-> '''"Phase 1... PROCEED!"'''
-> '''"Target Damaged!"'''
-> ''The Announcer''

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Also known as ''Cyberbots: Full Metal Madness'', this is a FightingGame made by Creator/{{Capcom}} in 1995 for arcade, UsefulNotes/SegaSaturn and UsefulNotes/PlayStation. The game is Capcom's attempt to create a ''Franchise/StreetFighter'' clone using the {{Humongous Mecha}}s from ''VideoGame/ArmoredWarriors'' and four buttons instead of the usual six.

The story takes place in the end of the 21st century, where the Earth begins to become overpopulated, leading to many people living in space colonies. The primary army of Earth, "Earth Force", has been conducting experiments; their work, along with the actions of the playable characters, will determine the future of Earth.

In the game, the player has to choose a pilot and one of the available mechas, called Variant Armors, and then duke it out against other pilots and mechas. The parts of these [=VAs=] can be {{Mix And Match|Critters}}ed to affect the general playstyle. In fact, during the battle, the players can lose their parts, along with their special moves and attacks, but also pick them back up.

Initially playable characters:

* '''Jin Saotome''', a HotBlooded pilot whose father died a year before, and who wants to honor his memory by becoming the best VA pilot in the galaxy. He looks up to Gawaine. Pilots the BX-02 Blodia.
* '''Santana Laurence''', an egotistic loner who sometimes works as a mercenary. Good friends with Gawaine. Pilots the RF-004 Reptos.
* '''Mary Miyabi''', a captain of the Earth Force. Pilots the FZ-900J Killer Bee.
* '''Gawaine Murdock''', a RetiredBadass [[HesBack out of retirement]] after learning that the Earth Force was causing trouble. He was also Mary's superior, and is a friend of the Saotome family. He pilots the GP-N1 Guldin.
* '''Arieta''', a young girl with psychic powers. Subjected to horrific experiments by the Earth Force, she escaped after two of her friends were killed by said experiments. Pilots a FZ-100 Fordy.
* '''Bao and Mao''', a pair of siblings who were captured by the Earth Force, but managed to escape. [[IJustWantToBeNormal They don't want to be part of the conflict, anyway]]. "Pilots" of another FZ-100 Fordy, pre-programmed for automatic self-defense.

Selectable in the console versions:

* '''Chiyomaru Kagura and Tessan Hagure''', TheCaptain and NumberTwo of LaResistance, former members of the Earth Force who now are fighting them. They pilot the P-10033 Gaits.
* '''Princess Devilotte de Deathsatan IX''', a [[RichBitch spoiled]] SpacePirate [[RichBitch brat]] [[TerribleTrio with two lackeys]], Dave and Xavier, who wants to steal other [=VAs=] and add them to her collection. They're unrelated to the main conflict. She has a crush on Gawaine. She pilots the S-008 Super-8.
* '''SHADE''', an Earth Force' SuperSoldier who was bribed with promises of perfection, and who was ultimately {{Brainwashed}}. He pilots the UVA-02 Helion.

Other characters include:

* '''Final Weapon's Brain G.O.D.''', the BigBad of the game. Pilots the X-0 Warlock.
* '''Ken Saotome''', Jin's father who was also a friend of SHADE and Gawaine, and was killed a year before the conflict.
* '''Emperor Deathsatan''', the king of Heldorado and the Milky Way Express, and Devilotte's father. He owns a Warlock VA of his own, but more importantly, he's the owner of Zero Gouki/Akuma.

The series remained in obscurity until Devilotte was featured in ''Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo'' in 1996. Jin also made the cut for ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes'' and ''VideoGame/TechRomancer'' in 1998, with Devilotte and her lackeys making the cut as a selectable AssistCharacter in the former, and ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2''. Finally, Blodia was featured in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom'' as a mecha for [[VideoGame/ForgottenWorlds Sylphie]], and Devilotte appears as a Solo Unit in ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', the game's SpiritualSuccessor. It's now available as a downloadable game in the UsefulNotes/PlaystationNetwork, under Japanese Imports.

!!Phase 2... PROCEED

* AcheyScars: Jin.
* TheAloner: Santana.
* AttackDrone: Bit weapon
* [[BeginnersLuck Beginner's Luck]]: Bao and Mao have no knowledge about piloting VA at all. Luckily, their chosen Fordy just happens to be pre-programmed for automatic self-defense.
* BerserkButton: Don't mention Jin's [[spoiler:dead father]].
* BigBad: Weapon's Brain: G.O.D., the entity behind all the conflict.
* CaptainErsatz: The Zero Akuma/Gouki SecretCharacter towards [[StreetFighter Akuma]]. It has his name, his moveset, and his appearance.
* TheCasanova: Santana.
* {{Crossover}}: Devilotte is featured in ''Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo'' as a SecretCharacter, and Jin and Blodia are {{Secret Character}}s in ''VideoGame/TechRomancer''.
** VideoGame/CapcomVsWhatever: Jin is featured alongside Blodia (in the role of Jin's AssistCharacter) in ''[[VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcomClashOfTheSuperheroes Marvel vs. Capcom 1]]'' (where Devilotte was also an AssistCharacter) and ''VideoGame/MarvelVsCapcom2''. There's also the aforementioned Blodia appearance in ''VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom''. Aside from the playable appearances, ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom'' had the appearances of Devilotte and her lackeys in [[Anime/{{Yatterman}} Doronjo]] and [[Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman Joe The Condor]]'s ending, and Blodia and Santana in [[VideoGame/LostPlanet PTX-40A]]'s ending.
*** Devilotte borrows Blodia for ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone''.
* CyberneticsEatYourSoul: SHADE.
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Earth Force]].
* {{Expy}}:
** Devilotte bears more than a passing resemblance to [[Anime/{{Yatterman}} Doronjo]]: both are blonde comedic mecha villains constantly accompanied by two male lackeys. This was {{lampshaded}} in Doronjo's ending in ''VideoGame/TatsunokoVsCapcom''. For bonus points, Super 8 looks like Agmiss, the stage 2 boss from Armored Warriors.
** Jin bears a striking resemblance to Kakugo from ''Manga/ApocalypseZero''.
* GirlInABox / PeopleJars: Arieta.
* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler: Mary]] was just following orders. But from the wrong people. [[spoiler:After realizing this, she does a MookFaceTurn.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:SHADE does this in his own story mode and in Jin's ending.]]
* HeroicSacrifice / RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: SHADE]] in Jin's ending.
* HesJustHiding: [[spoiler:Gawaine in his ending.]] [[invoked]]
* HotBlooded: Jin.
* LaResistance: Chiyomaru and Tessan.
* LaserBlade: Swordman, Killer Bee and Helion have one. Reptos has a pair of them hidden in its forearms. Aside from VA, Gawaine also carries one around.
* MeaningfulName: Many people theorize that Jin Saotome's name is derived from the last name's of Hayato Jin and Professor Saotome of ''Manga/GetterRobo''. Jin's [[HotBlooded hot-bloodedness]] and crazy fighting style show he has more than a little bit of Ryoma in him, too.
* AMechByAnyOtherName: Variant Armors.
* [[MixAndMatchCritters Mix And Match Mechas]]: They aren't called "Variable Armors" for nothing. This is [[GameplayAndStoryIntegration part of the gameplay]]: every part changes the basic stats of the robots.
* {{Mook}}: Mary Miyabi is one in all of the other characters' story modes.
* MookFaceTurn: Mary Myabi does this in her own story mode.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Princess Devilotte de Deathsatan IX is an inversion: her father is the one you should run away from.
* NonIndicativeName: Go ahead and count them, Super 8 has only ''six'' tentacles.
* PaletteSwap: The 12 regular characters respectively use their default colors for Player 1 and alternate colors for Player 2. The four bosses are the ''other way around'' in case you've looked at the official artwork for those characters.
* PantyShot: The artwork of the game (and Bao/Mao's ending) has several shots of Devilotte showing her... royal underwear.
* PeoplePuppets: [[spoiler:G.O.D. sometimes takes over Arieta's body.]]
* RetiredBadass: Gawaine.
* RichBitch: Devilotte. Weird enough, as it's revealed in her storyline that all Deathsatan gave Devilotte before her journey is ''300 yen''.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: Arieta wears nothing but a collar. She normally is seen in a personal mech suit, but it has a glass dome cockpit, which doesn't hide much anyway. She has much bigger problems to worry about than her nudity.
* ShockAndAwe: RF-009 Lightning's spark arm. It's constantly arcing with electricity and is the focus of all its unique attacks.
* ShoutOut:
** Santana's name might be a reference to the famous Latin guitar player Carlos Santana. It may also be a nod towards ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' -- one of the Pillar Men in Battle Tendency was named Santana, and Santana's design is quite [=JoJo=]-esque (imagine a younger Mohammad Avdol).
** The name of the Robot Version of Akuma in the Game, Zero Gouki is a shout out to EVA 00 from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', which was sometimes called Zerogoki.
** Apart from the obvious Frankenstein reference, Dr. Stein (one of Devilotte's cronies) is named after the [[Music/{{Helloween}} Helloween]] song of the same name.
* SNKBoss: Warlock. Devilotte in the Super-8 is a "heinously cheap and difficult midboss" version.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: ''Devilotte'' or ''Devilot''?
* SpiderTank: Jackal, Cyclone and Talantula.
* SpikesOfVillainy: Averted with Jin; his mecha (Blodia) has spikes, but he's a good guy.
* SpiritualSuccessor: ''VideoGame/TechRomancer''.
* StalkerWithACrush: Devilotte towards Gawaine.
* TerribleTrio: Devilotte, and her lackeys Dave and Xavier.
* ThisIsADrill: GP-D2 Cyclone has a drill arm, around which most of its unique specials revolve. BX-07R Riot and FZ-900J Killer Bee can transform into a giant drill.
* TransformingMecha: The aforementioned Riot and Killer Bee. The BX-04S Swordsman, GP-V4 Vise, and RF-009 Lightning all turn into a huge spiked wheel for their strong dash attack; the Swordsman also does this for one of its specials. And UVA-02 Helion, which can transform into a helicopter.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: [[spoiler:Mary, after learning the truth behind Earth Force.]]
* [[IJustWantToBeNormal We Just Want To Get Out Of This Conflict]]: Bao and Mao.
* WhipItGood: RF-027 Jackal's heat rod arm.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Arieta, Bao and Mao.

->'''"Target Destroyed"'''