I am going to be very honest, I attempted this game because I was so bored of the “regular” titles we see everyday and just wanted to impulsively try something different.
I am not a real FPS fan & yes, I also epically suck at it too. However, lately playing “range” classes in Kurtez & Swords of Legends Online, I did kinda of want to play a bit more and try a FPS title.
Here here it is, a random FPS title named Super Mecha Champions. While I do enjoy reading manga & watching anime, personally prefer manga over anime but that’s another story. I was never into the Mech style themes and I am still not. So this is no where near some bias mech lover review.
Super Mecha Champions is a Fortnite-like f2p battle royal/deathmatch FPS action shooter. It also has a full fledged cash shop that includes purchasing heroes, skins & battle pass.
Due to the nature of the game, this is obviously going to be a heavily PVP focused game. Main PVP modes are a simple death match 3v3 or a battel royal 1 vs 99 play.
While the game was released back in March 2021 on steam so it is quite new. However, from my understanding and research, this was a mobile game prior to the steam release.
Which I’m quite surprised, most Mobile to Steam ports are utterly awful, I’m looking at you Rebirth Online.
I was going to give up this game within the first 10minutes, before I even going to start a real match, tutorial took forever to load however, luckily, it was just a 1 time thing. Afterwards, the loading was super quick.
So the question begs, do I think it’s worth playing in 2021 despite being released in 2021?
While it is a FPS title, it was quite smooth, even in “Mecha” mode. Controls were simple, the game was easy to understand, easily worth hours of enjoyment especially with the super low queue times. What I enjoyed most about the Super Mecha Champions title was that you “actively” regen HP back when out of combat after a certain period of time in Battle Royal. This makes the player last longer in each round and a bit more enjoyable. Nobody enjoys being kicked out right fighting continuously. Well, maybe some do, but I sure don’t.
What worried me the most is the “Mech” fight of this game, where the Mech will always dominate the human, which is not true at all, my first few matches, I had no idea how to go into Mech form and I still played top 10 and even winning 1st without using a Mech at all, while killing plenty of Mech players.
F2P Friendly ★★★☆☆
The only issue I see with not being F2P friendly is that you don’t unlock all the “Pilots” & “Mecha” right away. You would need to either grind in-game currency which is “match & time gated” or purchase it with a premium currency. Otherwise, the game does very well monetizing through skins of weapons, outfits and mechs. While you could effectively level up your character via premium currency, which is considered P2W, I don’t see the gains much at all to pose much of a threat.
Cash Shop ★★★★☆
The cash shop is quite extensive for what is also a mobile game title. It has everything you need including the “RNG” style loot boxes that could contain anything from skins, pilots and mechas.
The artwork is what you would expect from a anime-like mecha theme game. It is quite nice and some map settings really reminds me of World Trigger’s Rank Battles.
Since this is a pure PVP side of games, despite my impulsive decision to just give it a go, this was a very enjoyable title. Heck, I was considering playing it for 1 day, yet I see myself playing the next day already. Battle Royal mode simply is fun and a bit addicting.