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  • Summary: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes features an original story where players take control of Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Wolverine and many more Marvel characters as they unite to stop Loki and a host of other Marvel villains from assembling a super-weapon capable of destroying the world.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Oct 31, 2013
    76
    This is a strong portable game well-suited for consumption in short bursts, but with plenty of content and a possibly-addicting design. It should satisfy both LEGO and Marvel fans who never want their favorite franchises farther away than their pockets.
  2. 60
    In all, the technical problems of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes really make it difficult to recommend, although there’s no dearth of content. You just have to be willing to put up with a lot to enjoy it.
  3. Dec 30, 2013
    60
    Long load times, ugly cinematics, and finicky touch controls aside, the fun mission structure and engaging gameplay makes this one worth picking up for anyone seeking big fun in small bursts.
  4. Dec 4, 2013
    50
    The portable counterpart to LEGO Marvel Superheroes is a lot les 'Super'. Levels are short and bland, the cut-scenes are in horrible quality and the gameplay just isn't that much fun when the whole game lacks the polish and quality that the console-version has.
  5. May 29, 2017
    30
    Such a let-down, and flawed in almost every aspect that made the full version so special. The stages themselves are fun, as expected, because they're capturing the only aspect of TT's fantastic LEGO games: the gameplay. This is a perfect example as to why people are dubious over handheld ports of titles. These butchered remains of fantastic games are an unnecessary addition for fans of the full version, and unworthy examples for those without the console edition. Avoid.
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. Dec 27, 2013
    8
    I'm a big fan of the LEGO games and Marvel so I was very excited to play the crossover game of the two. The game play, is awesome without aI'm a big fan of the LEGO games and Marvel so I was very excited to play the crossover game of the two. The game play, is awesome without a doubt, being able to unlock heroes and villains (a huge win for a Loki fan-girl like me) and exploring more then just the Avengers. There's plenty of levels and the in-level challenges we see in many LEGO games aren't lacking in number. The only issues I see, though, is the voice actors aren't the same as the movie actors, the voices sounding like bad impressions throughout (with some exceptions, but it's to the ears of the beholder) and the cut-scenes are blurry. There isn't a straight-up tutorial, but with over 150 characters each with different abilities and weapons i can see why but there isn't a pop-up screen to show you controls. You figure it out as you go (I still can't figure out how to block...). Overall, I love the game despite it's minor setbacks and it grasps the humor of the Marvel world. Expand
  2. Nov 16, 2013
    8
    Yes, the handheld version for this game has a completely different feel from the console version, its for the better. The console version is aYes, the handheld version for this game has a completely different feel from the console version, its for the better. The console version is a mediocre puzzle experience with tons of characters that you might not care about. The 3DS version has less characters, but the same amount of stages, but to a lesser extent. The first thing i want to talk about is the sound, one of the first things you notice about it, and its terrible. It literally sounds like the sounds were ripped from a regular DS game. One thing that the "universe in peril" version does that the console version does not, is that it displays missions for you when the level is loading, and you can pause the game to see how to do those missions. Each level is short, depending on how you play it. But it is significantly shorter than the console version. One gameplay mechanic they removed in the handheld version, is the ability to jump. That means you will not be facing any asinine platforming mechanics. Another thing they added in the handheld is when you die.... you actually die. Not exploding into studs and re-spawning, actually dying. So you could say its harder than the handheld version, but its a lot better. If you want to try this game, there is a free demo on the 3DS e-shop, wiiU, PS3, PC, gameboy advances, apple 1s, cardboard boxes, and every other platform to exist. Expand
  3. Mar 13, 2017
    7
    This is not as good as the console versions. It is easier and has a bunch of characters but it doesn't feel like a Lego game compared toThis is not as good as the console versions. It is easier and has a bunch of characters but it doesn't feel like a Lego game compared to others. The levels are better than usual, it is also a Marvel related of course, and I loved that about it. It is just that the game wasn't amazing. Expand
  4. Aug 6, 2017
    4
    Who thought it was a good idea to have the Lego games go backwards in terms of how far games have come? Even most DS Lego games were almostWho thought it was a good idea to have the Lego games go backwards in terms of how far games have come? Even most DS Lego games were almost like the console versions in a way. Instead of having an awesome portable Lego game for the DS, 3DS and Vita, we got one that looks like a smoother version of a Lego game on GBA. Isometric view is where I'm getting at. Those types of games almost never work. Thank goodness they eventually realized that by the time the 2nd Lego Marvel game came out. Expand
  5. Jan 6, 2014
    4
    I honestly hope this game is better on the consoles. Lego, when it aint broke, don't fix it. They did exactly the opposite. What I loved aboutI honestly hope this game is better on the consoles. Lego, when it aint broke, don't fix it. They did exactly the opposite. What I loved about the previous lego games (aside from Lego Batman 2) The game was the same on DS and the consoles, they didn't dumb it down at all. Well they did this time. Free roam? No. Not only do you not get to explore New York City's Marvel twin, but you don't get to explore anywhere. This game can still be fun though and is a time wasster, but it is very flawed. If you were planning to buy the 3DS version, don't. I'm sure the PS3 and XBox 360 versions are much better. Expand
  6. Aug 9, 2020
    1
    Considering this a lego game just isn't fair. The Wii U version is excellent, and it blows my mind that the 3ds version is this bad. LegoConsidering this a lego game just isn't fair. The Wii U version is excellent, and it blows my mind that the 3ds version is this bad. Lego Batman 2 on 3ds is excellent because it feels like a lego game minus the open world, but instead, with this game it is linear, you have one life, in a lego game. The game is really challenging, which sucks because while I like difficult games, I don't want one of those to be a poorly made and instant death everywhere lego game, some missions have a little bit of enjoyment, but this game is bad there is no denying that. I'm giving this a 1/10 because I had a little bit of fun with the first 2 levels, but other than that this game is miserable. i never want to see a lego game in this style ever again. Expand
  7. Jan 8, 2014
    0
    If you love Lego games avoid this at all costs!

    Travellers Tales have taken the great Lego formula and completely broken it, out go the big
    If you love Lego games avoid this at all costs!

    Travellers Tales have taken the great Lego formula and completely broken it, out go the big levels, multiple character switching and the ability to jump in comes instant death and the frustration of playing levels over and over.

    Having lots of re-doing levels (instant death or to re-collect gold bricks) and lots of shoddy cut scenes has been added to counteract the lack of real in game content and try and make the game seem longer than it is.

    I think Travellers Tales thought this game would sell on the LEGO Marvel Superheroes name and quality of past games, so didn't need to put in any real effort.

    A boring and poor addition to the LEGO stable of games.

    Try one of the older Lego games instead and save yourself some money.
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