Superhot was well good, wasn’t it? What if you could go back to it, again and again, knowing that each new session would give you a completely fresh fight? After a few years in early access, procedural gauntlet Superhot: Mind Control Delete delivers just that. The standalone expansion is out now – and if you’ve bought Superhot at any point before today, it’s already yours.
Where Superhot was a straight 2-hour shot of carefully planned puzzle arenas, Mind Control Delete fancies itself something of a roguelike. Every session lets you have at a handful of arenas, steadily growing with upgrade “hacks” and keeping a persistent health pool comfortably above zero.
Vidbuds Matthew and Colm took a look at Mind Control Delete last week – and while it adds a ton of new weapons, tools and baddie types into the mix, Colm was a little cooler on the procedurally-generated murdergauntlets. Still, there are some lovely new touches to spice up fights – foes that erupt in shrapnel when killed, special abilities that let you telekinesis back a thrown sword like some kinda lo-fi Jedi.
I’ve also been playing a bit of Mind Control Delete over the last week, and I’d maybe argue it’s a lovely way to revisit Superhot’s slo-mo gun puzzles once you’re done with the game. A nice little dose of Superhot to tuck into over a lunch break or before bed. You’re missing the fun context of having to fist-fight your way out of an elevator, sure – but it’s a good shout for some on-demand ways to brutalise red guys in slo-mo.
Superhot: Mind Control Delete is out now on Steam, GOG, and the Epic Games Store for £11.99/€14.99/$14.99. If you picked up the first Superhot before launch, mind, you should be able to snag Mind Control Delete for free. Nice one.