Building Gundam models is a lot of fun. There are tons of different variations out there. The parts can be interchangeable, meaning people who collect could make their own unique models by playing around with them. They offer a lot of versatility. Players would likely hope a game would offer that same sense of creativity. Fortunately, Gundam Battle: Gunpla Warfare does. However, while it can be a lot of fun, it does have some mobile trappings holding it back.
With Gundam Battle: Gunpla Warfare, people get to customize every bit of the Gundam they might add to a formation. You choose the head, body, arm, leg, back, melee weapon, ranged weapon, shield and pilot AI parts. All of them, save the pilot, can be seen on the model once added. As you may expect, certain bits have special skills attached to them. Most parts are unique. Some fill two spots, like the Den’an Zon arms that also replace the shield or Z’Gok body that also acts as a head. It means a load of customization options, letting you build for fun, power or to be incredibly silly.
The thing about gunpla is, even if parts are of a low quality, every piece can look good. Yes, people will want gold, pink or blue parts for their models in Gundam Battle: Gunpla Warfare. The will be the strongest and help you excel in missions. But, even white parts that you acquire incidentally can look really great. Each bit and piece can be a lot of fun with this mobile game. Since you
There are downsides to this, of course. Since this is a gacha game, it means getting some of the more unconventional or visually appearing parts could be downright difficult. It would come down to the luck of the draw. Is the right banner available? Do you have enough Haro Chips to perform a summon? It is possible to get parts from the banner that uses points from friends. You might get something from a mission. But, it isn’t like a traditional Gundam Breaker title where you can see parts on other mechs and know that eventually you will have access to them without too much effort.
Color schemes are also an issue. When you add a part to a model, it is going to use its default color. To change how it looks, you need to go to the paint option. In this menu, you can choose to apply a scheme to the model as a whole or to each individual part. Except, you only start out with two. To get additional color palettes, you need to either get a complete collection of a model to unlock its paint job or hope that an event like the 1 Million Users Celebration that doles out paint jobs as a login bonus occurs. Otherwise, well, you’re subject to RNG when it comes to creating your dream gunpla.
Gundam Battle: Gunpla Warfare is definitely a game that falls into all of the trappings that can make a mobile game go bad. It relies heavily on the random gacha for the best parts, which could end up being the coolest looking ones. To get new paint options, you have to manage to gather full collections of different models’ parts or happen to play during special events when new designs are given away. But, even with these issues, it can still tend to be a lot of fun. There is a lot people can do here, as long as they don’t take things too seriously, and a lot of amusing designs can be created with what the game gives you.