Full title: 70's Robot Anime Geppy X. As the title suggests, Geppy X is an affectionate parody of the Super Robot shows of old in the form of a Japanese 2D shooter for the Playstation spread across a whopping four discs. It revolves around the battle of the titular Getter Robo-style mecha, piloted by The Hero Kei, The Lancer Jin, and The Big Guy Riki, and their Super Robot allies against the invading forces of the Space Devil Empire and their legions of Space Beasts. The entire game is set up like an actual anime, complete with an open theme before each level, anime-style cutscenes and stock footage, and fake commercials between mission halves. During gameplay, the Geppy X can transform into one of the robot's three forms, air-based X-1, sea-based X-2, and ground-based X-3, each with a chargeable primary and secondary weapon and ultimate attack.Compare Gekiganger 3.This game contains examples of:
The Artifact: Presumably due to memory limitations preventing them from using multiple variations, the Geppy-XX opening features all three of the initial pilots from the first half of the game, even though one of them is dead.
The game itself apparently started out as a straightforward Getter Robo game, but complications arose and it became a parody instead.
Surprisingly averted with Atlanger - that's the only mecha not actually invented for the game.
Char Clone: Jyag. A handsome blond masked man, another leader in Devin's army. At first, he simply watches and smirks at Hisser's failure at defeating Geppy X. When he actually takes action, his plan forces one of Geppy X's pilots to make a Heroic Sacrifice. (He even has a scar on his forehead, beneath that mask of his...)
Downer Ending: Kind of a doozy... If you choose to sacrifice Riki, Wild John (who gets a death confirmation scene, unlike the other endings) and Queen Fairy die, Jin gets shot before fighting Maoh Devin and dies afterwards, and Kei dies after fighting Devin. Maoh Devin survives, and flies down to Earth; Riki's replacement can only cry in her cockpit... until the spirits of everyone convince her to give it one last try, using the last weapon she has - her life. The last shot is of an explosion - apparently she caught up to Devin - just above Earth, and then END is displayed over the Earth.
Epic Flail: X-Tornado's X Hammer. It's quite powerful.
Eye Catch: After you defeat the Mid Boss of a stage, you get this, complete with commercial ads.
Although Atlanger resembles Grendizer, it first appears from a giant stone face.
Including Atlanger is an epic-level Shout-Out, as Atlanger is a model-only Super Robot (that is, it wasn't invented for the game, nor is it a parody of anything, it's the original finally given the chance to kick ass and take na-kick more ass).
One of the bosses appear to be one to Gaiking, a humanoid mech with a giant face as the torso.
Type 64's episode titles and title cards all borrow from Series/Ultraman and Ultra Seven. (Type 74's take-off scene is pretty much the Ultra Hawk's.)
The Americanized bonus stage, Star Geppys, may be a shout out (or more likely a Take That) to Starvengers.
The last cut of the first opening features Geppy X landing on the ground in front of their base, and its equivalent in the second has Geppy X, then Geppy XX landing in front of it; this appears to be a homage to Combat Mecha Xabungle.