Step into the cockpit of a giant "mecha" robot, dueling with plasma sabers in an interstellar civil war!
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Very Positive (82 reviews) - 90% of the 82 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 13, 2014

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About This Game

Step into the cockpit of a giant robot in an interstellar civil war! Customize your mecha to duel against enemy pilots with "monosaber" plasma swords. Find glory, disgrace, and even love.

"Mecha Ace" is a thrilling interactive sci-fi novel by Paul Wang, where your choices control the story. The game is entirely text-based--without graphics or sound effects--and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

Who will you be, pilot? Hero, villain, or renegade? Will you lead a unit of elite pilots to victory? Defeat your enemies with skill, cunning, determination, or heavy firepower? Fight for glory, for power, or for an enduring peace?

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
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    • OS: 10.6
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    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
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Overall:
Very Positive (82 reviews)
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korasai
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I'm become Gundam. Fight female Char Aznable.
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Forgewolf
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I love this! It's very simplistic in design, but its eagerly entertaining.
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Lopine
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Finished playing this game and i honestly loved it. Big fan of robots and mechs. I have put in a total of 11.6 hours as of this posting. Allowing players to pick gender and name is a really good and cool thing. You can even do the same for the other characters in the story. And with multiple choices in the game that allows you to play through it a lot more and have difrent outcomes.
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THE Sisko
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
GUNDAMS!... but in book format.
What more could an intelectual with a love of giant fighting robots ask for?
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AcE
( 27.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 12
Really short game with some bugs.
Like you stopped the death start! you're so cool.
Next page you didn't stop the death star! Should you surrender or fight to the death?
It's odd like that.
The decision are really simple and or not decision. do you want close up or range attack lets see my range is 5(the Best) and meale is 2(bad) sooooo close up it is! oh no i'am dead. How did i not see this coming!
weaker story, ending is well it kinda just ends, no resolution.
writing is average
Alt tab for the night so it really took me like a 1.30 hrs
sadly no desire to replay.
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Raximous Prime
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 9
Pretty good, i personally enjoyed a choice of robots more but this game isnt bad or anything like that
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Gamepapa
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 20
It was ok for a choice of game. Really should be 3 buck instead of 5 though.
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Dark_Exorzist
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
das spiel ist scheiße
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Octobig
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 19
In this interactive text-based novel by Choice of Games, you can now channel your inner Gundam/mecha/robot/Pacific Rim fan and man your own robotic battlesuit in space! Is your robot quick and agile with a focus on ranged combat or are you going for the slow, undestructable powerhouse with plasma sword? And what kind of a leader are you -- a ruthless, inspiring warrior or a perceptive diplomat?

With lots of customisation options for both your robot and your personality, anything is possible. The battles you fight will decide many things, such as the possible survival or gruelling deaths of your squadron, and, more importantly, whether you will side with the space colonies fighting for independence or will join Earth's noble monarchy...

The Good
+ Customise your robot in many different ways (really fun)
+ Save points after each chapter
+ The ability to customise all NPC genders
+ Three quite different romance options

The Bad
- The story lacks depth; protag still manages to feel a bit like a blank slate
- The story also relies a bit too much on Gundam story elements
- Sometimes the pacing in battle scenes can be a little bit clunky
- No skip option

If you liked the many different iterations of the Gundam phenomenon (as I do) or just love big robots in space fighting each other, then you will probably like this. The battles are exciting and keep you on the edge of your seat. However, don't expect a deep and profound story -- especially if you're already familiar with Gundam lore, you'll know where it is heading and what types of people some characters are or will turn out to be.
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Z.E.R.O. XXXG-00W0
( 14.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 8
very well made game. I thoroughly enjoyed.
my only complaints are that some of the achievments are a little broken, I wish i could have saved watanbe and chief (also their deaths were brushed aside eventhough i had romanced watanbe) and the checkpoint system is broken it should have been a save system that you could select save slots throughout a story.
overall very well crafted (regardless of the terrible name that sounds to generic)
fluid gameplay without skipping a beat (checkpoint system is broken though)
and decent character arcs (with some debatable decisions to just kill off 2 characters without deep impact to the character and a few minor flaws in character design that can be overlooked)

I would recommend to anyone that is interested in story rich/driven games.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
46 of 50 people (92%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2015
When I first heard about Choice of Games I kinda laughed at them.

"A CYOA game? Without pictures? At this age?"

I must humbly say how wrong I was.

I tried this game, and had so much fun with it.

Try one of their game. It costs only as much as a burger, and lasts much longer.
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44 of 50 people (88%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 5, 2015
A really good "EVERYTHING IS YOUR FAULT, THEY TRUSTED YOU AND YOU FAILED THEM!" simulator

10/10 money well spent
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56 of 75 people (75%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2014
4 bucks is a taco, and I got a lot more enjoyment out of this than a taco. If CYOA stuff isn't your forte though then pass it over though, obviously.
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 30, 2015
I played this game expecting a typical mecha setting what I got was something out of Gundam. I made a rival, led my men to victory, took as few losses as possible, and when all was said and done I was proud of the choices I made if no disappointed in how a few characters reacted to them. Buy this game if you have the money to spare and or if you like something very enjoyable to pass the time with.
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30 of 39 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
Mecha Ace,

What should I say? Is it a visual novel? No, because there're no visuals and still.. It feels like you can see it all just before you. If you know what I'm talking about, then you should get an idea about the quality of the writing. It's just perfect for this setting.
Throughout the story you get a multitude of choices and that makes you really feel as if you're in control.
But, it's not all gold that shines.
As a matter of fact, the display is a bit too white for me. I would have liked the option to change the background color to something more suitable for my eyes.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2015
I killed everyone! I'm actually depressed due to the reprecusions of my actions! Mecha Ace is awsome!
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
For those who enjoy Robotech, Gundam or Mecha Space Opera in general will love the flavor of this game.
In essence a 'choose your own adventure' book, you have a multitude of ways you can let your character evolve in this purely text-based adventure.
Be the honorable and dutyful melee specialist, become a chaingunning berserker who cares nothing but for the thrill of battle or turn into an idealist who would live and die just to protect the civillians. Be a tactical genius with a penchant for sniper rifles and a desire for glory that makes you consider switching sides.
Or in true Gundam fashion, opt to become a madman willing to use a superweapon for your own ideology.
Romance your wingman, your 'operator' or your techie.
Play it safe, be inventive, be agressive or be flexible in the choices you go for.

There is a lot of replayability here for a low price. For those who care not for graphics this is a must-by especially as soon as it has even a slight discount.

Only downside... the game could have used alittle bit of sprucing up with a bit of artwork here and there and a more appealing interface. After all, a staple of the old fighting fantasy adventure books was fun artwork where possible.
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24 of 37 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
Beat an enemy ace in straight up combat, twice.

Lost my hand.

Stopped a war.

CYOA awesomeness at its finest. Only for those who like reading, though.

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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2015
Eh, it's good. As with most of the choice of games, it sort of pales in comparison to choice of robots in my opinon, but no, bad Gman, mecha ace fixed a lot of problems i have with the others before they were even problems. First thing, the relationships aren't handed to you this time, which is a great upgrade from champion of the gods, in which you could be a blood-spattered barbarian and the timid princess would still be tripping herself reaching for your...well you get the point. This game in particular does a great job of making you feel like you've accomplished something when you actually just picked the logical option in a life or death situation, the story's "DIscount star wars" as all ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, right down to a pretty major plot point which I won't spoil, but it can't be blamed as it does a good job of making up for it.

The combat's about as involving as it gets with text adventures, by which I mean, about as involving as hearing a witness account of an epic godzilla fight from a guy who was watching it from the moon with some seriously effective binoculars, but that can't really be helped. The characters feel...sort of human? It's not that easy to relate to them, but once again, text adventure limitations. One negative point, I've gotta say they missed a trick with the enemy faction, the way they're portrayed they act and talk the same way the empire from star wars does, hell, they refer to the first member we encounter as an "Imperial" for god's sake, yes I know that's standard for empires, imperial being a member of an empire, but...I'm getting off topic. What I'm trying to say is that they're painted as a faction of complete psycopaths, the furthest we get on the spectrum of "Doing what I think is right, Call of Duty is me" is a text option saying "I shoot to injure, he's just doing his job" yeah, sorry mate, but this guy's job description seems to include "Must strangle one orphan kitten per week" or something of the like.

In short, not as good as choice of robots, but just below it, along with most of Choice of's other titles, pick it up, it's dirt cheap and you won't feel that money was wasted. 7/10
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2015
>Had to awkwardly friendzone some old queer mechanic guy
>Lost my entire squad
>Bashed some black kid because he said i was "boring"
>Got scoulded for not exploding civillians
>Hated by everyone in the rebellion because i never killed anyone
>Killed entire rebellion
>Sat in a bar wondering how I ♥♥♥♥ed everything up
>Died virgin
10/10
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