5 Best iOS Superhero Games
What could be more fun than finding a list of five of the best superhero games for the iOS? Not much if you're a hardcore comic book loving mobile gamer. Developers are coming up with more and more creative ways to bring your super-powered favorites to your mobile device. Superheros are more popular now than ever before. Having escaped the world of comic books, you can find your favorite heroes on everything from the big screen to video games to rides at your nearby amusement park. Hollywood and software companies are pouring millions into big budget superhero films and interactive experiences. And while superheroes may be larger than life on console games, their bite-sized arcade companions can be just as much fun to play. But sometimes these games can get lost amongst the thousands of games that are in the App Store. To help our fellow mobile gaming crime fighters grab the gems they may have missed, here are '5 Superhero iOS Games You Should Be Playing.'
A superhero game doesn't have to be new to be good, and fans of the 1992 arcade hit X-Men can attest to that. Konami brought over a fantastic port of their classic beat 'em-up that ran on the same engine as another popular arcade game, The Simpsons. Now mutant fans everywhere could relive this quarter collecting arcade favorite on the comfort of their own iPhone. Play as Wolverine, Cyclops, Colossus, Wolverine, Nightcrawler, Storm and even Dazzler as you take on some of their greatest foes including The Blob, Juggernaut and Magneto. This is old-school gaming at its portable finest.
The greatest superhero of all time is now in one of the coolest games to ever feature him. Chillingo's Superman is an incredible effort that minimizes gameplay for maximum enjoyment. Fly around the city of Metropolis as you put out fires, destroy enemy robots, take out meteors and knock out the bad guys. The flying aspect of the game is so enjoyable that it's fun to take The Man of Steel up into the cold reaches of outer space even if the mission doesn't require it. With 18 different levels and loads of missions, you'll be spending more time in the air with Kal-El then Lois Lane ever could.
Infinity Blade style games aren't going anywhere (see below) and Avengers Initiative is another game using that combat system. While tiring, fans of The Hulk will have a blast beating the crap out of everyone that gets in their way. With lots of different moves and power-ups, and the promise of future content with other members of the team, you'll be playing Avengers Initiative for quite a while.
Batman: Arkham City Lockdown
Fans of the incredible Infinity Blade were stoked when they downloaded Batman: Arkham City Lockdown and found that same style of gameplay had been applied to the Caped Crusader. With stunning graphics, a slick presentation, simple touch gameplay, exclusive content and bonus characters like Poison Ivy and Robin, fans of The Dark Knight have been drooling over this iOS game ever since it hit the App Store.
Spider-Man: Total Mayhem
Spider-Man: Total Mayhem tops our list of five best superhero games! Total Mayhem was a huge surprise for Spidey fans when it hit the App Store and featured incredible graphics, a fun and easy to use combo system and more villains than you could shake a web at. This iOS game is so good it puts its bigger console brothers to shame. Even at the price point of $6.99 you're getting one of the best superhero gaming experiences there is to be had. As soon as I beat the game, I immediately started a new one and played through it a second time. Don't miss out on this friendly-neighborhood hit.