Mechs

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Features mechas or other piloted walker robots.

685
games
73
platforms

Alternate names: メカ, Mecha, Piloted walker robots

The first video game about Mechs was released on August 10, 1980.

Bandai, Activision and Banpresto has published most of these games

Some popular examples:
* BattleMechs ('Mechs) from MechWarrior/BattleTech
* HERCs from StarSiege
* Veritech Fighters from Macross
The words originate from BattleTech and the western release of Robotech.

Often mistook for Japanese name for the large robots, but the Japanese word meka (メカ) comes from English word mechanical, which includes toasters, cars and anything else exactly that, mechanical.

Mechs are practically (somewhat) humanoid shaped bipedal walkers of unspecified size though they must be a lot larger than humans so they don't get categorized as power armor. Or other large vehicles (piloted robots) that usually have at least arms or arm-like extensions and/or legs.

If the user must move with the mech to accommodate its movements, it's a power armor. If the user is in actual cockpit, it's a mecha.
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Windows 112
Linux 63
PS2 50
PS 45
SNES 33
X360 29
Arcade 26
NES 23
PS3 23
MS-DOS 23
NEC PC8801 15
NEC PC9801 15
Mac OS X 14
Saturn 13
Xbox 13
GB 11
Dreamcast 11
Mac OS Classic 10
PCE 9
Sharp X1 8
GBA 8
Mega Drive 7
MICRO 7 - FM7 7
Amiga 7
Wii 7
WonderSwan Color 6
MSX 6
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