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Super Robot Wars Alpha is part of the Super Robot Wars franchise, and was published for the Sony PlayStation by Banpresto. It is the initial game of the Alpha Timeline, which spans the Playstation and the Sony Playstation 2 platforms. Chronologically, Alpha is directly followed by Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden. The series continues on the Playstation 2 with Super Robot Wars Alpha 2 and concludes with Super Robot Wars Alpha 3.

Alpha is notable for being the first game in the franchise to feature fully animated attacks, as well as pioneering the Skill Point System, which affects the game's difficulty and influences which optional pilots and units will join the player's roster, among other things.

Series Included In AlphaEdit

StoryEdit

In the year 179 of the New Western Calendar, the One Year War broke out between the Earth Federation and the Duchy of Zeon, but after the war a large object crashed to Earth, landing on South Atalia Island. An investigative team from the Extra-Over Technological Investigative Institute discovered that the object was an alien battleship with highly-advanced technology. Despite the warnings of Dr. Bian Zoldark, the Federation hides the evidence of intelligent alien life, and uses the time to increase their military power. Bian founds the Divine Crusaders to utilize the Extra-Over Technology found on the ship to devise weapons capable of protecting the Earth from alien forces, should the planet become embroiled in the conflict.

During this time, the economic troubles caused by the Federation's buildup saw the rise of many anti-Federation movements, such as the Neo-Zeon, who had retreated to the asteroid Axis. In response, The federation establishes special forces units, such as the Titans and OZ. Other forces, such as the Demon Empire (from Brave Raideen) and Dr. Hell also threaten the earth, but are pushed back by the teams of Mazinger Z, Getter Robo, and Raideen.

In the year 186, the Excelion battleship (from Gunbuster) battle a force of STMCs (Space Terrible Monster Crowd), when they are suddenly attacked by another alien fleet, known as the Aerogaters...

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From this point on, the player can select from either a super robot or a real robot storyline, putting the player in command of the Grungust Type-2 or the Huckebein MK II, repsectively.

Original CharactersEdit

Super Robot Wars Alpha allows the player to create their own character, giving them a name and birthdate, and selecting from 8 appearances: four male and four female, The player then chooses another template and name for the character's significant other. In Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation, The templates for the protagonist and his or her significant other would become the basis for the following characters:

Other original characters appearing in the game include the following:

Dreamcast VersionEdit

The Sega Dreamcast version of Alpha featured 3D battle animations, in contrast with the Playstation version's 2D sprites. An additional super robot, the G-Breaker from Bandai's Sunrise Eiyuutan, was also included, making this the first game in the franchise to feature a mecha from a game produced by a different company.

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