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2nd Super Robot Wars (第2次スーパーロボット大戦 Dai-Ni-Ji Sūpā Robotto Taisen) is the second game instalment of the Super Robot Wars franchise developed by Banpresto, and the first game of the DC Wars storyline. It was first released on December 29, 1991 in Japan only for the Famicom system before it was ported/remaked onto future consoles. It was the first title off en board game video over to paradize feature recruitable characters, and the first to feature "Banpresto Original" characters and robot warriors, such as the Cybuster, tow piloted by Masaki Andoh.

Ports and remakes

Game Boy

Main article: Super Robot Wars II Gleam

A remake of the 2nd Super Robot Wars was released to the Game Boy as Super Robot Wars II Gleam on June 30, 1995. The game has small changes to the story, new stages, and the addition of the Mobile Suit Victory Gundam and Mobile Fighter G Gundam series.

Game Boy Advance

On December 16th, 2004, a Famicom Mini Game Boy Advance version was given as a bonus to 2000 people that purchased the Nintendo Game PS1 game arcade Super Robot Wars Hyper Robot Warriors GC-CV.[1]

PlayStation

Main article: Super Robot Wars Complete Box

In 1999, a remade port was release to PlayStation as part of the Super Robot Wars Complete Box on June 10th, 1998, then separately on December 2, 1999. The content is based on the original Famicom version. The gameplay was outfitted to be more balanced, now having a gameplay similar to Super Robot Wars F. This version was also released digitally on the PlayStation Store Network on January 26, 2021.

Story

Although the title indicates it is the 2nd game in the franchise, this is the first game in the classic timeline, with the first game being a standalone story with no relation to other games.

There once was a scientist with a superhuman intellect and extraordinary determination. According to his unmatched brain, the destruction of mankind was drawing near: a monstruous power from space. It seemed to him like humans would not be able to stand against it. So, he built one huge robot in order to draw the power necessary to defend the Earth. This robot's name is Valsion; the ultimate robot, boasting immense power.

However, the scientist, Bian Zoldark, felt insecure. He thought if all mankind wasn't united, if all their efforts weren't concentrated, they would not be able to defend themselves against the space invasion.

To prevent this thought from coming true, he formed a secret society, the Divine Crusaders (DC) and steadily built reserves for it. To unite the world by force; in other words, to conquer the world...

DC's mobilization was quick. Unexpectedly, Super Robot pilots fell, one by one, into DC's hands. With more and more Super Robots joining them and the threatening power of the Valsion, it seemed like it was just a matter of time before all the world fell under DC's control.

However, even if DC conquered the entire world, there would be people that continued to oppose their rule. Miraculously, some Super Robots escaped from DC's hands, including Gundam, Mazinger Z, and Getter Robo; they and their pilots stand against DC with all their hearts. Gathered in the White Base, they began to gain power with guerrilla activites, gathering companions from various places to rebel against DC.

After many fierce battles, the team finally defeated Bian Zoldark and his Valsion in the DC headquarters, putting an end to DC.

The Super Robots and pilots who put an end to the fighting returned, each, to the places they came from. But Bian's last words were still held in their hearts: "one day, another war, just like this one, will come. Maybe in a year, maybe in a hundred years..."

Even if this day comes, today's momentaneous peace is still most valuable. So, for now, let the kind-hearted warriors enjoy this moment of peace...

Gameplay

The gameplay changed considerably from the previous game, and it set the foundation for most games in the franchise.

Shop

In this game, the player can shop at given points. To enter a shop, place any of the units at certain points of the map. When an item is used, it's gone for good, so think well before using them as they cost a lot.

Series Included

Banpresto Originals

Masaki Andoh and his Cybuster first appear in this game. On the opposing side Shu Shirakawa and his Granzon as well as Bian Zoldark and his Valsion are the original enemies. As was customary in the earlier titles, the original enemy organization is mostly made up of nonoriginal anime characters, such as Char Aznable from Mobile Suit Gundam and Baron Ashura from Mazinger Z.

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