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  • Doubles as Fridge Horror: Akane's sudden loss of motivation for making Kaiju's and the poor quality of Nanashi in the anime makes more sense in 30 when you realize she has to work overtime to produce more Kaiju's to fight Dreikreuz. The subsequent losses, having outsiders ruin her ideal world and the overwork would naturally affect her mental state and Kaiju constructing far more than the anime.
    • The mook version of the Kaiju's being weaker than the original makes sense when you consider she may not put in as much care for them.
  • The Silver Bullet Suppressor first appearing in a scenario where the Wulgaru are the final wave of enemies may be a nod on "Wulgaru" seemingly being a portmanteau of the words "wulf" (Common Germanic for wolf) and "garuru" (Japanese onomatopoeia for a wolf's growl) or "garou" (Japanese for "hungry wolf"). Except for the disc-shaped battleship, the Wulgaru mobile weapons in this stage resemble some depictions of werewolves, which according to several mythologies and traditions are weak to silver bullets, with top-heavy torso and long arms with claws.
  • The lack of the Sazabi as a secret unit (like in various older games) makes sense as this has a Quattro that went through CCA's events and is now disgusted with that era of his life and as such he would never want to touch that mobile suit again.
    • This also explains the absence of the Nightingale as the counterpart to the Hi-Nu Gundam: the Nightingale is an upgrade to the Sazabi and very much designed with Char Aznable in mind. Even if the Nightingale existed in this universe, Quattro would refuse to make use of it.
  • The Magic Knights hitting it off with Sakura and Erica makes perfect sense considering both Rayearth and Sakura Wars have video games on the Sega Saturn.
  • Though Voltes V fights Kikaiju in its recruit mission (unlike the other DLC units who fought the Original Generation mechs or their own villains) most likely because they're the closest to resemble Boazanian Beast Fighters, it could also be a reference to Mazinger Z as another Mecha Show banned in the Philippines during the late 70s and 80s.
  • Amuro being allowed to just tinker with an RX-78-2 Gundam (one that is fully combat capable, no less!) doesn't seem quite as silly if you're aware that in Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack it's shown that Gyunei Gass piloted an old Hi-Zack that's been stripped of its armaments and sold as a high performance luxury plaything, even being named the Hobby Hi-Zack. The RX-78-2 would be even more obsolete than a Hi-Zack and so not considered risky at all. Of course, it's still Amuro at the controls...