, is a role-playing game
for the PlayStation 2
console based on the Gundam
franchise. The game was designed to be accessible to a general audience unfamiliar with Gundam
. The "MS" in the title refers to the iconic Mobile Suit
that features in the series.
The major focus of the game is the ability to customize their own mobile suits using parts of mecha designs from the early Universal Century
Gundam anime series, Mobile Fighter G Gundam
and Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
. The units on offer are kept to more basic mecha whilst more powerful ones (such as the powerful Devil Gundam Corps from G Gundam
) are kept as game-controlled bosses. To complete the game, players will need to find which parts and pilots combinations work best.Battles are carried out similarly to older Final Fantasy titles, with enemies and player characters in turn-based combat. Actions use AP, which can be stored up to allow for the use of more powerful weapons or special attack. Outside of battle, Mobile Suits can be modified by swapping parts, which also usually changes the appearance, altering coloration, which is purely cosmetic, and changing weapons and shield items. Weapons can be hand-held (rifles, sabers) or mounted (Gatling guns, shoulder cannons). Certain special attacks require minimum numbers of weapons, or specific types.As an example, one could mount Master Gundam's wings on the Zeta Gundam, with shoulder armor from the Gundam Sandrock and the legs of a Dom.
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