Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation Game Boy Advance

Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
Buy On
  1. 60
    If you didn't know what "taisen" means, you can probably give it a pass.
  2. 70
    Another surprising feature in Original Generations is the amount of customizability featured in this game. You'll be able to level up character attributes, learn new skills, customize your mechs, switch weapons out, and even assign pilots to specific mechs. There's so much to do that it can actually get rather confusing.
  3. But a game 4 years late is a game 4 years old, and strategy-RPG players can find more intriguing fare available for the GBA.
  4. While this game doesn't break any boundaries and delivers some somewhat clichéd anime style storytelling, there's no denying that the game offers an underlying charm that fans of the genre can sink their collective teeth into.
  5. 70
    Underneath the stylized art and strong anime-bent of Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation lies a glowing core of light strategy gameplay with some very gratifying customization elements.
  6. 65
    It's the only game out there where characters shout the words "That doesn't even count as damage!" at their enemies. Not bad... not bad at all.
  7. Nintendo Power
    65
    Super Robot Taisen has enough gameplay to keep strategy-starved gamers occupied for even the longest summer road trip. [Sep 2006, p.83]
  8. Play Magazine
    70
    The game's depth and customization is quite strong, as is its sweeping storyline, but the overall presentation, and user interface especially, are quite unfriendly to those who don't live and breathe grid-lined maps and screens overflowing with stats. [Aug 2006, p.65]

Awards & Rankings

#14 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2006
#9 Most Shared Game Boy Advance Game of 2006
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. AlanF.
    Nov 7, 2006
    9
    Really, really, *really* enjoyable. Each path through the game is over 40 missions long, and while the last half of the game is the same no Really, really, *really* enjoyable. Each path through the game is over 40 missions long, and while the last half of the game is the same no matter what path you take, it's still extremely entertaining. The level of customisation is great: everything from individual mechs, weapons, and even pilots can be customised. A great game! Look for Original Generation 2 coming out in November. Full Review »
  2. GinjiA.
    Oct 11, 2006
    10
    One of the best game ever. Loved it, nice graphics, I think it's even better than OG2 the Japanese version.