Awesome Art/Visual Effects of Awesome: Super Robot Wars Judgment is one of the best-looking games for the Game Boy Advance, taking full advantage of the system's hardware to emulate the earth-shattering action and over-the-top attacks of the anime series involved. It essentially looks like a pixellated anime.
Grand Chers and Battas not only have good evasion rates, but barriers as well ("Chakra Shield"note Block 800 points of damage for 10 EN and "Distortion Field"note Block 2500 points of gravity-based damage, 1500 points of beam-type damage and 1000 points of normal damage for 10 EN, respectively). In the case of the former, they possess the "Vital Jump" unit abilitynote At 130 Will, gain a 50% chance of evading any attack. This renders "Chain Attacks" less effective and their "Support Defend"note Pilot can provide defensive support to an adjacent ally pilot skills much better.
In some ways, Judgment overall: compared to its preceding Game Boy Advance SRW installments, the game loves throwing scenarios with endless Mook reinforcements that, while aren't particularly hard, can be draining and tedious if players are taking their time against bosses.
Mazinger Z, Layzner, Yuu Brain and Zeorymer all have less parts slots when upgraded to the Mazinkaiser, New Layzner/Layzner Mark II, Nelly Brain and Great Zeorymer, respectively. Status-enhancing parts like the "Booster"note +1 to mobility before the Mid-Season Upgrade event will automatically be sent back to the player's inventory, but a code in the game's programming also gives the upgraded unit the benefit of having said part permanently grafted to it.
By unlocking Gai during the first play-through of the game, he returns with double the amount of "Bonus Points" he is supposed to receive (a first play-through exclusive bug, however). Another bug related to a first play-through is if Ahmos Gale is not recruited, his machine will not arrive with upgrades.
Player Punch: Think the same method of keeping Mu La Flaga alive will work as it did back in Super Robot Wars Alpha 3 (that is, keep Mu in the Mobieus Zero even after he can pilot the Strike Gundam)? NOPE! He'll die just as he did in the TV series...
Stock Footage Failure: Bolt Gundam, some of the Hakkeshu robots, and Great Zeorymer have attacks which sunder the earth beneath their enemy's feet, even if said enemy is in midair or the vacuum of space. Ditto with the late-game explosions visible from space...that are clearly taking place on Earth no matter where you are.
Villain Decay: The Great General of Darkness appears in only two scenarios late in Judgment and only if players pick the correct route (it's possible to miss him entirely). In the first of these, he attacks while players are fighting someone else, something the "Gradosians" and "Boazanians" have already tried. In the second encounter, the "Reclaimers" defeat him before the heroes even arrive on the scene. Sure, he puts up a fight, but his late, brief appearance, un-original style, and the total failure of his plan just don't convey what he was capable of back in his home series.
Woolseyism: In the original Japanese version, the first two characters speaking in the game's prologue make references to ka no mono. This is a very archaic Japanese phrase that means roughly "that man" or "that person". Since this is almost impossible to get across in English, the translation team decided to refer to the person being referenced as "the Converted".