History VideoGame / GigaWing

31st May '16 8:53:08 AM taikyoku
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** Uses 3D graphics instead of 2D, and adds a new kind of reflect attack, the Reflect Laser. Also introduces the "volcano" mechanic: if enough medals are on the screen, a "volcano" of medals will erupt, producing even more medals. The Dreamcast port adds a 4-player option, a rarity for a shoot-em-up.

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** Uses 3D graphics instead of 2D, and adds a new kind of reflect attack, the Reflect Laser. Also introduces the "volcano" mechanic: if enough medals are on the screen, a "volcano" "volcanon" of medals will erupt, producing even more medals. The Dreamcast port adds a 4-player option, a rarity for a shoot-em-up.



** In the second game, there is a cap of 110 medals on screen as well as an unknown total object cap; reaching either will cause an item volcanon, where the background will go black and then each medal will split into 10 or more kite-shaped medals.

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** In the second game, there is a cap of 110 medals on screen as well as an unknown total object cap; reaching either will cause an item volcanon, "volcanon", where the background will go black and then each medal will split into 10 or more kite-shaped medals.



* GratuitousEnglish - ''Giga Wing 2'': "RIFUREKUTO FO-SU!"
** And when the reflector charges up again, the voice is supposed to say "Okay", but it sounds like "Otay".
23rd May '16 4:30:50 PM contrafanxxx
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* ExcusePlot - Averted in ''Giga Wing Generations'', which has ''no plot at all.''

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* ExcusePlot - Averted in ''Giga Wing Generations'', which has ''no ''[[NoPlotNoProblem no plot at all.all]].''
20th Mar '16 2:50:35 PM aye_amber
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience - In the first two games, the lowest 8 digits of your score are colored blue, the next four yellow digits (the ''oku'' places) are yellow, the four digits in the ''chou'' supergroup is colored red, and (in the second game, where such scores are possible) the digit(s) afterward (''kei'') are cyan[[note]]In Japan as well as all of East Asia, supergroups of four digits are common rather than supergroups of three digits as in Western society; rather than thousand, million, ... their supergroups go ''man'' (ten thousand; 10^4), ''oku'' (one hundred million; 10^8), ''chou'' (10^12), ''kei'' (10^16) and so on.[[/note]]. ''Generations'' uses a different color scheme (red for ''kei'', yellow for ''chou'', green for ''oku'', gray for anything smaller).

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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience - ColourCodedForYourConvenience: In the first two games, the lowest 8 digits of your score are colored blue, the next four yellow digits (the ''oku'' places) are yellow, the four digits in the ''chou'' supergroup is colored red, and (in the second game, where such scores are possible) the digit(s) afterward (''kei'') are cyan[[note]]In Japan as well as all of East Asia, supergroups of four digits are common rather than supergroups of three digits as in Western society; rather than thousand, million, ... their supergroups go ''man'' (ten thousand; 10^4), ''oku'' (one hundred million; 10^8), ''chou'' (10^12), ''kei'' (10^16) and so on.[[/note]]. ''Generations'' uses a different color scheme (red for ''kei'', yellow for ''chou'', green for ''oku'', gray for anything smaller).
14th Sep '15 9:51:42 AM HighCrate
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* GlassCannon / FragileSpeedster - The [[SecretCharacter secret ship]] from the first game. Very fast, and it has a ridiculously powerful weapon and bomb. However, it's [[OneHitPointWonder as fragile as any other ship]], so it's not quite a LightningBruiser.

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* GlassCannon / FragileSpeedster - * FragileSpeedster: The [[SecretCharacter secret ship]] from the first game. Very fast, and it but it's [[OneHitPointWonder as fragile as any other ship]].
* GlassCannon: The [[SecretCharacter secret ship]] from the first game. It
has a ridiculously powerful weapon and bomb. However, it's [[OneHitPointWonder as fragile as any other ship]], so it's not quite a LightningBruiser.ship]].
23rd Aug '15 8:31:04 AM xxbiasonxxx
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* TrueFinalBoss - ''Two'' of them, in ''Giga Wing'': [[spoiler:the black ship you've been chasing, and the Medallion. Both are fought simultaneously, and only appear if you've completed the first six stages on one credit.]]

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* TrueFinalBoss - ''Two'' of them, in ''Giga Wing'': [[spoiler:the black ship you've been chasing, and the Medallion. [[DualBoss Both are fought simultaneously, simultaneously]], and only appear if you've completed the first six stages on one credit.]]
4th Apr '15 6:00:28 PM tenryufan
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* FanNickname - [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY Giga Wang]].



* NoExportForYou: ''Giga Wing 2'' had no arcade release in the US, but the Dreamcast version was localized. Completely played straight with ''Giga Wing Generations''.
15th Sep '14 8:31:03 AM msq
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* ArtifactOfDoom: [[spoiler:The Medallion not only doomed the AbusivePrecursors, but its influence was also responsible for bringing about untold conflict among humankind.]]


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* {{Dieselpunk}}: The games generally take place in a world that's roughly in the mid-20th Century, where technology was accelerated by the Medallion.
4th Mar '14 4:05:29 AM LucaEarlgrey
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** Ruby, to a lesser extent. She has the narrowest coverage, but she also does the most damage to single targets, and her high speed allows her to scoop up medals easily.

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** Ruby, to a lesser extent. She has the narrowest coverage, but she also does the most damage to her concentrated fire makes her excellent at destroying single targets, and her high speed allows her to scoop up medals easily.
4th Mar '14 4:04:39 AM LucaEarlgrey
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* DifficultButAwesome - Stuck/Widerstand. His bomb weapon is tricky, but if you get good enough at using him, he's not only powerful but also the best scorer.

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* DifficultButAwesome - DifficultButAwesome:
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Stuck/Widerstand. His bomb weapon is tricky, but if you get good enough at using him, he's not only powerful but also the best scorer.scorer.
** Ruby, to a lesser extent. She has the narrowest coverage, but she also does the most damage to single targets, and her high speed allows her to scoop up medals easily.
23rd Oct '13 4:36:35 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ShipTease: The normal ending for a 2-player game as Shinnosuke and Ruby implies that Ruby's developed a crush for Shinnosuke.
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