Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie

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Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie
Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie Title Screen.
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Chō Jikū Yōsai Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie (lit.The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie) (developed by WinkySoft and published by Zamuse) was a 16-megabit, 2D shooter released on the Nintendo Super Famicom in 1993 based on the 1984 animated movie The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love?.[1] The story took place after the movie's ending but before the launch of the SDF-2 Megaroad-01. It is infamous in the US for its barely-comprehensible Engrish. The game was only released in Japan.[1]

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Players have three playable characters to choose from: Hikaru Ichijyo, Maximilian Jenius, and Milia Fallyna Jenius.[1] The character the player chooses affects the color markings of the VF-1 Valkyrie variable fighter, as well as the type of weapon fired while in Fighter, GERWALK and Battroid modes.[1] During the transformation between these modes, the player is briefly invulnerable to most attacks.

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An in-game screenshot of Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie.

Each of the Fighter, GERWALK and Battroid modes has three power-up levels, which can be increased by collecting an object with a P on it that gives the vocal "Maximum Power" and is released upon defeating an enemy (usually either a mini-boss or a red-colored smaller enemy). Score bonuses, 1-UP bonuses and shield bonuses are other available powerups.[1]

Being hit by an enemy not only takes away shield power, but also reduces the currently selected weapon's power by one level.[1] There are no "lives"—continues must be used to return to the start of each of the seven levels after the variable fighter's shield runs out and is destroyed.[1]

In addition to the different types of weapons available, the player, regardless of playable character choice, has a weapon dubbed the "Minmay cannon".[1] If the player does not fire their weapon for some time, their fighter will glow. Touching certain enemies while glowing allows them to join the player as an invincible ally, who will attack the player's enemies.[1]

Music remixed in the game's soundtrack includes:

  • "Macross": Opening theme
  • "Dog Fighter": The beginning of each stage
  • "Watashi no Kare Wa Pairotto (My Boyfriend's A Pilot)": Minmay concert
  • "Ai Oboete Imasu ka (Do You Remember Love?)": Ending theme

Reception[edit | edit source]

Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Scrambled Valkyrie was awarded Best Japanese Shooter of 1994 by Electronic Gaming Monthly.[2]

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