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Gundam: Battle Assault

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Title Screen

Gundam: Battle Assault

Also known as: Gundam: The Battle Master 2 (JP)
Developer: Natsume
Publisher: Bandai
Platform: PlayStation
Released in JP: March 12, 1998
Released in US: November 6, 2000
Released in EU: December 7, 2001


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RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.


Gundam: Battle Assault is the sequel to the Japan-only Gundam: The Battle Master, featuring a mishmash of Universal Century and After Colony characters.

"Wealth and glory to the winner!"

Debug Display

Gundam Battle Master 2 Debug Display.png

Use the following code to display debug text.

Japan US Europe
80018EC8 0000
80018ECA 0000
800FC620 0001

Regional Differences

The game received numerous changes during localization, the big majority being purely aesthetic. Most changes were made to capitalize on on the Gundam franchise's massive explosion in popularity overseas.

Title Screen

Japan US Europe
Gundam Battle Master 2 Title.png Gundam- Battle Assault-title.png Gundam Battle Assault Title Europe.png

The game was renamed from Gundam: The Battle Master 2 to Gundam: Battle Assault, and the graphic of Zeta Gundam behind the title screen was replaced by Wing Gundam along with a generally lighter, more clearer colour. The European version also features a language selection.

The game also plays an opening sequence after 20 seconds into the title screen in the Japanese version not seen in the international versions.

Characters

Japan US/Europe
Gundam The Battle Master 2 H Hamma.png Gundam Battle Assault W Gundam.png

Japanese versions of the game include the mobile suit Hamma Hamma from Mobile Suit ZZ Gundam, while the English version replaces it with Wing Gundam, the eponymous mobile suit of Gundam Wing fame. Sadly, Wing is just a spriteswap of the Zeta Gundam.

Japan US/Europe
Gundam The Battle Master 2 Pilots.png Gundam Battle Assault Pilots.png
Mobile Suit Pilot (Japan) Pilot (US/Europe) Us/Europe pilot Series Origin
Wing Gundam n/a Heero Yuy Gundam Wing
Zeta Gundam Mercury Promenade Kamille Bidan (spelt "Kamiru" ingame) Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Full Armor ZZ Gundam Honey-B Judau Ashta Mobile Suit ZZ Gundam
Zaku II Lloyd Nichols Denim Mobile Suit Gundam (0079)
Acguy Patricia Estefan Akahana Mobile Suit Gundam (0079)
Hamma Hamma Keiji Date n/a n/a (Hamma Hamma was piloted by Mashymre Cello in the original ZZ)
The-O Rachel Aiphath Paptimus Scirocco Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Qubeley Rita Sue Haman Karn Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (though her graphics use her ZZ appearance)
Zeong Noise Maddy Char Aznable (U.C. 0079) Mobile Suit Gundam (0079)
Sazabi Smith Kingsley Char Aznable (U.C. 0093) Char's Counterattack
RX-78 (Gundam) Mercury Promenade Amuro Ray (U.C. 0079) Mobile Suit Gundam (0079)
ν ("Nu") Gundam Keiji Date Amuro Ray (U.C. 0093) Char's Counterattack
Ball Gloria Chanvally Shiro Amada The 08th MS Team
Hygogg Carol Youngfan Mikhail Kaminsky 0080: War In The Pocket
GP02A (Physalis) Largo Ford Anavel Gato 0083: Stardust Memory
Queen Mansa Synapse Ple Two Mobile Suit ZZ Gundam
Big Zam Gallus Goldine Dozle Zabi Mobile Suit Gundam (0079)
Neue Ziel Symeon Anavel Gato 0083: Stardust Memory
Psyco Gundam Mk-III Maria Nichols Valder Farkill Gundam Wing G-Unit/The Last Outpost (a spinoff manga to Wing)
Hydra Gundam Pixie Treize Khushrenada Gundam Wing
Zaku II Commander Type Lloyd Nichols Char Aznable (U.C. 0079) Mobile Suit Gundam (0079)

Additionally, the entire roster of pilots consists of game-original characters in the Japanese version, while the English version replaced them with the appropriate pilots from the wider Gundam franchise.

Story Mode

Japan US Europe
Gundam The Battle Master 2 Story Intro.pngGundam The Battle Master 2 Story Intro2.png Gundam Battle Assault Story Intro.png Gundam Battle Assault Story Intro Europe.png

The entirety of the game's story has been rewritten. The Japanese version follows Gloria and Pixie as the protagonists while the international ones feature an original story about Heero Yuy of Gundam Wing fame trying to bring about peace by...destroying everyone else's mobile suits.

Every location briefly displays their name during story mode in the Japanese version, something the international versions doesn't do.

Japan US/Europe
Gundam The Battle Master 2 Story VS.png Gundam Battle Assault Story VS.png

Every pre-fight scene features basic information about the opponent pilot (name, sex, age and occupation), as well as larger profile portraits than what's seen in the English release.

Japan US/Europe
Gundam The Battle Master 2 Victory.pngGundam The Battle Master 2 Victory2.png Gundam Battle Assault Victory.png

Gloria and Pixie's winpose portrait differs depending on how much health they have after winning the battle. Heero lacks any kind of winpose port in the English release.

There are 3 intermission cutscenes during the story and one before the final fight. These are missing from the international versions.

Japan US/Europe
Gundam The Battle Master 2 Ending.pngGundam The Battle Master 2 Credits.pngGundam The Battle Master 2 Ending2.png Gundam Battle Assault Ending.png Gundam Battle Assault Ending2.png

The ending scene was trimmed down while the credits and post-credit scene were completely cut.

Miscellaneous

Japan US/Europe
Gundam The Battle Master 2 Ziong BygZam.pngGundam The Battle Master 2 Hygog.png Gundam Battle Assault Zeong BigZam.pngGundam Battle Assault Hygogg.png

The spelling in some mobile suit names was slightly changed.

Japan US/Europe
L1, L1, L1, L1, R1, R1, R1, R1, L1, R1, L1, R1, L1, R1, L1, R1. Left, Up, Right, Down, , , .

The cheat code to unlock Zaku II Commander Type differ between regions, both commands still need to be input during the title screen.