YMMV / Super Robot Wars Judgment

  • 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.
  • Complete Monster: Jua-Mu Dalby may not be one at the beginning, but he certainly is an extremely nasty individual despite his youthful appearance. While he's extremely loyal to Al-Van, he completely looks down on Earthlings, insulting them at every chance possible with no chance of even considering them a Worthy Opponent, like Fu-Lu Mulu. He is also responsible for partaking in the destruction of Ashalley Kreutzer facility, mentally scarring his "mentor" Calvina Coulange, and unlike Al-Van, Jua-Mu has no regrets and conflict over it, he just enjoys slaughtering humans over the superiority complex he has as a Fury. When Al-Van is demoted and Jua-Mu took an increase in power via injection of massive Larseium, what remains of his sanity goes away, and instead he punts up his Ax-Crazy Jerkass behavior to the point he's extremely loud in not just insulting humanity, but also personally carrying out mass slaughter on them.
  • Crazy Awesome: Gai Daijouji after returning, provided the conditions for his survival are met.
  • Game-Breaker: See here for details
  • Goddamned Bats
    • Grand Chers and Battas not only have good evasion rates, but barriers as well ("Chakra Shield"note  and "Distortion Field"note , respectively). In the case of the former, they possess the "Vital Jump" unit abilitynote . This renders "Chain Attacks" less effective and their "Support Defend"note  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.
  • Good Bad Bug
    • 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  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.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Mwu La Flaaga permanently dies in this game, despite previous installments having secret requirements to keep him alive. However, SEED's sequel series, Gundam SEED Destiny reveals that he actually survived in canon, making this one of the very few instances of Death by Adaptation in the Super Robot Wars series.
  • It's Easy, so It Sucks: Zigzagged; a common complaint about Judgment is its easy difficulty due to the number of Game Breakers and Good Bad Bugs present (though not to extent as the succeeding Super Robot Wars W), but that doesn't stop the game from being considered one of the best installments.
  • Launcher of a Thousand Ships: Touya Shiun; in Judgment, he can hook up with any of his three female co-pilots and, depending on the choice, gains a different final attack for whatever Humongous Mecha he's piloting. Downplayed in The Moon Dwellers when the girls don't go as far as Ship Tease, yet it expands on additional chemistry between Touya and Princess Shania-Mia Eterna-Fura, who was nothing more than a Non-Player Character in Judgment. Some fans also like to add Calvina Coulange into the mix for good measure and Al-Van Lunks, often joked as the Gay Option, since saving him is something that only happens if Touya is the protagonist of Judgment and players maintain a Balanced Harem with the co-pilots.
  • Narm Charm: From the Fan Translation, sometimes generic enemies say this when they die.
    "I-Impossible! This isn't possible...!"
  • 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.
  • That One Boss: With great evasion, a strong barrier, and enough firepower to One-Hit KO the Great Mazinger, Gauron in all appearances for Judgment should be approached with caution.
  • Unexpected Character: Tekkaman Blade, which is an anime focused on Powered Armor instead of giant mecha, staring the trend of the "unorthodox series" for the Super Robot Wars franchise.
  • 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.
  • Wangst: Akito Tenkawa, Kira Yamato, Touya and Calvina all suffer from this in the early parts of the game. They get better.
  • 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".