The Super Dimension Fortress Macross 2036 (超時空要塞マクロス2036 Chō Jikū Yōsai Makurosu 2036?), often called Chō Jikū Yōsai Macross 2036 or Macross 2036, is a 2D side-scrolling shooter for the PC-Engine Super CD-ROM². It served as a sequel to the film The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? and was released by Messiah in April 3, 1992. It was developed simultaneously as the Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again OVA and follows its continuity. It was followed by a sequel, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Eternal Love Song.
During the development of the game, Super Dimension Fortress Macross' original character designer, Haruhiko Mikimoto had been hired and made to be one of the game's main selling points. Like most Macross productions at the time, this did not have the involvement of Shōji Kawamori, although it did have many Studio Nue staffers present. The game features extensive anime sequences between levels to recreate the feeling of the show, and were made to be heavy in dialogue.
The gameplay is your standard side-scrolling shooter where the players have a primary weapon and optional powerful secondary weapon to mow down the Zentradi forces in the player's Valkyrie (which is only transformable at specific points). Power-up pods provide a slight boost to the player's firepower for a limited time, while hidden Lynn Minmay heads give extra lives.
|“||This is only my prediction, but I guess the Zentradi will attack in less than a year. Maria, until that time, I want you to work as an ace pilot because you have the blood of your parents.||”|
|“||I wonder whether it is right to let student on training fight in the real combat against Zentradi.||”|
|“||Gentlemen, you did a great job. However, it doesn't mean all our enemies have been destroyed. One day they will return, but I believe that we will have total victory someday... that is because we have the civilization. Let's go back to our home planet Earth!||”|
Komilia is promoted to 1st Lieutenant and given command of Red Horns squadron.
Neld Fleet (Zentran)Edit
- Quamzin 03350
- Grimzo Grinof
- Jinna Fiaro
- VF-1AR Attack Valkyrie (equipped with the SP-II Super Pack)
- VF-1JR Attack Valkyrie
- VF-1SR Attack Valkyrie
- Daedalus II
Aside from Haruhiko Mikimoto, mechanical designer Koichi Ohata was hired to design the successor to the VF-1 Valkyrie. His "Attack Valkyrie" was basically a standard Valkyrie with its Fast Packs permanently attached to the fighter. Other designers such as Kazumi Fujita, Junichi Akutsu, and Jun Okuda were also brought on as they had simultaneously been working on Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again. The team also designed the new Zentradi Battle Suit and a beefier Zentradi Regult.
The game was well received at the time due to its strong graphics, soundtrack and tight controls. The story, while criticized somewhat for being unoriginal, was engaging enough to keep players interested in the game. One review on Classic Games, did state that "...first impressions go Macross 2036 is underwhelming. The initial level is limited in scope as you are only armed with the standard cannon and missiles. Enemy waves are sparse, with long gaps of nothing to pass the time." However, the game significantly improves following the early levels, and is a solid title throughout.
Notes & TriviaEdit
- The game is set in a parallel continuity that follows the events of the film The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?. It also brings back Quamzin 03350, who was previously thought to have died in that film.
- TurboPlay Magazine repeatedly made claims that a US release of the game was possible. 
- Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie
- The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Eternal Love Song.
- Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers Again
- ↑ Giantbomb - Macross 2036
- ↑ Macross 2036 Wiki
- ↑ Prior Introduction of Macross Plus
- ↑ Daedalus II - Macross 2036
- ↑ The TurboPlay Magazine Archives
- ↑ Classic Games - Macross 2036
- ↑ This Robotech Thing - Macross 2036