2nd Super Robot Wars

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2nd Super Robot Wars
Super Robot Wars 2 Front Box Art.jpg
Developer(s)Banpresto
Publisher(s)Banpresto
SeriesSuper Robot Wars
Platform(s)Famicom
Game Boy
Sony PlayStation
ReleaseFamicom
  • JP: December 12, 1991
Game Boy (As 2nd Super Robot Wars G)
  • JP: June 30, 1995
PlayStation
  • JP: June 10, 1999 (Complete Box)
  • JP: December 2, 1999 (Separate release)
Game Boy Advance
  • JP: December 16, 2004 {Promotional only. Bundled with GC.)
PlayStation Network
  • JP: January 26, 2011
Genre(s)Tactical role-playing
Mode(s)Single player

2nd Super Robot Wars (第2次スーパーロボット大戦) was the first game to be produced in the "Classic" canon timeline, the second game in the overall series, and the first (and only) game produced for the Famicom video game system on December 12, 1991.

A remake of the 2nd Super Robot Wars was ported to Game Boy on June 30, 1995, under 2nd Super Robot Wars G (第2次スーパーロボット大戦G). However, it was not part of the "Classic" canon to the timeline. 2nd Super Robot Wars was ported to Sony PlayStation on June 10, 1999, as part of the Super Robot Wars Complete Box then separately on December 2, 1999; and to the Game Boy Advance as an exclusive Famicom Mini game, available only as a bonus with the purchase of Super Robot Taisen GC. The PS version was digitally released on January 26, 2011 on the Playstation Network.

Story[edit]

You must stop Bian Zoldark and the Divine Crusaders all while fighting the familiar foes from various robot anime that make up DC's ranks like Char Aznable from Mobile Suit Gundam and Baron Ashura from Mazinger Z.

Featured Series[edit]

New Features[edit]

  • Original characters and robots made by Banpresto were introduced in this game. Unlike the other characters, they are not licensed from other series and usually referred to as Banpresto Originals by fans. The Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation series is composed entirely of these characters and robots.
  • The first game merely featured the robots (which were regarded as sentient). This game includes the pilots from the robots respective series.
  • This was the first game in the canon to have an actual story. The first game had barely anything resembling a plotline aside from an opening demo sequence, whereas this game now includes character intermissions between battle maps.
  • Certain enemy characters can be induced to defect to the player's side, though unlike the first game, not every one can be induced to defect.
  • An ingame shop exists that allows the player to use money (earned by destroying enemy robots) to buy upgrades for the robots, a concept that would be revisited in Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden and Super Robot Wars Z.

Reception[edit]

On release, Famicom Tsūshin scored the Game Boy version of the game (entitled 2nd Super Robot Wars G) a 28 out of 40.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NEW GAMES CROSS REVIEW: 第2次スーパーロボット大戦G. Weekly Famicom Tsushin. No.342. Pg.33. 7 July 1995.