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Super Spacefortress Macross / Chou-Jikuu Yousai Macross

Super Spacefortress Macross (c) 1992 Banpresto.


Main CPU : 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2203 (@ 1.5 Mhz), (2x) OKI6295 (@ 24.242 Khz)

Screen orientation : Vertical

Video resolution : 224 x 256 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette Colors : 1024

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2


This game is known in Japan as "Chou-zikuu Yousai Macross" (translates from Japanese as 'Super Space Fortress Macross').

Superdimensional Fortress Macross was created as a filler show. Studio Nue was building up to make a series called Superdimensional Cavalry Southern Cross, but they released Macross fisrt. It proved to be their biggest hit, so popular that they extended it from 24 to 35 episodes. They followed up with Superdimensional Century Orguss, which didn't do quite as well, but was still popular enough to spawn a six OVA sequel (Orguss II) in the early 90s. Ironicly, Southern Cross did poorly and was cancelled after only 23 episodes.

Macross, however, has become a major anime staple. After the original series in 1982, there was a movie released in 1984 called 'Do You Remember Love?' This game is based on that movie. Later came a music special, 'Macross Flashback 2012', and then came 'Macross II' (see the history entry for "Super Spacefortress Macross II" for more details), 'Macross Plus' (1994, four OVAs and one movie), 'Macross 7' (1993, 49 TV episodes, 2 OVAs one movie), and 'Macross 7 Dynamite' (4 OVAs).

The Macross movie was written in such a way that somebody could understand it without having seen any of the TV series. As such, a lot of events had to be changed, often quite a bit. As such, Studio Nue considered it to be an alternate timeline from the original series. In the first episode of 'Macross 7', it is established the DYRL was a movie made within the official Macross continuity.

A number of leftover Valkyrie toys were later converted into Transformers toys on AUTOBOT named Jetfire. Because they were forbidden to use a Valkyrie in the Transformers TV show, the animated version was redesigned and renamed 'Skyfire'. The only time an animated version of Jetfire appeared was in the commercial for the Jetfire toy.

Macross is also known worldwide as the first saga of Robotech (the other two sagas adapted are ''Southern Cross'' and ''Genesis Climber Mospeada'').


1. Super Spacefortress Macross (1992)

2. Super Spacefortress Macross II (1993)

3. Macross Plus (1996)


Graphic designers : Ikezu Kenzi, Wisaku, NA, Kate Seki, Nao, Mingmei

Software : Ore Dayo, Tommysan

Sound : Hide-Kaz, Papa, Manabu Namiki (Taro)

Hardware : Yuki, Drunker, Tuna Banan

Producer : Toshifumi Kawashima

Planner : Masahiko Takahashi