Lost Classics: Gundam Battle Assault 2 (PS1)

September 26, 2006 at 12:47 pm (Lost Classics, Video Games)

gundam2.jpgThis little number came out nearly 2 years after the PS2 launch, when PS1 support was all but a joke.  As a result, some really good games slipped by, including this.  Gundam, one of the biggest franchises in anime, hasn’t had very many good games, making this a real stand out.  In fact, I would go on to say that this 2-D fighting game is one of the best games to make use of the licence.   You take control of over 30 mobile suits from each major period in Gundam; the one year war, Gundam Wing, and G Gundam.  In the story mode, you select one of 8 characters and take them through an individualized storyline based on thier series, complete with mid-bosses and final bosses.  Although the character selection and storylines for G Gundam is somewhat dissappointing, (no Sweede Gundam, Schwartz Bruder, or Shining Gundam, and Master Asia remains a good guy but at least there are no major spoilers for the people who haven’t seen the anime)  Many of your favorites from UC and After Colony are here, including some really big ones like Dorezil’s big mech and the Neue Ziel.  The animation is pretty unique, animating individual parts of the mobile suits rather than the whole.  This is a fun game to check out for anyone who likes 2-d fighting games, especially Gundam fans.

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