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9th Sep '16 8:14:12 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[FunWithAcronyms G.U.A.R.D.]] in {{Monsterpocalypse}} use these to fight Kaiju.

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* The [[FunWithAcronyms G.U.A.R.D.]] in {{Monsterpocalypse}} ''TabletopGame/{{Monsterpocalypse}}'' use these to fight Kaiju.
1st Sep '16 7:31:59 PM nombretomado
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** These also feature in SpinOff ''OG Saga: EndlessFrontier'', but there, they tend to be less "as big as a building" and more [[MiniMecha "quite a bit larger than a person."]]

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** These also feature in SpinOff ''OG Saga: EndlessFrontier'', VideoGame/EndlessFrontier'', but there, they tend to be less "as big as a building" and more [[MiniMecha "quite a bit larger than a person."]]
19th Aug '16 9:41:53 AM Azek
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* First boss you fight in Videogame/TheWonderful101 is Gah-Goojin, gigantic mecha size of a skyscraper. Most later bosses control even ''bigger'' mechas. The ending takes it to ludicrously absurd levels with first [[spoiler: Platinum Robo which is a construct made of skyscrapers and other debris of destroyed city]], and then -- with [[spoiler: Unite Ultra Platinum which is CombiningMecha made of Platinum Robo and ''200'' hijacked Gah-Goojins]].
18th Aug '16 4:22:17 PM CamelCase
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* ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' examples:
** [[spoiler:The Collector]] pilots one during the final battle.
** You also fight Metal Gear REX at the end of the VideoGame/MetalGearSolid expansion pack. [[PowerCreepPowerSeep With a paintball gun to boot!]]
** In Franchise/TheMuppets Pack, the Phantom's Massive Muppet Machine.
** Lex Luthor has one in the Franchise/DCComics pack, that shoots lasers and missiles.
14th Aug '16 1:42:08 PM nombretomado
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* An army of giant robots is DoctorSteel's back-up plan for world domination, if the whole "domination through entertainment" idea doesn't pan out.

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* An army of giant robots is DoctorSteel's Music/DoctorSteel's back-up plan for world domination, if the whole "domination through entertainment" idea doesn't pan out.
10th Aug '16 9:37:56 AM Willbyr
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* ''BusouRenkin'' has an example in the form of Great Warrior Chief Shosei Sakaguchi's Busou Renkin, Buster Baron, which resembles a 57m knight armed with a pair of knuckle dusters and a jet pack and is capable of using giant forms of the Busou Renkin of alchemy warriors who are riding in it.

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* ''BusouRenkin'' ''Manga/BusouRenkin'' has an example in the form of Great Warrior Chief Shosei Sakaguchi's Busou Renkin, Buster Baron, which resembles a 57m knight armed with a pair of knuckle dusters and a jet pack and is capable of using giant forms of the Busou Renkin of alchemy warriors who are riding in it.
4th Aug '16 11:29:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* The ''VideoGame/HeavyGear'' video games are based on a Pen & paper game universe published by Dream Pod 9. ''HeavyGear'' and ''HeavyGear 2'', published by Activision in 1997 and 1999, were developed after Activision lost the rights to the TabletopGame/Battletech/MechWarrior series. ''Heavy Gear'' primaraly features powered armor, which called "Gears" in-universe, but it also features larger mechs, called "Striders."

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* The ''VideoGame/HeavyGear'' video games are based on a Pen & paper game universe published by Dream Pod 9. ''HeavyGear'' ''Heavy Gear'' and ''HeavyGear ''Heavy Gear 2'', published by Activision in 1997 and 1999, were developed after Activision lost the rights to the TabletopGame/Battletech/MechWarrior series. ''Heavy Gear'' primaraly features powered armor, which called "Gears" in-universe, but it also features larger mechs, called "Striders."
1st Aug '16 4:54:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* The ''MechWarrior'' video game franchise is based on the TabletopGame/BattleTech/Mechwarrior pen&paper/miniatures universe.
** The original ''MechWarrior'' game takes place at the end of the Third Succession War.
** ''MechWarrior 2'', ''MechWarrior 2 Ghost Bear's Legacy'', and ''MechWarrior 2 Mercenaries'' deal with the events immediately before, during and immediately after the Clan Invasion of the Inner Sphere.
** ''MechWarrior 3'', [[NintendoHard ''MechWarrior 3 Pirate's Moon'']], and ''MechCommander'' are concerned with different parts of "Operation Bulldog", the combined Inner Sphere counterattack against the Clans, targeted at the Smoke Jaguars.
** ''MechWarrior 4 Vengeance'', ''MechWarrior 4 Black Knight'', ''MechWarrior 4 Merrcenaries'', and ''MechCommander 2'' all deal with the Federated Commonwealth Civil War.
** A new ''MechWarrior'' game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orhOvbfyyJw with preview video on [=YouTube=],]] returns to the Third Succession War, assuming it actually comes out.
** ''MechWarrior Living Legends'', a total-conversion fan-made GameMod for Crysis Wars. Multiplayer only.
* The ''HeavyGear'' video games are based on a Pen & paper game universe published by Dream Pod 9. ''HeavyGear'' and ''HeavyGear 2'', published by Activision in 1997 and 1999, were developed after Activision lost the rights to the TabletopGame/Battletech/MechWarrior series. ''Heavy Gear'' primaraly features powered armor, which called "Gears" in-universe, but it also features larger mechs, called "Striders."

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* The ''MechWarrior'' ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' video game franchise is based on the TabletopGame/BattleTech/Mechwarrior pen&paper/miniatures universe.
** The original ''MechWarrior'' ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' game takes place at the end of the Third Succession War.
** ''MechWarrior ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 2'', ''MechWarrior ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 2 Ghost Bear's Legacy'', and ''MechWarrior ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 2 Mercenaries'' deal with the events immediately before, during and immediately after the Clan Invasion of the Inner Sphere.
** ''MechWarrior ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 3'', [[NintendoHard ''MechWarrior 3 Pirate's Moon'']], and ''MechCommander'' ''VideoGame/MechCommander'' are concerned with different parts of "Operation Bulldog", the combined Inner Sphere counterattack against the Clans, targeted at the Smoke Jaguars.
** ''MechWarrior ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 4 Vengeance'', ''MechWarrior ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 4 Black Knight'', ''MechWarrior ''VideoGame/MechWarrior 4 Merrcenaries'', and ''MechCommander ''VideoGame/MechCommander 2'' all deal with the Federated Commonwealth Civil War.
** A new ''MechWarrior'' ''VideoGame/MechWarrior'' game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orhOvbfyyJw with preview video on [=YouTube=],]] returns to the Third Succession War, assuming it actually comes out.
** ''MechWarrior ''VideoGame/MechWarrior Living Legends'', a total-conversion fan-made GameMod for Crysis Wars. Multiplayer only.
* The ''HeavyGear'' ''VideoGame/HeavyGear'' video games are based on a Pen & paper game universe published by Dream Pod 9. ''HeavyGear'' and ''HeavyGear 2'', published by Activision in 1997 and 1999, were developed after Activision lost the rights to the TabletopGame/Battletech/MechWarrior series. ''Heavy Gear'' primaraly features powered armor, which called "Gears" in-universe, but it also features larger mechs, called "Striders."
1st Aug '16 4:48:38 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''HeavyGear'', which features smaller robots than TabletopGame/BattleTech's average, but which are definitely more than just body armor.

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* ''HeavyGear'', ''TabletopGame/HeavyGear'', which features smaller robots than TabletopGame/BattleTech's average, but which are definitely more than just body armor.



* ''{{GURPS}} Mecha'' gives players the wherewithal to design and build every example on this page and then some. Some find that doing this results in quite a startling mix of Tech Levels for all but the simplest battlesuit (GURPS Mecha defines a "battlesuit" as powered armour where the pilot's arms and legs extend into the suit's arms and legs. A "mecha" is piloted from a cockpit, so the Iron Man armour is a battlesuit, while an AT-AT is a mecha).

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* ''{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Mecha'' gives players the wherewithal to design and build every example on this page and then some. Some find that doing this results in quite a startling mix of Tech Levels for all but the simplest battlesuit (GURPS Mecha defines a "battlesuit" as powered armour where the pilot's arms and legs extend into the suit's arms and legs. A "mecha" is piloted from a cockpit, so the Iron Man armour is a battlesuit, while an AT-AT is a mecha).



* ''{{Mekton}}'' is a tabletop RPG that is meant to run any humongous mecha. Admittedly, there is ''no'' size scale for something on par with the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, but still...

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* ''{{Mekton}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Mekton}}'' is a tabletop RPG that is meant to run any humongous mecha. Admittedly, there is ''no'' size scale for something on par with the Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, but still...



* The MutantsAndMasterminds supplement ''Mecha & Manga'' has a chapter devoted to creating your own Humongous Mecha.

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* The MutantsAndMasterminds TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds supplement ''Mecha & Manga'' has a chapter devoted to creating your own Humongous Mecha.



* The IronKingdoms game ''WARMACHINE'' is overflowing with (artifically-intelligent, rather than piloted) mecha, though most only qualify as MiniMecha. The [[ExactlyWhatItsAysOnTheTin Colossals]], however, fit this trope quite well; the models are mounted on bases the size of a CD, in game where a human is 30mm tall. Unusually, the setting actually brings up the issue of the inefficiency of HumongousMecha: The Colossals were the first [[AMechByAnyOtherName warjacks]] to be created, but were abandoned for more efficient designs after the [[AbusivePrecursors Org]][[EvilOverlord oth]] were overthrown. The current Colossals are a recent development, with a whole book dedicated to their release.

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* The IronKingdoms TabletopGame/IronKingdoms game ''WARMACHINE'' is overflowing with (artifically-intelligent, rather than piloted) mecha, though most only qualify as MiniMecha. The [[ExactlyWhatItsAysOnTheTin Colossals]], however, fit this trope quite well; the models are mounted on bases the size of a CD, in game where a human is 30mm tall. Unusually, the setting actually brings up the issue of the inefficiency of HumongousMecha: The Colossals were the first [[AMechByAnyOtherName warjacks]] to be created, but were abandoned for more efficient designs after the [[AbusivePrecursors Org]][[EvilOverlord oth]] were overthrown. The current Colossals are a recent development, with a whole book dedicated to their release.
30th Jul '16 10:59:16 AM nombretomado
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* D&D's sister product, ''D20Modern'' goes for the direct route. The magazine supplement ''Mecha Crusade'' puts forth options for mecha that go from large PoweredArmor all the way to true Humongous Mecha (or, in game parlance, "Colossal Mecha"). These rules were later touched up slightly (the highlight being conversion to D20 Modern's built-in economy instead of the clumsy level-based PointBuySystem used by ''Mecha Crusade'') and included as a chapter of ''D20 Future.''

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* D&D's sister product, ''D20Modern'' ''TabletopGame/D20Modern'' goes for the direct route. The magazine supplement ''Mecha Crusade'' puts forth options for mecha that go from large PoweredArmor all the way to true Humongous Mecha (or, in game parlance, "Colossal Mecha"). These rules were later touched up slightly (the highlight being conversion to D20 Modern's built-in economy instead of the clumsy level-based PointBuySystem used by ''Mecha Crusade'') and included as a chapter of ''D20 Future.''



* ''{{Rifts}}'' features a wide variety, from the Triax Devastator which can ''step on'' things up to the size of a two-story house, to designs such as the Ultimax and Terror Trooper which stand about twice the height of a man and blur the line between powered armor and mecha.

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* ''{{Rifts}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Rifts}}'' features a wide variety, from the Triax Devastator which can ''step on'' things up to the size of a two-story house, to designs such as the Ultimax and Terror Trooper which stand about twice the height of a man and blur the line between powered armor and mecha.
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