Written by  :  MasterMegid (902)
Written on  :  Nov 10, 2006
Platform  :  Genesis
Rating  :  3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

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"Avengers Assemble!"

The Good

The evil Red Skull, is plotting world domination. Unleashing a slew of supervillains, only the Avengers stand in his way. Playing as either Captain America, Iron Man, Hawkeye, or The Vision, you take the fight to Red Skull. In the streets, the sky, and even outer space!

In the Genesis version only two can play at once. Unlike the arcade with it’s four player option. Through-out, six stages, you punch, kick, throw, and use supermoves on chumps that stand in your way to Red Skull. Each Avenger has there own moves and super powers. There are also cameos of many other Avengers including, Namor: The Submariner.

The Graphics are fair. Not as good as the arcade version. But the best of the ports. More on that later. Basically they get the job done, but that is really it.

The sound fairs better. The music in this game rocks. From heroic themes and villainous overtures. The sound effects take a back seat here, but they still fair better than the oft garbled voice clips, for instance “Avengers Assemble!” , sounds like “Avengers God Sumo!”

The Bad

The Graphics are kind of weak compared to other Genesis games of the time. Don’t get me wrong by it self this is an average looking game. But compare the graphics in this to those of Streets Of Rage 2, and you will see what I mean. Furthermore The Avengers was released the same year as SOR 2, so there is little excuse for the poor aesthetics.

The game also lacks some of the arcade features. Such as the comic book style speech bubbles during the game.

There could have been more playable Avengers. I mean only four out of hundreds?

The Bottom Line

Overall this is the best home version of the game. And there is lots of fun to be had here. Whether you are a comic or brawler fan, or both. Avengers GodSumo….I mean Avengers Assemble!