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  • Summary: MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREME VS. MAXIBOOST ON” is a true port of the arcade version that started operation in 2016 in Japan—and is still popular today. Coordinate and lay waste to your rivals in fierce PVP fighting combat iconic to the EXTREME VS. series. Join the battle with 183 units fromMOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREME VS. MAXIBOOST ON” is a true port of the arcade version that started operation in 2016 in Japan—and is still popular today. Coordinate and lay waste to your rivals in fierce PVP fighting combat iconic to the EXTREME VS. series. Join the battle with 183 units from the entire Gundam universe, each with different abilities ready to suit your play style. Choose between three different EX BURST Systems: FIGHTING BURST, EXTEND BURST and SHOOTING BURST! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Aug 3, 2020
    100
    Gundam Extreme Versus Maxiboost ON is easily the best console release available for these games. Not only does it represent a decade’s worth of serious arcade multiplayer balancing, it also has an extensive singleplayer setup to keep any Gundam fan occupied. Put simply, this is a thoroughbred multiplayer game with an immense amount of depth and variety. The sheer scale of this undertaking may seem daunting at first but stick with it and your path towards becoming a Newtype will be assured.
  2. Aug 3, 2020
    85
    Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Maxiboost ON is a fantastic arena fighter that is sure to not only grab Gundam fans who are already in love with the franchise, but arcade players who are looking for that next addictive fighting experience.
  3. Aug 7, 2020
    85
    Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Maxiboost On may not be newcomer friendly, but it is one of the best Gundam gaming experiences available. It takes everything that makes the arcade version great and brings it to console players. The expanded roster of Mobile Suits with both online and offline modes makes every moment spent playing rewarding. The tutorial desperately needs some addressing, but this is the Versus game we’ve been waiting for.
  4. Jul 31, 2020
    80
    Arcade aficionados and Gundam fans alike will have an absolute blast with Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost ON. While there is a bit of a learning curve, the sheer speed, depth, and fanservice on display make it a shining example of the fighting game genre.
  5. Aug 6, 2020
    80
    I absolutely have to give Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs Maxi Boost ON credit for its sheer depth of goods as a Gundam fighting game. It packs a lot of fanservice into one game for a franchise so vast and full of different mechs, and it doesn’t lose out on offering a quality fighting system to do it.
  6. Aug 10, 2020
    70
    Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxiboost On is the best Gundam arcade fighter on PlayStation 4 but as entertaining as it is it's still a 4 years old game with lackluster visuals and very few people playing online.
  7. Jul 31, 2020
    60
    Extreme Vs isn't going to make a Gundam fan out of anyone that isn't already one, but there's a lot to love for any existing fans. The core fighting mechanics are solid, although it's disappointing there isn't more variation in terms of match types. Even still the incredible roster makes up for any shortcomings the game might have, and it's plenty of fun to spend hours trying out scores of different suits with ridiculous flashy attacks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 4 out of 15
  1. Aug 5, 2020
    10
    Much better than PS4 Gundam Versus. This is long awaited fan demanded VS game that's been popular in arcade.

    Definitely recommended,
    Much better than PS4 Gundam Versus. This is long awaited fan demanded VS game that's been popular in arcade.

    Definitely recommended, balanced, it has all kinds of Mobile Suits and Gundams included.
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  2. Aug 2, 2020
    10
    Outstanding and expanded version of the fantastic arcade game. Visuals effectively capture pseudo-realistic but also somewhat animated lookingOutstanding and expanded version of the fantastic arcade game. Visuals effectively capture pseudo-realistic but also somewhat animated looking on their style as well. Fast paced action game that delivers for those looking for high-speed and well made multiplayer or someone that just wants to grind away at what will seem like a near infinite number of suits available in the game. Connections as well have been solid in most instances with the Also in my experience the match finding process has been pretty intuitive and easy to find lobbies at all but the strangest hours (assuming your are searching for games within in your region). All in all I think the game is a legitimate 9. The lack of compelling SP content is a bit disappointing particularly after then taking a bit of time pre-release to highlight that was to be more robust SP offerings. While that is not and never should be the primary focus of this or any such type game, it would certainly be nice and provide a better rounded package fo those not planning rand as much time with. The MP matches. (Forced to bump to a ten as a result of short-sighted reviewers giving out genuinely irresponsible scores like 2 which is just objectively wrong based on every past and current metric we have from this and prior titles. Such things can impact the future fa faint more than we think and it bothers be too see this. Also please think about reasons YOU may be experiencing these network issues. Maybe something is there but as of now I've seen no others with this issue so please consider providing information about your connection method and quality if your going to eviscerate a game and rate it as a terrible nealy unplayable mess (something I think a two would and SHOULD generally indicate)....

    Also, you should be playing on a wired connection and using regional matchmaking like any decent upstanding citizen should when playing fast action or fighting games online.
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  3. Aug 2, 2020
    10
    Best game ever get from every gamer play this piece of gem. It's multiplayer really fun, and arcade campaign mode is great.
  4. Aug 25, 2020
    9
    This game is really great, lots of high speed action even in 60fps or greater with exclusive PS4 contents, however it lose point because of 3This game is really great, lots of high speed action even in 60fps or greater with exclusive PS4 contents, however it lose point because of 3 reason: PlayStation Plus Subscription, cheap/smart AI & never release physical copy for America & European (Download Version), only Japan and Asia Version with English Subtitle physical copy got them, but it absolutely the best Gundam vs game (including some additional DLC and features) even greater than Gundam Versus Expand
  5. Aug 5, 2020
    9
    This is by far my favorite Vs Series that I've played! The other ones behind this one don't seem as fluid-like towards Maxiboost. Feel likeThis is by far my favorite Vs Series that I've played! The other ones behind this one don't seem as fluid-like towards Maxiboost. Feel like when it comes to the balancing part and actually caring for a game that people enjoy. It definitely shows! Again. Like some people mentioned. There is a steep learning curve and I had to reteach myself since it's been quite a while, but once you get the hang of it. Just a matter of looking for a Gundam that suits you best and you're well on your way! One thing that I have to give the rating a 9 and not a solid 10. There's no tutorial mode in this game! Why?! Don't know, but the best way to get some work in. Do free battles, or work on some single-player battles. Understand the button layout and your Gundam you want to stick with. Other than that! Enjoy the game, guys! See you on the battlefield! Expand
  6. Mar 9, 2022
    9
    Gundam Extreme Vs Maxiboost On as a stand-alone title is one of the more unique anime arena fighting games on the market. The game is a 2v2Gundam Extreme Vs Maxiboost On as a stand-alone title is one of the more unique anime arena fighting games on the market. The game is a 2v2 fast-paced game requiring both people to make good decisions to win in a match. The gameplay makes you feel like an anime character, with the occasional plot armour. "Ahem-1 Hp remaining-Ahem". This review will be based more on the PvP side of the game so I won't be mentioning much of the single-player content.

    The gameplay is easy to understand but extremely hard to master, mainly positioning, resource management and cost order. The game's main modes of attack are projectiles, gerobi (basically mega particle beam attacks), funnels/bits and melee, with projectile attacks being the safest but dealing less damage compared to the risky melee attacks which for some units can deal up to 300 damage. The burst mechanic which is filled by dealing or taking damage has 3 choices which are Fighting Burst, higher boost refill, high increase in mobility. high damage modifier to melee attacks, Shooting Burst, medium boost refill, a slight increase in mobility, high damage modifier to ranged attack, and lastly, Extend Burst, allows to bounce out of combo at half burst at the drawback of eating half of your current available burst, damage reduction modifier, slight increase to mobility. This mechanic game-changer during a match a good burst can flip the tides in your favour, on the other hand, a bad burst can guarantee your defeat. Boasting a roster of 183 playable units from multiple Gundam anime series and manga from the original series like the RX-78-2 and Zeong to Iron Blooded Orphans like Gundam Barbatos and Gusion Rebake Full City to even some manga only units like Ex-S and Avalanche Exia, most units have their own playstyle with only a few that are similar to each other which are mostly lower-cost clone units. The unit's costs are divided into 4 costs, 3000 cost, 2500 cost, 2000 cost and 1500 cost. Don't let the cost number fool you, it is very much possible for a 1500 cost unit to deal massive damage to a 3000 cost unit. Many of the movesets are referenced from the anime but, VSTG Project has done an amazing job making them very much usable and fun to execute in a match. My personal favourite units are OO Raiser, OO Qan[T] Full Saber, Gundam Exia and Gundam Cherudim. With the first 3 having high mobility and damage to push the opponent and the last unit having great support capabilities but what they all have in common is the fact that they're from Gundam OO (Yea pick my units by my favourite Gundam Universe).

    But, the game's one major problem that could very much put people off the game is the internet connection. With a bad internet connection, the game will lag both sides causing the game to pause at random intervals and delayed controls, which is something you do not want in a fast-paced arena fighting game. The best way to solve this is by connecting a Lan cable between your router and Playstation. Another thing to keep in mind is the game's extremely competitive nature, this isn't exactly a bad thing but most of the people who play this game has played the previous titles or understand the fundamentals and advanced techniques of the game enough to absolutely destroy a newer player. Although playing in actual matches is technically the best and fastest way to develop your fundamentals, this isn't the best way to do it considering that your partner probably isn't having so much of a great time. So this is where the single-player content comes in, the single-player content is the best place to practice new units and practice fundamentals for newer players since the AI for the opponent is usually good enough to be a genuine threat to new-mid level players.

    Overall, Gundam Extreme Vs. Maxiboost On is definitely a great game to pick up and play for those who want to experience a unique arena fighting game or are just a general fan of the Gundam franchise. It is really ashamed that the game is only available on Playstation because if this game is released on more platforms, I believe that the player base for this franchise will definitely grow.
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  7. Aug 4, 2020
    0
    Bad netcode with sudden cancels matches before begining and communication error when match starts. Green planet stuck screen, very badBad netcode with sudden cancels matches before begining and communication error when match starts. Green planet stuck screen, very bad matchmaking with too much difference skill level. Penalty for ragequit in rankes is lame, you only get -3sp(when losing match properly you lose 2-10) and 10 min bat if you ragequit. 2vs2 mode only also bad because this is just lazy port from arcade game, versus have 1vs1 and 3vs3 game modes.

    Mission mode just boring and have problems with balance.
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