Each of the characters in Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser match a traditional stereotype. There’s the grizzled old veteran with grey hair and a bushy mustache who tells you how you’re still wet behind the ears. There’s the angry woman out for vengeance because the robot aliens killed her father. There’s the shy and bubbly scientist girl who’s just so excited to be helpful. And there’s the young child who inexplicably gets to pilot a weaponized robot in spite of being twelve, and is out to prove he’s a man.
The main protagonist, I.E. you, in Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser is a blank slate. To the point that I actually thought they hadn’t dictated any information about him at all, until I realized we did see him in some of the game art. Then I was sad that he was your standard short, brown haired anime dude. I understand why they did that, but I think it would have been more entertaining if they’d put a helmet on him, and drawn him as incredibly androgynous specifically to mask what his gender was. In a game that has almost no plot and absolutely no development of the protagonist, it wouldn’t have mattered if the pilot was a male or female.
And there is no plot in Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser, even though there’s a lot of things that make it almost seem like there’s a plot. Or, more correctly, there’s a lot of necessary trope moments, and the fact that they do them so well and so obviously causes you to fill in the plot yourself. There’s an androgynous alien leader, and you fight them as a mid-level boss in each level. After each level, one of the mini-bot’s pilots (the one you beat the level with) will pop up as a drawn still and some text will indicate something they’re saying. It will be completely appropriate for their stereotype, such as the the grizzled vet telling you that you’re still wet behind the ears, or the angry woman looking for vengeance asking you what you’re fighting for. But there’s no real plot. That’s not a complaint, however. There doesn’t need to be a plot, because, as I said, you already know the plot. If you’re anything like me, you’ve seen the plot a dozen and a half times because Voltron is the greatest cartoon ever and I will fight anyone who claims otherwise.
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