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''Gadget Trial'' is a PC game released in 2006 by Kogado's Kuma-san Team. Referred to as a fusion of VideoGame/AdvanceWars and mecha musume, it is one part turn based tactics simulation and one part VisualNovel.

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''Gadget Trial'' is a PC [[UsefulNotes/IBMPersonalComputer PC]] game released in 2006 by Kogado's Kuma-san Team. Referred to as a fusion of VideoGame/AdvanceWars ''VideoGame/AdvanceWars'' and mecha musume, it is one part turn based tactics simulation TurnBasedTactics combat and one part VisualNovel.



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* ShoutOut: Fairly obvious references are made to {{Rambo}} and Series/TheATeam, among others.

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* ShoutOut: Fairly obvious references are made to {{Rambo}} Franchise/{{Rambo}} and Series/TheATeam, among others.


* EasyLogistics: All units run on energy, and they will die if their energy reserves are depleted (a common cause of death for Souka units behind enemy lines). However, you can replenish a unit's energy at any friendly structure. Cue planes resupplying on ''ports''.
** Hisoka, being the naval unit, averts this. She could only resupply in ports.
** In a departure from VideoGame/NintendoWars, a unit of energy is consumed only at the start of a unit's turn (a la air and sea units from VideoGame/AdvanceWars). Moving does not consume additional energy.

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* EasyLogistics: All units run on energy, and they will die if their energy reserves are depleted (a common cause of death for Souka units behind enemy lines). However, you can replenish a unit's energy at any friendly structure. Cue planes resupplying on ''ports''.
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''ports''. Hisoka, being the naval unit, averts this. She could this simply because ports are the only resupply in ports.
friendly structure she can access.
** In a departure from VideoGame/NintendoWars, a unit of energy is consumed only at the start of a unit's turn (a la (Akin to the fuel upkeep for air and sea naval units from VideoGame/AdvanceWars). Moving does not consume additional energy.


** So far, this troper has identified also Film/{{Firefox}}, [[Creator/JulesVerne Facing the Flag]], Film/TheHuntForRedOctober and {{ER}}, plus an unidentified mecha anime.

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** So far, this troper has identified also Film/{{Firefox}}, [[Creator/JulesVerne Facing the Flag]], Film/TheHuntForRedOctober and {{ER}}, Series/{{ER}}, plus an unidentified mecha anime.

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''Gadget Trial'' is a PC game released in 2006 by Kogado's Kuma-san Team. Referred to as a fusion of AdvanceWars and mecha musume, it is one part turn based tactics simulation and one part VisualNovel.

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''Gadget Trial'' is a PC game released in 2006 by Kogado's Kuma-san Team. Referred to as a fusion of AdvanceWars VideoGame/AdvanceWars and mecha musume, it is one part turn based tactics simulation and one part VisualNovel.



** In a departure from VideoGame/NintendoWars, a unit of energy is consumed only at the start of a unit's turn (a la air and sea units from AdvanceWars). Moving does not consume additional energy.

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** In a departure from VideoGame/NintendoWars, a unit of energy is consumed only at the start of a unit's turn (a la air and sea units from AdvanceWars).VideoGame/AdvanceWars). Moving does not consume additional energy.


* CriticalExistenceFailure: Unlike the NintendoWars games, a unit's condition has no bearing on her damage output.

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* CriticalExistenceFailure: Unlike the NintendoWars VideoGame/NintendoWars games, a unit's condition has no bearing on her damage output.



** In a departure from NintendoWars, a unit of energy is consumed only at the start of a unit's turn (a la air and sea units from AdvanceWars). Moving does not consume additional energy.

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** In a departure from NintendoWars, VideoGame/NintendoWars, a unit of energy is consumed only at the start of a unit's turn (a la air and sea units from AdvanceWars). Moving does not consume additional energy.



* FogOfWar: Units have a certain line of sight that pierces the fog of war, but it returns once the unit(s) leave that particular area. Radar installations gives permanent sight of a wide area once captured. Unlike NintendoWars, which happens in some levels, in this game it happens ''in every single level''.

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* FogOfWar: Units have a certain line of sight that pierces the fog of war, but it returns once the unit(s) leave that particular area. Radar installations gives permanent sight of a wide area once captured. Unlike NintendoWars, VideoGame/NintendoWars, which happens in some levels, in this game it happens ''in every single level''.



** Unlike in NintendoWars, air units in this game benefit from terrain-based defenses.

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** Unlike in NintendoWars, VideoGame/NintendoWars, air units in this game benefit from terrain-based defenses.


After a global war, the Eastern Treaty Organization, a collection of East Asian states, has developed cyborg warriors known as the 'E-Series'. These battle cyborgs each have the fighting strength of a full military unit, and are capable of replicating themselves via a sort of mitosis. And, as seems to be the case, these cyborgs all resemble various types of MoeMoe girl.

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After a global war, the Eastern Treaty Organization, a collection of East Asian states, has developed cyborg warriors known as the 'E-Series'. These battle cyborgs each have the fighting strength of a full military unit, and are capable of replicating themselves via a sort of mitosis. And, as seems to be the case, these cyborgs all resemble various types of MoeMoe {{Moe}} girl.


* FiveManBand, although five out of our six main characters can be described as TheChick...
** Izen as TheHero, with a dash of IdiotHero tendencies. Doubles as a literal TheMedic, gameplay-wise.
** Mihara as TheLancer. He has elements of TheHero himself, but fits TheLancer role better due to his tendency of being in contrast of the team's generally cheerful mood.
** Nei as TheSmartGuy, for arguably being the one with the soundest tactical knowledge among the White Team members. Doubles as the CoolBigSis.
** Souka as TheBigGuy, for being the second tallest in the cast, and sporting large... energy tanks. Gameplay-wise, her bomber form is the most devastating offensive force since its introduction mid-game, while her fighter form had the double role of air superiority maintainer and scout with its long movement range.
*** In actuality, Souka and Nei have a somewhat interchangeable roles in the FiveManBand, depending if you include their InformedAbility or not. Both are the tallest girls in the White Team, both also have good brute force (thus fulfilling TheBigGuy role), and if InformedAbility was to be believed, Souka has the highest intelligence quotient among the team (thus making her a TheSmartGuy too).
** Hisoka fits best as a dedicated TheChick for her SugarAndIcePersonality who provides good artillery cover in her battleship form. Her submarine form is better described as a {{Ninja}} GlassCannon though, with its relatively thin armor and considerable damage.
** Yu-ri fits best as The TagalongKid for her height and stature as well as her limited land holdings, although her rather feminine frilly dresses strengthen her TheChick aspect a bit. She's also borderline TheLoad gameplay-wise, since she's rather hard to use because of her inability to target adjacent enemies and her limited movement range.



* TheLancer: Mihara, the army veteran in charge of White team. His views on proper encouragement, required protocol and such are not shared by anyone in the group. People around let such things slide (ironically, except type Black commander). He comes from exasperated fear for their loyalty and competence to giving them due recognition as they are in talks with his superiors later in the story.



* [[ACommanderIsYou A Mihara Is You]]

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* [[ACommanderIsYou A NominalHero: Izen is the one character that co-stars in "Good Morning, ETU!" kind of Drama-CD-ish part of original soundtrack album, holds the role of the stalwart staple of supposedly disciplined military squad E-Series. While all the girls are not ''gung ho'' enough by Mihara's standards, Izen goes as far as arguing about her good point of acceptful character that would be content with being demoted to a very useful position of daycare worker or somesuch should the White-series fail the trial run.
* TheSmartGuy: Nei among the White Team members is always the one to chime in with tactical suggestions, discussing things like doubts about Type Black forces with
Mihara Is You]]early on. Doubles as the CoolBigSis.

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* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: For chapters. Close to "ExcitedTitleTwoPartEpisodeName", but exclamations are not mandatory. E.g. "Clash! White against Black!", "Begin! The big training exercise".


* EmptyEyes: The E-Series Black sport these. The contrast rhymes that of being programmed for full obedience, with White's self-awareness that is accompanied by brighter, pronounced irises and a gleam. Most obvious in visuals of mirrored fight screen.



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* HeyItsThatVoice:
** Major Shitoshi Mihara: Creator/TomokazuSugita
** Izen: Creator/RyoHirohashi
** Nei: Creator/ShizukaIto
** Souka: Creator/RyokoShintani
** Yu-ri: RikaMorinaga (voices [[RozenMaiden Hinaichigo]] and [[Manga/{{Saki}} Kana Ikeda]], among others)
** Hisoka: Creator/KaoriNazuka
** Major Yuuki Wakabayashi: Minako Sango (best known as Mai Momoi from the {{Futakoi}} series)


** Souka: RyokoShintani

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** Souka: RyokoShintaniCreator/RyokoShintani


** Izen: RyoHirohashi

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** Izen: RyoHirohashiCreator/RyoHirohashi


** Major Shitoshi Mihara: VideoGame/TomokazuSugita

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** Major Shitoshi Mihara: VideoGame/TomokazuSugitaCreator/TomokazuSugita



** Nei: ShizukaItou

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** Nei: ShizukaItouCreator/ShizukaIto



** Yu-ri: Rika Morinaga (voices [[RozenMaiden Hinaichigo]] and [[Manga/{{Saki}} Kana Ikeda]], among others)

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** Yu-ri: Rika Morinaga RikaMorinaga (voices [[RozenMaiden Hinaichigo]] and [[Manga/{{Saki}} Kana Ikeda]], among others)

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