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  • Summary: Marvel Trading Card Game features Marvel's complete roster of characters. Utilizing the popular Vs. System Trading Card Game from Upper Deck Entertainment, players can learn the basics of the game as a super hero or super villain in the game’s single player campaign mode. [Konami]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Not being a fan of this genre, I found myself engaged in reliving some fond memories of heroes and villains I nearly forgot about.
  2. 67
    It's not a great game by any measure, but it does an excellent job of tapping into the collector's mentality of comic-book fans.
  3. It's a solid first effort from 1st Playable and Konami, but unfortunately it isn't something I can recommend to anyone other than an avid player of the TCG.
  4. Cripes, there's a lot of rules and regulations to take in here. [Aug 2007, p.70]
  5. It's reasonably good-looking, intelligent and fun, but with a lot of flaws.
  6. 50
    The Nintendo DS version of Marvel Trading Card Game is a clear example of a poor interface sullying an otherwise great experience.
  7. 40
    The problem with Marvel Trading Card Game isn’t the gameplay. Once you’ve figured everything out, it does a decent job mimicking the real thing. But it requires a lot of patience to get comfortable with the game and you’ll be fighting the interface every step of the way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. DRDR
    Mar 5, 2007
    Great card game Conversion.
  2. GeraintJ.
    Jul 11, 2007
    A very deep game containing hundreds of cards - some better than others but all potentially useful. interface is good, if slightly unforgiving (no 'cancel' button), you've got a long and challenging single player mode and online play once you're done with that. The only major flaw is the terrible tutorial and steep learning curve. if you either love CCG games or the Marvel Universe this is practically a must-buy, others should bump this down to a 6 or 7. Expand
  3. SpaetzleL.
    Jun 5, 2007
    For fans of the Versus TCG only. I've been playing this so often my hands are cramped. The cut-scene artwork is interesting but the dialogue is drab. It's amazing how they've translated most of the intricate complexity of the game into a li'l DS! Expand
  4. EmechM.
    Jun 8, 2007
    Its true to thereal thign and deserves points for that, but it is a LONG and HARD learning curve for beginnners, and the interface is miles behind its competitors (yu-gi-oh for example). It was mistake to make it exclusively touch screen, to not include drag and drop card placements and the play area is too cramped thanks to the decision to make it played on its side. I wanted to love this, instead play it seems like work. Shame really. Perhaps a DC version (should it ever come) can rectify things. Expand
  5. MarcoL.
    May 30, 2007
    I so wanted to like this game, I am a huge fan of the card game but controls are horrible and screen format limits the game in so many ways. Konami should have stuck to Yu-Gi-Oh!'s format. Expand
  6. Oct 6, 2011
    BY FAR one of the worst games ever created. You want a game that you will lose to the CPU EVERY TIME? Then buy this piece of sh*t. It no has no quality and the presentation and tutorials are a complete failure. Terrible game and one of the worst in video game history. Expand
  7. WilyC
    May 3, 2009
    Great example of how-not-to-design a videogame. Instead of adapting a card game to take advantage of a console they tried to replicate the physical card play experience on a console. (Turn cards sideways on the screen to exhaust them? Really?!) Solitaire on Windows did a better job of adapting play mechanics. Stay away. Expand