Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. MaxiBoost ON Reviews

Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. MaxiBoost ON is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
USgamer
Top Critic
Jul 31, 2020

Gundam Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost On brings the venerable arcade series to PlayStation 4 with a huge roster mobile suits, an expanded single-player component, and plenty of cosmetic unlockables. It feels like an odd anachronism in this day and age, but its strengths as a multiplayer game are real, even if it suffers a bit from its poor camera. If you like Gundam even a little bit, you owe it to yourself to at least give this game a shot.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2020

Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Maxiboost On is what Gundam Versus should have been in the first place. A more properly thought-out offline suite, split-screen support, LAN mode, a deep roster, and an improved netcode all lead to a superior package that can appeal to even non-Gundam fans. However, the lack of a proper tutorial and some questionable decisions with the online hold it back as a whole. Regardless of these issues, it has absolutely lived up to the hype of players who experienced it during its arcade reign.

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Ollie Barder
Top Critic
10 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2020

Gundam Extreme Versus Maxiboost ON is easily the best console release available for these games. Not only does it represent a decade’s worth of serious arcade multiplayer balancing, it also has an extensive singleplayer setup to keep any Gundam fan occupied. Put simply, this is a thoroughbred multiplayer game with an immense amount of depth and variety.

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TJ Denzer
Top Critic
8 / 10
Aug 5, 2020

All in all, this is the functional 3D battler that Gundam fans have demanded for a long time, but the balance and obscurity of guidance may stifle the enjoyment of players unfamiliar with Gundam or the Gundam Vs games.

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8 / 10
Aug 14, 2020

Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. Maxiboost ON is the ultimate Gundam Versus experience on consoles. The series' steep learning curve remains, but once you've broken through that initial barrier, there's a massive amount of metal-mashing fun to be found. As both a comprehensive gameplay package, and as a celebration of all things Gundam, it's very, very hard to fault.

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72 / 100
Aug 8, 2020

Overall it’s truly just battling. If this is something you’ve always wanted out of a Gundam game, you’re in for a treat. But I can’t emphasize enough how pared down this experience is. But if fighting is what you want, then Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS Maxiboost ON is exactly what you need.

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8.3 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2020

Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS Maxi Boost on is an excellent conversion of a successful coin-op. The gameplay loop remains simple and straightforward, but fans of the original game will surely find themselves at home.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2020

Gundam Extreme Vs Maxiboost ON may not be completely perfect, but it is a game people have been waiting for. It brings a classic arcade experience home, giving people everything to enjoy. It drives you to do better with its offline and online, solo and multiplayer modes. There are even cosmetic unlockables to encourage you further. It's the sort of game that can become a staple, due to how much it offers and the investment required to truly "git gud."

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7 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2020

Robots! Robots everywhere! Like a Las Vegas buffet, Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. MaxiBoost ON features an impressive roster that’s sure to whet your appetite for Gundam mechs. Admittedly, the Extreme Vs. series’ age is starting to show and the lack of a worthy campaign mode reduces players’ options. That being said, fun arena combat combined with the inclusion of oft-ignored mechs alongside the franchise’s more popular units make this a delight for Gundam fans of all generations who take the time to master its mechanics.

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3.5 / 5.0
Jul 31, 2020

Since there is so much to say about Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS. Maxi Boost ON, it, unfortunately, comes down to broad strokes. The lack of offline content makes it even more of a niche experience but there are so many units to play as and adapt to that you can easily get a lot of value from it. You just need that desire to master the controls and a more measured playstyle. With these things you can find a lot of success, it's just a big if.

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4.8 / 5.0
Aug 18, 2020

For newcomers, the steep learning curve might be a hard pass. But I implore you, practice a bit, overcome that initial challenge and a world of metal carnage awaits. For fans, this is the truest Gundam VS and the ultimate crossover.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2020

Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS Maxiboost On can be overwhelming at first, but it is a very rewarding fighting game.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 3, 2020

Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. Maxiboost ON is a fantastic arena fighter that is sure to not only grab Gundam fans who are already in love with the franchise, but arcade players who are looking for that next addictive fighting experience.

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3.5 / 5.0
Aug 2, 2020

Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS Maxiboost ON is the fighting Gundam game we've wanted, but never actually got until now.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 4, 2020

There is no denying that Maxi Boost ON is a very fun, mechanically deep 3D arena fighting game, but it is overflowing with so much Gundam fan service that it might be pretty overwhelming to gamers that aren’t already into Gundam, or are merely casual viewers of the franchise.

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85 / 100
Aug 18, 2020

Offering good online and offline options for players, with a rich and complex fighting system and a huge cast of characters and maps that reflect the franchise's rich history, Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. MaxiBoost ON rewards players for the long wait for their launch in the west, delivering an exquisite experience for fans.

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80 / 100
Jul 31, 2020

Arcade aficionados and Gundam fans alike will have an absolute blast with Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme Vs. Maxi Boost ON. While there is a bit of a learning curve, the sheer speed, depth, and fanservice on display make it a shining example of the fighting game genre.

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8.3 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2020

Arena fighters simply don't get much better than Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs. MaxiBoost ON. Challenging pilots from around the world is so much fun that once you start playing; it's hard to stop so you'll boot this up whenever you want an online fighting fix.

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80 / 100
Jul 30, 2020

The PS4 version of Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme VS. MaxiBoost ON allows legacy controls which is a great consideration of the fans of this long running series. With decent online playability, it truly brings the arcade feeling at the comfort of your own gaming room. The console only content, namely ‘MaxiBoost Mission’ is a great tool for players to learn and improve on the game’s competitive element. Since the core design of the game is human interaction in terms of competition and showing off the best skills, if you’re a single player gamer at heart, it may not be the best Gundam game of your choice.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 10, 2020

Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS. Maxiboost ON represents well the legacy of a series respected by a legion of fans of the mecha genre. Anyone who doesn't enjoy it a lot might find it strange and even discouraged from playing it as the controls take a while to master and get used to, which will generate that basic frustration of “I don't know how to play this”.

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