Hmmm after heavily weighing, i'd say Mecha G 2 would win, he may be lousy at up close encounters I mean godzilla tossed him around like a salad and in their first encounter he simply pushed him down. He makes up for it with some pretty durable armor coated in a material designed to absorb and deflect beam attacks, and to make matters more extreme he actually killed godzilla after he combined with garuda. Even without his coating he took a good number of shots from Godzillas Red Spiraled Ray before going down. In terms of overall firepower and durability I'd go with him. Considering this is Kiryu from Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla he'd have his Absolute zero cannon,but the major weakness with that is he has to charge it up and it also takes most of his power supply so if he misses game over, but he's easily the best at melee combat as he went toe to toe with godzilla and was winning at several points. The only other thing in his long ranged conventional arsenal that did any noticeable damage was his maser cannon so in terms of firepower hes not the best but hes pretty darn dangerous up close. The Showa Mecha G is the balanced of the 3 he has decent melee, extremely good firepower and a sturdy shell of space titanium.
They each specialize in the own fields and personally I love all three.
Super Mechagodzilla- Devastating Firepower durability and mobility(lacking in close quarters) Mechagodzilla 2- Devastating Firepower and durability(lacking in close quarters) Kiryu- Strong arsenal, incredible mobility and Great in up close encounters(as issues with taking damage in certain areas as well as a 2 hour time limit and a 1 hit kill weapon that drains most of its power and leaves it vulnerable while charging) Mecha Godzilla 1- Average upclose fighter, Powerful arsenal and some pretty thick armor, it took one heck of a pounding before it gave in.(has issues with his head getting damaged and but later in Terror of Mecha G has that issue taken care of.) Overall Id say mechagodzilla 2 especially if he manages to merge with garuda to go super. MECHAS 4 LIFE
Wow, that was VERY thorough and well written out Sometimes you guys amaze me how deeply you think about this stuff, but on the whole I would have to agree with you. Even though nostalgia makes me tend to prefer the Showa Mecha-G, I think honestly I would support the Heisei model if this scenario was actualized.
I say kiryu wins. mg2 goes down first because of being designed shoddily. Seriously the guy was losing in HTH with rodan. Against mg and kiryu who love close combat he'll be screwed over badly. Also to those who say mg2 armor is tough...it's not on tail swipe from godzilla and it nearly broke apart. The only reason mg2 surived so long was because godzilla kept on using his beam. The armor won't even come into play in this battle because it only absorbs attacks similar to the atomic breath. That's why the pilots were worried about rodans beam. Next to go is mg. Mg will be tough but the problem is that space titanium is really not that good of an armor. Anguirus of all people was able to break it with a grazing blow. Could you imagine what would happen to mg if kiryu did the shoulder charge? Kiryu in general has missiles that actually track making them more versatile than mgs powerful missiles. These missiles happen to be a nice counter to the shield as well due to the BIG hole in the top. Thats not even getting into the azc. Kiryu is smart enough to leap back and while mg2 and mg are trying to kill each other he could get them both. In the end I'd say kiryu's speed,HTH,better pilot,and armor will let him survive until the end, though not with out getting some armor blown up by mg.
As I've sort of casually tallied the field of opinion here, were this match up put to a vote I can tell the overwhelming favor goes to Kiryu here. I find that fascinating though it's not really unexpected. Usually it's the original incarnation of a character that tends to get the most affection, but not so this time around. I guess for a lot of people Kiryu really just hit all the right buttons.
baring Kiryu's Absolute Zero Cannon, I think MG2 would come out, even if you scaled it down to about the same height as the other two. Yes its a bit slower than MG1 and miles behind Kiryu in agility, and the other two mechs do have at least one very useful attributes (deployable shield and multifunction missiles for MG1 and previously mentioned AZC and Close combat prowess for Kiryu), MG2 just seems to have more toys to use. Yes the ABC could 1-shot next to anything or at least do ALOT of damage to what survives, and yes MG1's shield could likely deflect all projectile attacks; but both suffer from the fact they take time to deploy whereas near all of MG2's weapons are instant use.
It has nearly as many missiles as MG1 and even more beam attacks. Plus the Plasma Grenade would render hitting it with any sort of ray type attack, be it MG1's eye laser or Kiryu's maser, risky at best and disastrous at worse considering how powerful it is. Plus I think MG2's durability is really understated. The thing was coated in a shell that made many attacks short of a full power Spiral Fire completely useless. If he could shrug off repeated blasts from two powerful beam users multiple times, I think he could handle most missiles.
Lastly, baring an MG2's 'All Out Assault' which I'd reckon rivals MG1's, it does have one weapon that be disastrous for a machine. The Shock anchors. A living body is a poor conductor, a metal body is nothing but conductors. One shock anchor in either of the opposing Mechagodzillas would do some serious hardware and software problems
Heh, I honestly love how much thought the Mechagodzilla fans put into this scenario. It makes me feel proud to continue to stimulate the conversation in my own way. But while I guess I'll always prefer the Showa version (just like MechaG evil I guess), I love hearing the ideas on who could outmaneuver whom through the various strengths and weakness of each.
My pleasure, we Kaiju fans gotta stick together. We debate, but at the end of the day, we're all the same fandom and should look out for our own.
And I WILL give the Showa Mechagodzilla one big plus, Nostalgia and look. Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (or in my case, my copy read 'Godzilla vs. the Cosmic Monster') was one of my first Godzilla films, right after G:KotM and G'98. I rented the VHS as a child from Blockbuster and Movie Gallery, and finally got a copy of my own at a flea market. And as 'old school' as the alien* mech looks, I did always like how it actually looks evil and nasty with that fanged snarl.
*anyone besides me find it odd only the first incarnation was Alien and all the others have been JSDF/UN?
You're not the only one, it's something I noticed, too. I long for a good return to form for MechaG someday, maybe several of them in one movie sent by evil forces to take out Goji. That would be a treat.
I personally like the Kiryu the best because his design is MUCH closer to Godzilla's form than the other two, who have those stubby excuses for tails. Not to mention Kiryu has a design that's balanced for both long range weapons as well as close combat.
Awesomely detailed,colored.I like all three for how they are but I also agree the Original MechaG has been my first mechaGodzilla fave since terror of mechaGodzilla. I think MechaGodzilla74 because in godzilla vs the cosmic monster he was able to fight both godzilla and king Caesar and also in that movie the first time they met Godzilla got beat first round.
mechaGodzilla 74 also has a tiny head that shoots a one laser beam in terror of mechaGodzilla.
Appreciate that, especially since I had never intended to color it. mechs are agony for me, I like drawing biological forms, but when it turns out, it turns out. Also nice to have another fanboy of the '74 chip in
They all have their advantages. MG74 is fairly fast and he has a good arsenal. MG2 is easily the largest of the three, he's probably stronger and he also has a good amount of weapons. Kiryu is easily the fastest of the three of them and he is also a fairly strong Mech. He is agile, quick and a great close range combatant. His weapons are pretty good but not as good as the other two MechaGodzilla's arsenal. I don't know who would win but I think Kiryu would win. That is just my opinion and specuation.
My pick goes to MG2 because despite the fact that 70s MG is defiantly the most memorable, but you have to look at from an ememy stand point, on how each of these 3 are big threats to Godzilla. And when I analysis all 3 of them I came to the conclusion that the 90s MG would win. The 70s godzilla is capable to move faster then either, but it lacks the defense except for the shield, because if u watch the movie Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla, he got his head thorned of. Now the millenium MG lacks the ability to move better but its better in moving than MG2, also its had alot more weapons than the 70s but probably would only barely kill godzilla because if u look at the film Tokyo SOS, he plunges himself underwater with Godzilla, but it was not confirmed if in fact godzilla died. And finally there's the MG2, its horrible when it comes to moving but its backed up with a great defense and offense, all kinds of blasters and can defend himself with ease thanks to the plasma gernade, yeah 70s MG had also a good offense however it does the shield cant be utilised in close combat, also MG2 he killed Godzilla if u watch the film GVMG2, if it wasn't for Rodan, Godzilla would die. In conclusion the Millenium MG is equally matched to Godzilla, the 70s MG brought Godzilla to his knees, begging for mercy, but MG2 flat out murder Godzilla in cold blood. So the winner would be MG2 (in my opinion so put my money on the 90s)
One thing you're forgetting is that Mechagodzilla II didn't bring down Godzilla until after it had combined with Garuda to form Super-Mechagodzilla. The battle was pretty much a draw between Mecha G and Godzilla until that point.
Man the 93 version is getting owned there Personally I would have to go with the showa version. The 93 is so stiff and can not walk hardly at all. Hell, it can barely move. It has alot of lasers but MG74 did take a couple of Godzilla's breath beams without the forcefield and it did not seem to hurt it all that much. Kiryuu is nice and all but he his missles just did not seem to have the force that the original had. The only thing he has in his favor is that energy blade and his freezing cannon.
Actually I would have to disagree with the strongest part. He's the most limited, because without outside help his batteries are dead within two hours. Any extended action and he's down while the seemingly limitless versions keep fighting until the day is won. Plus he's got that whole "possibility of going mad" thing, but I guess that wouldn't be a factor without Big G around to screw things up.