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                       Getter Robot : The Big Battle!
                                   FAQ

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Sony Playstation, 1999.
Emotion, World of Technology : Tecno Soft.

Version 1.1, September 20, 1999
by Handy Tanudjaja (thewindwalker@rocketmail.com)

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ASCII art) is copyright 1999 Handy Tanudjaja 

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Updates : 

ver 1.0 September 19, 1999 - Initial Release
ver 1.1 September 20, 1999 - Updates, fixes, and junks.

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Getter Robot : The Big Battle!


Amazingly enough, this is the first time Getter Robot goes solo from their
Super Robot Wars series. And more amazingly, it's not even Banpresto who
made it. From my point of view, Getter Robot : The Big Battle is much 
better compared to their counterpart, Real Robot Battle Line, which 
actually disappoints me. Real Robot Battle Line got a somewhat sluggish
3D combat, and slow loading on combat sequence (which you can turn off, but
definitely a turn off for expert Super Robot Wars gamers), compared to the 
lightning fast combat sequence of Getter Robot : The Big Battle!

I think Banpresto ought to consider their 3D technology again (I'm looking
forward to Super Robot Battle Line :). Or maybe, try to make Gaiking solo?

This game's storyline is somewhat the same as the original Getter Robot
anime, with some new additions, like our new pilots, Akira and Kei. Of 
course, the main pilots along with their beautiful back-up pilot Michiru
are there. Ryou, Hayato and Musashi, Ryou (or Hyoma) pilots the Getter-1,
Hayato in the Getter-2, along with the wacky Musashi in Getter-3. After
stage 3, you'll also get Benkei, with the new Getter Dragon, Raiga and
Poseidon, which is very nice. 


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Gameplay

First of  all, select a new game. 
Then you get to select your pilot. Male or Female? Their default names are
Akira and Kei, as I prefer to use original name. After giving a name, comes
a wide variety of skills, which I haven't figured out what for.

Here's the list :

Nashi                     Double move
Self Destruct      Ressurect       
               Scan enemy
               Teleport
Critical           HP Regenerate   EN Regenerate


Self Destruct - Grants you the ability to destroy your own unit, and
causes damage to any units nearby.

Double Move - Grants you the ability to move again after you move.

Ressurect - Haven't tested it yet.

Scan Enemy - Detects the enemy unit's stats.

Critical - Improves your critical hit rate.

HP Regenerate - Regenerates HP each turn.

EN Regenerate - Regenerates EN each turn.




Start the game already!

Buttons :
T - Unit List
S - Map
C - Select 
X - Pulls up menu (or cancel)
L1- Next Friendly Unit
R1- Next Enemy Unit
L2- Prev Friendly Unit
R2- Prev Enemy Unit

After pressing X, here's the menu that appears :

- Unit List
- Map
- Your task (I think)
- Save
- Load
- Game Options
  * Square On/Off (showing grids or not)
  * Vibration On/Off
  * Sound Stereo/Mono
  * Keys Config
    + Done
    + Default
    + Select
    + Cancel
    + Map
    + List
    + Next Friendly Unit
    + Next Enemy Unit
    + Prev Friendly Unit
    + Prev Enemy Unit
- Turn End

Menu during Intermission :

- Save
- Load
- Records
- Docking Test 
- Assemble Pilots
- Game Options
- Next Map (stage)

Docking Test : 
You gotta love this one. This is how you'll feel when you're piloting
a Getter Machine when they're trying to combine into Getter Robot! 
There are options to change your directional pad, whether you want to
feel the original flying (up is down, down is up), or just the normal
one. The default is at original flying. 
Button Square is to accelerate, while button X is to pull back. 
Try to dock within 10 seconds. :)
The purpose of this docking thing? Well, aside of being fun, I don't
know... yet.


Unit Commands

- Move
- Attack
- Change/Combine (available at certain times)
- Docking (mother ship only)
- Hangar (mother ship only)
- Heal (Akira/Kei's robot)
- Restore Energy (Michiru's aircraft)
- Done
- Information

Informations :
+---------------------------------+
| Name                     83  |       
|+-----+                  144  |
||     | Lv.1 Exp 000 Attack  29  |
||Photo| Skill             79  |
||     | Skill Level       29  |
|+-----+                          |
+---------------------------------+
         ^  
1st Page |              
+---------+ +Unit Name---------------------------------+
|Pilot    | |                                          |
|Info     | |                                          |
+---------+ |                                          |
            |                                          |
            |                                          |
            |                                          |
            |           A 3D Picture of the            |
            |                  Unit                    |
            |                                          |
            |                                          |
            |                                          |
            |                                          |
            |                                          |
            |                                          |
            +------------------------------------------+
===========              116
HP                       112
===========               29
Getter-Energy    Maneuver    94


2nd page

Unit Info

       800    Armor   180
GE           70       112

Unit Type
        Air   Land    Sea

   /100%      /100%
   Sea/100%       Mountain/100%
   /100%      /100%
   /100%      Space/100%
   /100%

That percentages seems to be the unit's capability over certain terrains.


3rd Page
Weapons

Weapon List                    Weapon 
                               Name
<------------>                 Weapon Strength
                               Getter Energy Consumption     
                               Chance to hit                

                               Ranges, I think.



Terribly sorry, my Japanese isn't enough to figure out what all that
words are... 


UNDER ATTACK COMMANDS

Here's the command when you're under attack by the enemy's unit.

- Proceed
- Weapon list
- Dodge (Try this with Getter Robots. :)
- Block (You take half damage)

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Tutorial for stage 1

Hyoma (Ryou) is introduced to the Getter Robot. He flies northward,
and end up in the middle of the map. Then Professor Satome calls him,
and told him to land. So Ryou goes to the left, and lands there . Hayato then shows up (ugh, Hayato is looking terrible here). 
After some talk, here comes the first enemy. 
Just stay still until the next round, then here comes backup. Professor
Satome himself pilots the Getter-3 ship, along with your pilot, and
Michiru. Note that Michiru can restore some energy (which costs her
50 Energy), and your pilot can restore some life (which costs 20 Energy).
Just get your pilot, Michiru and any of Getter pilots to attack the
enemy. 
After the enemy is destroyed, it's red alert. Four more enemies appears
on the map, and if you're not careful, the first one might destroy one
of your ships. Now, if you gather the three Getter ships close enough,
you will have the option to combine next turn. 
Combine into Getter-1, and have Ryou use Getter Beam to annihilate the
enemy nearest to you (or just use normal attacks), don't worry, your 
Energy will be restored slowly each turn.
A big mega beam hits the ground, and if you're close enough to the blast,
you'll take damage. Use your pilot to heal the Getter-1, and use Michiru
(the girl in the white aircraft) to recharge the healer's energy.
You should be able to take out all the enemies by that strategy.

Okay. Good luck on the next stages :)


Stage 2 

Not much trouble here. 


Stage 3 - Getter vs. Getter

Wow, Getter Dragon, Raiga and Poseidon shows up! Now be sure to attack
the enemy's Getter-1 first, because it will attack the building on the 
corner. Ignore the others, as destroying the enemy's Getter Robots will
gain you a victory. 

Stage 4

Use the general strategy here. Be careful of gunpods, as it fires heavy
weapon, and has shields. Destroy the big blue blob thing in the middle
of the city using the general strategy of attack,defend,submerge,escape,
recharge, repeat. After the blob is destroyed, it will become huge! Use
Getter-1 or Dragon to hold it in the centre. 4 turns is all it takes,
but be careful, as each turn it will deliver damage to you. Have your
healers ready nearby. And destroy the gunpods first, it will make your
life easier.

Stage 5

Well, the usual thing : low resources, too much enemy. We call this NORMAL.
Some Female Getter Robot shows up. And the mother ship too. Remember that
the mother ship's hangar can contain 3 units, and also capable of healing.
To make ALL of your units back to full HP and EN, use Michiru's restore
Energy skill to the mother ship, and then dock in the hangar. The rest 
should be a cinch. Hint : Try to lure the enemy around the boss one by 
one. 


General Strategy

Getter-2 and Raiga and any of their compatibles are capable of submerging.
Use this to escape and withdraw. Usually fighting them to the death is not
a good idea. Basically, attack, defend, run away, repairs, fixes, recharges,
and attack again with the most damaging weapon you got.

Example : Attack by using Getter-1 or Getter Dragon's Getter Beam. Usually
this weapon leaves you a tiny amount of energy left. Then, the enemy moves.
Block or dodge any attack by the enemy, then change to Getter-2 or Raiga,
submerge, and withdraw. Hayato's Double Move ability is very convenient
for withdrawing. Emerge in a safe place, do some healing (repairs), and
wait until your energy recharges. Then submerge, approach the enemy, 
emerge, change into Getter-1 or Dragon, do the Getter Beam again. Repeat.

Of course, this only works if the enemy is on the land. Under sea combat
is more difficult, since Getter Beam is weak underwater, and Getter-3 or
Poseidon's weapons are usually close range.


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Getter Robot Theme Song


Gan Gan Gan Gan
Wakai inochi ga makka ni oete
GETTA SUPAAKU sora takaku
Mitaka gattai GETTA ROBO da
Gettsu Gettsu GETTA Gettsu
Mitsu no kokoro ga hitotsu ni nareba
Hitotsu no seii wa hyakuban PAWAA
Aku wo yurusuna GETTA PANCHI
Gett Gett GETTA GETTA ROBO

Gan Gan Gan Gan
Wakai hikari ga icchokusen ni
GETTA CHIENGI buchi kamase
Mitaka hengen GETTA ROBO da
Gettsu Gettsu GETTA Gettsu
Mitsu no kokoro ga hitotsu ni nareba
Hitotsu no yuuki wa hyakuban PAWAA
Aku wo tausuzo GETTA DORIRU
Gett Gett GETTA GETTA ROBO

Gan Gan Gan Gan
Wakai kimo ga niji wo egaki
GETTA FURAITO doko made mo
Mitaka muteki no GETTA ROBO da
Gettsu Gettsu GETTA Gettsu
Mitsu no kokoro ga hitotsu ni nareba
Hitotsu no riso wa hyakuban PAWAA
Aku wo horobose GETTA BIIMU
Gett Gett GETTA GETTA ROBO

If you have seen the original Getter Robot anime (man, that's a long time
ago) this is their main theme. It's also in the Super Robot Wars as their
main theme. Unfortunately, it's not on this game. 

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Last Words

Okay, so this isn't exactly a good FAQ afterall. But I hope this FAQ will
encourage someone with better understanding of Japanese to create a better 
FAQ, and a strategy in which I can use :) So have that Playstation ready, 
and be ready to make your own FAQs. Chieengi Getter One, Switch On! And 
by the way, don't e-mail me about my crappy ASCII art :P

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Credits

John Culbert (tigeraid@geocities.com)
Don't ask. He's got nothing to do with Getter Robot: The Big Battle!, but
I used his Marvel vs. SF FAQ as a sample for my format. :) Well, sort of.

Tecno Soft and Emotion
Can't say how much I thank them, since Getter Robot's been my favorite in
the anime and Super Robot Wars series. You did a good job making this
marvelous game. Wanna try making Gaiking solo?

Go Nagai
I suppose Getter Robot is created by him. Without him, there will be no
Getter Robot in Super Robot Wars, and there won't even be this game. :)