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.
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The Press Says
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
||6.4 out of 10
||63 out of 100
|Video Games & Computer Entertainment
||6 out of 10
||2.5 out of 5
|The Video Game Critic
||Oct 30, 2008
||40 out of 100
|Total!! UK Magazine
||31 out of 100
|Super Play Magazine UK
||30 out of 100
||1 out of 5
||Aug 25, 2005
||2 out of 10
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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.