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''Super Robot Wars Reversal'' is a video game for the UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance and is part of the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' franchise. Released in 2002, it's the second game for the handheld system, preceded by ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAdvance''. Like the latter, it was also ported onto mobile phones as part of the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' "i" line.

!Series list ('''Bold''' indicates debuting entries):
* ''[[Anime/CombattlerV Super Electromagnetic Robot Combattler V]]''
* ''[[Anime/{{Daitarn 3}} Invincible Steel Man Daitarn 3]]''
* '''''Anime/GearFighterDendoh'''''
* '''''[[Manga/GetterRobo Shin Getter Robo vs. Neo Getter Robo]]'''''
* [[Franchise/{{Gundam}} Gundam]]
** ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam''
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ''
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack''
** ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz]]''
** ''Anime/AfterWarGundamX''
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'' (Includes the movies)
* ''Anime/GreatMazinger''
* ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico''
** '''''[[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Martian Successor Nadesico: Prince of Darkness]]'''''
* ''[[Anime/VoltesV Super Electromagnetic Machine Voltes V]]''
* ''[[Anime/{{Zambot 3}} Invincible Super Man Zambot 3]]''

This is the second [=SRW=] with a focus on TimeTravel, the first being ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsAlpha Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden]]''. Depending on the player's choice, the game revolves around either Raul Gureden or Fiona Gureden, pilot of the prototype rescue unit "Excellence", alongside co-workers Raji Montoya and Mizuho Saiki. Equipped with the "Time Flow Engine" into the Excellence, the three ally with the [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Nadesico B]] or the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Ra Cailum]], hoping to promote their machine for funding towards further development. However, a mysterious being named Duminuss wishes to use the Engine for its own purposes. Things take a turn for the worse when Raul/Fiona are accidentally sent to the past during a scuffle with Duminuss, where they have to make a decision to let history flow as it is or attempt to correct the events leading to the present, in order for a better future.
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!Tropes pertaining to ''Super Robot Wars Reversal'' are:

* AdaptedOut: [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Akatsuki Nagare]] and the [[Anime/GreatMazinger Seven Mycene Generals]] are not present in ''Reversal''.
* ArcWelding: It turns out that [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Devil Gundam]]'s debris only managed to turn back into Devil Gundams because they were energized by the [[Manga/GetterRobo Getter Rays]] that covered the Earth after Musashi's HeroicSacrifice.
** Taking advantage of Getter Radiation's ability to accelerate evolution, Duminuss' homunculus bring their Devil Gundams to the Saotome Lab to feed off the Getter Radiation released by Shin Getter's awakening, causing them to evolve to their next forms.
* ATasteOfPower: The prologue stages let you use units like the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Nu Gundam]] and the [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Black Sarana]], you won't be able to use them again until the final stretch of the game.
* BackFromTheDead:
** One [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQeyQCigioc notable accomplishment]] by one of Duminuss' homunculus, Despinis, is she's the one responsible of utilizing the [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Devil Gundam Cells]] to resurrect [[spoiler:[[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Master Asia]]]] from the dead and use him as a slave. [[spoiler:Master Asia]] would be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rcl5efXw6Y&feature=relmfu freed]] from her control after he's defeated by the Round Knights as well as receiving a heavy dose of [[Manga/GetterRobo Getter Rays]] from the awakened [[Manga/GetterRobo Shin Getter]].
** [[Manga/GetterRobo Emperor Gore]] does this too, since the ''Shin Getter Vs. Neo Getter'' plot is required.
* ChestBlaster: Mazinger Z's "Breast Fire", Great Mazinger's "Breast Burn", Shin Getter Robo's "Getter Beam"
* CombinationAttack
** "[[EverythingsBetterWithSpinning Choudenji Spin V no Jigiri]]" (Combattler V and Voltes V)
** "Double God Finger" ([[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam God Gundam and Nobel Gundam]]), "[[KamehameHadoken Double Sekiha Tenkyoken]]" (God Gundam and [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Master Gundam]]), "[[ThePowerOfLove Love Love Finger]]" (God Gundam and [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Shining Gundam]]), and "Shuffle Alliance Fist" (God Gundam, [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Gundam Maxter, Dragon Gundam, Gundam Rose and Bolt Gundam]])
** "Buttercup Formation" ([[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Aestivalis-Ryoko, Aestivalis-Hikaru and Aestivalis-Izumi]]) and "Double Gekigan Flare" ([[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Aestivalis-Akito and Aestivalis-Gai]])
** "Double Burning Fire", "Double Mazinger Blade" and "Double Mazinger Punch" (Mazinger Z and Great Mazinger)
*** "Final Dynamic Special" ([[Manga/GetterRobo Shin Getter Robo-1]], Great Mazinger and Mazinger Z)
** "Double G-Bits" and "[[WaveMotionGun Double Satellite Cannon]]" ([[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X and Gundam Double X]])
** "Sun Moon Attack" (Daitarn 3 and Zambot 3)
* CombiningMecha: [[Manga/GetterRobo Neo Getter Robo]], Shin Getter, Combattler V, Voltes V, [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam Double X with G-Falcon]]
* DegradedBoss: The [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Devil Gundam]] and its 3 forms and the [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Grand Master Gundam]].
* GiantRobotHandsSaveLives: Implied in one scenario where [[Anime/{{Zambot 3}} Killer the Butcher]] decides to recreate Galileo's famous gravity experiment using [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Relena Darlian]] and an Earth Federation soldier as the dropped objects. No points for guessing which [[TheStoic Stoic]] badass HitmanWithAHeart comes sweeping in to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7B4uk1sbyA save them]].
* GratuitousEnglish: Courtesy of [[Manga/GetterRobo Jack and Mary King]], no less
* GunsAkimbo: [[Manga/GetterRobo Texas Mack]]
* HopeSpot: At the beginning of the game, the setting is pretty much a CrapsackWorld: [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz Dekim]] is now Prime Minister of Earth, [[Anime/{{Zambot 3}} Gaizok]] is still around despite the heroic sacrifice of Zambot 3, [[Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico Akito]] has turned into the Prince of Darkness, and [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Char]], disillusioned with the state of the Earth, is trying to [[ColonyDrop drop the Axis]]. Fortunately, the Excellence team, depending on the route split, either helps stop the Fifth Luna Drop and the Axis Drop or helps Akito rescue Yurika. Just as things seem to be improving, however, Duminuss shows up and blows up either the Ra Cailum or the Nadesico, killing everyone on board and starting the actual plot of the game.
* IdiotBall: After the Round Knights rescue [[Anime/VoltesV Professor Goh]] from a Bozanian base, several members of the team notice that something's wrong with him: [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Tiffa]], mentions that [[PsychicRadar she can't sense anything from him]] while [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Fa]] mentions that he refused to go through blood exam and X ray scan. That means the team would immediately figure out that the Professor is a robot impostor, right? Wrong! This is never brought up again until the robot reveals his true nature and sabotages Big Falcon, ''three stages after''.
* MagikarpPower: In [=SRW=], there are only two ways to recover energy - the typical method via an allied unit with the "resupply" unit ability or returning to a battleship to recharge. However, near the end of ''Reversal'', if [[Anime/GearFighterDendoh Gear Fighters Dendoh or Ogre]] defeat the final enemy of their series three times in a row, it will unlock a new form for both machines which completely recharges their energy every turn. Additionally, getting this final form grants Dendoh a new, powerful attack in its base form that can be used for a pittance compared to its other finishers.
* NiceJobFixingItVillain: It was Duminuss' attack on Excellence that allowed them to travel back in time, alter history, and prevent the CrapsackWorld seen at the beginning of the game from coming into existence.
* PostScriptSeason: For ''G Gundam'', as the [[TournamentArc Gundam Fight]] has already ended and Master Asia is dead.
* RedemptionDemotion: It's possible to recruit Ogre to the party and this trope is played straight via its stats. However, during a route split, if the player chooses to fight the BrainwashedAndCrazy [[spoiler:[[Anime/GearFighterDendoh Hokuto]]]] using the Ogre, post-battle he returns to the party, yet the Ogre has the same stats it had before as an enemy unit, thereby averting this.
* {{Robeast}}: [[Anime/CombattlerV Slave Beasts]], [[Manga/GetterRobo Mechasauruses]], [[Anime/{{Zambot3}} Mecha Boosts]], [[Anime/VoltesV Beast Fighters]] and [[Anime/GreatMazinger Warrior Beasts]].
* RocketPunch: Mazinger Z's "Rocket Punch", Neo Getter-1's "Chain Knuckle", Zambot 3's "Arm Punch" and Great Mazinger's "Atomic Punch" and "Drill Pressure Punch"
* RuleSixtyThree: Variation; Raul and Fiona are essentially the SpearCounterpart and DistaffCounterpart of the same person for ''Reversal''. When they are included in ''VideoGame/{{Super Robot Wars Original Generation}}s'', they're brought in as HalfIdenticalTwins.
* ScrewDestiny: What happens in the finale of ''Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz'' and ''Zambot 3''. [[spoiler:Raul/Fiona suffer a HeroicBSOD and are not involved when the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz Mariemaia Rebellion]] is underway (in Raul's case, he is, though half-heartedly). However, when Killer the Butcher appears, Raul/Fiona decide enough's enough and take destiny in his/her own hands]].
* SequentialBoss: Duminuss, Dangel in Scenario 13 of the Nadesico Route and [[Anime/GreatMazinger Ankoku Daishogun]] in Scenario 24
* SphereOfDestruction: The unlockable "Stoner Sunshine" attack for the Shin Getter
* SpiritualSuccessor: A loose example - ''Reversal'' and ''Alpha Gaiden'' uses TimeTravel as a PlotPoint, but the former sends the protagonist to the past and the latter takes them to a BadFuture.
* StopBeingStereotypical: [[Anime/MobileFighterGGundam Chibodee Crocket]], who is ''slightly'' less of a steteotypical American than [[Manga/GetterRobo Jack King]], tells him to stop acting like that.
-->'''Chibodee''': You'll cause misunderstandings about America!
* SuperMode: Shining Gundam's "Super Mode", God Gundam's "Meikyou Shisui", Mazinger Z and Great Mazinger's "Mazin Power", Neo Getter Robo-2's "Neo Getter Vision", Shin Getter Robo's "God Getter Mode" and the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Wing Gundam Zero Custom's]] "Zero System"
* SwissArmyWeapon, MechaExpansionPack: The Excellence has the ability to change into a variety of frames suited for different forms of combat and terrain. They include "Cosmodiver" (space), "Striker" (melee), "Gunner" (long-range), "Flyer" (air) and "Diver" (water). The final frame, depending on the chosen protagonist, is the "Lightning" (Raul) and "Eternal" (Fiona). The Aestivalis also have ground assault, aerial, artillery,and space combat frames.
* ThisIsADrill: Neo Getter-2 and Shin Getter-2
* TheUnfought: [[Anime/GreatMazinger The Emperor of Darkness]].
* TimeTravel
* TooDumbToLive: [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz Relena Darlian]] was [[{{Flanderization}} Flanderized]] into this. In the show, she was a BadassPacifist who understands the necessity of fighting to preserve peace. In this game, however, she tried to end the war with [[Anime/{{Zambot 3}} Gaizok]] by ''negotiating with them''. Predictably, the only thing she accomplished was getting the Federation soldiers that accompanied her brutally killed. Rule of thumb, you DO NOT negotiate with someone called [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Killer]] TheButcher.
** [[Anime/GreatMazinger Shinichiro Ikuta]], who is a pacifist inspired by Relena in this game, did something just as stupid when he tried to sue for peace with the Mycenae Empire. He ended up being turned into a [[WhyAmITicking living bomb]] as part of a scheme to destroy Great Mazinger. Seriously, why did he expect the demonic fireball that literally has the word "Darkness" in its name to keep its word?
* [[WaveMotionGun Wave Motion]] {{BFG}}s" Gundam X and Gundam Double X's Satellite Cannon, Zambot 3's Ion Cannon and Wing Gundam Zero's Twin Buster Rifle.
* VillainTeamUp: Duminuss works with the [[Anime/GearFighterDendoh Galfa]], [[Anime/{{Zambot 3}} Gaizok]] and the [[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Frost Brothers]]
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