Macross M3

From Macross Compendium

Macross M3
Console Sega Dreamcast
Disc Type GD-ROM
Developer Shoeisha
Release date February 22, 2001
No. of Players 1
Distributor Shoeisha
Story Chronology 2014-2030

Macross M3 is a 3-D shooting, arcade-style single-player game for the Sega Dreamcast. Like Macross Digital Mission VF-X or Macross VF-X2, this game allowed players to play various Macross-universe mecha in a variety of missions. Players were allowed to select from Maximilian Jenius, Milia Jenius, or Moaramia Jenius (later in the game) as playable pilots.


  • Mecha Design, Story Supervisor: Shoji Kawamori
  • Character Design, In-Game Character Animation Correction: Haruhiko Mikimoto
  • Opening Movie Direction, Mecha Motion Supervisor: Ichiroh Itano
  • Opening theme: "Bring it On" by Brian Peck



  • Three-mode transformation on all playable mecha.
  • 8 episodes, 18 stages (including 7 special mission stages and 2 endings depending on the completion of all regular and special mission stages)
  • Pilot choice of Maximilian Jenius, Milia Jenius, and Moaramia Jifon (Moaramia Fallyna Jenius, after episode 3)
  • Player mecha (VF-1J Valkyrie, VF-4 Lightning, VF-3000 Crusader, VF-5000 Star Mirage, VF-9 Cutlass, VF-14 Vampire, Variable Graug, VFX-11/VF-11 Thunderbolt) customizable through plugins
  • Features Regult, Glaug, Tomahawk, Defender, Phalanx, Gnerl, four new variable craft (VF-9, VF-14, VF-3000, Variable Graug) and entirely new concept mecha (U.N. insectoid bioweapons developed from Protoculture genetic technology and Zentradi final weapon with two different combining mecha modes depending on ending)
  • Two additional mecha for Free Mission mode available via password from Get! Valkyrie Quiz Campaign using network feature (quiz available after episode 8-2b ending)
  • Plugins for Boost/Search Increase, Lock[-on] Speed Increase, Terrain Damage Avoidance, Mobility Up, Shield Power Up, Missile Attack Power Increase, Gunpod Attack Power Increase, Missile Capacity Increase, Lock[-on] Range Extension, ECM Equipment, Sound Equipment [a] ("Shao Pai Lo[o]n," after episode 8-2a ending), and Sound Equipment [b] ("Do You Remember Love?," after episode 8-2b ending)

Playable Mecha


  • Sega Dreamcast
  • 4 memory backup blocks
  • Modem, VGA, Puru-Puru [vibration] pack, network [via Internet homepage] supported

Release Information

  • T-21502M
  • Price: ¥6800
  • Campaign limited box with one laminated card (Maximilian, Milia, or Moaramia) imprinted with a contest lucky number (first release)
  • Campaign contest prizes include 1 Macross prize (60-cm-long completed Reds 1/24 VF-1S Fighter Valkyrie), 50 Max prizes (Yamato Macross Perfect Variable Series VF-11B Thunderbolt), 150 Milia prizes (Hasegawa VF-1A, VF-1J, or VF-1S plastic model), 100 Moaramia prizes (Victor Entertainment Macross M3 Sound File mini soundtrack CD)