One of the sufferings for Gundam geeks has been the lack of Gundam related apps on Android. Itakura Platoon Official App may be the app to overturn that.
The biggest advantage here is that this app is not available on iPhone yet. This is a big win for Android users.
Itakura Platoon Official App is the official app of the late night Gundam variety show of the same name, hosted by Toshiyuki Itakura, a Japanese comedian and Gundam fanatic. The show focuses on the Gundam arcade game, Kidō Senshi Gundam: Senjō no Kizuna.
For those who are not familiar with Mobile Suit Gundam, it is a very popular Japanese anime from the 1970's. The arcade game lets the player take control of one of the fighting mechs from the anime in a dome-shaped cockpit.
Even if you have not seen the game, you can replay the past episodes of the variety show from this app and find out what it's like.
Senjō no Kizuna is not a new game, and has gone through several updates which add more robots available to play. You can check out what those rebots are in this app from Mobile Suit (MS) List.
For those experts in Senjō no Kizuna, Tactics Tool in this app may prove very useful. You can browse and study the maps from the game, and play it strategically instead of losing money going in without a plan.
The more you play with this app, the more you are tempted to play the arcade game. There is a GPS-powered search feature which locates nearby arcades which have it in place.
This app certainly will help improve your skills in Senjō no Kizuna even if you're a novice player. Good luck.
Device used: EVO WiMAX ISW11HT
Publisher: NAMCO BANDAI Games Inc.
Last Updated: 12/5/2011
Compatibility: Android 1.6 or higher
Translation by G. Miyano