and Macross movies into cannon.

Well my loyal readers, I hope youve gained a better understanding of Super Robot Wars and all that it has to offer not only the mech fan, but the strategy rpg gamer.


To end this

Here are some pictures of series included,

Do you recognize them?
















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