This is the second SRW with a focus on Time Travel, the first being 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 Nadesico B or the 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.Tropes pertaining to Super Robot Wars Reversal are:
Doing It for the Art: Late in Reversal the Nadesico crew will upgrade to their Prince Of Darkness mecha. As Gai Daigouji doesn't appear in The Movie, he is given a "Super Aestivalis" with his TV series Aestivalis' monoeye head.
Evil Knockoffs: Mass-produced Great Mazingers, fake Combattler Vs and Devil Aestivalises
Magikarp Power: 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 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, gettiing 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.
Redemption Demotion: 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 Brainwashed and CrazyHokuto 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.
Screw Destiny: What happens in the finale of Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz and Zambot 3. Raul/Fiona suffer a Heroic BSOD and are not involved when the 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.
Screw Yourself: There's plenty of Raul/Fiona imagery from SRW fans. Naturally, this goes to Twincest levels in Original Generation.
Super Mode: 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 Wing Gundam Zero Custom's "Zero System"
Swiss-Army Weapon, Mecha Expansion Pack: 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.