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  • Summary: Set in the ever popular Marvel Universe, the Super Hero Squad is on a dire mission against Dr. Doom's Lethal Legion of villains to recover the hidden Infinity Fractals; fragments of the all-powerful Infinity Sword. Each Infinity Fractal holds incredible power and can have significant effects on its possessor, giving each character special abilities that could alter the game’s rules and playing field. With more than 20 Marvel characters to mix and match, players can choose to take on the role of their favorite Super Heroes and Super Villains, such as Captain America, Dr. Doom, Falcon, Hulk, Iron Man, Juggernaut, Ms. Marvel, Silver Surfer, Thing, Thor and Wolverine, to name a few. Using character-specific super powers and customized combo attacks, players will blast, punch, and bash in fast-moving combat with their nemesis. Players can either jump into a battle arena against up to three opponents in Battle Mode, or choose to relive six campaigns as depicted from the animated series in Adventure Mode. Marvel Super Hero Squad is an immersive, single and multiplayer game filled with dramatic, interactive environments where players are given extraordinary powers to fight for good or evil, depending on which Super Hero Squad character they chose to play as. [THQ] Expand
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  1. The Superhero Squad is a nice game for the midday break, even if the story is not the best. Please do not play it too long or you are at risk to get annoyed.
  2. As it is, this game is still a good fit for preteens, although the extremely low difficulty level, even on Hard, might not appeal to players looking for the next Marvel Vs. Capcom.
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    Super Hero Squad on DS isn’t a great game by any stretch of the imagination. The load issues and amateurish presentation will try your patience, the game has a quirky 2D art style that pokes its head in during loads and “story” sequences, and the overall single player experience is as generic and repetitious as possible. At the same time, there’s something in this game that proves Halfbrick has some serious talent.
  4. Marvel Super Hero Squad can only be recommended for young gamers who enjoy their superheroes and would do better with a simple game.
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  1. Oct 11, 2011
    This video game just stinks! It's absolutely horrendous! I can't believe my parents wasted their money to get me this game (I don't blame them personally because I'm the one who played it). The game play is just terrible! It looks just like Super Smash Bros. Brawl, only a cruddy version of it. The control of this game makes it seem like it was designed by an alien with multiple hands, whereas the control of Smash Bros. is what made it so much fun to me. This turned Marvel Super Hero Squad into a cruddy knockoff of an amazing game. The story of this game is exactly the same as the TV show it's based off of. The story is that Dr. Doom shattered an artifact of great power during a battle with Iron Man called the Infinity Sword. Now the heroes, and the villains are working to gather all the fragments of it in order to recreate it. The story may be a lot like the show, however, there is little to no humor in it whatsoever. I wouldn't mind so much, except that the show has loads of humorous moments. The thing that really kills this game is the graphics. The graphics are much like the Virtual Boy. They aren't black and red, but they can actually cause headaches like the Virtual Boy. Yes, I'm dead serious. It's happened to me. After experiencing a headache, I turned off the game, and played Super Mario 64 DS instead. This was because I knew that there would be no way I could ever get a headache from that game. As for Super Hero Squad, this game is just terrible. It's not even worth a rent. If you're thinking about getting this game for your kid, don't even bother. There are so many much better games you can get than this. You should get Super Smash Bros. Brawl instead. For a teen rated game, it's actually quite tame, and it might actually be suitable for children. You can get them whatever you want, but just stay away from this hunk of crud. Expand