In Super Robot Taisen UX’s battle system, players will have the choice of going with a Single Unit or Partner Unit. Both unit styles have their own advantages, allowing players to choose accordingly to their play style.
Partner Unit (PU)
There are two parts that makes the Partner Unit. The main machine is in charge of moving and attacking, while the sub machine is responsible for attacks and defense.
The main machine determines the unit’s mobility. It will be possible to have a highly mobile flying main machine with a powerful yet less mobile sub machine backing it up to have best of both worlds. Sub machines can defensively cover the main in various situations. For example, it can provide cover once it approaches the main machine’s terrain or if the main’s heal didn’t work.
Providing support within the unit is a major boost for any Partner Unit machines. However, their downfall is not being able to provide support to other nearby units in situational moments.
Single Unit (SU)
Machines that don’t have a Partner Unit are called Single Units. They can provide and receive offensive and defensive support from adjacent allied units. Their best feature is having the ability to move once more, if they can manage to take down at least one enemy unit during their attacks.
Single Units will also have the ability to perform an ‘attack all’, which will target both main and sub machines of an enemy Partner Unit. Overall, the Single Unit can be great as a support for all the allies, but suffer when they’re caught alone. When encountering enemy Partner Units, they can also take heavy damage with less support abilities available.
Super Robot Taisen UX blasts off for Nintendo 3DS on March 14, 2013.