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1-->"Change X-1! Let's go!"²²Full title: ''[[AdjectiveNounFred 70's Robot Anime Geppy X]]: The Super Boosted Armor''. As the title suggests, Geppy X is an affectionate parody of the {{Super Robot}} shows of old in the form of a Japanese 2D shooter for the Playstation spread across a whopping four discs. It revolves around the battle of the titular Manga/GetterRobo -style mecha, piloted by {{The Hero}} Kei, {{The Lancer}} Jin, and {{The Big Guy}} Riki, and their Super Robot allies against the invading forces of the Space Devil Empire and their legions of Space Beasts. The entire game is set up like an actual anime, complete with an opening sequence before each level, anime-style cutscenes and stock footage, and fake commercials between mission halves. During gameplay, the Geppy X can transform into one of the robot's three forms, air-based X-1/X-Fire, sea-based X-2/X-Thunder, and ground-based X-3/X-Tornado, each with a chargeable primary and secondary weapon and ultimate attack. ²²Compare Anime/{{Gekiganger 3}}.²²!This game contains examples of:²²* TheArtifact: Presumably due to memory limitations preventing them from using multiple variations, the ''Geppy-XX'' opening features all three of the initial pilots from the first half of the game, even though one of them is dead.²* BigBad: Mao/Lord of Darkness Devin²* BlowYouAway: Several of X-3/X-Tornado's attacks, such as X Typhoon²* BossRush: Every boss gets a recolor and a slight renaming (the staff seems to have mined every possible variation on 'return' or 'new' to do this) in this mode.²* CallingYourAttacks²* CaptainErsatz: The Geppy X is Manga/GetterRobo; the whole three vehicles combine three different way to form three different robots theme in particular.²** Queen Fairy to the female mechs from the series, such as Aphrodite A, but mostly to Getter Q(ueen).²** Wild John to the [[Manga/GetterRobo Texas Mack]].²** The game itself apparently started out as a straightforward Manga/GetterRobo game, but complications arose and it became a parody instead.²** Surprisingly averted with Atlanger - that's the only mecha not actually invented for the game.²* CharClone: Jyag. A handsome blond masked man, another leader in Devin's army. At first, he simply watches and smirks at Hisser's failure at defeating Geppy X. When he actually takes action, his plan forces one of Geppy X's pilots to make a HeroicSacrifice. (He even has a scar on his forehead, beneath that mask of his...)²* ChestBlaster: X-1/X-Fire's X/Fire Beam.²* CutscenePowerToTheMax: After beating a MidBoss or Stage Boss with Geppy X/XX, a cutscene plays that shows the defeater finishing off the boss with a FinishingMove they don't have access to during normal gameplay.²* DownerEnding: Kind of a doozy... [[spoiler:If you choose to sacrifice Riki, Wild John (who gets a death confirmation scene, unlike the other endings) and Queen Fairy die, Jin gets shot before fighting Maoh Devin and dies afterwards, and Kei dies after fighting Devin. Maoh Devin ''survives'', and flies down to Earth; Riki's replacement can only cry in her cockpit... until the spirits of everyone convince her to give it one last try, using the last weapon she has - her life. The last shot is of an explosion - apparently she caught up to Devin - just above Earth, and then '''END''' is displayed over the Earth.]]²* EpicFlail: X-Tornado's X Hammer. It's quite powerful.²* EyeCatch: After you defeat the MidBoss of a stage, you get this, complete with commercial ads.²%%* FragileSpeedster: Wild John and Queen Fairy play like this in their routes.²* HeroicSacrifice: Any one of the original three pilots, depending on what route is chosen; the MauveShirt team towards the end; [[spoiler: the entire Geppy team if you 'chose' Riki.]]²* HotBlooded: What Getter Robo homage would this be without it?²* HumongousMecha²* KillEmAll: [[ This ending]]. Makes one wonder if Creator/YoshiyukiTomino was involved in the making this story.²* MeaningfulName: Dr. Kureishi, MadScientist who built Geppy X. When written in katakana, it's same as ''crazy'' ("kurei''ji''").²* MidSeasonUpgrade: The Geppy X is replaced with Geppy XX. X-1 becomes X-Fire; X-2, X-Thunder; and X-3, X-Tornado. [[spoiler: For more or less the same reason as Getter Robo G, in fact.]]²** The Type-64 also gets this; it is replaced by the disquietingly overpowered Type-74.²* MightyGlacier: Atlanger is big and slow, in exchange for starting out with ''999'' Armor and hitting like a ColonyDrop. (In comparison, Geppy's max is 300, later 400.)²* MoreDakka: X-Tornado has something like this, where it just fires everything it has in 6 directions.²* MotorcycleOnTheCoastRoad: The Geppy X "episode" endings. (The Geppy XX ending is a scroll.)²** Jin and Yuuko [[spoiler: actually an amnesiac Hissler]] have this sort of scene, in the 'Kei' route.²* PaletteSwap: When you play the "Star Geppys" stage. The main mech and the enemies get new colors in this mode.²* PsychoRangers: You have to fight Fake Geppy in Kyoto. (You can tell it's a fake by the [[Series/KamenRider yellow scarf]] and the [[{{Series/Ultraman}} pointy toes]].)²* ShockAndAwe: Several of X-2/X-Thunder's attacks²* ShoutOut: Many to other mecha series and even Tokusatsu, CaptainErsatz aside...²** X-2's Screw Attack to Anime/CombattlerV's Chodenji Spin²** Several enemy mooks resemble legless hovering [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam Zeon]] Mobile Suits, paricularly Zakus, Goufs, Doms, and Gelgoogs. The first and last types even have a faster red version.²*** And at one point, five of them - Red, Blue, Yellow, Pink, and Green in color - appear and introduce themselves in order. [[Series/HimitsuSentaiGoranger Together, The five of them are Go-Zakky!]]²** Although Atlanger resembles Grendizer, it first appears from a [[{{Anime/Raideen}} giant stone face]].²*** Including Atlanger is an ''epic''-level ShoutOut, as Atlanger is a model-only Super Robot (that is, it ''wasn't invented for the game, nor is it a parody of anything'', it's the original finally given the chance to kick ass and take na-''kick more ass'').²** One of the bosses appear to be one to Anime/{{Gaiking}}, a humanoid mech with a giant face as the torso.²** Type 64's episode titles and title cards all borrow from Series/Ultraman and Series/UltraSeven. (Type 74's take-off scene is pretty much the Ultra Hawk's.)²** The Americanized bonus stage, Star Geppys, may be a shout out (or more likely a TakeThat) to [[Manga/GetterRobo Starvengers]].²** The last cut of the first opening features Geppy X landing on the ground in front of their base, and its equivalent in the second has Geppy X, then Geppy XX landing in front of it; this appears to be a homage to ''Anime/CombatMechaXabungle''.²* SuperRobotGenre²----


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