GUNPARADE MARCH
Official Title  Gunparade March
Common Title  Gunparade March / Koukidou Gensou GPM - Gunparade March
Serial Number(s)  SCPS-10136
Region  NTSC-J
Genre / Style  Adventure / Tactical RPG

Developer  Alfa System.
Publisher  Sony Computer Entertainment.
Date Released  28 September 2000
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number
DISC 1

SCPS-10136
Serial Number In Disc SCPS-10136
Media Disc ID N / A
Number Of Tracks 1
( 1 Data Track )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
419 MB
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
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( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

From the back cover.
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Japanese
Menus and gameplay are in Japanese.

Gunparade March (aka Koukidou Gensou GPM - Gunparade March) is a Japanese video game that was later turned into a 3 volume manga and a 12 episode anime.

The video game, Koukidou Gensou Gun Parade March was released on September 28 of 2000, for the PlayStation video game console. It was developed by Alfa System and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Due to its creativity and attention to detail, it won the prestigious Seiun Award in 2001.

The game and anime take place in the Kyushu province of Japan, where many (if not all) sites are modeled after their real-life counterparts. For example, the Kumamoto Castle, where one defensive mission takes place (game only), is a famous landmark of Kyushu. Others, like 'Ajinoren', a local restaurant, and 'Shoukei' Highschool, the protagonists' main base of operations, are both actual locations.

The manga by Hiroyuki Sanadura was serialized in the magazine Dengeki Daioh. The three volumes published by MediaWorks between 2001 and 2003 were translated by ADV Manga between 2004 and 2005.

The anime, Gunparade March: The New March,which was produced by J.C.Staff was broadcast on MBS from February 6, 2003 to April 23, 2003. It is licensed for distribution in the United States by Media Blasters as simply "Gunparade March".

STORY:
In 1945, World War II was abruptly ended when an alien race appeared on Earth and began to slaughter the human population. This alien force, known as the "Phantom Beasts" (or Genjyu in Japanese) had effectively taken over more than half of the Earth.

The year is 1999 54 years later, mankind is still fighting to survive against the alien forces. Earth forces now use advanced mecha called Humanoid Walking Tanks (HWTs) to combat the invaders, but throughout the ordeal, far too many pilots have been killed in action.

To ensure the future of the human race, the Japanese government enforced a student draft which recruited high school students to become HWT pilots. Gunparade March follows the lives of the 5121st Platoon, which consists mainly of drafted high school students and their struggle to defeat the Phantom Beasts and at the same time, lead a normal social life.

They are young people such as Atsushi Hayami and his high school class, also known as Unit 5121. This new generation fearlessly struggles on with the aid of the HWT humanoid combat machines and the devastating PBE bomb.

CHARACTERS:
- Atsushi Hayami:
One of the main protagonists in the story and an HWT pilot. When he meets Mai, he develops an interest for her and gradually becomes infatuated with her. However, his timidity prevents him from admitting his true feelings and publicly, he considers her as a "good partner on the job". As an HWT pilot, his attributes are quite balanced and this caused him to be teamed with Mai for piloting the two-seater "Tandem" HWT. However, Hayami tends to be nervous during battles and has the habit of messing up.

- Mai Shibamura:
Another main protagonist in the story and an HWT pilot. Mai was a transfer pilot to the 5121st Platoon. Her skills as an HWT pilot are at near perfection. However, her teamwork is as relatively poor as her communication skills. Later on, Mai reveals that is the daughter of the head of Shibamura Industries.

  Manufacturer's description:

Usually sent for schooling, School simulated combat sortie of the enemy as well as appearance. Teaching and training as part of the adventure mode "school" fighting troops will beasts visions and "combat mode" consists of. Change in the relationship between character and battle other players actions will determine the future of mankind. How would you act in this world! ?

  Features:
  • Third person perspective.
  • 3D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • SCIFI, Futuristic & Anime themes.
Number Of Players  1 Player
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  4 Blocks
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )
 Standard Controller / Analog Controller ( Dual Shock Controller compatible )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )
 None
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )
 None
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )
 None
Vibration Function Compatible  Yes
Multi-Tap Function Compatible  No
Link Cable Function Compatibile  No
Emulator  ePSXe v.1.8.0
Video Plugin  Pete's OpenGL Driver v2.9 ( internal X & Internal Y= Very High, Stretching mode: Stretch to full window size, render Mode: 2 (Use framebuffer object) text filt = 2 FPS limit= 63, Compatibility=2,3,2; Shader effects= 1 (Fullscreen smoothin))
Audio Plugin  ePSXe SPU Core v.1.8.0
CD-ROM Plugin  ePSXe CDRom Plugin
Game Pad Plugin  N / A
Vibration Compatible  Yes.
Console Bios Used  SCPH7502

  NOTE:   This is not the only possible combination of plugins. There are others that will work (better or worse) for your particular hardware. We provide you with one working set-up so that you may get the game up and running, hassle-free. Testing other emulators/plugins is up to you.
 

 BASIC CONTROLS:
  Move character - D-Pad or Left Analog Stick
  Cancel action - X Button
  Select action / Skip text - Circle Button
  Menu stats - Triangle or Square Button

 

GAMESHARK CODES:
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  Infinite MP -  
80104614 0078
 
  Infinite Money -  
80104628 270F
 

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