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R-GUN is a fictional giant robot from the Japanese video game series Super_Robot_Wars. It has appeared in the Super Robot Wars Alpha and Original Generation. Its upgrade is the R-GUN Powered, which has appeared in Super Robot Wars Alpha, Alpha Gaiden, Alpha 3, and Original Generation series.

DescriptionEdit

The R-GUN is a humanoid machine with a very sleek design. It is colored in a shade of dark purple. Various linings and decorations of white and orange are apparent on various places on the body. The head of the unit uses a visor. The R-GUN Powered is slightly modified and now carries two large launchers on each shoulder.

Technical and historicalEdit

The RW-1 R-GUN was developed as a modular weapon for the Super Robot Type-X (SRX). During the testing stages, it was referred to as "Argun". R-GUN seems like a normal mecha, but can transform into Metal Genocider mode to become a large gun which SRX can use in combat. The R-GUN was given a Personal Trooper mode so it could fight independently and not stay in the gun form all the time. Since it uses the T-LINK System, the pilot needs to be a psyco driver to bring out the most of the mech (in the OG2 game, Viletta is not psychic, but can still pilot the mech, minus the T-LINK Boomerang). The engine is a powerful Tronium Engine which is saved for when the Metal Genocider mode is utilized by SRX. Any other time the engine is usually suppressed. The R-GUN would be piloted by Major Ingram Plissken - leader of the SRX Team. Later on, it would be piloted Viletta Badam and be upgraded to the RW-1P R-GUN Powered (alternatively, the player could recruit Levi Tolar, and have her pilot it). In the Original Generation games, Ingram would take the R-GUN with him and make it into R-GUN Rivale by exposing it to the Zfylud crystal.

R-GUN SpecificationsEdit

R-Gun Metal Genocider1

Metal Genocider Mode

Height:
16.8 meters
R-Gun

Weight: 46.2 tons

Main Power Source: Tronium Engine

Defensive System: Nendou Field

Weapon Systems:

  • Vulcan Guns

In the head there area a pair of small-calibur guns.

  • Beam Katar Sword

On each arm are metal katars that can project beam sabers for melee combat.

  • Twin Magna Rifle

This type of rifle can fire both solid rounds and energy rounds.

  • Metal Genocider

R-GUN transforms into its Metal Genocider mode and fires its Hyper Tronium Buster Cannon in this form.

R-GUN Powered SpecificationsEdit

Height: 29.8 meters
R-Gun Powered

Weight: 66.2 tons

Main Power Source: Tronium Engine

Defensive System: Nendou Field

Weapon Systems:

  • Vulcan Guns

In the head there area a pair of small-calibur guns.

  • Beam Katar Sword

On each arm are metal katars that can project beam sabers for melee combat.  This attack is omitted in the Original Generation timeline, but becomes part of the T-LINK Boomerang attack in 2nd Original Generations.

  • Twin Magna Rifle

This type of rifle can fire both solid rounds and energy rounds.

  • T-LINK Boomerang

The R-GUN combines its two metal blade weapons to form a twin-sided blade. It then uses telekenetic force to throw it at the target.  In Original Generation Gaiden it is altered to be able to function without a Psychodriver.  In 2nd Original Generations, the R-GUN catches the blades after the initial attack and splits them into the twin katars, which it uses for a cross-slash attack on the opponent.

  • Metal Genocider

R-GUN transforms into its Metal Genocider mode and fires its Hyper Tronium Buster Cannon in this form.  This attack is omitted in the Original Generation timeline, and can only be performed by the R-Gun with the Powered parts.

  • Hi-Twin Launcher

R-GUN aims and fires the beam launchers on its shoulders.

Debut AppearanceEdit

The R-GUN may have first appeared in the Banpresto Role-playing game Super Hero Sakusen (Super Hero Operations) along with other Banpresto original characters that were to appear in the then upcoming Super Robot Wars Alpha (also referred to as "SRW@"). Such characters include Ingram Plisken and Viletta Badam who are pretty much male and female versions of each other (they originally shared the same Surname in this game before Viletta's was changed to Badam in SRW Alpha wherein they are established as rather two separate identities), from which the player can choose the main character to play as. Aside from Ingram and Viletta, the eight characters that were to compose the new set of eight lead stars in Super Robot Wars Alpha, take part in the Super Hero Sakusen as Non-player_characters (NPCs) that provide Ingram/Viletta and co. access to item shops, health recovery facilities, and save functions. Euzeth Gozzo of the alien race called Balmarians' appearance in this game may have also been his first in any. The rest of the 'SRX Team' which the R-GUN is associated with is present and playable in Super_Hero_Sakusen. In this game, R-GUN was built by Howard from Gundam Wing. R-GUN Powered's ability to transform into a gunlike weapon for the SRX was first featured here as well.

Video GalleryEdit

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