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Mobile Suit Gundam: Spirits of Zeon ~Dual Stars of Carnage~ (機動戦士ガンダム スピリッツオブジオン 〜修羅の双星〜?) is an Action arcade game, developed by Polygon Magic and published by Banpresto, which was released in Japan in December 2006.

A sequel, Mobile Suit Gundam: Spirits of Zeon ~Memory of Soldiers~ (機動戦士ガンダム スピリッツオブジオン 〜戦士の記憶〜?) was released on September 21st, 2007.

Gameplay

Spirits of Zeon is an arcade light gun shooter playable by up to two players. Players control one of two Zaku pilots, Kurt Roswell and Robin Bradshaw.

There are four types of weapon: the Zaku machine gun, the Zaku bazooka, the heat hawk, and cracker grenades. The machine gun has unlimited ammo, but still needs to be reloaded (which is done by dodging behind cover). The bazooka can destroy enemy shields with a single hit, but has limited ammo, which can be picked up in the stages. The heat hawk is used to destroy nearby enemies. It has unlimited uses, but cannot be used consecutively. The cracker can be used behind cover, and briefly stuns all enemies on the screen.

While Dual Stars of Carnage has a linear story mode, Memory of Soldiers allow the player to select from a number of different stages. Once eight stages have been completed, the player will face the final boss, Amuro's Gundam.

A new feature added in Memory of Soldiers is special attack. During boss battles against bosses, it is possible to fill up a special gauge by countering their close range attacks with the heat hawk. Completely filling the gauge allows the two Zakus to perform a special attack, which changes depending on which player initiated the attack. Doing so instantly defeats the boss.

Another new feature added by "Memory of Soldiers" is the medal system. Medals can be earned in stages by completing certain actions, such as defeating certain enemies or defeating the boss with a special attack. Two secret bosses need to be unlocked by collecting a certain number of medals: a battle with Gundam Alex in the Ribo colony and a battle with Zephyranthes Full Burnern near Konpei Island (which, according to the ending, takes place during Operation Stardust).

Plot

The game follows two Zeon Zaku pilots, Kurt Roswell and Robin Bradshaw, who were together known as the "Dual Stars of Carnage", through their battles during the late stages of the One Year War, from the attack on Jaburo until the final battle at A Baoa Qu. Throughout the game, they battle many powerful adversaries, including the Thoroughbred team, the Immortal 4th team, and eventually, Amuro Ray himself.

After the Battle of A Baoa Qu, the two pilots follow Char Aznable's Gwazine to Axis. The ending slides reveal that the two would later go on to assist the Delaz Fleet during Operation Stardust. Eventually, the two would join Char's Neo Zeon, and their ultimate fates are unknown.

Since there are many inconsistencies between the game's plot and other established media, the plot of this game is said to be an in-universe work of fiction in Gundam Ace's "GAME'S MSV".

The following is a list of missions in the game. All mission names were added in Memories of Soldiers.

Jaburo Drop Operation

Stage 1-1 in Dual Stars of Carnage. The Dual Stars drop into the jungle around Jaburo and fight their way into the base itself through waves of Federation mobile suits, before destroying a large anti-air battery that was firing at the Gaws above.

Red Comet

Stage 1-2 (Easy) in Dual Stars of Carnage. Inside Jaburo, the Dual Stars engage in a competition with Char to see who could shoot down the most Federation mobile suits. They witness the battle between Char and the RX-78-2 Gundam before entering a hangar full of inactive GMs and destroying them all.

The Pegasus Flies Not

Stage 1-2 (Easy) in Dual Stars of Carnage. The Dual Stars enter the Jaburo space dock and fight their way to the Pegasus-class 3rd ship, which was still under construction. Despite being incomplete, the Pegasus-class's weapons were fully functional, and the two engaged it in battle, ultimately destroying it.

Fierce Battle! Prototype Gundam

Stage 1-3 in Dual Stars of Carnage. The Dual Stars fight their way through the Jaburo underground city. Just as they were about to reach the command center, they encounter a RX-78-1 Prototype Gundam piloted by Farrell Iha. They fight and destroy it.

Escape From the Underground Base

Memories of Soldiers original stage. Zeon command orders all forces to pull out of Jaburo. Realizing that the attack has failed, the Dual Stars destroy the command center and begin escaping to the surface.

Menace of the Big Tray

Stage 2-1 in Dual Stars of Carnage. The Dual Stars defend New Yark from a Federation attack under an unnamed Zeon officer piloting a MS-07B-3 Gouf Custom. The battle was going poorly, and they receive the order to retreat to the base. They encounter a Big Tray and destroy it.

City Under Siege

Stage 2-2 in Dual Stars of Carnage. The Dual Stars enter the New Yark city center to escape their Federation pursuers, but the city was crawling with Federation forces.

Showdown, Gundam Team

Stage 2-3 in Dual Stars of Carnage. The Dual Stars finally reach the New Yark HLV base, which was already under attack by Federation forces. They were ordered to destroy all of the RX-75 Guntank in the base, which were preventing the HLVs from launching. However, they were soon attacked by a team of RX-79[G] Gundam Ground Type, piloted by Barry Balzary, Nao Jessica Parker, and Sebastian Kurie, but were able to fight them off.

Just as they were about to board an HLV, they were confronted by the entire Balzary team at once. However, they were able to defeat them. As the Federation main force approached the base, the unnamed Zeon officer stayed to hold them off, and asked the Dual Stars to take care of Solomon for him.

The Defense of Solomon

Stage 3-1 in Dual Stars of Carnage. As Dozle Zabi deploys in the Big Zam, the Dual Stars also deploy in their new MS-06R-2 Zaku II High Mobility Type. Shin Matsunaga asks them to stop the Federation Forces from pushing deeper into Solomon.

Order to Defend the Secret Weapon

Memories of Soldiers original stage. The Dual Stars have to defend Solomon's hatches by shooting down approaching Federation missiles.

Dozle Strikes

Stage 3-2 in Dual Stars of Carnage. Dozle gives the order to abandon Solomon, and the Dual Stars begin retreating from the fortress, covered by the Big Zam's powerful beam cannon. However, the Big Zam is destroyed by the Gundam, and the Dual Stars encounter and fight off the Immortal 4th Team.

The Flashing Time Limit

Characters

Principality of Zeon

Earth Federation Forces

Mechanics

Principality of Zeon

Mobile Weapons

Vehicles and Support Units

Earth Federation Forces

Mobile Weapons

Vehicles and Support Units

Gallery

Trivia

  • If the player reaches the final stage without using a continue, Amuro will be piloting the RX-78-2 Gundam Real Type. If the player reaches the final stage without continuing and with a score more than 7,500,000 points, Amuro will be piloting the RX-78-3 Gundam "G-3".

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