Note: iOS 9 + Facebook users w/ trouble scrolling: #super sorry# we hope to fix it asap. In the meantime Chrome Mobile is a reach around
hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

Super Monday Night Combat

First look at Super Monday Night Combat

11:32 PM on 08.26.2011 // Jim Sterling

Monday Night Combat was a very good game. It had some pretty glaring flaws, but it was conceptually solid and happened to be a lot of fun to play. A year on, and Uber Entertainment is back with Super Monday Night Combat, a PC-bound sequel to aims to fix all the complaints from last time while providing yet more chaotic PvP action.

Oh, and it's also gone free-to-play ... but in a potentially good way!

Super Monday Night Combat rocks a brand new engine, with larger environments, more detailed characters, and noticeably prettier graphics overall. More varied and broader maps have been thrown in as a direct response to those who didn't like the limited, unvaried selection in the original game, alongside a promised bevy of fresh game modes.

With Super Monday Combat, the developers say they're furiously testing the game to make sure that every fault found in the original title is fixed. Gone are the cheap instant kills that plagued the last game, for instance. Uber knew that these unstoppable melee executions were too frequent and broke the game, so they're out. Also, turrets can only be destroyed by CPU-controlled bots and are automatically placed on the map, so there are no more issues with enemy players nuking a team's hard-built turrets after rushing to one side of the map.

There are currently three new characters coming to the game, which have been spawned from existing classes. The Veteran is a new spin on the Tank class, able to deal and soak up lots of damage. However, while the Tank throws grenades and features mid-range firepower, the Veteran's strength comes in close-up grapple moves. The Gunslinger is a Sniper variant with a wild west theme, able to use a long-range rifle and fancy pistols. Finally, we have Combat Girl, a new Support class who can summon robotic kittens and spawn turrets. 

Players will get the full SMNC experience for free. However, Uber will be selling extra costumes (characters get customizable skins now) and characters, with planned updates once per week. Uber says that it is not interested in traditional freemium models that only offer a taste of the experience and save all the cool stuff for paying customers. Players will lose nothing for playing free, and Uber simply hopes that fans will love the game enough to pay for some cool new characters and items. It's a noble goal, and a more exciting deviation of the current free-to-play model.

In addition, Uber plans to offer free characters on a temporary basis, so players can get a feel for new classes before buying them. If they feel they love a character enough, it will be available for purchase after the trial period's up. However, there are more than enough characters in the free package.

Sadly, there was nothing playable at PAX, but the hands-off footage I saw looked really cool. It was Monday Night Combat, but bigger, more chaotic, and sillier than before. The new free-to-play model is certainly intriguing and something that Uber can hopefully pull off. It does, however, mean this is a PC exclusive for now, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. 

A beta is coming soon and the full game is due in the Winter of this year. As of right now, I'd say this is a very promising enterprise, and definitely a PC game to watch.

Photo Gallery: (16 images)
Click to zoom - browse by swipe, or use arrow keys

Jim Sterling, Former Reviews Editor
 Follow Blog + disclosure JimSterling Tips
Destructoid reviews editor, responsible for running and maintaining the cutting edge videogame critique that people ignore because all they want to see are the scores at the end. Also a regular f... more   |   staff directory

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community fisters, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding * to your whitelists.

destructoid's previous coverage:
Super Monday Night Combat

View all:powered by:  MM.Elephant

Ads on destructoid may be purchased from:

Please contact Crave Online, thanks!

Half - Life 3 FINALLY 100% confirmed...maybe.

Where the Hell is Breath of Fire?

Comments of the Week - バーガーベスト, ですよね?

My Month in Games - November 2015

Cblogs of 11/28/15 - Lonely Thanksgiving, Gatchaman Crowds, and more

Recap: Metal Gear Solid 1

Thankful it's Over: Bioshock Infinite

Is Toei using Kamen Rider Ghost to address suicide in Japan?

Let's talk about Xenoblade Chronicles

Cblogs of 11/27/15 - Life is Strange, and Sad

 Add your impressions

Status updates from C-bloggers

Gamemaniac3434 avatarGamemaniac3434
Last night I had to clean projectile liqiud dogshit off of the sides of my puppies kennel. Pity me. Read my blog.
techsupport avatartechsupport
Taking a break from Fallout 4 to try out Twitch Creative. Catch me painting Chun-Li while listening to an eclectic mix of Alex G, DJ Shadow, and Modest Mouse. [img][/img]
Solar Pony Django avatarSolar Pony Django
So far from first impressions of my Freedom Planet indie box its 100% more worth it than lootcrate. Whereas lootcrate you get a bunch of stuff you may or may not like, indie box gives you indie games, and stuff related to that game, such as the soundtrack
maycausecancer avatarmaycausecancer
When one game is rated 7.4 and another 7.6, Are you telling me one game is 0.2 worse than the other. WHAT!?!
KingSigy avatarKingSigy
I think Microsoft takes the cake for worst console updates. The XBone UI is worse and the fucking controller had an update. What the hell has gaming become?
Dr Mel avatarDr Mel
Well, that's a wrap for the Bloodborne DLC. I liked it. More thoughts and maybe spoilers in the comment section.
Confuseddalek avatarConfuseddalek
a rainy afternoon, and too sleepy for games. Time to go to the animal shelter and try not to fall asleep, surrounded by kittens.
Archelon avatarArchelon
Community Question: Following from yesterday's Community Question, how would you feel if reviewers began assigning two scores to a game? One specifically for the technical aspects/performance of the game, and the other for their own personal enjoyment?
ikiryou avatarikiryou
I went back to Persona 4 Golden this weekend, asked Chie to be my girlfriend but then accidentally maxed out my social link with Yumi, changed my relationship status to "It's Complicated" on Personabook. [img][/img]
James Internet Ego avatarJames Internet Ego
Why am I hyped? Just cause :D
JohnSmith123 avatarJohnSmith123
You know what Fallout 4 mod I want to see? One to fix the interior lightning. It's like the silliest thing to get fixated over, but I can't seem to ignore how white and bright some of those inside lights are.
RexterNathan avatarRexterNathan
Just wrote my first C-blog. It's me talking about the games I have played this month; I'm quite excited
SeymourDuncan17 avatarSeymourDuncan17
I wish the Squid Girl outfit was still a dress for boys. I want to live through my Inkling boy and be a cute girly-man, dammit. [img][/img]
Zer0t0nin avatarZer0t0nin
Goshdarnit...just stood in front of the camera to record an intro for the advent calender thingy and actually got stage fright >.>
KnickKnackMyWack avatarKnickKnackMyWack
Well, it seemed like for two seconds people were finally going to give Star Fox a fair shake, but nope! GameXplain's YouTube audience seem pretty insistent that it's just a Star Fox 64 clone down to the graphics. Sometimes I just don't understand peopl
Dr Mel avatarDr Mel
I don't think it will happen, but if the NX is turns out to be a VR device, I will be the saddest boy in the milky way.
Mike Martin avatarMike Martin
There's something so fucking delicious about a toasted Hawaiian roll, smoked ham, Swiss, some spinach and a dollop of mustard. #FatKidPosts
Still in work clothes.
Gamemaniac3434 avatarGamemaniac3434
Welp, wrote up a blog for that there bloggers wanted. Its me bitching about Bioshock Infinite! Again! Yay!!!!!!
Sr Churros avatarSr Churros
Just finished watching The Phantom Menace. Yeah, Jar Jar is as bad as people say. Baby Vader is so cute and also kicks some serious ass. One of the best lightsaber battles of the series, if not the best one. It was pretty neat!
more quickposts



Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme

Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo

Back to Top

We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -