Super Robot Taisen Gaiden: Masoukishin - The Lord of Elemental
Super Robot Wars Gaiden: The Elemental Lords - Masoukishin
|Released By||Aeon Genesis|
|Patching Information||No-Header (SNES)|
|Genre||Strategy > Turn Based|
|Game Date||22 March 1996|
|Release Date||04 September 2018|
|Last Modified||04 September 2018|
Super Robot Wars Gaiden follows the original story of Masaki Andoh, herald of the Elemental Lord Cybuster, both before and after events of the original Super Robot Wars canon (SRW 2, 3, EX, 4.) It is the first Super Robot War to only contain original characters and plots, the first (and one of the few) to have its robots represented in a realistic, non-SD style, the first to be isometric. It and its followups are the only SRWs to feature directional and height modifiers to damage and accuracy calculations. Due to its nature as an original story, and due to it taking place at the very beginning of Masaki’s timeline, it serves as an excellent entry point into the Super Robot Wars series.
This project’s history is long and fraught with trouble. The initial script translation turned out to be wrong more often than it was accurate; it was eventually decided that the entire script would need to be retranslated. Work on the script essentially re-started from scratch in late 2013 after TheMajinZenki graciously offered to doublecheck the older version of the translation. Though a variety of factors (lack of resources, split attention, and the like) contributed to a less-than-optimal velocity, the script was considered to be fully retranslated in April of 2017. Work on the technical pieces resumed at this time; additionally, at this point we passed it off to Caitlin, who worked closely with Zenki as an editor, to produce the script as it currently stands. She finished in October. Playtesting began in February and completed in mid May.
For all the problems it has had during its long development period, the final release is quite polished and should be issue-free. Have fun!
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