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Gundam Battle Assault 2 encompasses plotlines, characters, and Gundam mobile suits from many of the series' most famous shows, allowing players to square off against their favorite characters in heated 2D battle. Gameplay modes offered include Versus modes that allow players to compete against either human- or computer-controlled opponents, two different Time Attack modes, and a Survival mode that sees players going up against an endless wave of attackers. The so-called Street mode allows players to follow three different storylines — with one of eight different pilots — taken from the G Gundam, Gundam Wing, and Mobile Suit Gundam shows. Each of the "missions" in Street mode is a fight bookended by simple dialogue and taunts between the two combatants.
As with traditional fighting games, each combatant has a host of moves available, executed via basic directional and face button combinations. Rudimentary attacks include strong and weak punches and kicks, as well as dodge, thrust, throw, and temporary flying maneuvers. Also, each fighter is capable of executing a Mega Special Attack, though this can only be used a maximum of three times. Onscreen gauges, such as Ammunition and Thrusters, facilitate special moves and flying, while the Armor gauge indicates the fighter's current level of vitality.
Fans of the license will be pleased to note that the title features 30 different mobile suits from the aforementioned shows, many of which must be unlocked. Master Gundam, Gundam Epyon, Quin Mantha, and Zaku IIS are just some of the suits that can be unlocked during play, while pilots, such as Heero Yuy, Amuro Ray, Duo Maxwell, and others, all feature heavily throughout. ~ Gavin Frankle, All Game Guide