Excerpt: Our boys love Marvel Super Hero Squad. Due to the nuclear meltdown over at THQ we missed Marvel Super Hero Squad The Infinity Gauntlet. No fear true believers because I saved up my own money to purchase and play this home console game. Of the home console versions I choose the Xbox 360 version for this review. The comedy expected from the franchise is in this game and true to form. Parents should pay close attention to the rating.
Excerpt: My boys love playing with the little Marvel Super Hero Squad toys. A video game based on the toys (editor: and television show) perked my ears right up. To make matters even more interesting THQ is the publisher. They are well known in the family friendly gaming circles. Technically they are well known in every gaming circle. Marvel Super Hero Squad is two kinds of games. First off there is the punch and kick levels, and then there is knock em off the roof levels.
Summary: This is a company I grew up on, and which I find upon reflection left some impact on my childhood upbringing and the development of my adult viewpoints and approach to life. Amid all the superheroic mayhem, big issues were addressed. Metaphysical and existential subject matter were touched on.
Pros: Undeniably cute character designs.
Cons: Gameplay, see above., Inappropriate and cloying voices, see above., Randomized controls and cameras that leave you to die offscreen in multiplayer mode, see above., Did I mention this game sucks yet? This game, sucks
Colorful superhero action with a great sense of humor.
Common Sense Media
3 July 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet is a video game tie-in to the comedic and colorful Super Hero Squad TV show on Cartoon Network. Like the show, the game features "cute" versions of popular Marvel heroes, like Iron Man, Hulk, and Captain America, and goes for laughs as much as it does for action. The violence herein is all extremely cartoony -- the most graphic bit being the splattering of space insects.
Loads of fighting with heroes but has funny, spoofy vibe.
Common Sense Media
1 July 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that this bright, colorful adventure, featuring a pantheon of well-known superheroes -- depicted in more childlike, cartoonish style than usual -- will appeal to kids far younger than its intended audience. In comparison to other superhero games -- especially other Marvel hero games, like the recent Ultimate Alliance 2 -- Super Hero Squad is far more family-friendly.
Excerpt: Any kid nowadays should know of the Marvel Super Hero Squad line of action figures. For those kids, or adults for that matter of fact, who are not, I recommend that you just take a walk down to your local Toys R Us where you will find oodles of these pintsized takes on the Marvel Super Hero universe. They are cute and fun to look at. It was only a matter of time before this line of toys was turned into a game, heck it is a Saturday morning cartoon for goodness sake.
Conclusion: Marvel Super Hero Squad is a great children’s game, it’s easy to play, it’s funny and fun, and if your kids are fans of the TV series then I think they’ll enjoy this game very much. For children this is a great super hero type game that they’ll be able to pick up and play easily with little or no help from an adult. Part of the things that make this game bad for adults like repetition and easiness make it that much more enjoyable and accessible to children.
Pros: Decent graphics, Great game for kids (easy to play), Actually funny in parts, Great cut scenes, Multiplayer brawl mode, Decent story for kids to enjoy, Great game for fans of the series, Lots of characters
Cons: Bad Voice Acting, Camera can be annoying, Very repetitive, Dumb AI