In 1991 a brave little Game Boy game was released that merged several mecha anime licenses into a cute little strategy game. Thirty years later and the Super robot wars the series is still going strong.
Released on April 20 in 1991, the original Super robot wars was an interesting experience on Banpresto’s part. By mixing disparate anime mecha licenses, you’ve teamed up with the original RX-78-2 Gundam and Mazinger Z to take on a wide variety of enemy forces.
The game was tough too, there was very little leeway for the players if they made the wrong decision in terms of moving their various units. However, despite his struggles, he managed not only to succeed, but also to foster further sequels.
Fast forward to today, and we have a huge library of Super robot wars games to choose from. Not to mention that the new main games are even available in English.
Considering the impact Super robot wars has had animes, games and even toys and models, it’s no wonder the series has managed to last so long.
As for the next game in the series, many fans were expecting an announcement earlier this year, but it looks like COVID-19 has delayed that somewhat. I think it is safe to assume that a new Super robot wars the game is underway, but it will likely be announced later this year.
In the meantime, do not hesitate to consult the most recent Super Robot Wars V, X and T. They are all excellent and are available on PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC.
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