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Mazinger Z (Arcade)

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The Mazinger Z arcade game was a vertical shoot 'em up game based on the Mazinger franchise. It was released in 1994 by Banpresto.

OverviewEdit

The game follows a plot somewhat based on the original three anime series that compose the franchise: Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger, and Grendizer.

PlotEdit

The Mechanical Beasts, Mycenae Forces, & Vegans had teamed up to conquer the world with their massive army. Can the three Mazingers work together & stop their invading forces?

GameplayEdit

The player is given a choice of playing as Mazinger Z, Great Mazinger, or Grendizer and play through a series of levels based on the Mazinger Z anime. As the robot flies through the level it attacks enemies with several attacks like beams and missiles. Enemies can attack from several points: when standing still they throw projectiles, some can fly firing projectiles, ram into the robot, while others just move. The player can pick up power-ups by shooting either Aphrodite A or Venus A which will drop power ups. These Power-ups can  enhance their attacks, recover health and energy, use special attacks based on what the robot can use in the anime. At the end of the level, the player fights against a large boss. Some levels include a sub-boss fight prior to the end of the level. The game also features a co-op mode that allows two players to play the game.

Interionational vs. JapanEdit

There are two versions of the Mazinger Z arcade game. This will list the differences between the two

  • The International use English text while the Japan uses Japanese
  • After beating a stage in the first half of the Japan version a short cutscene will play that changes depending on which Mazinger you beat the boss with. In the International these were removed
  • In the Japan version, before fighting the stage boss the screen pause & darkens. At the bottom of the screen they show the name of the boss before playing as usually. These were removed in the International release.

TrivaEdit

  • In the game Aphrodite A has a scrander.
  • Mazinger Z sprite has black forearms & legs yet all protional art & in game art use Toei Zinger design.

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