Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier

Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier
Developer(s) Banpresto
Monolith Soft
Bandai Namco Games


  • JP: Bandai Namco Games
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release date(s)
  • JP: May 29, 2008
  • NA: April 28, 2009
Genre(s) Role-playing video game
Mode(s) Single-player

Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier (無限のフロンティア スーパーロボット大戦OGサーガ lit Endless Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga) is a video game developed by Banpresto and Monolith Soft. It is a spin-off of the Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation series. Released on May 29, 2008 on the Nintendo DS, the title departs from the traditional tactical role-playing game elements for which the Super Robot Wars franchise is known and opts for turn-based role-playing gameplay instead.

A drama CD, where events in the extra scenarios of Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2 in Super Robot Wars: Original Generations are revealed, was given as a bonus gift to consumers who pre-ordered the game in Japan.[1] On February 26, 2008, a manga series based on Mugen no Frontier began serialization in the fourth volume of the Kerokero Ace magazine.[2]

The game was later published by Atlus in North America on April 28, 2009, with a premium boxed release, with a bonus soundtrack CD featuring music from the game.


Endless Frontier features multiple worlds with combat taking place on foot. Aside from the playable characters in the game, mecha, many of them similar to the ones from the Original Generation games, are controllable by the player's actions and issuing of commands. The battle system is similar to that of Namco × Capcom (another game developed by Monolith Soft), in that attack commands during battle are issued via timed button presses, rather than through the menu system typical of the role-playing genre. The player can chain these attacks together to execute long attack combinations while issuing a new set of commands, such as support from characters placed in the "back row". The mecha featured in this game are much smaller than the ones in the Super Robot Wars series, appearing at around 3 meters tall.

Despite its status as an "Original Generation" title the game also features several characters from other series, mainly Namco × Capcom and Xenosaga. Endless Frontier's Japanese theme song "Butterfly" is performed by girl-group Perfume and is featured on their latest album Game.

Like its Japanese import, Atlus USA has stated gamers who have a copy of Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation or Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2 for the Game Boy Advance can obtain items in the localized version of Endless Frontier[3] by inserting the game cartridge into the DS' SLOT 2 upon starting a new game.


The game begins with an introduction to the Endless Frontier, explaining a brief history of the world and the crossgates. The game opens up with Haken Browning and Aschen Brödel outside of the Mai Tierra, they enter and explore what remains of the ruins, with debris being cleared away with Haken's Night Fowl, until they come across a large security locked doorway. Haken becomes nostalgic as he remembers that it had been 23 years since he had last been there, after a brief talk with Aschen he orders her to open the door. Unfortunately the password mechanism proves to be too complex for Aschen to hack so she asks Haken to use her "password cracking subprogram". He reluctantly agrees, and it is revealed that it was an overdrive mode that gives her a tremendous power boost, but also creates a personality split from stern and stoic young women to a hyperactive teen. Using her new strength, she literally tears down the door and they proceed onwards.

Upon reaching a deeper part of the ship they found that the defenses of the ship had been activated, battling through the defense droids they come across a second door, this time too powerful to break down. Exploring what they could, they stumble upon a young girl sleeping in a bed in one of the rooms. Upon waking up, she introduces herself as Kaguya Nanbu from Kagura Amahara, their neighbor world. It is found out that she is in fact a princess of the Nanbu Clan with a bounty on her to anyone who brings her back. As bounty hunters; Haken naturally decides to escort Kaguya home for money, and with a key card Kaguya found they proceed through the previously unpassable door. Continuing further they eventually come across two battle droids, far superior to the ones they faced along the way, but manage to destroy them. Unable to proceed through the next door, they return to the Zeit Krokodil and meet the vice-captain Lee, a weretiger, and the half elf mechanic Marion. After the greeting, and being warned to look out for the Phantom (or Black Specter), they leave to collect Kaguya's bounty.

On their way, briefly passing over an unstable Crossgate, they enter the city Trodel Stadt and meet John Moses, Haken's father, where it is revealed they are not related by blood and Haken is ordered to investigate the Mild Keil crystals, otherworldly energy created substance that didn't originate from any of the worlds in the Endless Frontier. Leaving the town, they travel into the Schlafen Celeste, an inactive ship with numerous teleportation pods, which is revealed to be infested with Mild Keil crystals. Continuing on they come across a strange android and pursue her only to encounter three Goblins that were transported into the Schlafen Celeste. Slaying the goblins and losing the android they continue to the crossgate into Kagura Amahara.

Upon arriving, they immediately travel to the capital of Kagura Amahara; Takatori Castle. After stopping at Shirou's, a friend of Haken's, shop they are greeted by Sanuki Nanbu. Although ready to drop Kaguya back Haken and Aschen find that she was missing. Sanuki however is unconcerned and tells them that she is probably at Fujisakura Altar. However Haken notes how suspicious it was that they are paying to bring Kaguya back when she is supposed to be on a pilgrimage journey causing Sanuki to admit that their land were having trouble with Mild Keil crystals, the Phantom and the Shiki-Oni of the east in Megi Castle. Haken and Aschen quickly find Kaguya at the altar, which is apparently Kaguya's mother, and Kaguya promises to introduce them to Suzuka, princess of the Shiki-Oni and a friend of hers from Megi Castle for their services. However she finds out that Megi Castle has become dangerous and becomes determined to see whether Suzuka was alright. Haken, under the guise of hunting the Phantom, decides to escort her along the way and the three of them leave towards Megi Castle.

At Megi Castle they are surprised to find that it was filled with Mild Keil crystals. Fighting their way through rampant Shiki-Oni they find Suzuka and her fiancé Shuten arguing in the west hall, from the snatches of conversation it is revealed that it was Shuten that filled the castle with Mild Keil and he was planning to use the crystals to strengthen the Shiki-Oni. Shuten leaves and Suzuka, after some persuasion from Kaguya, reluctantly agrees to lead Haken and Aschen after Shuten through the north gate. However they find their way blocked by Koma, a catgirl bodyguard hired by Shuten to stop anyone from going through the north gate, and two strange creatures with the same energy signatures as the Mild Keil. After defeating them, though Koma manages to escape, they find their way barred by a barricade of Mild Keil crystals. Unable to move further they decide to seek out Otone, Kaguya's master and leader of the Ura Genbu elite ninja's, for more information on the Mild Keil and the Phantom while Suzuka, despite some reservations, joins the team along with her personal mech; The Jyaki-GUN-Oh.

Traveling north, they find Otone at the headquarters of the Ura Genbu on Ryugu Island where it is revealed that they were guarding the Crossgate to Elfetale. They find out that no one had been able to contact Elfetale for some time and all reconnaissance teams haven't returned from the Crossgate, it is also revealed that the Phantom had passed through to Elfetale only two days ago. With their goal clear, Haken and Aschen say their goodbyes to Kaguya and Suzuka and prepare to follow the Phantom. Just as they were about to leave however, Suzuka and Kaguya chase after them, Kaguya to complete her pilgrimage journey and Suzuka to investigate the Mild Keil crystals. With the two princesses in tow, the group moves on to Elfetale. Meanwhile, Otone, after receiving a report on Kaguya and Suzuka, decides to leave them be, but orders a ninja team to track them and keep an eye on them.

Upon arriving, the team immediately travel south to Castle Espina. They are shocked however, to find that it was completely overtaken by Mild Keil crystals. Further investigations find that there was no survivors in the castle. While they were still in the castle the team are startled to find a sudden growth of Mild Keil crystals blocking their path back to Kagura Amahura, leaving them stranded in Elfetale and they immediately realize the crystals were coming from Elfetale. Following the advice of Koma, who followed them, they are forced to travel to Mirabilis Castle in the hopes there may be a crossgate inside they could use.

Entering and avoiding the traps set inside the castle, they quickly across a small girl named Kyon Feulion, a member of the Orchestral army which instigated the Ten year war. After a quick conversation Kyon attacks them in a rage only to be defeated but promptly makes her escape. Continuing further they come across someone named Saya who claims that two members of the Orchestral Army are after her, naturally sparking Haken's interest. Going on they meet a man named Reiji Arisu and a woman simply known as Xiaomu who were pursuing Saya. Haken and his team promptly attack and defeat them only for them to find out that they were not members of the Orchestral Army after all and that they too were trying to find a way back to their own world. Banding together, the team travels deeper into the castle only to run into an android Cardia Basirissa who is revealed to have connections to the Mai Tierra and Aschen. After refusing to reveal any information she tries to terminate everyone but is beaten and forced to flee but not before dropping a key card. However, at the end of the castle they find that the crossgate was unstable and unusable and are forced to go back to Espina Castle.

At Espina Castle, the team is made aware that Saya had escaped east and pursue her, believing her path was blocked by debris. However, they find that the debris had been cut open with a powerful beam based weapon and they continue inside. Inside the structure they come across the Serena Pirates who they briefly fight against before continuing on. Just before exiting to southern Elfetale they encounter the Phantom and after a furious fight, escapes them.

Characters & Mecha



Four new original characters, many of them bearing references to specifically created characters by Banpresto, take the leading roles. The original characters are all based on Japanese/European fairy tales.


These characters have appeared in other media developed by Monolith Soft.

Supporting Characters




These characters have appeared in other media developed by Monolith Soft.


Unlike the other games in the Super Robot Wars series, the mecha in Endless Frontier are actually either mechanical puppets called Karakuri, or autonomous robots about three meters tall. Most of them are based on full-sized mecha previously seen in the series and the template data from them was used to construct them.

Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier EXCEED

Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier Exceed
Developer(s) Banpresto, Monolith Soft
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Release date(s)
  • JP: February 25, 2010
Genre(s) Role-playing video game
Mode(s) Unknown

A sequel to the game, titled Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier EXCEED has been announced.[7] The game is set between Super Robot Wars Original Generation Gaiden and 2nd Super Robot Wars Original Generation. It will follow the adventures of Alady Nashe and Neige Hausen (an elven/'fairy' princess from Elfetale), two original characters that will be introduced in Exceed, across the Endless Frontier. Along with them are two new mechs, one is the Arkon, a mech based on the Ialdabaoth from Super Robot Wars Compact 3, and the Faycried, a mech based on a Fairlion from Super Robot Wars Original Generation 2.[8] The story given is as follows:

At the previous battle, most of the Cross Gates were destroyed and the power unleashed from their destruction destroyed the walls of dimensions and combined all the worlds together.

Once called “Separated World”, Endless Frontier is now renewed into a single world. The different inhabitants chose to keep going, joining forces with one another to live in this new world.

However, at this combined world, there are now “a world that was never reached”, but only a few knew. And the return of the fairies, those that disappeared at the previous battle… This is Endless Frontier, the story begins with the youth that sees himself into this new world, and the return of the fairy princess.[9]

Similar to its predecessor, the game features stylized role-playing gameplay elements and the same battle systems of push button commands. Support and defence functions have been upgraded from the former system to a new far more complex one. All the playable characters (Haken Browning, Aschen Brodel, Kaguya Nanbu, Suzuka, Reiji Arisu, Xiaomu, KOS-MOS) from the prequel will return with new rosters of techniques and abilities along with various new features added to old ones.

The game also features Axel Almer, Einst Alfimi and Fighter Roar, three characters from the main Super Robot Wars series (Advance, Impact, and SD The Great Battle respectively) who also appeared in the Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation series. M.O.M.O. from the Xenosaga series also joins the party.

In addition, Ezel Granada, Henne Valkyria, Kyon Feulion, Koma, Anne Sirena, Dorothy Mistral, Saya and T-elos are returning as enemies and allies in the form of support characters. New enemies such as Shura Clan members, officers from Agraddo Heim and more of the W Series androids and their origins will be introduced, such as a biodroid called Pete Pain.

The opening song was performed by Nana Mizuki titled "UNCHAIN∞WORLD" and the movie sequences were done by the Animation Studio XEBEC. The game was released in Japan on February 25, 2010, selling 65,000 copies within the week, coming second in the Media Create's weekly sales chart, short just 6000 copies of first place.[10]

There has been no word yet of a US release.


Aggregate scores
GameRankings74% (20 Reviews)[11]
Metacritic73% (22 Reviews)[12]
Review scores

The game had done well in its opening weekend, selling 98,000 copies within the first week.[10] While reviews varied from mixed to very positive, the game's unique battle system and the detailed battle simulations and sprites have generally garnered almost universally favourable reviews.[14] Most negative criticisms were levelled at the fairly simplistic world view when not in battle along with the traditional wandering around until you encounter a battle as well as the fairly long dialogue at times.

PixlBit has given Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier a 4.5/5 stating: "The game is a fantastic and very enjoyable RPG. The humorous dialog is retained thanks to Atlus' great localization. Though the graphical presentation is a little inconsistent, everything else about the game screams quality."[15]

Destructoid has given it an 8/10 stating: "Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier is a very interesting mix. You won't find a groundbreaking story here, but you will find both classic role-playing influences and new battle system ideas, all adorned with ridiculous female busts and robots and revolvers. The mix really works, with the end result being a lively and engaging role-playing title that's not afraid to unbutton the top few buttons and relax. Let it all hang out, so to speak." [16]


  1. Official site of Mugen no Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga
  3. "Bonus Items Included in North American Release". Atlus. 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2009-02-21.
  4. dialogue shows Endless Frontier takes place after the events of Namco × Capcom: Reiji appears slightly older and during the meeting with KOS-MOS, Xiaomu remarks it's been a while since they last met and is surprised at seeing KOS-MOS's Version 4 design, indicating the story takes place during the time frame of Xenosaga Episode III.
  5. David Hinkle (2008-01-23). "Super Robot Wars Famitsu scans show KOS-MOS inclusion". Retrieved 2008-03-26.
  7. 1 2 Anoop Gantayat (March 5, 2010). "Kenka Bancho Tops Japanese Charts".
  8. "Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier at". Retrieved 2010-08-24.
  9. "Super Robot Taisen OG saga: Endless Frontier at Metacritic". Retrieved 2010-08-24.
  10. Capri, Tony (2009-05-26). "Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier". Thunderbolt Games. Retrieved 2010-08-24.
  11. McKinley Noble (January 5, 2009). "Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier Review".
  12. Lukasz Balicki (March 31, 2010). "Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier Review".
  13. Dale North (April 28, 2009). "Review: Super Robot Taisen OG Saga: Endless Frontier [boobs]".
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