/    \____                                                         ___
    / /        \                                                       | . |
   / /   _______\______________________________________________________I_  |
  :__   /        _                   _         _   _              _____  | |
  |__  /  \    _-     |  / | /   _,-'    |    |_| |_|  | \    \        | | |
  |   : ----- |       | <_/|<_/ ---+---  |      ___    |    _____      | | |
  `   |  \ /  |---- --+- / | /   .-+-. --+--.  | | | --+--             | | |
   \  | ----- |  |   /|\--\|--\  |_;_|   |  |  |-+-|   |     ---  _____; | |
    : |   |   |  |  / |  . | \   | | |   |  |  |_;_|   | /   --- |       | |
    | | --+-- |  |    | -+-+---  `-+-'   '  |    |     `/    ___ |       | |
    | |  /|\  '  |    |  ^  \/   __;__  /   ' ---+---  /\   |   ||     . | |
    |_| / | `/   |    | / \ /\/ ___I___/  \/     |    /  \/ |___||_____| | |
    | |                                    __________          _________ | |
    | | N E W   M O B I L E   R E P O R T    \****/              \***/   | |
    | |                                       |**|                >*/    | |
    | |       \                    |          |**|               /*/     | |
    | |        \         \      ---+---       |**|              /*/      | |
    | |  -------------    \        |          |**|      |      /*/       | |
    | |     _______      ____ -----------     |**|     /|     /*/        | |
    | |    |       |        /    \   /        |**|    /*|    /*/         | |
    | |    |       |       /      \ /         |**|   /**|   /*/          | |
    | |    |_______|      /   -----------     |**|  /***|  /*/           | |
    | |                  /___      |          |**| /*^**| /*/            | |
    | | .-------------.     /   ---+---       |**|/*/|\*|/*/             | |
    | | |   _______   |    /       |          |**/*/ |*\/*/              | |
    | | |  |       |  |   /     ---+---       |***/  |***/  GUNDAMWING   | |
    | | |  |       |  |  /         |          |**/   |**/  ___       __  |_|
    | | |  |_______|  |  \         |          |*/    |*/  |     /\  |  | | |
    | | |             |   \        |          |/     |/   |--- /--\ | \| | |
    | | |            \|    \____________/     |      |    |   /    \`--\ | |
    | |    ___        __         ___  __   __     __          ___        | |
    | |   |    |\  | |  \  |    |    /  \ /  \   |  \  |   | |    |      |  \
    | |   |___ | \ | |   \ |    |___ \__  \__    |   \ |   | |___ |      |   :
    | |   |    |  \| |   / |    |       \    \   |   / |   | |    |      | __|
    | |   |___ |   | |__/  |___ |___ \__/ \__/   |__/  |___| |___ |___   ' __|
    | |_________________________________________________________________/    ;
    | . |              /                                 \     \          / /
    |___;             : .-------------------------------. :     \____    / /
                      | |     G U N D A M   W I N G     | |          \____/
                      | |    E N D L E S S   D U E L    | |
                      | |   Frequently Asked Questions  | |
                      | |          Version 4.0          | |
                      | |   Maintained by: Jacob Poon   | |
                      | | ASCII Graphics by: Jacob Poon | |
                      ` `-------------------------------' '

Version history

1.0 (AD 1997 Oct 15)
    - Initial public release

2.0 (AD 1997 Nov 19)
    - Added endings (still need translations, though)
    - Added robots' full names
    - Added Game screen section
    - Section about game play is reorganized, and greatly expanded
    - Found the use of Epyon's '0-hit' move
    - Extended Vayeate's move
    - Fixed Death Scythe's super
    - 99+ hits killer combo for Sand Rock (Yes, KI pun is intended!)

3.0 (AD 1998 Mar 18)
    - Added all misc. moves
    - This FAQ is now available on Gundam Wing Mailing List Archive 
    - 99+ hits killer combo for Death Scythe (Okay, so this is not a 
      fatality, but it is the next best thing from the grim boy.)
    - Major facelift on the title ASCII graphics.  Now comes with a new 
      GW theme.
    - What good is a fighting game FAQ without combos anyway?  Therefore 
      now it comes with COMBOS, COMBOS, AND MORE COMBOS!!!  
    - Finally, collected all in game robots' specs.  However, I have got 
      some conflicting specs, especially on the 'armaments' section.
    - To follow Sunrise's naming conventions, there won't be anymore 
      'New Mobile War Chronicle Gundam W', only 'New Mobile Report 
      Gundam Wing' remains.  (However, it seems there is more than one 
      official English title for GW.)
    - More game trivia, including the switch of pilots in story mode.
    - More jokes about the pilots. :)
    - New winning quotes section (still under construction).
    - New tips of choosing a robot's colour scheme.

4.0 (AD 1998 Jun 10)
    - Some normal moves now follows The King of Fighters nomenclature, 
      for lack of better terms (and for lack of manual).
    - Finally filled in the mechanical details of power system.
    - New info on throwing, especially how to juggle after a throw.
    - Too bad GWML's traffic is nowhere as busy as it used to be when 
      3.0 was out. :(  However, another official GWED site is up at 
      Goldart's Home Page.
    - Combo added minimum PU costs and requirements.
    - Slowly integrating armament lists into move desciptions.
    - New info on development technologies used in GWED.  It is 
      controversial, but it does show what other companies should have 
      done before putting up a 2D fighter on consoles.  (Neo Geo too, 
      especially when that means cheaper games and faster load times.)
    - Added even more on game play section, including knock down, 
      juggle, and launcher information.
    - Added stage descriptions.

    - English traslations of the Japanese dialogues
    - Move names (from the manual, of course.  Alternatively, you can 
      send me manual)
    - How to enter test mode (Yes, it does exist, but I am looking for 
      how to do it without trainers)
    - Do the robots' ability levels mean anything to actual game play?
    - Did Natsume also develop Gundam The Battle Master (2)?
    - Anything else

Contact the author:  
Send anything about the game and this FAQ only to the following email 
address: jacob.poon@utoronto.ca


The latest revision of this FAQ can be found at:

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Gundam Wing Mailing List Archive:

GameFAQs (aka Video Games FAQ Archive):

Also posted on Gundam Wing Mailing List, thanks to GWML's admins.


Joystick/pad direction, affects robot's movement:

    Right facing:        Left facing:

    ub    u    uf        uf    u    ub
       O  O  O              O  O  O
        \ | /                \ | /
     b O- n -O f          f O- n -O b
        / | \                / | \
       O  O  O              O  O  O
    db    d    df        df    d    db

    Where f=forward, b=backward, u=up, d=down, l=left, r=right,
    n=neutral (ie the middle position).
    dir.=any direction, including neutral.
    [[A|G](dir.)...]=do (dir.)... in [Air|Ground].
    QCF=d,df,f        QCB=d,db,b        FDD=f,d,df


    [D][C|S|G|A][W|s][P|w|V|T][a]=[Dashing] [Crouching|Standing|Ground|Air] 
                               [Weak|strong] [Punch|weapon|Vulcan|Throw] 
    [w|s]k=Press any [weak|strong] attack key
    2k=Press any two attack keys
    [[#]S]J=[[#th] Super] Jump

Robot specs:

    FGT: Fighting ability  HEI: Height, in tonnes  AMS: Armaments
    WEP: Weapons ability   WEI: Weight, in metres  DES: Descriptions
    SPD: Speed ability     MAT: Material            RN: Registry number
    POW: Powered ability   RFN: Robot's full name
    ARM: Armoured ability  IGP: In game pilot, surname last

    DIS: Disability, represents the common move(s) a robot cannot do.
    #CS: #th colour scheme

Regular expressions:

    [pattern]=the enclosed 'pattern' is done optionally
    <pattern>...=repeat the enclosed pattern indefinitely
    key1+key2=key 1 and key 2 are pressed simultaneously
    key1,key2=key 1 and key 2 are pressed within short time in
    specified sequence, but not simultaneously
    (key1|key2)=only one of key 1 and key 2 is pressed
    <pattern>x#=do enclosed pattern # times.  For pad/stick motions, 
    between each time it is separated by a ','.

Robot names:

    WG: Wing Gundam         W0: Wing Gundam 0       GD: Gundam Deathscythe 
    GH: Gundam Heavyarms    GS: Gundam Sandrock     SG: Shenlong Gundam
    T: Tallgeese    M: Mercurius    V: Vayeate      GE: Gundam Epyon


    (J)=the move is done when doing regular jump
    (SJ)=the move is done when doing super jump
    (Air)=the move is done in air
    (Ground)=the move is done on the ground
    (Dash)=the move is done while dashing
    (Close)=the move is done in close range
    GWED=Gundam Wing Endless Duel
    MS=No, not Micro$chloft, but Mobile Suit, the robot in every Gundam 
    series.  (But then again, who knows how long this monopoly empire 
    can survive?  And who knows how much of the universe it has taken 
    over in AC195? ;)
    MVDD=Maximum vulcan disable distance.  Given a robot's vulcan is 
    disabled, the horizontal distance which robots can move further 
    apart before vulcans can be used.
    MVED=Minimum vulcan enable distance.  Given a robot's vulcan is 
    enabled, the horizontal distance which robots can move closer 
    together before vulcans cannot be used.
    NMRGW=New Mobile Report Gundam Wing
    PU=Power Unit


This Super Famicom game is based on the New Mobile Report Gundam Wing 
animated series started airing in 1995 AD (of course it is shown in AD 
period, but with Gundams' own multiple time lines, some would think this 
show was aired in 1995 BC if I didn't include AD :), which set in year 
After Colony (AC) 195.  However, NMRGW doesn't have any known relations 
with the Mobile Suit Gundam stories other than both time lines have 

Unlike most of the Gundam games had released (which are either strategy 
games or RPG), this one is a 2D fighting game.  AFAIK this is the 
second (and possibly the last) installment of non-SD Gundam fighting 
game for SNES (first one being G Gundam).  If you want any more fighting 
Gundam game, you will need a Playstation to play Gundam The Battle Master.

While this is a Japanese game, all parts of the game are written in 
English, except the dialogues and 'Gundam' title.

For the most parts, this game is hugely improved over the G Gundam game, 
including bigger characters, smoother gameplay, and super attacks. 
Although it has fewer options than G Gundam, the overall gameplay value 
is much higher than before, and definitely much higher than most (all?) 
other anime fighting game on SNES, courtesy of Natsume (who had also 
done action titles like The Ninjawarriors (aka The Ninjawarriors Again), 
Wild Guns, Pocky & Rocky (aka Kikikaikai), etc.).

Game screen

|                                                    |
|        k                                           |
|__ ___________ ______________________ ___________ __|
|  / |WING.0|  \        /TIME\        / a-|WING|  \  |
| /__|______|___\______/______\______/____|____|___\ |
||  |         b       |  _  _  |         |          ||
|`--------------------| (_><_) |--------------------'|
| _|__|_______________|________|__________________|_ |
||11 HIT|_______/    W      |      | \_______===|300||
|`------'             \     |      |            `---'|
|     |                j    f      c             /   |
|     |                                         /    |
|     d                                        e     |
|                                                    |
|      g        |\                                   |
|       \       ||\                                  |
|        \      || |            /|                   |
|         O     |\ /\          | |     O             |
|       --+--   | V |--h      /| |   --+--           |
|      <_ |  \/ |   |        |   | \/  | _>          |
|         |     > + <        +- -+     |             |
|         ^     |   |        |   |--i  ^             |
|        / \    | ^ |         \| |    / \            |
|       |   |   |/ \/          | |   |   |   l       |
|       |   |   || |            \|   |   |  /        |
|       |...|   ||/                  |...| /         |
|     .:|...|:. |/                 .:|...|:.         |
|      `.....'                      `.....'          |
|                              k                     |


a=Robot's name.
b=Energy bar.  Flashes red when low.
c=Power bar.  Turns red with 0-99 PU, turns orange with 100-199 PU, and 
turns yellow with 200-300 PU.
d=Hit combo counter.  If 'HIT' flashes, one cannot add more hits into 
this number and disappeared if a combo not larger than the current one 
is not done in time.  Activated when the corresponding robot does a 
combo.  If the combo size exceeds 99, it still shows '99 HIT'.
e=Power counter.  Shows exact amount of power in power bar.  Covered 
by hit combo counter if the corresponding robot does a combo.
f=Remaining time.
h=Large target lock.  The robot opposites to it can fire vulcans.  When 
using vulcan, it does not move.
i=Small target lock.  The robot opposites to it can fire vulcans.  When 
using vulcan, it moves.  Also, large target lock turns into small target 
lock if the opponent gets closer than MVDD, and disappears afterwards.
j=Win icon.  Each icon shows the representing side won a mission.
k=Screen border.  Nothing is visible beyond it.  Surprisingly, despite 
the much taller stages in GWED than most other SNES fighting games, this 
game doesn't use full screen height.

Game modes

Story mode:  In this 1-player game, your mission is to fight everyone 
except your initially chosen robot in 2-win matches.  At the end you 
will fight Epyon.

VS. mode:  Choose any two robots to fight in a 2-player game in a 2-win 
match.  Press Select on the respective controller(s) to toggle between 
human and CPU players.  The stage is selected depends on the second 
player's choice of robot.  Higher level human player's attack inflicts 
more damage, while higher level CPU player is smarter, regardless of 
difficulty settings in Option.

Trial mode:  Fight everyone else in one-win matches.  Time limit is 
always disabled in this mode.  If the human player wins, the remaining 
power and energy are carried to next match, with slight refill to the 
existing energy bar.  If the human player loses, the length of winning 
streak will be shown, without continuing.  However if the human player 
has won more than 99 matches in a row, the game still continues until 
the human player loses.  Even then, the result will still be 99.  There 
are no known bonus for getting such huge winning streak.  CPU opponents 
become smarter in next match, until reaching the game's limit (whatever 
that is).

Option:  Configures difficulty level, time limit, sound, and keys.

Game Play

At the first glance, this game seems to play like any SF2 clones 
(unfortunately, including G Gundam), except using giant robots.  However 
there are many differences between GWED and SF2 (or G Gundam).  Without 
understanding the differences, one can be easily defeated by computer at 
higher levels.

Aerial tactics

For those who are unfamiliar with GWED, it is important to know that 
aerial combat plays a much important role than most other SNES fighting 
games (and many other 2D fighting games for that matter).  BTW forget 
the flying layers paradigm in DBZ: Super Butouden, since this is not the 
kind of fighting engine used in GWED.

For starters, stages are somewhat narrower and much taller (sort of like 
Marvel Super Heeroes) than most SNES fighting games.  To compensate the 
loss of horizontal spaces, each robot can fly temporarily by doing up to 
2 consecutive super jumps, which can be done on top of regular jumps.  
That effectively makes each robot have a triple jump.  Also, during 1SJ, 
one can use vernier to control air movement of a robot, or do another 
super jump to finish the aerial movement.  With 'triple' jumps on every 
robot, the familiar fireball traps in SF2 (and its variants) are useless 
against skilled GWED opponents.

Each robot can do 2 air attacks instead of just one, but you will need 
to start with a normal attack, then a special/super.  Otherwise you can 
only to one attacks.

It is possible to skip any one of the attack in the sequence, but if one 
move cannot be interrupted by the next move, it will be very difficult 
to do the second move.  And for that matter, certain first air attacks 
cannot be interrupted by the second one unless the first one touches 

Some specials allow the robot to do an air attack after performing a 
ground move.  In this case, it can still do up to 2 air attacks with the 
above restrictions.

There is one (dis)advantage for fighting in air.  The sizes of air 
combos are usually smaller than the ground counterparts.  That is mostly 
because not all ground moves can be done in air, and no air attacks that 
cannot be done on ground.

Within one air session, one cannot do air attack for the remaining 
session if:

- An air special/super was done.

- You performed throw escape, throw, and/or block.

- You received an attack.

However, air blocks are still possible, if one did not perform air 
special/super.  If air special/super was done, you have to receive an 
air attack before you can block.

Power system

Unless otherwise stated, these are always throughout the match:

- Weak specials cost 0 PU while strong specials cost 100 PU.

- If a robot has less than 100 PU, doing strong attack key combinations 
will perform the respective weak attacks.

- Firing vulcan costs 1 PU per projectile.

- Each robot starts up with 300 PU before the match, and whatever 
remains at the end of the mission are carried into next mission.  That 
means overly aggressive strategies can end up losing by overspending 
power in early mission.  In Trial mode, remaining power is also carried 
into next match.

- All super attacks cost 200 PU each.

- Power can be regained by following factors:

                                 PU gain per hit
                            Landed             Blocked
Attack type            attacker attackee  attacker attackee

  Normal                  15       0          5       10
  Special/super           15       0          5       10
  Normal                   0       0          0       10
  Special                 15       0        n/a@     n/a@
  Normal                   0       0        n/a*@    n/a*@
  Special, blockable      15       0          5       10
  Special, unblockable    15       0        n/a*@    n/a*@

# As defined by the type of attack key is pressed, not by the attack 

* Can't block an unblockable throw, but escaping from it gains no PU for 
either side.

@ No such combination of attack exist.


In addition to regular punches and kicks (or punches and weapons for 
that matter), all robots (except Epyon) are equipped with vulcan (no, 
not some pointy-eared, mind-reading Enterpise officer) for shooting.  To 
adjust the angle of shooting, try switch between crouching and standing 
poses.  Crouching moves up target lock, until just below the hit 
combo/power counter (assuming both characters are on ground).  When 
switching from crouching to standing pose, target lock moves down until 
vulcan can be fired horizontally.

Fortunately, to prevent turning a fighting game into a pure shooter, 
there are limitations on using vulcans:

Vulcan cost power.  For staters, that means less power is available for 
other attacks.  Moreover, the shooter cannot regain power by using 
vulcan, even if all shots hit.  However, the cost of vulcan is a less 
important limitation than the following ones.

Vulcan is disabled at close range (defined as MVED), which the target 
lock is turned off.  To reable it, the robots must move further apart 
until it is far enough (defined as MVDD) to make the target lock to 
reappear.  However, it is harder to reenable it than to disable it.  
First of all, MVDD is slightly longer than MVED.  Secondly, with the 
dynamic nature of this game, keeping enemy away is not exactly easy 
against aggressive opponents.

Vulcan's use is limited.  It can only be used on ground, which makes it 
useless against most airborne opponents.  Especially for SV, which takes 
long time to complete, and leaves the shooter vulnerable to opponents.

Unless opponent dashes forward without blocking or getting cornered, 
once vulcan is used, the projectiles will not travel beyond the large 
target lock.  Therefore it is quite often VAs are not completely hit, 
and leave opponents enough time to counterattack.

All special projectiles can destroy vulcan shots, and retain same 
momenta and damages afterwards.

Finally, vulcan does not inflict any block damages.  Therefore if the 
opponent keeps on blocking, the bullets will only be served as free 
power boosts.

However, there are few advantages of vulcans.  First of all, each VA 
hits at least several times.  Furthermore, a robot can hit a few air 
opponents by crouching, which moves the target lock slightly upwards. 
But this feature has a little use.  One can also create combos by using 
vulcan and other special projectiles if timing is right.  But the 
biggest advantages are, vulcan has the lowest firing delay, and its 
projectiles travel faster than most others.

Defence mechanism

Following Capcom's X-Men fighting game, air blocking feature is possible 
in GWED, and it blocks just about every move except air throws.

All weapon attacks (as defined by pressing weak weapon or strong weapon 
key alone) cause block damages, so quit the turtling habits for good.

Dashing and back stepping can be done with blocks, which prevents 
getting hit by all but unblockable throws and low attacks.  If you feel 
threatened by opponents' continuous projectiles (especially vulcans), 
this is one way to resolve the threat.  Furthermore, it is possible to 
finish an attack, then immediately retreat with shield on, which is 
rather useful for combos that don't knock down opponents.  However these 
blocking movements prevent one to attack during dashing.

If the opponent's attacks are frequnet enough, the blocker can continue 
to block without holding any keys, and the attacks will not hit as long 
as they contacts while receiver's block stun animation isn't ended, or 
get killed by block damages.  When dealing with such frequent attacks, 
there is plenty of time for the blocker to set up a counterattack.

Fallen characters

Whenever a robot is fallen, it means big trouble in GWED.  Unlike other 
2D fighting games, where fallen characters are immune to attacks (except 
MSH, but that has no vital value in MSH because it can only be done 
after a match), fallen robots can get hit by low-hitting attacks.  
Whenever the fallen robot wakes up, it breaks the combo.

It is possible to get up earlier with recovery, unless being defeated 
while sleeping.  In that case, the loser will get a really nasty (yet 
rather funny) wake up call from the winner.  In other words, there is no 
time to take a nap in a mission. :)  However, if opponent's attacks are 
frequent enough, it becomes harder to wake up.

There are no dizzying characters as in G Gundam fighting game or in most 
SF2 clones (they are robots, after all (unless it is a SD Gundam game, 
which isn't)).  Therefore use every chance to beat up fallen opponents.

Despite the obvious disadvantage, fallen characters receive less damage 
from the same attack, and fewer attacks can hit them.  Therefore waking 
up in a wrong moment can be just as deadly, especially Epyon's super.

Knock down move (KDM)

If the opponent receives a KDM, no attacks can hit it during its fall, 
until it is no longer in the air.  The opponent cannot attack until wake 
up after the fall.

Juggle knock down move (JKDM) is same as KDM, except juggling the victim 
is possible afterwards.  A throw itself is a JKDM, but if you juggle the 
throwee, that attack becomes a KDM.  Also, if an attack knocks out the 
opponent, it becomes a JKDM, even though it is normally a KDM.


One of the 'cheapest' features in Tekken has been faithfully reproduced 
in GWED.  Not only you can juggle in air or on ground, jungling can 
theoretically go on indefinitely.  Furthermore, even after one has won, 
the ongoing attacks can still hit the opponent.

However, juggling has its limits.  If opponent receives a KDM, juggling 
will not be possible for opponent's remaining flight session.  And if 
juggling is not fast enough, opponent may be able to do air block.


Similar to MSH, except in a much limited extent.  All launchers don't 
knock up oppnent high enough to justify an air attack.  Hit in air 
opponent with air hit that doesn't cause knock down also further knocks 
up opponent.

If the attackee is knocked out by a hit, this and any ongoing hits (if 
exist) of the attack will be condsidered as launchers, and these hits 
knock up attackee with heights higher than the same ones landed before 
knocking out the attackee.  As a result, the combo sizes are usually 
smaller if the attackee has low energy before being juggled.

Combo system

Just like Capcom's post-SSF2T games, GWED also has chain combos for 
every robot.  Chain combo consist a series of normal moves, which hit 
opponents faster than normally possible because during each attack in 
the combo, the current attack interrupts the previous attack.

To make a chain combo to work, the first attack of the chain combo must 
hit, otherwise the animation will come to a halt until the attack is 
finished.  However, that does not apply to the WPs that are usually used 
to start chain combos.  Dashing helps a little to increase hit counts, 
but not necessary.

Regular combos are still in the game, but the biggest limiting factors 
are available power and the moves themselves.  The interrupt sequence is 
the following:

Normal attack -> Special attack -> Super attack

Note:  Even though it is possible to interrupt a special to do a super, 
they are mostly very difficult to do, if not impossible.  Doing them 
require perfect timing, quick reflexes, and a lot of luck.

With the introduction of vulcans, one can easily create combos by 
shooting alone. 

Since each robot can do 2 air attacks, and indefinite jugglings is 
possible, that introduces the possibilities of air combos.  However, 
keep in mind that every hit in the air knocks up in-air opponent.  
Therefore the same ground moves that hit a lot of times on ground 
usually don't do as much damage in the air.  A easier version of air 
combos involves knocking grounded opponent into the air with a ground 
attack, then perform a multi-hit attack either on ground or in air, 
depending on the attack.

If the first air attack is blocked, you can't do another move on the air 
unless the first one is weak punch.

To get larger combos, one can even beat up a fallen robot with 
low-hitting attacks until it gets up or is defeated.

In any case, the total damage of landing attacks in a combo is lower 
than landing attacks separately.  While the effect is usually nowhere as 
severe as in MSH, it may be a concern at the middle of a battle, 
especially when hitting fallen characters.

Throw escape

Following the SSF2T tradition, it is possible to escape throws/grabs in 
GWED, but only before opponent's attack starts.  Throw escape can only 
be done on unblockable throws, including normal throws/grabs and Heary 
Arms's special.  After escaping a throw, one still suffer a little 
damage from the throw/grab attempt, and lands in front of the opponent.

The ticking feature is still in the game, but not when the opponent is 
still in block stun.  Nonetheless, throwing plays a rather important 
role in the game, especially against CPU players.  However, it is rather 
fun to watch two players try to escape each other's continuous 
throw/grab attempts until one of them fails to escape, if you aren't 
one of those anti-throw tacticians. :)

In addition to ticking, it is possible to perform multiple throw 
attempts if the opponent is cornered.  If timed correctly, the escaped 

robot immediately get grabbed right after the thrower's last throw 
attempt.  CPU player usually do these with Mercurius, and Heavy Arms for 
lesser extents.  However, if throw attempts are timed incorrectly, you 
can be vulnerable to opponent's counter throws, plus various kinds of 

If you think throw is cheap, GWED just make it even cheaper.  After a 
robot is thrown, it is possible to juggle the throwee for 1 extra hit 
with a non-throw attack when it is still up in the air, depending on the 
throw, the juggling attack, and the thrower/throwee.

Super attacks

When doing a super attack, there is a slight delay which the screen 
flashes yellow.  Unlike Capcom's counterpart, opponents can block at 
close range and attack during the delay.  Therefore don't waste valuable 
power on such attacks unless they can interrupt other moves, or in 
emergency (except Epyon's super).

On the other hand, the attacker is invulnerable during the flash, so 
super attack may be a worthwhile gamble against close opponent.

It is possible to perform super while you are in certain block stuns of 
an ongoing attack.  Although it is risky, sometimes it can make a 
difference between winning and losing.  For example, if Wing is about to 
be killed by the block damage of Sand Rock's super, Wing can use its 
super to halt opponent's attack.  If Sand Rock has very little energy 
left, the counterattack may just kill it as well.

Keep in mind, however, if your counter attempt is failed, the penalty 
can be deadly, especially when countering a super with another super.

Miscllaneous info.

Unlike most fighting games, There are no distictions between punch 
specials or weapon specials.  But then again, there aren't enough 
specials for each robot to justify such distinctions.

Move list

Special descriptions:

<Move name (if there is one)>
<key sequence> <Wa Max. combo[/Max. hit], sa Max. combo[/Max. hit]> \
KDH: <Knock down hit info>
<Move desciptions>

Super descriptions:

<Move name (if there is one)>
<key sequence> <Max. combo[/Max. hit]> KD:<Knock down info>
<Move descriptions>

Total hit count format:
<attack hit[+attack hit [+attack hit...]=total hit]> eg. 3+4+5=12 means 
first attack does 3 hits, second attack does 4 hits, and third attack 
does 5 hits, making a total of 12 hits.

Combo format:
<Attack[s]> (<Total hit count>) (<Total PU used>/<Starting minimum PU>)
If 'starting minimum PU' is 0 or less, this combo can be used regardless 
of current PU.

Common moves

Ground Block: G[d]b while opponent is attacking.  Blocking occurs 
immediately after opponent has attacked.

Air block: A[d|u]b while opponent is attacking.  Blocking occurs only 
when an attack touches the defender.

Jump: G(u[f|b]).  The horizontal movement key affects jumping direction.

Vulcan: (C|S)P when target lock is activated.  Uses 1 PU per shot, 
except the ones used in specials.  MVDDs and MVEDs for all robots are 
the same for all vulcan-capable robots, but MVDD is a little shorter 
than MVED.

[Air] Throw/grab: (Close) (f|b)+P.  To control the direction where 
opponent is thrown to, hold direction key until attack starts, otherwise 
opponent will always land in front of the attacker.  Cannot be blocked.

Dash: G(f,f).  One can attack when dashing.  However the robot is 
vulnerable to attacks.

Back step: G(b,b).  Vulnerable to all but low attacks.

Dash+block: Gf+2k.  Blocks everything except low attacks and throws 
while dashing.  Cannot attack until dashing is finished.

Back step+block: Gb+2k.  A little harder to do, but blocks all but low 
attacks and throws.

Throw escape:  Do the throwing motion keys while being grapped, and 
before the opponent starts attacking.  However, the robot will still get 
some damage after escaping a throw.  Only works for unblockable throws.  
Escaped throwee can do air blocks, but not air attacks.

1st super jump: (0SJ) [(u|d)[f|b]]+2k.  Jumps higher than regular 
jumps.  During 1SJ, robot moves slightly forward.  One can attack after 
doing super jump, but 2SJ and vernier can no longer be used for the 
current flight after attacking.  Warning:  You cannot block during the 
acceleration phase.

Vernier: (1SJ) hold (d[f|b]).  This slows down the landing of robot, 
which allow controlling its landing position, as well as provides a 
limited degree of aerial movement.  Vernier stops working after 
releasing direction key, attacking, or doing 2nd super jump.  Robot 
moves slightly forward by holding d alone.  Holding df while being 
attacked will do air block, and 2SJ cannot be done for the remaining 
flight session.

2nd super jump: (1SJ) [(u[f|b])]+2k.  Must be done after 1SJ's 
acceleration phase is finished.  One can attack after 2SJ. Can't use 
vernier after 2SJ.  The vertical 2SJ does not cause the robot to move 
forward as 1SJ does.  d[f]+2k and db+2k has the same effect as f+2k and 
b+2k respectively.  Warning:  You cannot block during the acceleration 

Recovery: Tap button and/or pad after falling down.  It allows you to 
get up on your feet quicker than normally possible.


FGT: 130 WEP: 140 SPD: 150 POW: 120 ARM: 130 RFN: Wing Gundam
HEI: 16.3 WEI: 7.1 MAT: Gundanium RN: XXXG-01W
AMS: Vulcan Gun*2, Machine Cannon*2, Shield*1, Buster Rifle*1, Beam 
IGP: [HEERO] Heero Yuy (Hey, what do you expect from a Wing Gundam 
pilot?  After all, he's a true heero, in every sense of the word. :)
DES: The robot which the NMRGW series is named after.

DIS: n/a 1CS: Red, white, bright blue 2CS: Red, white, dark blue

Ground launcher: SsP


QCF+k (1,3) KDH: none
Fires buster rifle horizontally.

FDD+k (3,5) KDH: last
Does a flying uppercut, then slashes opponent in the air.

GQCB+k (2,3) KDH: last
Wing jumps forward with a shield.  If the shield hits, Wing will 
complete the combo with beam sabre in weak version; strong version adds 
AsP between first and last hit.


QCFx2+k (13) KDH: none
Wing fires buster rifle for total of 3 times horizontally with bigger 
blasts.  The projectiles hit everything in front of it.

GQCBx2+k (4/10) KDH: none
Wing enters Bird mode, and immediately leaves the screen, then fly 
across the screen horizontally for 3 times, then lands from above onto 
the same spot as the move started.  The spot where the attacker stood 
never scroll out of screen for the duration of the attack.  Wing is 
invulnerable in Bird form.


Gf+sP (1) Wing's shield hits forward instead of up.


SWPx4, SWw, CWw, Ssw, Csw (1x4+1+1+1+1=8) (0/0)
Ssw, Csw, GQCB+sk, CWPx5, CWw, CsP (1+1+3+1x5+1+1=10) (100/70)
SWPx3, GFDD+sk, CWPx5, CWw, CsP (1x3+5+1x5+1+1=15) (100/55)
SWPx2, SsP, GFDD+sk, CWPx5, CWw, CsP (1x2+1+5+1x5+1+1=15) (100/55)
SWV, SsV, GQCFx2+k (3+6+7=16) (209/209)
QCF+sk, SWV, SsV, GQCFx2+k (3+3+6+6=18) (309/264)

The Good

Has the most (super) attacks.
An invulnerable super.
Multi-hit super projectiles, which beats Epyon's super.
CP hits fallen opponents.

The Bad

Not much, except it doesn't have Wing Zero's cheap low blow.


FGT: 150 WEP: 150 SPD: 160 POW: 140 ARM: 140 RFN: Wing Gundam 0
HEI: 16.7 WEI: 8.0 MAT: Gundanium RN: XXXG-00W0
AMS: Twin Buster Rifle*1, Beam Sabre*2, Wing Vulcan*2, Machine Gun*2 
IGP: [HEERO] Heero Yuy (Even for a heeroic character like Heero, he 
still needs to learn how to spell 'Hero' correctly. :)
DES: Following the long traditions of G Gundam and Street Fighters, a 
Heero always has two different robots with similar moves.

DIS: n/a 1CS: Red, white, blue 2CS: Red, white, purple

Ground launcher: Csw


QCF+k (2,4) KDH: none
Fires twin buster rifle horizontally.

FDD+k (2,3) KDH: last
Does a flying uppercut with its shield.

QCB+k (2,4) KDH: last
In the ground version, Wing Zero fires twin buster rifle diagonally 
upwards; in the air version, Wing Zero fires twin buster rifle 
diagonally downwards.


GQCFx2+k (16) KDH: none
Wing Zero fires splits twin buster rifle in half, then fires twice from 
each rifle alternatively, for total of 4 horizontal shots, then joins 
the halves back.  The projectiles hit everything in front of it.

GQCBx2+k (10/15) KDH: none
Wing enters Neo Bird mode, and immediately leaves the screen, then fly 
across the screen horizontally for 3 times, then lands from above onto 
the same spot as the move started.  The spot where the attacker stood 
never scroll out of screen for the duration of the attack.  Wing Zero is 
invulnerable in Neo Bird form.


SWw, CWw, Ssw, Csw, GQCB+sk (1+1+1+1+4=8) (100/40)
SWPx3, GFDD+sk, DSWPx6, CsP (1x3+3+1x6+1=13) (100/55)
SWw, CWw, Ssw, GQCF+sk, GQCFx2+k (1+1+1+4+10=17) (300/195)
SWV, SsV, GQCFx2+k (3+6+10=19) (209/209)
SWV, SsV, GQCF+sk, GQCFx2+k (3+6+4+7=20) (309/249)

The Good

Has the most (super) attacks.
An invulnerable super.
SWP hits low (even fallen opponents), which catches computer from time 
to time.
Multi-hit super projectiles, which beats Epyon's super.

The Bad

The rifle super doesn't work in air as Wing's does.


FGT: 140 WEP: 120 SPD: 160 POW: 120 ARM: 120 RFN: Gundam Deathscythe
HEI: 16.3 WEI: 7.2 MAT: Gundanium RN: XXXG-01D
AMS: Vulcan Gun*2, Machine Cannon*2, Beam Scythe*1, Buster Shield*1, 
Hyper Jammer*1
IGP: [DUO] Duo Maxwell (Doesn't matter who he is, he totally redefines 
the term 'Dynamic Duo.' :)
DES: Despite its name, it cannot do a fatality in this game.  But then 
again, other robots cannot do fatalities either.

DIS: n/a 1CS: Yellow, white, black 2CS: Yellow, white, purple

Ground launcher: SWw, Csw


FDD+k (2,5) KDH: last
Does a flying uppercut with beam scythe.

GQCF+k (3,3) KDH: none
Throws buster shield to the opponent.  Strong version teleports Death 
Scythe to the front of the opponent after second hit is landed, if Death 
Scythe had not been hit; weak version does not teleport the attacker.


QCFx2+k (8) KDH: last
Does a flying uppercut with beam scythe.  Has longer horizontal range 
than non-super versions.


G(f,f)|(b,b) (0) KDH: none
Does a teleport instead of regular dash/back step.  When it is 
invisible, it can escape all but throws, but cannot go behind the 
opponent.  It can still attack when dashing, but such attack will make 
it visible again.  Even though it is invisible during teleportation, its 
shadow remains visible and the opponent can still tell its exact location.


SWPx3, Csw, GFDD+sk, CWw, Ssw, Csw (3+2+5+1+1+1=13) (100/25)
Ssw, Csw, GQCFx2+k, CWw, Ssw, Csw (2+2+6+1+1+1=13) (200/140)
SWV, SsV, GQCF+sk, SWPx3, GFDD+sk, CWw, Ssw, Csw (3+6+3+1x3+5+1+1+1=23) 
SWV, SsV, GQCF+sk, GQCFx2+k, CWw, Ssw, Csw (3+6+3+8+1+1+1=23) (309/264)
(CWw, Ssw, QCF+sk,)xn ((1+2+3=6)xn) (100xn/55+10xn)

The Good


The Bad

Also teleport since it doesn't go behind opponents, and it still leaves 
a shadow on the ground, and vulnerable to throws.
Too few moves.


FGT: 110 WEP: 160 SPD: 110 POW: 140 ARM: 140 RFN: Gundam Heavyarms
HEI: 16.7 WEI: 7.7 MAT: Gundanium RN: XXXG-01H
AMS: Gatling Gun*2, Army Knife*1, Beam Gatling Gun*1, Missile*6
IGP: [TROWA] Trowa Barton, aka Triton Bloom (Triton 'Bloom', eh?  That 
should explains his hair style. ^_^  Anyway how can he fight when he's 
half-blinded by his own hair? :)
DES: Remember Aphrodite A, Diana A, and Venus Alpha?  Ever since their 
glory days from the Mazinger series in 1970s, the infamous breast 
shooter is back with a vengence.  Only this time, the pilot of this 
Z-cup robot is a guy. ^_^;  (Go Nagai must have been working for 
Sunrise. :)  Hey, if Bandai can sell a lot of these models, maybe it's 
time to introduce 'Heavylegs' as its robotic sibling. ^_^;;;

DIS: Air throw 1CS: White, red 2CS: White, blue

Ground launcher: CWP, Csw


GQCF+k (3,6) KDH: none
Fires beam gatling horizontally.

GFDD+k (4,8) KDH: none
Fires big breast missile(s) from its chest, which slowly 
travel(s) slightly up/downward(s) depending on the opponent's 
location.  (Hey, what if someone put a Wonder Bra on Heavy Arms? :)

(Close) GQCB+k (1,7) KDH: all(J)
Grabs then fires at the opponent with breast missiles.  In strong 
version, after Heavy Arms finish the first shot, Heavy Arms shoots 6 
more shots of vulcan, but the vulcan shots do not use up extra power.  
Has longer throw range than regular throws.  Unblockable.  (This attack 
had truly redefined the term 'breast feeding'. :)


GQCFx2+k (9) KDH: none
Heavy Arms open its chest and fire huge energy balls.  Does not go 
across entire horizontal screen.  (The game designers had had a lot of 
fun on making breast shooting jokes, hadn't they? :)


Heavy Arms's AWw hits standing defender, but blocked by crouching and 
air defender.


SWw, CWw, CsP (1+1+1=3) (0/0)
CWP, SWw, Csw (1+1+3=5) (0/0)
SWP, CWP, SWw, Csw (1+1+1+2=5) (0/0)
SWP, SWw, CWw, GQCF+sk (1+1+1+6=9) (100/55)
GQCB+sk, Sswx2 (7+3x2=13) (100/100)
GFDD+sk, SWV, SsV, GQCF+sk (7+6+9+6=28) (309/110)
AFDD+sk, SWV, SsV, GQCF+sk (8+6+9+6=29) (309/100)
SWPx3, CsP, Ssw, GQCFx2+k (1x3+1+3+4=11) (200/95)
GQCB+sk, Ssw, GQCFx2+k (7+3+4=14) (300/150)
GFDD+sk, SWV, SsV, GQCFx2+k (7+6+9+9=31) (309/210)

The Good

Fires more vulcan shots than anyone else's at the same magnitude.

The Bad

Cannot do air throws/grabs.
Most moves cannot be done in air.
Can't jump over _any_ robots without SJ, even when they are crouching.
Most combos don't knock down opponents.
Weak at close range combat.


FGT: 120 WEP: 120 SPD: 110 POW: 150 ARM: 160 RFN: Gundam Sandrock
HEI: 16.5 WEI: 7.5 MAT: Gundanium RN: XXXG-01SR
AMS: Heat Shortel*2, Beam Submachine Gun*1, Missiles*2, Shield*1, Cross 
IGP: [QUATRE] Quatre Raberba Winner (Really?  If he is such a winner, 
then why he's not the leader? :)
DES: In this game, it seemed it is as steady as sand instead of rock.

DIS: Air throw 1CS: Yellow, white, grey 2CS: Yellow, white, brown

Ground launcher: SWw


QCF+k (1,5) KDH: none
Shoots a spinning projectile with heat shortel.

GFDD+k (4,2) KDH: all(J?)
In weak version, Sand Rock does several head butts on the opponent after 
first hit; in strong version, Sand Rock does a power bomb after first hit.

GQCB+k (3,4) KDH: last
Charges forward while swinging heat shortels.


GQCFx2 (22) KDH: none
Multitude of projectiles fires horizontally and downward from behind 
Sand Rock and its beam submachine gun.


CWw, Csw, CWw, Cw (1+2+1+1=5) (0/0)
SWPx4, SWw, GFDD+sk (1x4+1+2=7) (100/25)
SWPx4, SWw, GFDD+wk (1x4+1+4=9) (0/0)
GQCF+sk, GQCFx2+sk (4+20=24) (300/240)
(SWV, SsV, GQCF+sk)xn ((3+6+4=13)xn) (115xn/115+49xn)

The Good

The only robot that does 20+ hits super combo besides Epyon.
Multi-hit strong projectiles, which beats Epyon's super.
Higher defense value than anyone else.

The Bad

Most moves cannot be done in air.
Limited choice of chain combo.


FGT: 160 WEP: 110 SPD: 130 POW: 140 ARM: 120 RFN: Shenlong Gundam
HEI: 16.4 WEI: 7.4 MAT: Gundanium RN: XXXG-01S
AMS: Dragon Hang*1, Shenlong Shield*1, Flame thrower*2, Beam Glaive*1, 
Main Vernier*1
IGP: [WUFEI] Wufei Chang (If Sunrise's crooked English lessons aren't 
enough to plague every Gundam generation, this Neo Chinese can't get his 
own 'Zhang' surname right. :)
DES: Shenlong not only looks like the Dragon Gundam in G Gundam fighting 
game, it even fights like one.  What an innovative character design. ^_^

DIS: n/a 1CS: Red, white, blue 2CS: Red, white, green

Ground launcher: Csw


QCF+k (2,3) KDH: last, last 2(J)
Shenlong attacks by streching its claw.  Strong versions throw oppenent 
backwards.  Air versions cause Shenlong to move backward.

FDD+k (3,6) KDH: none
Shenlong attacks with beam glaive.  Air versions do not have the 
spinning motion before attacking.  Strong versions cause Shenlong to 
move forward during first two strikes.


Dragon Hang Fire?
QCFx2+k (10) KDH: none
Shenlong's claw shoots flames horizontally across the screen.  Unlike 
Dragon Gundam's attack, it has much longer range.


Ad+Ww (1) KDH: none
Shenlong's glaive attacks slightly downwards instead of just forward.  
Has longer range than plain AWw.


GWPx4, SWw, CWw, Ssw, CWwx2, CsP (1x4+2+2+1+2x2+1=14) (0/0)
GWPx2, SWw, GFDD+wk (1x2+2+3=7) (0/0)
GWPx4, SWw, GFDD+wk (1x4+2+2=8) (0/0)
GWPx4, SWw, CWw, GFDD+wk (1x4+2+2+1=9) (0/0)
GWPx2, SWw, GFDD+sk (1x2+2+5=9) (100/40)
GWPx4, SWw, CWw, GFDD+sk (1x4+2+2+1=10) (100/10)
GWPx4, SWw, GFDD+sk (1x4+2+4=10)* (100/10)
GWPx2, SWw, CWw, GQCF+sk, CWw, DCWw, CsP (1x2+2+2+3+2+2+1=14) (100/10)
SWV, SsV, G. Dragon Hang Fine (3+6+6=15) (209/209)

* If 10th hit knocks out opponent, 11th juggling hit may be appended.

The Good

All moves can be done in air.
Long reaching beam glaive makes chain combos easier to perform.

The Bad

It only has a few moves.
Super only hits a few times.


FGT: 100 WEP: 110 SPD: 150 POW: 130 ARM: 120 RFN: Tallgeese
HEI: 17.4 WEI: 8.8 MAT: Titanium RN: OZ-00MS
AMS: Back Pack Vernier*2, Dover Gun*1, Shield*1, Beam Sabre*1, (more?)
IGP: [ZECHS] Zechs Merquise, aka Milliard Peacecraft (masked) ('Sex' 
Merquise?  H_H)
DES: The tallest robot in the game, also the only 'Geese' fighter 
unrelated to SNK's fighting games.

DIS: n/a 1CS: White, black 2CS: Dark blue, black

Ground launcher: CWP


QCF+k (2,5) KDH: none
Tallgeese fires dover gun.  Ground version shoots horizontally while air 
version shoots diagonally downward.

FDD+k (1,1) KDH: all
Does a rising knee butt.

GQCB+k (2,2) KDH: all
Grabs then does a power bomb on the opponent after first hit.


GQCFx2+k (6) KDH: none
Uses 2 beam sabres to slash energy horizontally across the screen.


Gf+sP (1) KDH: all
Tallgeese does a kick instead of punch.

Ad+sP (1) KDH: all
Tallgeese attacks with a shield instead of kick.  Has shorter range than 
plain AsP.


SWP, CWP, GQCB+wk (1+2+2=5) (0/0)
SWPx2, SWw, CWw, GQCB+wk (1x2+1+1+2=6) (0/0)
SWP, CWP, GQCB+sk (1+2+2=5) (100/55)
SWPx2, SWw, CWw, GQCB+sk (1x2+1+1+2=6) (100/40)
SWPx2, SsP, QCFx2+k (1x2+2+6=10) (200/140)
GQCF+wk, GQCFx2+k (2+6=8) (200/170)
GQCF+sk, GQCFx2+k (5+6=11) (300/225)
SWP, Csw, Ssw, GQCF+sk, GQCFx2+k (1+2+2+5+4=13) (300/150)
SWPx2, SWw, CWw, Ssw, GFDD+Wk, BSB, GQCFx2+k (1x2+1+1+2+1+0+6=13) (200/95)
SWPx2, SWw, CWw, Ssw, GFDD+sk, BSB, GQCFx2+k (1x2+1+1+2+1+0+6=13) (300/195)
SWV, SsV, GQCF+sk, GQCFx2+k (3+6+5+4=18) (309/234)

The Good

Highest jumper.
Longest lasting vernier.
Best air speed on vernier.

The Bad

Tall robot = big target.  In this game, that means it receives more hits 
from the same multi-hit projectiles than anyone else.  Furthermore, some 
standing attacks that are dodged by other crouchers will contact 
Tallgeese, which can hinder counterattacks.


FGT: 110 WEP: 160 SPD: 125 POW: 110 ARM: 130 RFN: Vayeate
HEI: 16.3 WEI: 7.3 MAT: Gundanium RN: OZ-13MSX1
AMS: Beam Cannon*1, Generator*1, (more?)
IGP: [LADYUNE] Lady Une (Like almost every patriarchal fighting game, 
there is always at least one female fighter (the reverse isn't quite 
true, however :).  In GWED, there is no exception.  BTW Why glasses?  
Don't the people in AC 195 have better optical implants? :)
DES: The only OZ robot in the game that uses a gun for shooting and 
'punching.'  Looks quite like Mercurius.

DIS: n/a 1CS: Blue 2CS: Green

Ground launcher: none


QCF+k (1,3) KDH: none
Vayeate fires a elliptical projectile horizontally with beam cannon.

GFDD+k[[,dir.]...[,k]] (2,4) KDH: none[varies]
Does a rising knee butt.  After the attack is finished, it can do an air 
attack (including specials and super) of player's choice.


QCFx2+k (13) KDH: none
Vayeate fires beam cannon with a shot that hits anything in front of it.


Ad+sw (1) KDH: varies
Vayeate's beam cannon shoots diagonally downward instead of horizontally.

All Vayeate's normal weapon attacks (except AWw) knock down 
non-defending opponent at close range.


GFDD+sk, AsP (4+1=5) (100/100)
GFDD+Wk, AQCFx2+k (2+9=11) (200/170)
GFDD+sk, AQCFx2+k (2+13=15) (300/270)
SWV, SsV, GQCFx2+k (3+5+8=16) (208/208)
SWV, SsV, GQCF+sk, GQCFx2+k (3+5+3+6=17) (308/263)

The Good

Multi-hit strong projectiles, which beats Epyon's super.
Regular weapon attacks travel across the screen.

The Bad

Not that useful against close range opponents.


FGT: 150 WEP: 100 SPD: 125 POW: 130 ARM: 130 RFN: Mercurius
HEI: 16.3 WEI: 7.3 MAT: Gundanium RN: OZ-13MSX2
AMS: Beam Gun*1 (Vulcan), Crash Shield*1, PURANEITODEiFUeNSAA*10 (Can't 
they just be called 'pucks' instead? :)
IGP: [NOIN] Lucrezia Noin (Noin is female?  Lucrezia look rather 
masculine.  But with a show where Quatre, Duo, and Heero (?!) look like 
girls, you just can't be sure anyone's gender without looking up some 
reliable sources. :)
DES: It seems its designers were big time hockey fans, it even uses 
hockey pucks to attack - without a stick!  Anyway, Mercurius is 
perfectly capable to scores more goals, knocks out more teeth, and stays 
longer in penalty boxes than all the NHL players' career records 
combined (even if there is such a thing called NHL in AC 195).

DIS: Air throw 1CS: Red 2CS: Yellow

Ground launcher: SsP


FDD+k (1,4) KDH: last
Mercurius dashes forward, with a shield/sword on its chest.

GQCB+k (0,0) KDH: none
Creates an energy shield around Mercurius and becomes invulnerable to 
all attacks except throws.  Weak and strong versions behaves 
identically.  Both versions uses same amount of power.  After the move 
is used, power is gradually drained.  If Mercurius is thrown after the 
shield formed, Mercurius loses the shield, even when the throw is escaped.

GQCF+k while the shield is on. (1,4) KDH: none
Releases pucks to attack the opponent. Weak version shoots pucks 
linearly to U,D,F,B; strong version causes all pucks chasing the 
opponent, but their flight paths are not predictable.  (With pucks like 
these, everyone can make Wayne Gretzky looks like a total loser. :)


GQCFx2+k (8) KDH: none
Mercurius floats in the air, and discharges electricity.


SWw can be interrupted by CWw if it hits opponent, resulting a combo 
with fewer hits.
Ww can be interrupted by sw or sP if it hits opponent, resulting a combo 
with fewer hits.
Mercurius gains 15 PU per hit from its 'throw'.


SWPx4, SWw, CWw, Ssw (1x4+3+3+1=11) (0/0)
SWPx3, SWw, CWw, CsP, CWwx2, CsP (1x3+3+3+1+2x2+1=15) (0/0)
GWPx3, SWw, CWw, SsP, Ssw, DCsw, CWwx2, CsP (1x3+3+3+1+1+1+2x2+1=17) (0/0)
SWPx2, SWw, CWw, GFDD+sk, CWw, CsP (1x2+3+3+4+2+1=15) (100/-20)
GQCF+sk, SWVx2, SsV (4+3x2+4=14) (110/100-107)
GQCF+sk, SWV, SsVx2 (4+3+4x2=15) (111/100-108)
SWPx3, SWw, CWw, SsP, Ssw, DCsw, GQCFx2+k (1x3+3+3+1+1+1+8=20) (200/20)
SWPx4, SWw, CWw, GFDD+sk, GQCFx2+k (1x4+3+3+3+8=21) (300/105)

The Good

Its pucks hit more times than any other robots' weapons.
Easily build up chain combos with over 10 hits.  Who need specials?
CWw blocks vulcans, and one-hit projectiles.
A 3-hit strong 'throw'.
The nearly invulnerable energy shield.

The Bad

Most moves cannot be done in air.
Cannot do air throws/grabs.


FGT: 160 WEP: 140 SPD: 160 POW: 150 ARM: 140 RFN: Gundam Epyon
HEI: 17.4 WEI: 8.5 MAT: Gundanium RN: OZ-13MS
AMS: Beam Sword*1, Heat Rod*1, Epyon Claw*2
IGP: [ZECHS] Zechs Merquise, aka Milliard Peacecraft (unmasked) (Hey, 
Where's the Viiilliiian?  A fighting game isn't complete with Heeroes 
alone.  Besides, this is GWED, not MSH or World Heeroes. :)
DES: The boss robot in the game.  Just like any Street Fighter series 
since SSF2T, it comes with 3 similar looking characters (Wing, Wing 
Zero, Epyon).  Fortunately, Epyon doesn't have similar moves as the 

DIS: Vulcan 1CS: Red 2CS: Blue

Ground launcher: Ssw, Csw


QCF+k[,dir.][,dir.] (2,3) KDH: When Epyon is moving.
Epyon forms a shield and charges in the air.  When this move is 
performed, Epyon is invulnerable to vulcans.  You can control Epyon's 
flying direction by pressing direction key when it is suspending in the 
air.  Weak version does 1 charge and strong version does 2 charges.  If 
Epyon is alreay on ground level before charging, press d or df will 
cause it to fly forward horizontally and db will cause it to fly 
backward horizontally.  This is not Epyon's Mobile Armour mode.

GQCB+k[[,dir.]...[,k]] (0,0) KDH: none[varies]
If executing it alone, all it does is hopping forward, without causing 
any damage.  However, when Epyon is hopping, it can do an air attack 
(including specials, and super) of player's choice.


QCFx2+k (23) KDH: only when contacting the aura surrounds Epyon. 
The cheapest super in the game.  Epyon rapidly shoots guided energy 
balls, which almost guarantee to hit.


SWw, CWw, SWw, CWw, SWw, Csw (1+1+1+1+1+1=6) (0/0)
GWT, DSWw, CWw, SWw, CWw, SWw, D+B, SWw, CWw, SWw, CWw, SWw 
(1+1+1+1+1+1+0+1+1+1+1+1=11) (0/0)
GWT, DSWw, CWw, SWw, CWw, SWw, GQCB+wk, SWw, CWw, SWw, CWw, SWw 
(1+0+1+1+1+1+1+0+1+1+1+1+1=11) (0/0)

The Good

The cheapest, 20+ hits super that easily regains itself every time Epyon 
use it. 
Most versatile special.

The Bad

No cheap vulcans.
A nearly useless hopping move, unless you get a programmable controller 
or two incredibly quick hands (a slow-mo controller won't hurt either).

Cheats and tips

(More like a game bug, btw.)  If a robot has less energy than the 
minimum energy requirement for a specific vulcan attack, it still shoots 
the same amount of bullets with less energy.  For example, if Heavy Arms 
only has 1 PU, and it uses sV, it still shoots 9 rounds of vulcan and 
creates a combo with maximum of 9 hits, but its remaining power never 
goes negative.

To use Epyon in VS. and Trial modes, highlight Tallgeese, then press 
LLLLRRRRLRLRLRLR in player select screen.

To manually pick a robot's colour scheme in VS. and Trial modes, do the 
following:  to pick a robot's 1CS, press A, B, X, or Y; to use its 2CS, 
press Start.  In VS mode, if both players choose the same robot, the one 
who choose first always gets one's own desired colour scheme.  If a 
player holds Start button while choosing any robot by pressing any other 
buttons, it will always be in 2CS, with above exception.

To use blue Epyon, hold Start button before the player select screen is 
completely rendered, then use the Epyon code for choosing Epyon.  Don't 
release hold for Start button until you have chosen a robot.  It works 
with the restrictions in VS. mode.

For you Killer Instinct fans, you can do a 99+ hit combo with Sandrock.  
Just do the following combo repeatedly:


This combo alone hits 13 times.  But repeating the pattern, the hit 
count will continue to go up, until runs out of power or kills the 
opponent.  It is possible to start the combo at any part of the cycle.  
Keep in mind that sometimes a cycle hits 12 times or less due to the 
interrupt between SV and QCF+sk.  My personal record is 60 hits.  There 
are strict limitations for this killer combo:

First, get the opponent cornered, otherwise it can escape the combo.  
Second, keep you and your opponent as close to MVED as possible (and 
your vulcan enabled, of course).  Third, enough power to keep the cycle 
running for 4 to 5 times.  Finally, you need quick reflexes since the 
time between the landings of QCF+sk and SV often long enough to break 
the combo, even at MVED.

Ever wonder how Death Scythe got its name?  Just repeat the following 
moves over and over, you can see why it was named that way:

GQCF+sk, CWw, SsW

This combo alone hits only 6 times and uses 100 PU.  However, the net 
power loss is only 10 PU per cycle (compared to 49 PU for Sand Rock).  
Furthermore, The timing is quite easy to control once getting a hang of 
it, since no distance restrictions are involved.  The player only needs 
to ensure the opponent get hit by any one of the attacks in the cycle 
while both robots are on the ground.  If CWW or SSW is used to start the 
combo, it should be done in close range.  By mastering such technique, a 
player can kill _everyone_ with just one combo.  Anyway, this reaper 
truly earns its name. :)


At any difficulty level, ending occurs after defeating Epyon.  

[An Epyon, without left arm, is being deactivated on the background.]

[Background darkened, then the pilot who won the last match appears.]

Lady Une:

[Pilot faded away, English credits roll through the screen.  
After going through credits, the ending will vary depending on the 
difficulty level of the game:]

If you finished the story mode at easy, the Epyon background will fade 
away, and you will be sent back to the game intro.

If you finished the story mode at normal, the Epyon background will not 
fade away.  Instead the screen will cut to Treize Khushrenada with 
Epyon's stage as background, presumably watching the fight.


[Screen faded, there is another line of Japanese text appear at the end.]

If you finished the story mode at hard, you will get the same ending as 
in normal level, plus the following text will appear after the normal 




This code allows you to use Epyon in VS. and Trial modes.

Misc. game info


Ever wonder what is vernier?  From Webster's dictionary, here's what I 

   Main Entry: 1ver.ni.er
   Pronunciation: 'v&r-nE-&r
   Function: noun
   Etymology: Pierre Vernier
   Date: 1766
   1 : a short scale made to slide along the divisions of a graduated
   instrument for indicating parts of divisions
   2 a : a small auxiliary device used with a main device to obtain fine
   adjustment b : any of two or more small supplementary rocket engines
   or gas nozzles on a missile or a rocket vehicle for making fine
   adjustments in the speed or course or controlling the attitude --
   called also vernier engine

In the context of GWED, it uses definition 2b.

Alternative pilots

If you initially chose the following robots in story mode, some robots 
you fight against will have different pilot:

Chosen robot  Affected robot  Alternative pilot

Wing          Wing Zero       Zechs (masked)
Wing Zero     Wing            Trowa
Tallgeese     Epyon           Heero

Other than the pilot changes, the corresponding robots don't seem to 
behave any differently or become more/less powerful than before.

Game specs

Developer: Natsume
Publisher: Bandai
Platform: Super Famicom
Release date: 1996 Mar 29
SRP: 7500 yen (might be re-released on Nintendo Power for 1000/3000 yen)
Size: 16 Mbit, 0 kbit SRAM
Special chip: none
Genre: 2D fighting

Winning quotes (under construction, need translators)

G: Against Gundam pilot (Heero, Duo, Trowa, Quare, Wufei)
O: Against OZ pilot (Zechs, Lady Une, Noin)


O: A-hhahhahhahha!! (A-hhahhahhahha!!)
O: Ninmu kanryou. (Mission completed.)


G: Wariiwarii! (Cut cut!)


G: ...... (......)
G: Muimi da. ()


G: Gomen... ()



Zechs (masked)


Lady Une




Zechs (unmasked)


Stage descriptions

Wing: In some kind of space colony.

Wing Zero: Same as Wing's stage.

Death Scythe: The stage takes place on a damaged aircraft carrier near a 
port, travelling left.

Heavy Arms: A battlefield at night.

Sand Rock: Desert of dawn/dusk surrounded by robots (Maganac?).  Too bad 
they don't join in the fight. :( Background contains a sun and tiny 
buildings, animated in mirage effects.

Shenlong: A daylight view of wilderness.  The stage contains mountains, 
some trees, and a large body of water.

Tallgeese: Night view of South Pole?

Vayeate: Moon base(?) with robots at background plane.  A small window 
at background reveals Earth.

Mercurius: Same as Vayeate's stage, except in different colours.

Epyon: Foreground platform descends slowly, and the blue background 
occasionally flashes yellow.

Development technologies

Ever wonder why GWED can fit 10 large robots with very detailed motions, 
and it still plays fast, and still only uses 16Mbit cart space and 
without compression chips?  Aside from the facts that music and stage 
are reused, small sound sample set (with zero voice), and virtually no 
background animation, the greatest factor comes from the ways character 
sprites are drawn on screen.

In traditional 2D fighting games (Capcom & SNK titles included), a 
character's every possible pose is stored in individual bitmaps, which 
includes the entire body, even the parts that aren't moving.  For 
example, when a fighter is walking, the bitmap for the rest of the body 
are stored for each leg movement frame, even though the non-moving parts 
are the same. For fine character movements, such method uses a lot of 
space to store many duplicated, non-moving parts.  With large amounts of 
character frames, this is certainly not an efficient use of the small 
Nintendo cartridge spaces.  Furthermore, when developers want to 
add/change moves to each character, the extra sprites have to be drawn 
and stored all over again. 

In GWED, it uses what Bandai called motion parts system (MPS).  Each
character frame is drawn on screen by a combination of smaller sprites,
such as arms, legs, heads, torso, weapons.  When developing new frames,
only the differently drawn parts are stored along with the frame
structure.  As a result, the same storage space can occupy more
characters, finer frames, and even more moves than the 'dumb' methods in
traditional 2D fighting games.  Combined with similarties between
characters (eg Vayeate and Mercurius) and rotational effects (eg Epyon),
GWED was able to cramp 10 large robots into the same cartridge space that
Street Fighter II, Art of Fighting, Mortal Kombat, DBZ Super Butouden (all
3 of them), and G Gundam had used.

In addition to GWED, MPS has also been used on Gundam The Battle Master 
and Gundam The Battle Master 2 for Playstation (unsurprisingly, Bandai's 
2D fighting titles) for greater extents.  Both of which provide much 
bigger characters (some even bigger than Art of Fighting 1/2/3 has ever 
got) and smoother animation (some reported as smooth as Street Fighter 
III) than the rest of Playstation's 2D fighters, as well as the 
'non-existant' loading time which the rest of the industry had thought 
impossible with Playstation's tiny amount of RAM. 

Despite the seemingly complex nature of MPS, GWED is not the first game 
that handle sprites in such manners.  Rayman (Sega Saturn, PC, Jaguar) 
and Vectorman (2) (Genesis, Game Gear) also split character sprites into 
parts to achieve exceptional speeds, as well as countless shooters.  
However, such applictions on 2D fighting games have been so surprising 
rare, even Capcom and SNK have never advanced their engines beyond 
fighters' detachable weapons, if they have ever split character sprites 
at all.

To see what differences MPS can make, try Bandai's GTBM(2) and Capcom's 
Cyberbots for direct comparisons.  Both companies use robotic fighters, 
but Cyberbots not only has smaller robots than GTBM(2), it also can't 
reach/beat GTBM(2)'s loading speeds without a CPS2/3 arcade board or 
Sega Saturn with RAM upgrade.  Eat that, Capcom! ;P

GW Trivia

The girl in the game intro is Relena Darlian (aka Relena Peacecraft), 
the sister of Zechs Merquise, and Heero's dream girl.  (No wonder why 
Zechs ended up fighting Heero. :)

The music played in the game intro is called 'Rhythm Emotion', a GW 
opening theme.

Wish list

With GWED being the last of its kind on SNES, it may be the time to move 
onto another console.  Whether you are playing Gundam The Battle Master 
(2) on Playstation, Real Robots Final Attack on Sega Saturn, Super Robot 
Spirit on N64, or any other Bandai/Banpresto releases, you may want to 
have these for your next Gundam fighting games, if not a GWED sequel:

- Switching pilots.  Something I missed from G Gundam, which changes 
robots' stats depending on the pilot.  For a 32/64-bit game, switching 
pilots should also changes their available moves, or even the moves 

- Some finishing moves.  Although I am no Mortal Kombat fan, without a 
fatality or two for each robot, all the descriptions in GWML archives 
about how they can tear up other robots (or even pilots) means pure 
marketing nonsense for a fighting game. ^_^;  Besides, since Epic's One 
Must Fall: 2097 on the PC, I haven't seen any other robot fighting games 
with finishing moves at all, let alone good finishers.

- At least a killer combo or two for each robot, not just for Death 
Scythe and Sand Rock.  But at the same time, a combo breaker will be an 
invaluable addition.  If you have tried Deathscythe's combo on GWED, you 
will sure know why.

- Have some SD Gundam model designers to do the game designs.  Why SD 
Gundam?  Their works are much more creative and funnier than the ones 
doing the full size versions.  Take Shenlong Gundam for example, SD 
Shenlong can transform into a ship with Mini Shenlong and Mini Sandrock, 
something you cannot find in regular GW series, and certainly not in any 
full-sized Shenlong models.  BTW, what good is a HG Heavyarms Custom 
model _without_ a single spring loading beam gatling and free plastic 
bullets, the stardard armanments in every SD Gundam model?!  With they 
doing the designs, the result will be a game that is funnier to watch, 
as well as to play.

- With SD Gundam modellers involved, this game won't be complete without 
SD versions of the favourite characters in the same package.  Hey, if 
Sega can do Virtua Fighter 2 & Virtua Fighter Kids, why not Gundam?  And 
of course, SD Sengokuden and Knight Gundam / SDV variants are welcome 

- Even better, instead of the tiring duels between robots, it's time for 
the pilots to put on gundanium knuckles and fight fists to fists on 
their own.  Furthermore, the story mode will feature matches between 
robots and humans (eg full-sized Byg-Zam vs. SD Heero Yuy or Halo vs. 
Char Aznable :).


In no particular order, thanks to:

Natsume all staff:  
URL: http://www.natsume.com/
For making one of the best anime fighting game for SNES, even with only 
16Mbits of space and no special chips!  (Hey, who says you need at least 
32Mbits cart space and a chip to bring the qualities of a late CPS2 
fighting game to SNES?  GWED does it for less!)

URL: http://www.bandai.co.jp/
For finally choosing the right people who really know fighting games.  
Although Bandai doesn't always do the right job, and the bad anime games 
can be really bad (even with the standards of those times), fortunately 
for Gundam fans, GWED is definitely not one of those horrible Gundam 
games (btw don't ever mention Presto Studio's Gundam 0079: The War for 
Earth again).

Gundam Project Page:
URL: http://gundam.anime.net/
For in-game pilots' full names.

Gundam Wing Mailing List Archive:
URL: http://www.quatre.ranma.com/gwmlarchive/
For most of the robots' specs, including the missing Epyon's specs.

Game * Gundam:
URL: http://www3.mahoroba.ne.jp/~pika/gundam.html
For info of the GWED cart, even though without the test mode code.

Legal elements

This FAQ is copyrighted by Jacob Poon.  All rights reserved.
Gundam Wing Endless Duel (c) Sotsu Agency, Sunrise, TV Asahi, Bandai 1996.