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Super Spacefortress Macross (超時空要塞マクロス) is a arcade game based on the film The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?, developed by NMK and published by Banpresto in 1992. The English-language edition was released in the USA by Fabtek during the same year. It was also released in Australia by Leisure & Allied Industries (nowadays known as LAI Games).

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Gameplay resembles many vertical shooters of the time, but was made accommodating to beginners by lowering the overall difficulty.

Player characters are locked to their respective sides: Player 1 is always the Red unit (Hikaru Ichijyo) and Player 2 is always the Blue unit (Maximilian Jenius). The game consists of seven stages, each with a boss at the end. After the stage 7 boss is defeated, a second run will instantly begin. The game will only be finished after completing two runs, with staff credits displayed afterward.

The VF-1S Valkyrie cannot transform freely. Power-ups marked with the letters of each form are required to change. Each form also grants different attack patterns. Picking up the same form power-up (ex: F while in Fighter mode) will increase rapid-fire rate. Attack-based items can be collected and stacked for up to 8 levels. The screen-clearing bomb, a staple of shooters, comes in the form of Reaction weaponry.

When the rare A (armor) power-up is obtained, the VF-1S becomes an Armored Battroid which can launch grenades with missiles. After taking a hit, the armor is purged. All form power-ups obtained while armored will become bonus point items instead.[1]

Characters[edit | edit source]

Mechanic[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • For some reason, the 1P unit (Hikaru) is slightly faster than the 2P unit (Max) despite the stats being opposite in the story canon.
  • This game is bilingual. Language settings can be changed using the DIP switch.
  • The control detail translation in the English playing manual was overall haphazardly done, with numerous subject and syntax errors. The most notable is the translation of Player Unit (自機 ji-ki), which was written as "self-plane".
  • Standard bonus point items are U.N. Spacy Medals, Minmay Dolls and Tuna Heads.

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TV Series Super Dimension Fortress Macross | Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again | Macross 7 | Macross Frontier | Macross Δ
Events Unification Wars | Space War I | Sharon Apple Incident | Protodeviln War | Vajra War
Movies The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? | Macross Plus Movie Edition | Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: The Movie | Macross Frontier Movie: The False Songstress | Macross Frontier Movie: The Wings of Goodbye | Macross FB7 Galaxy Flow Soul: Listen to My Song! | Macross Δ Movie: Passionate Walküre | Macross Δ Movie: Absolute Live
OVA The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 | Macross Plus | Macross 7: Encore | Macross 7 the Movie: The Galaxy's Calling Me! | Macross Dynamite 7 | Macross Zero
Books Misa Hayase: White Reminiscences | My Fair Minmay | Macross Ace | Macross Dynamite 7: Mylene Beat | Shōji Kawamori Macross Design Works | Macross Chronicle | Macross 7: Trash | Macross Plus: TAC Name | Macross The Ride | Macross 7th Chord | Super Dimension Fortress Macross The First | Macross F ~Secret Visions~ | Macross Δ Manga | Macross Δ Gaiden: Macross E | Macross Δ: Kuroki Tsubasa no Shiro Kishi | Macross Δ: Ginga wo Michibiku Utahime | Variable Master File | Macross Δ: Girl of Al Shahal
Video Games Super Dimension Fortress Macross (Famicom) | Super Spacefortress Macross | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross 2036 | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Eternal Love Song | Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II (Arcade) | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Remember Me | Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Skull Leader | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Love Stories | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Skull Leader Complete Pack | Macross Plus (Arcade) | Macross Digital Mission VF-X | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (Game) | Macross VF-X2 | Macross 7 -Shake the Heart of the Galaxy- | Macross Plus Game Edition | Macross M3 | The Super Dimension Macross: Aiuchi Typing Valkyrie | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross | Macross Ace Frontier | Macross Triangle Frontier | Macross Ultimate Frontier | CR Fever Super Dimension Fortress Macross | My Boyfriend is a Pilot 2012 | Macross 30: The Voice that Connects the Galaxy | Macross Card Fighter | Pachislot Macross Frontier | Macross Δ Scramble | Uta Macross Sma-Pho De-Culture | P Fever Macross Δ
ONA / Short Film All That VF - Macross 25th Anniversary Air Show | Macross 7 Plus | Macross Fufonfia | Delta Mini-Theater
Concerts Macross One Night Stand | Mylene Night | Macross 25th Anniversary Live: Minmay meets Fire Bomber | Macross Crossover Live A.D. 2009x45x49 | Macross Crossover Live 30 | Fire Bomber 2014 Basara Explosion | ANIME SYMPHONY JAPAN PREMIUM CONCERT MACROSS 35th × Macross F 10th Anniversary | Macross Crossover Live 2019
Drama / Character Album The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Vol. III MISS D.J. | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Vol. IV Distantly Fading Memories | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Vol. V Rhapsody In Love | Macross 7 Docking Festival | Macross 7 CD Cinema 1: Mellow Heart Beat | Macross 7 CD Cinema 2: Melodious Illusion | Macross 7 CD Cinema 3: Galaxy Song Battle | Macross Generation | The Super Dimension Fortress Macross Inside Story~Macross Classic | Macross Frontier Drama CD◎Nyan Dra Dra1 | Macross Frontier Drama CD◎Nyan Dra Dra2 | Macross Frontier Drama CD◎Nyan Dra Dra3 | Macross Frontier Drama CD◎Nyan Dra Dra4
Others Macross 15th Anniversary | Macross 30th Anniversary Project | Macross: The Museum | Macross The Musicalture | Macross: The Museum ver.2.Δ | Macross Modelers | Macross Blue Moon Show Case in Tokyo SkyTree | Macross: The Art 1982-2018 | Macross Bakuon Film Festival | Macross Boys | All Macross Big Voting | Macross Won’t Stop | Shoji Kawamori Expo
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