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''Super Robot Wars Compact'' is the first game of the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' franchise on the UsefulNotes/{{Wonderswan}}. Just like the original ''Super Robot Wars'' on the UsefulNotes/GameBoy, Compact features no OriginalGeneration; in fact, Compact doesn't even have ''any'' new series, at all. However, it's the first game to use the "Free Route System": instead of following a completely linear progression, the player's able to choose what order to play certain scenarios in, potentially affecting the storyline or giving the opportunity to receive [[SecretCharacter hidden units or characters]]. The same system would be used again in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2'', its VideoGameRemake ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Impact]]'' and ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsMX''.

! Series included in ''Super Robot Wars Compact'':
* Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine
* [[Anime/{{Daimos}} Brave Leader Daimos]]
* [[Anime/{{Daitarn 3}} Invincible Steel Man Daitarn 3]]
* [[Anime/{{Dancougar}} Super Beast Machine God Dancougar]]
* Manga/GetterRobo
** Getter Robo G
** Shin Getter Robo
* Anime/MobileSuitGundam
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket]]
** Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory
** [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam]]
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ]]
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack]]
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Mobile Suit Gundam F91]]
** [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz]]
* Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim
* Anime/MazingerZ
** Anime/GreatMazinger
* [[Anime/{{Raideen}} Brave Raideen]]

! Tropes for this game include:
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: [[Anime/{{Dancougar}} Emperor Muge Zolbados']] attack on [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Jaburo]].
* AlternativeCalendar: The game takes place in the year [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} 00XX of the Universal Century]] [[AlternativeCalendar calendar]].
* [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Attack Of The Four Hundred Foot Whatever]]: [[Anime/{{Daitarn3}} Don Sauzer]] becomes very large to take on the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Londo Bell]] as part of the final battle.
* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit
* BackFromTheDead: Emperor Muge Zorbados, Don Zauser and [[Anime/{{Daitarn3}} Koros]] from the previous war.
* BadassArmy: Londo Bell, as usual.
* BigDamnHeroes: In the scenarios "A New Strength" and "Inside the Winds of Light", Londo Bell comes to the rescue of [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Judau Ashta]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Seabook Arno]], respectively.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Four Murasame and Rosamia Badam]], as in their home series. Both can be recruited for player use.
* BusCrash: [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gihren Zabi and Kishiria Zabi]] were assassinated off-screen, allowing Haman's rise to power.
* CharClone: This trope's taken to its logical conclusion when [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Quattro Bajeena]] convinces [[spoiler: [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Anavel Gato]]]] to join Londo Bell; [[spoiler:Gato]] realizes Quattro is Char and he immediately joins.
* ColonyDrop: [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Neo Zeon]], Koros and Don Sauzer plan to do this to Earth.
* DegradedBoss: [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Rafflesia]], ([[OriginalGeneration Mecha]]) [[Anime/GreatMazinger Gilg]][[Manga/GetterRobo ilgun]], [[Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine Hyper Leprechaun]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Quin Mantha]], [[Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim Auge, Original Auge (Augi)]], and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Gerbera Tetra]].
* ExcusePlot: None of the {{Big Bad}}s from Getter Robo, Raideen and Great Mazinger show up. Mobile Suit Gundam and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket]] get the first 4 scenarios to share with Aura Battler Dunbine. The rest of Universal Century Gundam gets only one to three scenarios each. The ColonyDrop from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'' gets started by the [[Anime/{{Daitarn3}} Meganoids]].
* FaceHeelTurn: [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Chang Wufei and Trowa Barton]] in between the wars, though they eventually reveal themselves as {{Reverse Mole}}s.
* FairyCompanion: The Fairy subsystem returns, allowing several ''Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine'' fairies and ''[[Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim L-Gaim's]]'' [[Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim Lilith Fau]] to be assigned to pilots from their respective series.
* FinalBoss: [[spoiler:Don Sauzer]]
* FixFic: Most characters, due to HeelFaceTurn; also, [[spoiler:[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory South Burning]]]] and [[spoiler:Lalah Sune]] survive their canonical deaths, while none of the {{Downer Ending}}s from any of the series occur.
* FunSize
* HeelFaceTurn: Char, [[spoiler: [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Bernie Wiseman]], [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Four, Rosamie]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Puru, Puru 2]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Gato]], [[Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim Kwathan, Gabley]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Quess Paraya]], [[Anime/MazingerZ Minerva X]], [[Manga/GetterRobo Tekkou Ki, Kouchou Ki]], [[Anime/{{Daimos}} Richter and Aizam]]]] if all the latter are convinced.
* GuideDangIt: If the usual Guide Dang It wasn't bad enough, ''Compact'' Color completely changes each secret's unlock condition.
* LethalJokeCharacter: [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Leina Ashta]]'s ridiculous potential is something of a RunningGag across the Compact series.
* ManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:"Iron Mask" Carozzo]] is the one puppeteering [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Mariemaia Khushrenada]].
** [[spoiler:Don Sauzer is the BiggerBad behind Emperor Muge]].
* MidSeasonUpgrade: [[Anime/AuraBattlerDunbine Billbine]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Nu Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory GP-03 Dendrobium Orchis, Neue Ziel]], Getter Robo G and Shin Getter Robo. Subverted with L-Gaim Mk. II, as you get both L-Gaim units at the same time.
* {{Nerf}}: The color version is based on ''Compact 2'' and thus does away with both double movement and the end-of-map EXP bonus.
* OffModel: Technically, [[SuperDeformed everyone is off-model]], but Nu Gundam and F91 were bizarre enough to warrant redrawn sprites in ''Compact 2''.
* OmnicidalManiac: Carozzo wants to slaughter the entire population of Earth.
* RobotWar: Mentioned to have happened in the previous war with the Meganoids.
* ShutUpHannibal: A particularly good example given to [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Paptimus Scirocco]] by the heroes:
-->'''Scirocco''': "By averting that ColonyDrop, you wasted a good chance of getting rid of all those fools [[SocialDarwinist whose souls are bound by gravity]]."\\
'''[[Anime/MazingerZ Kouji Kabuto]]''': "Oh, don't give us that crap! We won't let you even touch the Earth we live in!"\\
'''Scirocco''': "The lives of those who cannot understand genius are of no importance to me, since genius surely is the driving power of the world."\\
'''[[Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim Daba Mylord]]''': "This Scirocco guy's just as bad as Posaydal... and I'm afraid the same mistakes will be committed in this universe as well."\\
'''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Kamille Bidan]]''': Scirocco! We're not letting despicable people like you, who laugh at others from their comfy seats, get away scot-free!"
* SpeedRun: Reaching Scenario 28 under 250 turns unlocks [[spoiler:Shin Getter Robo]]. Also, if you clear a scenario in less than 11 turns, you can give a skill to one of your pilots.
* TitleDrop: The final scenario is simply titled "Super Robot Wars".
* TimedMission: Scenarios 32 and 33
* TitleThemeDrop: In Scenario 33, "Fight for Tommorrow", the music for the title screen, is the BGM.
* [[TrappedInAnotherWorld Trapped In Byston Well]]: The game begins with the Argama and its crew getting transported to Byston Well; this lasts for 4 scenarios and they're sent back to Earth with the Aura Battler characters.
* UnitsNotToScale
* UpdatedRerelease: Remade for the Wonderswan Color
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon: Axis Colony
* VillainTeamUp: [[Anime/{{Daimos}} Olban]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Glemmy Toto]] work with Poseidal. [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam The Principality of Zeon]] works with Drake Luft’s forces in the beginning scenarios.