I only own a two-player starter set, but what sets it apart from a lot of other CMGs is that it feels like a complete game in itself. For those who do not know, Monsterpocalypse sees two monsters battle it out over an urban landscape, supported by smaller units aligned to them. These monsters vary from giant robots, apes and dinosaurs to Martians and Cthulhu type monsters, catering to every taste.
But aside from the variety, theme and surprising depth of game-play, the game just looks fantastic. (Sorry for the glare on the board, I lay some perspex over the paper maps when I play.)
|The Martian menace advances|
|A helicopter swoops across the urban landscape.|
|Sky Sentinel protects the humans from the alien invaders|
|Woosh! Boom! Zap!|
|Saucers advance on a nuclear power plant|