Video Game: Super Robot Wars 1

The mighty Super Robot Wars series, which has seen regular releases over the course of more than 20 years, began as a simple Nintendo Game Boy title released in April 1991.

The premise is simple: a space monster by the name of Gilgilgun reaches the Super Robot homeworld - a planet inhabited by sentient robots from the Mazinger, Getter Robo, and Gundam franchises - and uses Mind Control to enslave its population. Fortunately, some robots are able to elude the monster's grip, and work together to bring an end to Gilgilgun's tyranny. This is accomplished by taking control of Gilgilgun's towers, while simultaneously attempting to liberate more of the Super Robot homeworld's denizens.

In April 2014, a High Definition Video Game Remake of this title was released digitally for the Sony PlayStation 3 and Sony Play Station Vita. This version of the game blends modern and classic SRW mechanics, doubles the game's length, and adds a handful of new robots.

Tropes common to Super Robot Wars are: