Mobile Suit Gundam

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"It is the year 0079 of the Universal Century. A half-century has passed since Earth began moving its burgeoning population into gigantic orbiting space colonies. A new home for mankind, where people are born and raised. [Dramatic Pause] And die."

— Opening Narration

Sequel : Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

Mobile Suit Gundam
Other Names First Gundam
Gundam 0079
Series Info
Broadcasting Type TV series and Movie series
Episodes 43 (TV)
3 (Movie)
Original Airing Date/Release April 7, 1979 - January 26 1980 (TV)
March 14, 1981 - March 13, 1982 (Movies)
First Appearance Super Robot Wars


The story of Mobile Suit Gundam takes place in the Universal Century (or U.C.) which was the marking of a new age in the future where the world was united under the Earth Federation and was focused on expanding towards outer space. Eventually, the colonies of Side 3 declare independence from the Federation, claiming that an Earth-based government has neglected the needs of those in space. Side 3 becomes the Principality of Zeon, named after the man who proposed that spacenoids should be free to govern themselves and break free from the control of Earth's gravity. The events escalate, and the Federation and Zeon soon begin to engage in all-out war. While the Earth Federation had superior numbers and resources, Zeon find ways to get an edge through chemical weapons, colony drops onto Earth, and mobile suits, piloted robots once used in construction now adopted for military use. The Federation, now cornered and about to lose the war, step up their R&D programs to develop their own mobile suits and ships dedicated for mobile suit warfare classified as Operation V. The circumstances that bring together a young man and a mobile suit will forever change the outcome of the war.

Episode No. Title Mecha Introduced Adapted in
1 Gundam Rising Gundam, Zaku II, Char's Zaku II, White Base, Musai-class, Gwazine-class, Falmel
2 Destroy Gundam Core Fighter, Guncannon, Guntank, Zaku II Commander Type
3 Vote to Attack
4 Escape to Luna II
5 Re-Entry to Earth Gaw, Dopp
6 Garma Strikes Magella Attack
7 The Core Fighter's Escape
8 Winds of War
9 Fly! Gundam Medea
10 Garma's Fate
11 Icelina- Love's Remains
12 The Threat of Zeon Gouf, Zanzibar-class
13 Coming Home
14 Time, Be Still
15 Cucuruz Doan's Island
16 Sayla's Agony
17 Amuro Deserts
18 Zeon's Secret Mine Adzam
19 Ramba Ral's Attack
20 Hand-to-Hand Combat
21 Sorrow and Hatred
22 The Trap of M'Quve
23 Matilda's Rescue G-Fighter
24 Black Tri-Star Dom
25 The Battle of Odessa Dabude
26 Char Returns Gogg
27 A Spy on Board Z'Gok
28 Across the Atlantic Ocean
29 Tragedy in Jaburo GM, Acguy
30 A Wish of War Orphans
31 A Decoy in Space Rick Dom, Bigro
32 Breakthrough Zakrello
33 Farewell in Side 6 Braw Bro, Chivvay-class
34 A Fateful Encounter
35 The Glory of Solomon Big Zam, Char's Gelgoog, Ball, Gattle
36 Big Zam's Last Stand Elmeth
37 The Duel in Texas Gelgoog, Gyan
38 Char and Sayla
39 The Newtype: Challia Bull
40 Lalah's Dilemma Zaku I, Dolos-class
41 A Cosmic Glow
42 Space Fortress: A Baoa Qu Zeong
43 Escape

Mobile Suit Gundam in Super Robot Wars

Mobile Suit Gundam's appearance in the original Super Robot Wars solidified the "real robot" type of mechs. Real robots are generally small, agile, and carry weapons that generally involve many firearms and a single close-quarters weapon. Mobile Suit Gundam was the first real robot series to appear on television, and their inclusion in the first Super Robot Wars set a standard for other real robot type series that would make their debut. Mobile Suit Gundam units have a major advantage of being able to be shared among pilots from other Universal Century Gundam series and Turn A Gundam. This means that units are never bound to a specific pilot unless the stage being played requires them to be in the specific unit. This allows players place their favorite or other characters into their unit of choice. While this may not be optimal in terms of stats and story, it can still be rewarding as other characters may have battle quotes for units they have and will never touch in the Gundam franchise. The movie and TV series have small minor differences in terms of units, but both share the same plot. Super Robot Wars has generally used units and weapons from both series, combine them, and pass it off as Mobile Suit Gundam in the cast list.

The inclusion of Mobile Suit Gundam and its Universal Century timeline introduces unique pilot skills that are exclusive only to certain pilots in Super Robot Wars. The Newtype characteristic is adapted into a unique pilot skill, giving Newtype pilots an edge in evasion and accuracy while also allowing them to use Newtype weaponry. This also extends to artificial Newtypes known as Enhanced Humans.

Super Robot Wars Appearances

Mobile Suit Gundam's story and/or units have appeared in the following series:

Character Appearances

The following characters have appeared in a Super Robot Wars as either a playable character, an enemy, or are involved in the background story as a supporting ally/enemy. The characters are sorted by faction.

  • Principality of Zeon
    • Char Aznable
    • Lalah Sune
    • Ramba Ral
    • M'Quve
    • Denim
    • Gene
    • Slender
    • Crown
    • Gadem
    • Dren
    • Crowley Hamon
    • Acous
    • Cozun Graham
    • Tachi O'Hara
    • Clamp
    • Conscon
    • Dimitri
    • Tokwan
    • Flanagan Boone
    • Challia Bull
    • Uragang
  • Zabi Family
    • Degwin Zabi
    • Ghiren Zabi
    • Dozle Zabi
    • Kycilia Zabi
    • Garma Zabi
  • Black Tri-Stars
    • Gaia
    • Mash
    • Ortega
  • Others
    • Icelina Eschoenbach
    • Miharu Ratokie
    • Cameron Bloom

Unit Appearances

The following units and battleships have appeared in a Super Robot Wars as either a playable unit, NPC, or enemy. The units are sorted by faction.

  • Earth Federation Forces
    • Ball
    • Core Booster
    • Core Fighter
    • G-Armor
    • G-Bull
    • G-Fighter
    • G-Sky
    • GM
    • Guncannon
    • Gundam
    • Guntank
    • Medea
    • Salamis Kai
    • White Base

  • Principality of Zeon
    • Acguy
    • Adzam
    • Big Zam
    • Bigro
    • Braw Bro
    • Char's Custom Gelgoog
    • Char's Custom Z'Gok
    • Char's Custom Zaku II
    • Chivvay
    • Dabude
    • Dom
    • Dopp
    • Elmeth
    • Gattle
    • Gaw
    • Gelgoog
    • Gouf
    • Gwazine
    • Gyan
    • Hatsuden Mirror
    • Hi-Gogg
    • Magella Attack
    • Magella Top
    • Musai
    • Rick Dom
    • Z'Gok
    • Zakrello
    • Zaku I
    • Zaku II
    • Zanzibar
    • Zeong
    • Zeong (Head)

  • Designs from other games and manga related to Mobile Suit Gundam used in Super Robot Wars

BGM used

Song Title Song Title (Romanji) English Translation Links
翔べ!ガンダム Tobe! Gundam Fly! Gundam Games

颯爽たるシャア Sassōtaru Char Gallant Char Games

赤い彗星 Akai Suisei Red Comet Games

シャアがくる Char ga Kuru Here Comes Char Games

哀 戦士 Ai Senshi Soldiers of Sorrow Games

めぐりあい Meguriai Encounters Games

ホワイトベース/重力圏へ M43 White Base/Jūryoku-ken e M43 White Base/Gravitational Sphere M43 Games

灼熱/ガンダム起動 M4 Shakunetsu/Gundam Kido M4 Burning/Gundam's Dilemma M4 Games

ララァ Lalah Games

空域間戦闘 Kūiki-kan Sentō Airspace Combat Games