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Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. (機動戦士ガンダム エクストリームバーサス) is a 3D Arcade Fighting game and the newest in the series of Gundam VS video game series developed and published by Namco Bandai Games. It's the sequel to Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam vs. Gundam NEXT. The game was first unveiled at the AOU 2010 and confirmed to be released on September 28, 2010. The game was later released on the PlayStation 3 on December 1, 2011, featuring balance tweaks.

The game's theme song is titled "The Catalyst", performed by Linkin Park. Bandai and the band also cooperated in the development of a special HGUC 1/144 RX-78GP-01-FB kit. Its sequel, Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Full Boost was released in arcade in 2012.

Gameplay

Extreme Vs. retains the trademark gameplay of previous installments of the Gundam Vs. series, with a few adjustments and changes. During a standard arcade battle, each team is given a resource meter of 6000 points; when a mobile suit is shot down, its cost is deducted from the meter, and the first team to hit 0 loses. Each mobile suit costs 3000, 2500, 2000, or 1000 points, with higher cost machines being more powerful while cheaper machines are much weaker. A few missions, particularly boss battles, eschew this in favor of making a single machine the target and having its defeat be the goal of the stage (the player's side still has a resource meter and will lose as normal if it's depleted).

Gameplay makes use of four primary buttons: Shoot, Melee, Jump, and Search. There are also three sub-commands used by pressing Shoot and Melee (Sub-Weapon), Shoot and Jump (Special Shooting) and Melee and Jump (Special Melee). In addition to these, machines can have two different charge attacks, activated by holding the Shoot or Melee button until a meter on the ammunition display fills.

Extreme Vs. adds in two important gameplay changes. Extreme Action is the ability to dash-cancel one's attacks, allowing the player to string together larger and more damaging combos. Extreme Burst is a super mode, similar to older games' Awakenings, activated by pressing Shoot, Melee, and Jump together when a meter at the bottom of the screen is filled. Several machines (primarily those piloted by the protagonists of each series) also have a super-powerful Burst Attack, executed by pressing Shoot, Melee, and Jump together while Extreme Burst is active. Full Boost will give Burst Attacks to every mobile suit in the game.

The PlayStation 3 release adds Trial Mission Mode, which features a series of specific challenges that go outside the normal conditions of the game, such as destroying a set number of machines within a time limit or sinking a battleship such as the Argama or Archangel. Trial Mission Mode features a number of enemy-exclusive mobile suits from all the included series, as well as a number of new boss characters.

Playable Units

Series Mobile Suit Pilot Cost
Arcade Mobile Suits
Mobile Suit Gundam RX-78-2 Gundam Amuro Ray 2000
MS-14S Char's Gelgoog Char Aznable 2000
MSM-04 Acguy Akahana 1000
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam Kamille Bidan 2500
MSN-00100 Hyaku Shiki Quattro Bajeena 2000
PMX-000 Messala Paptimus Scirocco 2000
Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ FA-010S Full Armor ZZ Gundam Judau Ashta 2500
AMX-004 Qubeley Haman Karn 2500
AMX-004 Qubeley Mk-II Ple Two 1000
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack RX-93 ν Gundam Amuro Ray 3000
MSN-04 Sazabi Char Aznable 2500
Mobile Suit Gundam F91 F91 Gundam F91 Seabook Arno 2000
XM-05 Berga Giros Zabine Chareux 1000
Mobile Suit Victory Gundam LM314V21 Victory 2 Gundam Uso Ewin 3000
LM111E02 Gun-EZ Junko Jenko 1000
Mobile Fighter G Gundam GF13-017NJII God Gundam Domon Kasshu 2500
GF13-001NHII Master Gundam Master Asia 3000
GF13-011NC Dragon Gundam Sai Saici 2000
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing Endless Waltz XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero EW Heero Yuy 3000
XXXG-01H2 Gundam Heavyarms Custom (EW) Trowa Barton 2000
XXXG-01D2 Gundam Deathscythe Hell (EW) Duo Maxwell 2500
OZ-00MS2B Tallgeese III Zechs Merquise 2500
After War Gundam X GX-9901-DX Gundam Double X Garrod Ran & Tiffa Adill 3000
NRX-0013-CB Gundam Virsago Chest Break Shagia Frost 2000
∀ Gundam SYSTEM ∀-99 ∀ Gundam Loran Cehack 3000
CONCEPT-X 6-1-2 Turn X Gym Ghingham 3000
MRC-F20 Gold SUMO Harry Ord 2000
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED GAT-X105 Strike Gundam Kira Yamato 2000
GAT-X252 Forbidden Gundam Shani Andras 2000
ZGMF-X13A Providence Gundam Rau Le Creuset 2000
TMF/A-803 LaGOWE Andrew Waltfeld 1000
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam Kira Yamato 3000
ZGMF-X19A ∞ Justice Gundam Athrun Zala 2500
ZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam Shinn Asuka 3000
ZGMF-1000/A1 Gunner ZAKU Warrior Lunamaria Hawke 2000
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 GN-001 Gundam Exia Setsuna F. Seiei 2000
GN-0000 00 Gundam Setsuna F. Seiei 3000
GN-006 Cherudim Gundam Lockon Stratos 2500
GNX-Y901TW Susanowo Mr. Bushido 2000
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 The Movie -A wakening of the Trailblazer- GNT-0000 00 Qan[T] Setsuna F. Seiei 3000
CB-002 Raphael Gundam Tieria Erde 2500
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RX-0 Unicorn Gundam Banagher Links 3000
MSN-001A1 Delta Plus Riddhe Marcenas 2000
MSN-06S Sinanju Full Frontal 2500
NZ-666 Kshatriya Marida Cruz 2500
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket RX-78NT-1 Gundam "Alex" Christina Mackenzie 1000
MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai Bernard Wiseman 1000
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory RX-78GP01-Fb Gundam "Zephyranthes" Full Burnern Kou Uraki 2000
RX-78GP02A Gundam "Physalis" Anavel Gato 2000
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team RX-79[G]Ez-8 Gundam Ez8 Shiro Amada 1000
MS-07B-3 Gouf Custom Norris Packard 1000
Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War EMS-10 Zudah Jean Luc Duvall 1000
YMT-05 Hildolfr Demeziere Sonnen 1000
Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam X-1 Full Cloth Tobia Arronax 3000
XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam X-1 Kincade Nau 2500
XM-X2ex Crossbone Gundam X-2 Kai Zabine Chareux 2500
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray MBF-P02 Gundam Astray Red Frame Lowe Guele 2000
PS3 console-exclusive Mobile Suits
Mobile Suit Gundam MSN-02 Zeong (DLC) Char Aznable 2000
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam PMX-003 The-O (DLC) Paptimus Scirocco 2500
Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ AMX-011S Zaku III Custom (DLC) Mashymre Cello 1000
Mobile Suit Victory Gundam ZMT-S33S Gottrlatan (DLC) Katejina Loos 2500
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam (DLC) Kira Yamato 2500
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: STARGAZER GAT-X105E+AQM/E-X09S Strike Noir Gundam (DLC) Sven Cal Bayang 2500
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 GN-002 Gundam Dynames Lockon Stratos 2000
GN-007 Arios Gundam (DLC) Allelujah Haptism 1000
GNW-20000 Arche Gundam (DLC) Ali al-Saachez 2500
Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory RX-78GP03S Gundam "Dendrobium Stamen" (DLC) Kou Uraki 2500
Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny RX-79BD-1 Blue Destiny Unit 1 (DLC) Yuu Kajima 2000
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack - Beltorchika's Children RX-93-ν2 Hi-ν Gundam (DLC) Amuro Ray 3000
Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway's Flash RX-105 Xi Gundam (DLC) Mafty Navue Erin 3000
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray MBF-P03secondL Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second L Gai Murakumo 2000
MBF-P01-ReAMATU Gundam Astray Gold Frame Amatsu (DLC) Rondo Gina Sahaku 2000

Bold denotes mobile suits that were added into the arcade version later on via updates

Boss Units

Series Mobile Suit Pilot
Mobile Suit Gundam MA-04X Zakrello Dimitri
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam MRX-010 Psycho Gundam Mk-II Rosamia Badam
Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ NZ-000 Queen Mansa Ple Two
Mobile Suit Gundam F91 XMA-01 Rafflesia Carozzo Ronah (aka Iron Mask)
Mobile Suit Victory Gundam Adrastea-class -
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny GFAS-X1 Destroy Gundam Stella Loussier
Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team Apsalus II Aina Sahalin
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 GNMA-0001V Regnant Louise Halevy
GN-002+GNR-001D GN Armor Type-D Lockon Stratos / Neil Dylandy
Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079 MA-05Ad Big Rang Oliver May
Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam EMA-10 Divinidad Crux Dogatie
Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Original Extreme Gundam (Extreme Gundam Carnage Phase / Tachyon Phase / Ignis Phase) EX- (イクス IIx?)

Note: Extreme Gundam is the final boss of the game.

Voice Cast

Mobile Suit Gundam

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

Mobile Suit ZZ Gundam

Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack

Mobile Suit Gundam F91

Mobile Suit Victory Gundam

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny

Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team

Mobile Suit Gundam 00

Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: Apocalypse 0079

Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam

Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Original

Trivia

  • Whenever a mobile suit is destroyed, they will produce a unique explosion lifted from their source material.
    • UC: Massive explosion due to fusion reactor detonation. Curiously, Quin Mantha produces a much smaller explosion than any of the other bosses.
    • Wing, G and X: A smaller explosion.
    • Turn A and X: Produces a mild explosion due to their unique make up.
    • SEED and Destiny: Produces a pink colored explosion.
    • 00: Meister units produce a green explosion from their GN Drives. All other units produce a reddish color due to their pseudo GN drives.
  • In an interview with Siliconera, Ryuichiro Baba, the producer of the Extreme Vs series, stated that he was aware of the game's popularity along with its follow up among the Western fanbase. However, he was unable to localize any of the games due to the severe licensing costs. As a result, Rise of Incarnates was developed as a substitute for the West which shares many elements of the Extreme Vs. series.
  • Due to the unit representation of the game, the intro movie that plays whenever a unit is selected sometimes depict scenes that never happened in the source material, such as Kira Yamato in the Strike Gundam fighting the Providence Gundam, Zaku II Kai fighting the Gundam "Alex" in the Chobam armor, or the Wing Gundam Zero (EW) and the Tallgeese III teaming up.

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