I am Gundam (Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost ON)

Here is the good stuff up front:
English site with game guides and unit guides. Quick and easy: https://ggez.space/

A new Player’s Guide put together by some players and probably the go-to guide on the game at this point. It’s well organized and sections itself based on skill level but it’s also very thorough if you’re interested in higher level play:

High bandwidth version: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YStVb9xGbXOY3QRYd2TDppzMzNFucXYK_NDNyT7yg9c/edit

Low bandwidth version: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10oyI4vkhxcCbk6yQu9QgcUT_o28fL5E-Uvm4R61ycS4/edit

Anyone else pick this up? It came out a week or two ago on PS4 and I’ve been having a lot of fun with it. If you’ve played a Gundam Vs. before, then it’s that, again. If you never dug too much into the games than I don’t know the details really mean anything to you (they certainly are above my head), but that should tell if you this might be up your alley or not. Although I will note this is more in-line with Extreme Vs. Full Boost than “Gundam Versus”, the console-only PS4 game. The latter added some new mechanics that weren’t well received and added to the overall complexity while I believe Maxi Boost ON was well received in the arcades.

If you’ve never played a Gundam Vs. game before, it’s a long running series of 2v2 competitive arena fighters. The closes analogue I can think of would be Virtual ON since your perspective and targeting are always locked onto one of your two opponents, so it’s not a game about aiming your attacks but rather timing them to hit your opponent when they’re in some sort of position that stops them from dodging it. And being 2 vs 2, it’s balanced completely around team-based play. In these early days it’s easier to find beginners online, but if you do end up playing against people who actually know what they’re doing then you will get absolutely smothered.

But even then it’s still quite different from Virtual On in design sensibilities, so if you’re interested in playing it competitively it’s kind of like learning a new genre. Many people get frustrated because you can’t easily pull in muscle memory from another game and there are a lot of techniques and concepts intrinsic to this series that you won’t already have familiarity with.

As far as PvE goes, it’s got the franchise classic arcade mode with branching paths through a tree of opponents that include regular units as well as special bosses. This can be played co-op offline and online. There’s also a Mission Mode, which probably acts as the long term single player mode where you work your way through a grid of of battles with special goals and modifiers as you unlock stat boosting equipment and level your units. So there is some non-PvP stuff in here.

There are 185 playable units from 36 different Gundam series.

List of Units if you're so inclined

Mobile Suit Gundam
RX-78-2 Gundam
RX-78-2 Gundam (G-Armor)
MS-14S (YMS-14) Gelgoog Commander Type (Char custom)
MSM-04 Acguy
YMS-15 Gyan
MSN-02 Zeong
MS-06 Zaku II (Doan Pilot)
MS-06S Zaku II Commander Type (Char custom)

Mobile Suit Variations
MS-06R-2 Zaku II High Mobility Type (Johnny Ridden custom)
MS-06R-2 Zaku II High Mobility Type (Matsunaga custom)

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam
MSN-00100 Hyaku Shiki
PMX-000 Messala
PMX-003 The O
RX-139 Hambrabi
RX-178 Gundam Mk-II + G-Defenser
RX-178 Gundam Mk-II (Titans colors)
RMS-108 Marasai/RX-110 Gabthley
NRX-055 Baund Doc

Gundam Sentinel
MSA-0011(Ext) Ex-S Gundam

Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ
FA-010S Full Armor ZZ Gundam
MSZ-010 ΖΖ Gundam
AMX-004 Qubeley
AMX-004-2 Qubeley Mk-II (Elpie Ple Piloted)
AMX-004-3 Qubeley Mk-II (Ple-2 Piloted)
AMX-011S Zaku III Custom
MSM-04 Acguy (Haman Piloted)
MSZ-006 Zeta Gundam (Roux Piloted)
MSZ-006 Zeta Zaku
RX-178 Gundam Mk-II (Elle Piloted)

Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack
RX-93 Nu Gundam
MSN-04 Sazabi
RGZ-91 Re-GZ
MSN-03 Jagd Doga

Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack - Beltorchika’s Children
RX-93-ν2 Hi-ν Gundam
MSN-04II Nightingale

Mobile Suit Gundam F91
F91 Gundam F91
XM-05 Berga Giros

Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
LM314V21 Victory 2 Gundam
LM111E02 Gun-EZ
ZMT-S33S Gottrlatan
LM312V04 Victory Gundam/LM312V04+SD-VB01A V-Dash Gundam
LM312V06 Victory Gundam Hexa
ZM-S24G Gedlav

Mobile Fighter G Gundam
GF13-017NJII God Gundam
GF13-011NC Dragon Gundam
GF13-001NHII Master Gundam
GF13-021NG Gundam Spiegel
GF13-050NSW Nobel Gundam
GF13-017NJ Shining Gundam
JMF1336R Rising Gundam

Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero
XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero (Quatre piloted)
OZ-13MS Gundam Epyon
XXXG-01SR2 Gundam Sandrock Kai
XXXG-01H2 Gundam Heavyarms Kai
XXXG-01D2 Gundam Deathscythe Hell
XXXG-01S-2 Altron Gundam
OZ-00MS2 Tallgeese II

New Mobile Report Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
XXXG-00W0 Wing Gundam Zero (EW Version)
XXXG-01H2 Gundam Heavyarms Kai (EW Version)
XXXG-01D2 Gundam Deathscythe Hell (EW Version)
OZ-00MS2B Tallgeese III

After War Gundam X
GX-9901-DX Gundam Double X
NRX-0013-CB Gundam Virsago Chest Break
GX-9900-DV Gundam X Divider
GX-9900 Gundam X

Turn A Gundam
SYSTEM ∀-99 ∀ Gundam
CONCEPT-X 6-1-2 Turn X
MRC-F20 SUMO (Harry Ord custom)
AMX-109 Kapool (Corin Nander Custom) & AMX-109 Kapool

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
GAT-X105 Strike Gundam + Striker Packs’ (Aile, Sword, Launcher, I.W.S.P.)
GAT-X105+AQM/E-YM1 Perfect Strike Gundam
GAT-X103 Buster Gundam
GAT-X102 Duel Gundam (Assault Shroud)
GAT-X207 Blitz Gundam
ZGMF-X10A Freedom Gundam
GAT-X252 Forbidden Gundam
GAT-X370 Raider Gundam
ZGMF-X13A Providence Gundam

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
ZGMF-X20A Strike Freedom Gundam
ZGMF-X19A ∞ Justice Gundam
ZGMF-X19A ∞ Justice Gundam (Lacus Piloted)
ZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam
ZGMF-X42S Destiny Gundam (Heine Westenfluss version)
ZGMF-X56S Impulse Gundam + Silhouette Packs (Force, Sword, Blast)
ZGMF-X56S Impulse Gundam + Silhouette Packs (Force, Sword, Blast) (Lunamaria Piloted)
ZGMF-X88S Gaia Gundam
ZGMF-X88S Gaia Gundam (Andrew Waltfeld custom)
MBF-02+EW454F Strike Rouge Ootori
ZGMF-X666S Legend Gundam
ORB-01 Akatsuki Gundam (Shiranui and Oowashi packs)
ZGMF-1000/A1 Gunner ZAKU Warrior
ZGMF-2000 GOUF Ignited (Heine Westenfluss version)

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED C.E. 73: STARGAZER
GAT-X105E+AQM/E-X09S Strike Noir Gundam
GSX-401FW Stargazer Gundam

Mobile Suit Gundam 00
GN-0000 00 Gundam/GN-0000+GNR-010 00 Raiser
GN-006GNHW/R Cherudim Gundam GNHW/R
GN-007 Arios Gundam
GNX-Y901TW Susanowo
GN-001 Gundam Exia/GN-001RE Gundam Exia Repair
GN-002 Gundam Dynames
GNW-20000 Arche Gundam
GNW-003 Gundam Throne Drei
CB-0000G/C Reborns Gundam
MSJ-06II-SP Tieren Taozi (Soma version)

Mobile Suit Gundam 00V
GN-001/hs-A01 Gundam Avalanche Exia
GN-0000GNHW/7SG 00 Gundam Seven Sword/G

Mobile Suit Gundam 00V: Battlefield Record
GNT-0000/FS 00 Qan(T) Full Saber

Mobile Suit Gundam 00 The Movie -A wakening of the Trailblazer-
GNT-0000 00 Qan(T)
CB-002 Raphael Gundam
GN-011 Gundam Harute
GNX-903VW Brave (Commander Test Type)
GN-010 Gundam Zabanya

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn
RX-0 Unicorn Gundam
MSN-001A1 Delta Plus
MSN-06S Sinanju
NZ-666 Kshatriya
RX-0 Unicorn Gundam 02 “Banshee”
YAMS-132 Rozen Zulu
RX-0(N) Unicorn Gundam 02 Banshee Norn
RX-0 Full Armor Unicorn Gundam

Mobile Suit Gundam AGE
AGE-1 Gundam AGE-1 Normal + Wear System (Spallow, Titus)
AGE-2 Gundam AGE-2 Normal + Wear System (Double Bullet)
AGE-3 Gundam AGE-3 Normal + Wear System (Fortress, Orbital)
Xvm-zgc Zeydra
Xvm-fzc Gundam Legilis
AGE-2DH Gundam AGE-2 Dark Hound
Xvb-xd Farsia

Gundam Reconguista in G
YG-111 Gundam G-Self
CAMS-05 Mack Knife
MSAM-033 Gundam G-Arcane
YG-111 Gundam G-Self Perfect Pack
MSAM-YM03 Montero (PS4 downloadable)

ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos
ASW-G-66 Gundam Kimaris Trooper
ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos Lupus
ASW-G-11 Gundam Gusion Rebake Full City
ASW-G-01 Gundam Bael
ASW-G-08 Gundam Barbatos Lupus Rex (PS4 downloadable)

Gundam Build Fighters
GAT-X105B/FP Build Strike Gundam Full Package
MS-06R-AB Zaku Amazing (PS4 downloadable)

Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team
RX-79(G) Ez-8 Gundam Ez8
MS-07B-3 Gouf Custom
RX-79(G) Gundam Ground Type

Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket
RX-78NT-1 Gundam “Alex”
MS-06FZ Zaku II Kai
MS-18E Kämpfer

Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory
RX-78GP01-Fb Gundam Full Burnern “Zephyranthes”
RX-78GP02A Gundam “Physalis”
RX-78GP03S Gundam “Dendrobium Stamen”
AGX-04 Gerbera Tetra
MS-14A Gelgoog (Gato custom)

Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO: The Hidden One Year War
EMS-10 Zudah
YMT-05 Hildolfr

Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam
XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam X-1 Kai
XM-X2ex Crossbone Gundam X-2 Kai
XM-X3 Crossbone Gundam X-3

Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Steel 7
XM-X1 Crossbone Gundam X-1 Kai Kai “Skull Heart”

Mobile Suit Crossbone Gundam: Ghost
EMS-TC02 Phantom Gundam

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Astray
MBF-P02 Astray Red Frame
MBF-P03 Gundam Astray Blue Frame Second L
MBF-P01-ReAMATU Gundam Astray Gold Frame Amatsu
MBF-P01-Re2AMATU Gundam Astray Gold Frame Amatsu (Mina custom)

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED VS Astray
MBF-P02Kai Gundam Astray Red Frame Kai

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED X Astray
YMF-X000A Dreadnought
CAT1-X1/3 Hyperion Gundam Unit 1

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Astray R
MBF-P02 Gundam Astray Red Dragon

Mobile Suit Gundam Side Story: The Blue Destiny
RX-79BD-1 Blue Destiny Unit 1
MS-08TX(EXAM) Efreet Custom

Mobile Suit Gundam: Hathaway’s Flash
RX-105 Ξ Gundam
RX-104FF Penelope

PF-78-1 Perfect Gundam

Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt
FA-78 Full Armor Gundam (Thunderbolt Ver.)
MS-06R Zaku II High Mobility Type (Reuse “P” Device)
RX-78AL Atlas Gundam

Gundam Build Fighters Amazing Ready
BN-876β Hot Scramble Gundam

Gundam EXA
Extreme Gundam Type Leos Xenon Phase
Extreme Gundam Type Leos Eclipse Phase
Extreme Gundam Type Leos Agios Phase

Gundam EXA VS
Extreme Gundam Leos Type II Vs
Extreme Gundam Type Sthesia Excellia

Trailer showcasing all units:

You can also unlock customization like outfits for pilots and your operator, and like a hundred different HUDs. I am using the American Comics Style HUD. The includes many vocal BGMs but you can actually also import your own MP3s too, a rarity on the PS4.

Also shout out to Deets for working on the translation team. And shout outs to the developers for finally, after years of begging, adding a LAN mode so you can play 4 players without having to go online even though the pandemic has now stopped people from having gatherings.


I played the beta and really went hardcore on the PS3 entries of the series. I don’t have PSN+ but I’ll probably still get this later thanks to the LAN mode.

i probably shouldn’t get this, as i didn’t play that much of the last one i bought, but these games are cool as hell

is the netcode good (I assume no because Bandai Namco)

I haven’t had any issues with it, although I am running on fiber internet. The game makes it easy to see how your connection is with all 18 players in a lobby as well as the players you get grouped with in your match. It’s the normal 1-4 colored bars system, so 3-4 bars has always felt good to me and when match has a 2 bar connection it starts to stutter and hiccup.

I played some of the weekend betas. It feels better than the last attempt at making a game different enough to keep the good game in the arcade but I still can’t grasp how to play the “real” game.

I will unironically reenact this comic though.

That’s me except with the Nobel Gundam, which is like kaioken sailor moon.

If you just want to satisfy some curiosity I can shareplay it to you if you want.

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If even one player is on wifi it will spoil the game for everyone else. Thankfully they added a wifi indicator to this one.

I really wanted this game but I can’t afford a $60 download only game that requires PS+. The weekend betas were fun even though I barely knew what I was doing. Foolishly hoping for a PC port.

I’m convinced Namco Bandai never giving PC players any EXVS ports is punishment for Rise of Incarnates’ failure.

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yeah if this happens i will definitely try to learn some portion of what’s up with this fucking series

The game needs a rise of incarnates dlc pack