Show me what you guys, fellas.
Apparently this one was made by Compile (shares brand-identifying sound effects and they're credited) but published by Telenet (not, surprisingly, Nihon Telenet of Valis and other games). Pretty cool MSX2 mecha fighting game.
Love Vanguard Bandits. One of the better WD translations too, from what I remember.
I think I've seen Frame Gride talked about only a few times on /m/. Weird, since it's basically a more arcade-y Armored Core in a fantasy setting.
Frame Gride x Souls when.
Heavy Unit! Pretty cool game so long as you stick to only the arcade version.
Once you get used to the controls it's fucking amazing. The awkward control scheme actually captures the heavy ground-pounding of a super heavy mech and once you get good with it you'll feel like a real pilot.
Sequel where they shamelessly go full X-Com clone never ;_;
Megazone 23: Aoi Garland, and my god the battle system is simple yet effective. So glad to know that there was somebody in Japan who had not forgotten the Megazone 23 OVA existed.
You can still find this game on Play-Asia for like $30, believe it or not.
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> No Metal Fatigue
I swear people, this game deserves at least either a HD remake with better pathfinding or a spiritual successor.
Anybody else take notice of this when it came out? What did everyone think, if you played it?
For the Sharp X68000 there is Mad Stalker and Aquales.
Fun shmup game. It's inspired by 70's mecha anime.
There's also Geppy-X, but even more obscure is Kiaidan 00 for the PC-Engine CD. Check out this awesome OP, song starts at 3:20
I recall playing the SHIT outta the psx version back in the day; it rankled that none of the sequels ever got out of Jp.
Now you say there's a PSP version?
Welp, there went my social life for the forceable future...
>Choice between being a Kamen Rider-ish Mutant thing or a inspired Space Sheriff
>Is basically Super Robot Wars for Toku and features Original Kamen Rider,Black,Black RX,Goranger, Kikaider and even fucking Ultraman
It's probably worse that you even know it exists as a Toku weeb because it's so obscure by now that you just have to deal with the fact that it's basically translation FUCKING -NEVER- status forever.
It's also one of the worst tactics games I've ever played. It's seriously complete shit on every level, writing included. Actually, I take that back. The original designs are cool.
I've played that game, and it isn't very good. Quality is all over the place, balance was thrown out of the window, and so on.
>obscure secrets out of the ass, and most times it's just useless shit like a girl with a pistol
>the game introduces the vehicle creation/modification in the early 20s and never touch upon it again... SUDDENLY, you have to fight a giant monster with just vehicles - didn't upgrade them? TOUGH LUCK!
>the giant robots are used so sparsely throughout the game that you'll feel no incentive to upgrade them - until they get defeated by a single jet plane, IN A SINGLE ATTACK
>too many of the stages are useless from a story point
>almost every map has a ton of special events that will probably leave you in a very vulnerable position sooner or later
It's not all that bad, though.
Every time we have this thread, I mention this game, and I do it in hopes that one day, I can stop calling it obscure.
(Also Seek and Destroy)
>Is basically Super Robot Wars for Toku
It's called "Super Toku Wars" and is made by Banpresto, so yeah.
Well, there's ToME 4 if you're looking for a roguelike where you can be /m/.
>But anon, that isn't /m/!
Alchemist golems are pretty much robot buddies, and now you can actually play as one: http://te4.org/games/addons/tome/effigyrace
Speaking of RLs, for something actually /m/ there's pic related.
You can be a robot, go to a mecha city, and beat up mechwarrior-looking things. Way more fun than you may or may not think from looking at screenshots.
Horrid pacing because everything is literally Monster of the Week plots save for the originals who only get plot advancement every 8 or 9 stages. And plot holes like why Luciferd doesn't just explain to Gavan that he was brainwashed as soon as they meet up on earth. He just lets everyone on the team assume he was evil and is probably planning on betraying them so there can be conflict and have the brainwashing as a "twist".
I enjoy ToME 4, but if you want a properly /m/ roguelike you're better off with Caves of Qud (for cybernetics) or Cogmind, where you can end up being one of these.
Not LoE with a dating sim and cuter girls. Not-Cybuster was pretty sweet.
If anyone here owns a Genesis I absolutely can not stress how much you should get this game while it's still moderately cheap. It's fucking fantastic and the price has been slowly creeping up lately so you all should get it while you have time.
This x1000. Ranger-X is one of my favorite Genesis games.
also, it's Saturn semi-counterpart Bulk Slash is also fucking fantastic (sadly, it's much more expensive -- runs great in SSF though)
It's very much Ranger-X in 3D, although you have an unlimited flight mode.
Solid visuals, controls great, you get to pick up cute navigator girls.
You don't need to understand any moon to enjoy it.
only dim spot is the one escort mission, but that's also not too hard
Zettai Hero Project for PSP is one continuous toku/mecha reference. A great dungeon crawler by the people who made Disgaea, and funny to boot. Emulates well I assume, I had it on the actual PSP so I wouldn't know but it shouldn't be be taxing since it's 2d. I'm the same anon who recommended >>13466548 and my taste is a bit odd I think, but I hope these games can be enjoyable to /m/en.
Nah, that was the entire motivation of me playing ZHP in the first place.
Kino is pretty boss, so I can understand that completely.
Oh yeah. Emulated it on my 6 year old laptop, 2.1GHz Pentium Dual-Core crap. SSF is pretty damn great.
You just need Daemon Tools to mount disc images for SSF to use (remember to uncheck all the adware and bullshit, but other things like VirtualCloneDrive don't emulate the disc drive well enough for SSF).
remember to mount the game before opening SSF, it won't open otherwise if you don't have a real disc drive
Any recent i3 machine or better will have zero problems.
there isn't any Saturn emulator other than SSF that actually works well, yabause is garbage and extremely slow
I've played the SNES one, and it's surprisingly not shit. Although you'll be destroyed in seconds if you don't know most of the movies.
Hell, I got through two stages without knowing you could block. Once you learn it, the game becomes much, much easier. Blocking is almost totally invincible in the game, the only exceptions being throws, being hit on the back or from above.
Faselei. Simple and fun, albeit a bit easy. Plays a bit like front mission.
Rengoku 2 is a weird ugly action dungeon crawl. You're a cyberrobot and you go and kill everything and get loot and upgrade yourself and kill everything more.
Looks better on a monitor than a psp. Nice way to kill a few minutes here and there.
Not pictured is my current build, all homing missiles so I basically run around and itano circus everything.
>In a nutshell Faselei! is a turn-based strategy-RPG where instead of controlling several characters to perform a single action in alternating turns, you control one character (a giant mecha) for several actions in each turn. You do this by queuing each of your actions and then letting them play out against the enemy's queued actions. The premise is that your mecha (or Toy Soldier, referred to as a TS), has a CPU which starts off with the ability to remember 5 actions, and can be upgraded to queue 6 and later 7 actions. Each action meanwhile is based on a series of "program chips" you collect.
So it's basically Front Mission meets Carnage Heart? I need this.
There was this, it plays a little like Front Mission. Fully voiced, too.
Yes, they're budget as hell. But again, it was fully voiced. It even had an 'opening' and an 'ending' for each level/episode, which to be honest got kind of tiring but added to the animu charm.
These thread really help you find what you were missing.
I really need to check this.
Was this ever released elsewhere?
I still remember making it to the final battle and then my character goes dark(the bad ending) and you end up having to murder all your friends to win. I was like WTF!
>I know that it's an unlikely dream but a compilation (cellphone, 3DS, anything) would be really nice to have.
double-checked a little bit, looks like I had it mixed up with something else, that was Neo Geo Pocket only according to hg101's writeup, at least