Super Spacefortress Macross (Arcade)

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Super Spacefortress Macross is a vertically-scrolling shoot'em up based on the 1984 theatrical film in the Macross franchise, commonly known in English as Macross: Do You Remember Love?. Players control the VF-1 Valkyrie fighters of ace pilots Max Jenius and (in two-player games only) Hikaru Ichijyo in combat against the Zentradi.

The game consists of seven levels, mostly based on action scenes from the film, including confrontations over Macross City, in the rings of Saturn, the surface of the devastated Earth, and the final battle against Boddole Zer.

Gameplay is similar to Raiden: the Valkyrie can transform into one of three different modes by collecting the appropriate power-up: in Fighter mode, the ship fires a spread shot, Gerwalk mode has a narrow but powerful laser that passes through enemies, and Battroid mode features homing missiles. The intensity of the attacks can be upgraded in three stages through another power-up. There are also smart bombs to pick up that clear most enemies off the screen with one shot. Each level ends with a boss battle. Besides shooting down the hordes of enemies, picking up medals and rare Minmay dolls also increases the score. In two-player mode, both players take on the enemy simultaneously. Between levels, cutscenes recreate scenes from the film to illustrate the storyline.

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Super Spacefortress Macross Arcade Title screen
Super Spacefortress Macross Arcade Attract cinematic
Super Spacefortress Macross Arcade Sometimes you can see soldiers fleeing out of destroyed mechs
Super Spacefortress Macross Arcade Title screen (Japanese)

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Alternate Titles

  • "超時空要塞マクロス MACROSS" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Chō Jikū Yōsai Macross" -- Japanese title

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Terok Nor (23170) added Super Spacefortress Macross (Arcade) on Feb 21, 2015