Robotech: The Macross Saga for Nintendo Game Boy Advance
The anime-based Robotech universe invades the GBA in The Macross Saga with the transformable Veritech Robot Fighter offering three modes of aerial combat: Fighter, Guardian, and Battloid. Four ground-based Destroids (Tomahawk, Defender, Phalanx, and Spartan) provide primary and secondary attacks in several of the ten real-time side-scrolling levels. Players can assume the identity of Roy Fokker, Rick Hunter, Max Sterling, Miriya, and Ben Dixon, each rated in power, stamina, strength, piloting, and speed, and unlock hidden characters as the game progresses.
In the fight against the invading Zentraedi, players defend Macross City and the SDF-1, go on seek and destroy missions, rescue characters, attack enemy fleets led by Khyron and Dolza, capture a Robotech factory, and take the fight to the wastelands of space. Power-ups are available for the five character traits, and the Veritech Valkyrie fighter can be enhanced with health, ammo, spread shot, laser, explosive shells, ghost fighters, bombs, and a reflect warhead.
In addition to the ten single-player missions, VS play offers up to four gamers an opportunity to play as either a Zentraedi (Battle Pod, Officer Pod, Female, and Male Power Armor) or as the Robot Defense Force (using Destroids only). Three types of games, Robo Match, Team Match, and Robo Tag, are available in VS mode. A Co-op mode offers two-player cooperative action, though both multiplayer modes require each player to have a GBA system, game cartridge, and the appropriate number of link cables.