Another thing that Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser had going for it was four power-ups. These came in the form of helper-bots, piloted by one of four giant robot anime stereotype characters. However, calling them “power-ups” is a bit misleading. They’re not found randomly, and they don’t go away after one hit or you die. Instead, you get your choice of any of the four near the beginning of each level. Later in the level, you get the option to change to another one, but which one is based on the initial ability you chose. They also have their own health bar, which takes damage whenever you take damage. The health bar is much shorter, however, and thus you can lose the robot if you take too much damage. Once the robot is gone, it’s gone. You can’t get it back for the rest of the game.
The mini-bots are all genuinely useful, and play genuinely different. They each have different benefits and drawbacks in terms of attack power, range, and bullet spread. They also have different benefits and drawbacks in terms of special attacks. What’s more, while the differences are a matter of play style, there are situations in which one is objectively better than another. Some boss enemies will almost require you to attack straight on, and the bot that fires scatter shot is a drawback. Or vice versa. Honestly, the fact that each one alters the game in such a drastic way is genuinely impressive, perhaps the most impressive part of Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser.
Episode 2: Fight, And Triumph!
I find that the best, if not most impressive, part of Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser is its absolute commitment to its premise. It wants you to feel like you’re playing a late 70’s giant robot anime, and by the spirits, that’s what you’re playing. The title screen starts off showing you the chaos of the alien invasion, and then the menu screen shows you our five pilots, each decked out in a white body suit with an oddly high popped collar and a giant V on the chest. You know, for Vulkaiser.
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