Video Game: Super Robot Wars 3

Super Robot Wars 3 was the first Super Robot Wars for the Super Famicom, and compared to its Famicom predecessor, it's still quite good to date. 3 is the first title to introduce backgrounds during combat animations, pilot and units stats and upgrades for playable units. Additionally, 3 features the first of many animated titles outside of the "Holy Trinity" of Mazinger Z, Getter Robo and Gundam.

Unfortunately, compared to anything afterwards, 3 pales in quality. However, most players are willing to forgive it for this because whatever quality it does have is evident in the obscene amounts of (very well done) Shout Outs to most of its series, ESPECIALLY Gundam.

The main plot of 3 is the arrival of the "Inspectors", a Five-Bad Band hailing from the intergalatic "Zuvorg Alliance" who arrive and instantly pacify the Earth, deeming them too dangerous and a potential threat to the galaxy. Londo Bell, who had been forewarned of this impending invasion in Super Robot Wars 2, are ready to fight back.

3 is one of the few SRWs given a Fan Translation by Aeon Genesis. The patch is available here.

Tropes prominent to Super Robot Wars 3 are: