As you defeat the various creatures, robots and players, you collect money that can be used to strengthen the attributes you chose before the match. The higher your level, the more abilities and enhancements are available.You will also unlock a number of new characters as well, not the least of which includes a flying Russian monkey with a laser mounted to his back. Obviously.
On the whole, if you're looking to waste some time playing online and you like your 2D action games, you could do worse than Awesomenauts. But because of the limited, online-only, repetitive nature of the game, and its seemingly been-there-done-that characters it feels more like the game shouldhave been called Averagenauts. At least it only has an 800 Microsoft Point (9.99 on the PSN Store) sticker price.
Awesomenauts, while playable, is decidedly Awesome-not.
Three out of Five Hadokens