Upgrade suggestions remembered, taken into consideration. They're not happening in this update yet, because I took the footage in the distant past of... somewhere around 4 days ago.
You are going to read the longest update I had so far. This is what happens when Banpresto decided to squeeze a third of a show's plot into a single SRW mission.
Also, WARNING! Something wrong happened with this update's videos. Some have short blackouts at the start, which only lasts a few seconds - and then everything is back to normal. But four of them are desynchronized, with video feed lagging behind the audio track. Tried reuploading the videos, to no avail. Sorry for that.Episode 5
Shizuka: Daiku-Maryu is running low on supplies and we have yet to see a single native. Heads up, everyone! It's time to organize a little scouting party!
Mist: That's my job. Nobody can scout as good as me.
Rosa: Then it is settled. Mist, Shizuka. Take some entourage - Stinger, it's the fastest.
Puria: Awesome! I'm on it.
Rosa: And G Gunner, it's the easiest to repair.
Kouji (Tetsuya): Okay. I have a really good feeling about this!
Angelica: If Mist is coming, so am I.
Little did the heroes know, other humans were really close by. Give or take a few hundred kilometers, at least...
Gainer: I'm coming in. Sorry for being late.
Sara: Gainer!Gainer Sanga, video game nerdSara Kodama, athletic tsundere
Sara: It's the first time you went to school in a month!
Gainer: It was only 29 days... and, I was a bit busy...
Sara: Busy with video games, I assume!
Mamadou: Ahem. It's the middle of the class, you two.Mr Azaf Mamadou, history teacher
Mamadou: Sit down, please. Now, we were talking about the Domepoli and Exodus. Sara, can you tell me why was there a need for the Domepoli in the first place?
Sara: In ancient history, the planet's natural environment was destroyed. People had to retreat to desolate places and live in domed cities, to give nature time to recover. This is what we call a Domepolis.
Mamadou: And Exodus happens when People decide they waited long enough, and leave a Domepolis in search of hospitable lands. Remember, everyone has the right to Exodize. This is why our whole city did it - even if the Siberian Railroad is against it. Speaking of the Railroad...
Bello: Quick, no time for exposition! Sara, Gainer!Bello Korissha, classmate with ridiculous hair
Bello: It's an emergency. Come with me, quick!
Gain: Gainer, Sara. Get to your machines, we found something strange.
Gainer: What's going on?
Gauli: We'll brief you on the go. Gauli Squad, move out!Gain Bijou, Exodus specialist, Black Southern Cross, general badassHughes Gauli, Exodus's silhouette machine commander
Sara: Yes, sir!
Gain: Patrols stumbled on a frozen Overman. It looks ancient and its appearance fits the description from the history books.
Gainer: An ancient Overman? Then it must be, Meeya's!Gach Wige, one of Exodus's Five Wise Men
Spoilers: There are only four Five Wise Men, and one is a woman.
Gach: You are correct, young Gainer. This is Brunnhilde, an Overman that belonged to Meeya, the first Person to Exodize, ever. We found its unearthed remains, and now we must recover them before Siberian Railroad does.
Gauli: Now that you know everything, let's go!
Bello: Aah, wait for me!
Gain: This must be it. Keep your eyes peeled. SR must be close.
Sara: Hey, Gainer, wake up! Your Overman is flying really sloppily today.
Gainer: Sorry, Sara. I couldn't get any sleep last night.
Sara: Playing with Cynthia again? You gamers, I'd never understand...
Gauli: What's that? We got contact!
Puria: Hey, Mist! What's this - first time I see designs like that. It's not Darius.
Kouji: That flying thing with dreadlocks, it's somehow different from others!
Angelica: Hello? Can you understand me?
Gain: What a lovely voice! I can hear you loud and clear.
Kouji: They speak Japanese? What a coincidence!
Mist: Yeah, a bit too much of a coincidence. You, stop hitting on my friend and answer - are you with Darius?
Gauli: I have no idea what you're talking about. Are you with the Siberian Railroad?
Mist: What's Siberian Railroad?
Gain: Them!Yassaba Jin, hot-blooded Siberian Railroad city administrator!Adette Kistler, strong headed Siberian Railroad squad leader!
Yassaba: I see them! It's the accursed Exodus! Today I, Yassaba Jin, will stop you and clear my name! The disgrace of letting you ungrateful People leave your Domepolis will be washed away from me!
Adette: Don't let them take that frozen Overman! All grunts, go out and stop them!
Enge: Yes, Big Sis Adette!
Jaboli: Anything for you, Big Sister!
Kejinan: E hee hee... I can already feel the cash bonus in my pocket!Kejinan, Enge and Jaboli, Siberian Railroad's three stooges
Kouji: These guys don't look too friendly...
Adette: And I'll take care of that ridiculous blocky thing! Fire!
Kouji: Aaah! Why me!
Mist: So... temporary alliance?
Gauli: Gauli Squad, stick together! With focused firepower, we can even take down an Overman!
Kouji: They're all attacking me though
Gainer: We're under attack! Even though I hate Exodus... I'll have to fight to protect my friends!
Siberian Railroad mook: It's Yapan's Overman! I'll get a raise for shooting it down!
Gainer: And also because I'm under attack! Let's go, King Gainer
I feel like an explanation is in order. Overman King Gainer as series has two types of mecha: mass-produced and rather low-tech Silhouette Machines and the advanced, almost biological-looking and usually one of a kind Overmen. The latter are equipped with a Photon Mat, a halo they can use to fly or to block bullets, and can also screw laws of physics in various ways.
All of my new allies use Silhouette Machines, except for Gainer who has an Overman. He named it after his online gaming handle. I'm not kidding.
Oops, guess who was getting beat up while I was busy explaining!
Kouji: Aaaah! Shizuru-san, please save me!
Puria: Someone's approaching fast!
Kouji: ... Shizuru?
Puria: Yeah, I wish.
Asuham: Gain Bijou! Finally, I found you - time to pay for your wicked crimes!Asuham Boon, vengeful Saint Reagan officer
Gain: You again!
Asuham: This is the day you die. You will pay for what you did to my sister!
Gain: Listen, I think you have the wrong idea...
Asuham: Silence! There will be no forgiveness! Lieutenant, destroy this scum!Zakki Bronco, Asuham's right hand man (and not much else)
Zakki: Yes, sir!
Sara: Oh great, it's that crazy guy with his Overman! Urgh! What else is going to happen today?
Gainer: Brunnhilde... it's waking up
Asuham: So, this is Brunnhilde, the legendary Overman of Meeya! Change of plans - don't kill Gain. Kill Gain, then
retrieve the Overman!
Yassaba: Yes, sir! I'll personally grind all opposition to dust!
Rosa: We arrived, captain. Our units seem to be engaged in a fight.
Ruru: Is everyone alright?!
Garis: I know you are under fire but hold only a bit longer. All squads, scramble!
Mist: We don't need reinforcements. Revlius can handle these smallfry alone. Let's go!
Angelica: Mist, don't get too far ahead! I'll assist you
Gauli: Gauli Squad, attack!
Sara: We won't let the Railroad boss us around!
Gain: That's the spirit. As for me, I'll show you. The name Black Southern Cross is not just for show
We have two choices here. I can try to down as many SR units, or just finish off Brunnhilde and end the stage. What, didn't I say Brunnhilde is an enemy? Well, it is. And it's attacking
Puria: The hell was that? A black hole?
Kouji (Tetsuya): It has a barrier! I'm having bad flashbacks...
Enge: Hey, think we'll get a bonus for shooting down an unidentified rogue?
Jaboli: Be careful! You don't know what it can do!
Kejinan: Whatever, just charge in! Overpower it with force
! I can already smell the money!
Mist: Aah... I felt that one. Waitasec, what's that?
Gainer: King Gainer, activate Overskill!
Yet another "hits at 130 will, does good" ability. Although really, at this point of the game King Gainer is pretty much unhittable anyway. Unlike some other units...
Bello: Gainer! I'd appreciate some help, getting a beat-up here
Kouji (Kabuto this time): Don't worry, Mazinger Z is here to save the day! Rocket Punch
Shizuru: Beam Rifle!
Kouji (Tetsuya): Shizuru! You came to help me, too!
Boss: Back off, she's working with me now! He he he...
Gou: Let's go, Anna! We'll take care of the black flier!
Kenji: Don't forget about my Jeeg! Knuckle Bomber!
Zakki: You won't take the Golem down that easily
So yeah. These Photon Mat barriers? The enemy has them too. Kinda annoying.
Gauli: Sara, Bello! It's time! Let's show them the true meaning of teamwork!
Sara: Yeah! Don't underestimate us just because we use Silhouette Machines!
Sara: One more
Enge: My Overman! Move... move dammit!
Kejinan: Enge, Jaboli! Wait for meee!
Adette: Out of combat already? Tch... they'll get a chewing out when I return home...
Asuham: Worry about the redshirts later! My enemy is Gain, the foe of all women! All Overmen, attack now
This stage has a lot of bosses. The Terrible Trio and their Undergolems are down already, but Asuham's Power Golem, Zakki's Golem, Yassaba's Rushrod and Adette's custom Dobeck (which is not an Overman, but is still strong - because it's Adette) are still standing and giving us trouble. Not to mention, Brunnhilde.
So, step one:
Scan everything! Usually in SRW, this spirit skill only reveals data about an enemy. And you can do the same just by attacking them, so it's not very useful. But here, it's different. In Super Robot Wars K, a scanned opponent is 10% easier to hit for one round! Although the skill costs 5 SP, not 1 - but that's still a pittance.
Step two, abuse the Gauli Squad Attack for all its worth
Adette: Why you! I won't forget this!
Asuham: How dare you interrupt my duel with the wicked Gain!
Sara: Gauli Squad, hip hip hooray!
And the spirit skill I used on Bello is Luck. That means he got twice the money for his attack. We like money - we like that.
Mist: This place sucks. Nothing but rocks and snow everywhere. I'll cut you down so I can leave!
Yassaba: As a patriot, I cannot let this comment slide! You should be proud of where you live, rather than Exodize like a coward!
Mist: What you gonna do about it? Steard, sword mode!
Yassaba: You are already dead
Mist: Aah, Revlius can't move! Damn it, damn it!
Angelica: Mist! Please don't die!
Don't be silly. Nobody dies in Overman King Gainer. Seriously, not even the unnamed mooks.
Gainer: I'll avenge him! It's an Overman battle
Yassaba: ADETTE! DON'T LOOK!
Not much left to do but to end Brunnhilde.
Anna: Everyone, please help us!
Kouji (Tetsuya): Alright! It's a Dannar Base joint attack
Zakki: I'm still here, you know.
Kouji (Kabuto): Not for long! Let's go, Daiya - this is the closest we get to Double Burning Fire in this game! BREAST FIRE!
Daiya: HYDRO BLAZER!
Gauli: Brunnhilde is going berserk! Everything will be sucked in a black hole!
Gainer: Mr Gain! Gotchko's arm... it looks like Brunnhilde's! And one of its arms is missing!
Gain: You're right! This is my chance. C'mon, Brunnhilde... see, we got your arm. We're friendly...
Gain: Phew. Can't believe that worked.
Gainer: Brunnhilde was sucked inside the arm? How does that even work!
Gain: Yet another of the world's many mysteries.
Mist: Speaking of this world, we gotta talk... and someone pick me up already! I'm freezing!
Rosa: So, Siberian Railroad is responsible for suppling Domepoli, so they are anti-Exodus because it cuts into business. I assume you're on an Exodus now?
Gain: Yeah. A whole city decided to Exodize at once. In secret, of course - that's why I'm here, to help them. They're searching for the land of Yapan. So, it's the Yapanese Exodus.
Rosa: Yapan... that sounds familiar. But the question is, are you willing to resupply us? We can offer protection and extra firepower.
Gain: Actually, there's a small crisis you could help with...
Kona: The Exodus is stuck.Kona Madaya, young engineer
Kona: One of the city blocks fell into a crevice. Even our hauling units do not have the power to pull it out! But you have that huge flying monster-thing. It can help.
Rosa: I'm sure something can be arranged.
Ana: Hey!Princess Ana Medaiyu, Exodus's willing hostage
Ana: Gainer! Gain! So glad you're back safely - I was worried, you know.
Gain: Hey, I would never allow a lady to be depressed.
Ana: You'd better not!
Lioubov: Princess, let's go back to your room!Lioubov Smettana, the princess's caretaker
Rosa: I didn't know Exodus had royalty...
Asuham: Damn that Gain, damn him ten times over! How dare he not only evade capture and painful death, but trash my Overman? It's Saint Reagan property! And it is all your fault - do not expect salary increases for this!
Enge: Oh no!
Kejinan: We tried our hardest, honest! Give us another chance!
Yassaba: Forget that! ADETTE! Why is she not here... poor Adette, she never made it home! I will find you wherever you are! Just wait for me!
Adette: It's snowing, my machine stopped working, and I'm hungry. Now I'm really getting pissed... wait, is that the Exodus? Okay, time for plan B - infiltrate Yapan's ceiling and rescue the princess. But first, get something to eat! Adette, you're a genius.
Garis: Ready, mr Rongo?
Rosa: And... pull!
Garis: I cannot believe it. Daiku-Maryu reduced to a beast of burden - but even in that role, it can still help people. The Exodus can move now, and we will accompany it. At least for a while.
Garis: What is it, Ruru?
Ruru: Can you explain
to the readers
why Exodus has a princess on board?
Garis: She is the daughter of a Domepolis they left. She is their hostage, to ensure safe passage through lands controlled by the Railroad.
Ruru: Aah! So they're the bad guys?
Garis: Somehow... the princess got abducted willingly
. I think she is supporting the Exodus too. One way or the other, she seems to be having fun.
Speaking of having fun!
Kenji: Om nom nom nom.
Daiya: Om nom nom nom.
Kouji: Woah, look at these two go! They really were hungry!
Sayaka: And Exodus has great food. Look at all these dishes!
Gou: Yes. Look at them - I recognize them.
Anna: Oh? What is it, Gou-chin?
Gou: These are all Russian dishes. And Russia only exists on Earth!
Daiya: What! But this is a different world!
Kouji: Maybe we got transported to the distant past or future.
Anna: Or, it could be an alternate universe!
Kenji: Guh? I didn't pay attention after Russian dishes. That's because... ta-dah! Russian sushi!
Daiya: Woah! You can cook?
Not everyone was in high spirits, though...
Mist: Stupid Siberian Railroad... stupid Exodus... stupid "atatata"... this place is even worse than Earth...
Angelica: At least you didn't get killed... like my father.
Mist: And before my very eyes, too. Shit - Angelica, I'm sorry. I must get stronger so this never happens again!
Angelica: It's okay. I steeled myself - I won't cry. My father wouldn't want that. We must continue to live on, for his sake.
Mist: Yeah... I didn't tell you something earlier. Something you should know.
Mist: When I was thrown to Bezard, that second planet... I was wounded, and someone rescued me from my cockpit. It was a girl...
Angelica: So, you did have girlfriends after all!
Mist: Angelica, wait! Crap.
Relationship drama starts already. When will it stop? Somewhere around the epilogue, I guess...
The intermission reveals that Exodus forces have joined my roster! And here they are:
I reorganized groups - giving a repair support unit to everyone who gets hit a lot, and so on. The only one left alone, without a partner, is...
Boss: Nooo! I liked being near the boobie-bot!
Mucha: Boss, you still have us!
Nuke: We'll never leave you!
Boss: ... I love you guys!
Okay. Some people do not have relationship drama.