Less than one year after the release of the original Monster Hunter, Capcom released the expansion: Monster Hunter G. From the moment Pugi (the adorable little pig that wanders around your house/the village from every game here on out) comes walking across the title screen snorting, the game shows us that we’re in for something more than your average expansion. In fact Monster Hunter G does everything that a good expansion should and more: It improves on some of the original game’s flaws, introduces conveniences that make it easier to play, and adds a lot of new content. It creates a template that all of the “G” expansions would follow from here on out.
Hot Scramble consists of two very different styles of gameplay: Cockpit view shooting (it’s really an FPS) and side-scrolling action shooting. The beginning of each level puts you inside of the Z Gundam’s cockpit on earth, where they are flying along the ground and shooting at other Mobile Suits with a beam rifle.