I am a big fan of the Mobile Suit Gundam series, and G Generation featuring mechs and characters from the series is one of my most favorite war simulation games. SD Gundum Generation Mobile NEXT UNIVERSE for Android is out now, and it's getting two thumbs up from me on the quality. A free trial version is available for you to try it out.
Note that this game is available through Banadroid, the official app store of BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc, and not from Google Play.
Once you download and install the platform for the game, you are ready for some fun. You're limited to playing only one stage in the free trial version, but can choose later to purchase tickets for playing the rest of the stages.
Let's download the stage data before starting. It only takes a few seconds.
The game is so good, it doesn't feel like I'm playing on a smartphone at all. Everything is identical to the console version.
Battle scene replays are also featured in G Generation for Android. It only takes a second or so to load, however, it has no sound. You can turn off the animation for faster playing, which is no different from the home console version.
After finishing with the free trial version, you have an option to purchase a monthly ticket for 315 yen/month.
Before playing this game, I thought all smartphone games were nothing but simple games and downgrades of home console games. This is one of very few examples of a console-to-smartphone port that reteeains its original quality.
My smartphone time before bed is sure to become longer with this game.
Device used: Xperia arc(SC-01C)
Last Updated: mm/dd/yyyy
Price: free (option to purchase tickets)
Compatibility: Android 2.2 or higher
Translation by G. Miyano