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''Super Robot Wars Compact'' is the first game of the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' franchise on the {{Wonderswan}}. Just like the original ''Super Robot Wars'' on the 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''.
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! Series included in ''Super Robot Wars Compact'':
* AuraBattlerDunbine
* {{Daimos}}
* {{Daitarn 3}}
* {{Dancougar}}
* GetterRobo
** GetterRobo G
** Shin GetterRobo
* 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]]
* HeavyMetalLGaim
* MazingerZ
** GreatMazinger
* {{Raideen}}
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! Tropes for this game include:
* AceCustom ([[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Char Aznable's Custom Zaku II]])
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs ([[{{Dancougar}} Emperor Muge Zolbados']] attack on [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Jaburo]])
* AlternativeCalendar (Takes place in the year [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} 00XX]])
* AnotherDimension ([[{{Dancougar}} Muge Space]])
* AristocratsAreEvil ([[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Crossbone Vanguard/Cosmo Babylonia]])
* [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever Attack Of The Four Hundred Foot Whatever]] ([[{{Daitarn3}} Don Sauzer]] becomes very large to take on the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Londo Bell]] as part of the final battle)
* AnAxeToGrind ([[GetterRobo Getter-1, Getter Dragon and Shin Getter-1]])
* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit
* BackFromTheDead (Emperor Muge Zolbados, Don Zauser and [[{{Daitarn3}} Koros]])
* BadassArmy (Londo Bell)
* TheBaroness ([[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Haman]] [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Karn]])
* {{BFG}} ([[HeavyMetalLGaim L-Gaim's]] Buster Launcher, Dancougarís Dankuuhou Formation, [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Wing Gundam's]] Twin Buster Rifle)
* {{BFS}} (Dancougarís Dankucougaken)
* 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)
* BlackKnight (From AuraBattlerDunbine)
* BrainwashedAndCrazy ([[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Four Murasame and Rosamia Badam]])
* BusCrash ([[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Gihren Zabi and Kishiria Zabi]] were assassinated off-screen, allowing Haman's rise to power)
* TheCaptain ([[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Bright Noah]])
* 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)
* ChestBlaster (Getter Roboís Getter Beam, Mazinger Zís Breast Fire and Great Mazingerís Breast Burn)
* CloningBlues ([[spoiler:[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Puru 2 is Elpe Puru]]ís clone]])
* ColonyDrop ([[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Neo Zeon]], Koros and Don Sauzer's plan to do this to Earth)
* CombiningMecha (Getter Robo, Dancougar)
* CoolMask ([[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 "Iron Mask" Carozzo]], [[{{Raideen}} Prince Sharkin]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Char Aznable]])
* CoolShades (Quattro Bajeena; crosses over with PaperThinDisguise)
* CoolStarship (The [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Argama]] and the [[CharsCounterattack Ra Cailum]])
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome (Reproduces a few {{Ear Worm}}s quite well. There's also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVjXT1O0uQY Fight For Tomorrow]])
* DeadlyUpgrade ([[AuraBattlerDunbine Hyper Leprechaun and Hyper Galava]])
* DeflectorShields ([[Franchise/{{Gundam}} I-Field Barriers]] and [[AuraBattlerDunbine Aura Barriers]])
* DegradedBoss ([[Anime/MobileSuitGundamF91 Rafflesia]], [[GreatMazinger GiruGiruGan]], [[AuraBattlerDunbine Hyper Leprechaun]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Quin Mantha]], [[HeavyMetalLGaim Auge, Original Auge (Augi)]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Gerbera Tetra]])
* EldritchAbomination (Muge Zolbados)
* TheEmpire ([[HeavyMetalLGaim Poseidalís Empire]])
* EvilOverlord ([[AuraBattlerDunbine Drake Lufft]])
* 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 [[{{Daitarn3}} Meganoids]])
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs ([[GetterRobo Mechasauruses]])
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses ([[{{Daimos}} Erika]] is the princess of the Barmians)
* EvilKnockoff ([[{{Raideen}} Gildeen]], [[{{Dancougar}} Fake Dancougar]])
* FaceHeelTurn ([[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Chang Wufei and Trowa Barton]], in between the wars, eventually reveal themselves as {{Reverse Mole}}s)
* FairyCompanion ([[HeavyMetalLGaim Lilith Fau]], [[AuraBattlerDunbine Cham Hau]])
* TheFederation (Earth Union Government)
* FemBot ([[MazingerZ Minerva X]])
* 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
* GoddamnedBats (Dunbine {{Mooks}} due to Aura Barriers)
* GoddamnedBoss ([[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory GP-02A Physalis]] uses its shield a lot, making it hard to kill)
* HeelFaceTurn (Char, [[spoiler: [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Bernie Wiseman]], [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Four, Rosamie]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Puru, Puru 2]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory Gato]], [[HeavyMetalLGaim Kwathan, Gabley]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Quess Paraya]], [[MazingerZ Minerva X]], [[GetterRobo Tekkou Ki, Kouchou Ki]], [[{{Daimos}} Richter and Aizam]]]] if all the latter are convinced)
* HijackedByGanon (Emperor Muge was the one behind the surface invasions, but it was [[spoiler:Don Sauzer]] who revived Muge)
* HonorBeforeReason (Gato)
* HotBlooded (Naturally, the "Valor" Spirit Command)
* HumanAliens [[AlienAmongUs Among Us]] (The L-Gaim characters)
* LegionsOfHell ([[{{Raideen}} The Ghost Empire]], [[GetterRobo the 100 Demons Empire]] and the [[GreatMazinger Mycenae Empire]])
* LethalJokeCharacter ([[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Leina Ashta]], any unit with 3 or more item slots equipped with two V-Up units)
* LittleMissBadass (Quess, Puru, Puru 2 and Lina)
* ManBehindTheMan ([[spoiler:"Iron Mask" Carozzo]] is the one puppeteering [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Mariemaia Khushrenada]])
* AMechByAnyOtherName (Aura Battlers, Heavy Metals, Mobile Suits)
* MetaMecha ([[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory GP-03 Dendrobium Stamen]])
* MidSeasonUpgrade ([[AuraBattlerDunbine Billbine]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Nu Gundam]], [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0083StardustMemory GP-03 Dendrobium Orchid, Neue Ziel]], Getter Robo G and Shin Getter Robo)
* OmnicidalManiac (Carozzo wants to slaughter the entire population of Earth)
* PsychicPowers ([[Franchise/{{Gundam}} Newtypes]])
* RammingAlwaysWorks (Raideen's God Bird attack)
* {{Robeast}} ([[GetterRobo Mechasaurus, Mecha Oni]], [[MazingerZ Mechanical Beasts]] and [[{{Daimos}} Mecha Warriors]])
* RobotWar (Mentioned to have happened in the previous war with the Meganoids)
* RocketPunch ([[UrExample Mazinger Zís Rocket Punch]], Iron Cutter and Daisharin Rocket Punch, Great Mazingerís Atomic Punch and Drill Pressure Punch)
* 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]]."\\
'''[[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."\\
'''[[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 (With good reason, 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)
* StarcrossedLovers ([[{{Daimos}} Kazuya and Erica]], Kamille and Four)
* TitleDrop (Sort of: the final scenario is simply titled "Super Robot Wars")
* ThisIsADrill ([[GetterRobo Getter-2, Getter Lyger and Shin Getter-2]])
* TimedMission (Scenarios 32 and 33)
* TitleThemeDrop (In Scenario 33, "Fight for Tommorrow", the music for the title screen, is the BGM)
* TransformingMecha (Getter Robo, Zeta Gundam, [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Double Zeta Gundam]], Raideen, Daitarn 3)
* [[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)
* {{Tykebomb}} (Four, Rosamia and Puru)
* UnitsNotToScale
* UpdatedRerelease (Remade for the Wonderswan Color)
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon ([[CharsCounterattack Axis Colony]])
* VillainTeamUp ([[{{Daimos}} Olban]] and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ Glemmy Toto]] work with Poseidal. [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam The Principality of Zeon]] works with Drake Luftís forces in the beginning scenarios)
* WomanScorned (Haman, in regards to Quattro)
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