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Captain America and the Avengers

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Gear
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3.5
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Genesis
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3.1
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Description

Originating in the arcades, Captain America and the Avengers is a one- or two-player (simultaneous) side-scrolling beat 'em up in which four Marvel Comics licensed heroes (Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye and Vision) take on the evil Red Skull, who, by assembling a team of super-villains, seeks to conquer the world.

The game consists of five stages, primarily focusing on side-scrolling brawler gameplay, but some of the levels also feature side-scrolling shooting stages, where the heroes battle menaces in the air (Stage 2), under the sea (Stage 3), and in space (Stage 5). Boss villains in the game consist of Living Laser and Klaw, Whirlwind, Grim Reaper, Wizard, Mandarin, Juggernaut, Ultron, Controller, Crossbones, and the Red Skull. In addition to the four playable Avengers, Quicksilver makes brief appearances to drop energy replenishments, and the Wasp can add protection and firepower in the shooting areas.

Screenshots

Captain America and the Avengers Game Boy Choose an Avenger
Captain America and the Avengers Genesis Title Screen
Captain America and the Avengers Game Boy Scene 2: Target Town
Captain America and the Avengers Game Boy Hawkeye shooting an arrow.

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User Reviews

"Avengers Assemble!" Genesis MasterMegid (897)
OK! LETS GO! Genesis ETJB (447)

The Press Says

VicioJuegos.com Genesis Feb 06, 2010 65 out of 100 65
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Gear Apr, 1994 6.4 out of 10 64
Game Players SNES Dec, 1993 63 out of 100 63
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Game Gear Apr, 1994 6 out of 10 60
neXGam SNES 2008 5.2 out of 10 52
GamePro (US) Game Gear May, 1994 2.5 out of 5 50
The Video Game Critic Genesis Oct 30, 2008 C 50
Defunct Games Genesis May 04, 2012 C- 42
High Score SNES Aug, 1994 1 out of 5 20
Sega-16.com Genesis Aug 25, 2005 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

References to the game

An arcade machine of Captain America and the Avengers can be seen in the 1994 movie Airheads which stars Brendan Fraser, Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi.
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