Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet
|a game by||Griptonite Games|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, 3DS, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||7.5/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||10.0/10 - 1 vote|
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|See also:||Marvel Games|
Today I am kind of excited to talk about Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet/ The reason I say “kind” is because it is not the excellent console version (Xbox 360, PS3, and Nintendo Wii) version of the game I am talking about, but the port for the Nintendo 3DS. This is actually an enhanced port of what was released for the Nintendo 3DS. It is based on the awesome Super Hero Squad TV show and action figures that my son was a massive fan of back in the day.
Whose Gonna Hero Up?
The story of Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet is a lot of fun and goes all over the Marvel Universe. It features many iconic Marvel characters such as Iron Man, Wolverine, Spider-Man, Hulk, and many awesome villains too. The console versions of the game have a fantastic and well produced story that is like an episode of the show that starts with a hilarious mix up in a store with a gift for Thanos. While the 3DS version keeps much of the story, it lacks the little bits here and there that made the console version so great.
Using Your Hero Factor
The gameplay of the console versions of Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet is kind of similar to what you have with the Lego games. On the Nintendo 3DS, things are changed. It actually has a kind of dungeon crawler, Marvel Ultimate Alliance thing going on. You select from a number of different heroes and you will need to fight bad guys, solve basic puzzles and use their hero abilities/factors to get through each stage.
Most characters play the same, but they do have their own special abilities. Iron Man can use various tech things, Spider-Man can get across gaps, Hulk is strong, and so on. You have to switch between the characters to use their unique abilities and you do this with this swap machine that is always around handily when there is a section that calls for a certain hero’s abilities. The gameplay is not bad or anything like that, but it is just not as good as its console big brother.
A Tad On The Charming Side
When I would watch the cartoon with my son and even when we played the 360 version (which was so good, we got all the DLC) I always got a kick out of the humor. Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet while not as cinematic as the console versions, still manages to keep some of the humor. The thing is, during gameplay the characters do not have all the quips and funny one liners that they do on the console. The game looks ok for a Nintendo DS game, but they really could have done more with the power of the 3DS. I actually think they could have just ported the Wii version and scaled things down a tad and the 3DS would have been able to handle it.
Overall, Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet is not a bad game at all and I am sure younger gamers will love it. However, I have to be honest and say that if you have access to the PS3, Xbox 360, and to a lesser extent the Nintendo Wii, you are way better off playing the console version of this game. This does have its charm and it can be a fun time, but I would bet most people will not end up playing all the way to the end of this.
- You get to play as many Marvel heroes
- The story is pretty funny
- Using each heroes’ special abilities is fun
- I liked how bright and colorful it was
- The gameplay is nowhere near as much fun as the console versions
- The presentation needed to be kicked up more from the DS version