|Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes|
|System(s): Sega Dreamcast|
|Peripherals supported: Dreamcast VGA Box, Dreamcast Jump Pack|
|Number of players: 1|
Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes, known in Japan as Kidou Senshi Gundam Gaiden Colony no Ochita Chide… (機動戦士ガンダム外伝 コロニーの落ちた地で…) is a video game that was released for the Dreamcast. It is based in the Universal Century timeline of the popular Mobile Suit Gundam franchise. Originally released in Japan on August 26, 1999 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Gundam franchise, an American version of the game was later released on April 28, 2000. The game was never released in Europe.
An append disc Premium Disc was exist. Bandai best is include Premium Disc feature.
The game allows players to pilot mobile suits through a first-person cockpit view. It also requires the player to employ team-tactics with two AI-controlled teammates.
The player could normally choose from two mobile suits, the standard RGM-79 GM, a decent all around mobile suit, or the heavier RGC-80 GM Cannon, a mobile suit with a cannon attached to its shoulder. If a certain mission was completed successfully, a third mobile suit, the RX-77D Mass-Production Type, a heavy mobile suit with dual cannons on its shoulders, and a machine gun in each hand, could be unlocked.
The very last mission of the game puts the player in the cockpit of the RGM-79SP GM Sniper II, a modified version of the RGM-79 GM Sniper decked out in blue and white colors.
The game has nine stages set all over Australia in an attempt to stop Zeon from developing and releasing Astaroth, a biological weapon capable of accelerating the growth of plant life on the Earth, turning it into an uninhabitable forest.
After completing the game, the player could open up an "Extra Options" menu with customizable "cheats" like Lunar Titanium Alloy (larger health bar) or certain weapons, like the Prototype Beam Rifle used in the GAW Assault Carrier mission.
|Sega Retro Average|
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|Gundam Games for Sega Systems|
|SD Gundam Winner's History (1995)|
|Kidou Senshi Gundam (1995) | Kidou Senshi Gundam Gaiden I: Senritsu no Blue (1996) | Kidou Senshi Gundam Gaiden II: Ao wo Uketsugu Mono (1996) | Kidou Senshi Z Gundam: Zenpen Zeta no Kodou (1997) | Kidou Senshi Gundam Gaiden III: Sabakareshi Mono (1997) | Kidou Senshi Gundam Gaiden: The Blue Destiny (1997) | Kidou Senshi Z Gundam: Kouhen Sora wo Kakeru (1997) | SD Gundam G Century S (1998) | Kidou Senshi Gundam: Giren no Yabou (1998) | Kidou Senshi Gundam: Giren no Yabou - Kouryaku Shireisho (1998)|
|Gundam Side Story 0079: Rise from the Ashes (1999) | Kidou Senshi Gundam: Giren no Yabou - Zeon no Keifu (2000) | Gundam Battle Online (2001) | Kidou Senshi Gundam: Renpou vs. Zeon & DX (2002)|
|Kidou Senshi Gundam: Renpou vs. Zeon (2000) | Kidou Senshi Gundam: Renpou vs. Zeon DX (2001)|
|Kidou Gekidan Haro Ichiza: Haro no Puyo Puyo (2005)|