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www.xbox.com:
    One spectacular accident changes four humans into the world's most unique team of superheroes: Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, and The Thing. Find your superpowers with Fantastic Four™!

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (22273) on Sep 12, 2010.

uk.playstation.com:
    One of the summer's biggest blockbusters gets set to make a Fantastic appearance on
    PlayStation 2.


    Based on 20th Century Fox's big-budget adaptation of Marvel's treasured comic series,
    Activision's Fantastic Four promises to capture all the magic of the movie's iconic
    characters and take you beyond their silver screen exploits.

    Harnessing the power of the Four in either single-player or two-player cooperative story
    modes, you'll be challenged to defeat the villainous Doctor Doom by combining the amazing
    talents of Mr Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch and Thing to fantastic effect.

    • Switch between Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm as you lead
      the team against Doctor Doom


    • Expands on the Fantastic Four movie plot with villains from new and popular comic book
      environments


    • Share the experience with a friend in two-player co-op mode, or battle against each
      other in deadly arenas

    Contributed by DreinIX (10672) on Mar 06, 2008.

www.nintendo.com.au – GameCube:
    The most fantastic team of super heroes to star in their own comic, cartoon series and action blockbuster film, the Fantastic 4 now star in their own video game.

    Features

    • Switch on the fly among the Fantastic Four • Upgrade powers as you battle Dr. Doom • Enemies and environments inspired by the comics and movie • Unlock comic art, character bios and more

    In this action packed title, switch between the four members of the Fantastic Four. Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), Sue Storm (Invisible Woman), Johnny Storm (Human Torch) and Ben Grimm (The Thing) and their incredible powers are all at your comand.

    Fantastic 4 is rich in unlockables and bonuses. Complete sub-objectives to gain points that can be used to upgrade your character's powers and unlock concept art, comic book art and pages, character bios and cast interviews.

    Hidden Fantastic 4 icons unlock more bonuses, such as arenas where you take on waves of enemies. Defeat the game on medium or hard difficulty to unlock bonuses based on Latveria, the obscure kingdom ruled by Dr. Doom in the comics.

    You can go solo or, in the true spirit of the Fantastic 4, team up with a friend and show those bad guys the true meaning of justice.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (65822) on Oct 02, 2005.

www.nintendo.com – Nintendo GameCube:
    Group hugs are a problem when one of you is a 500-pound pile of rocks and another is on fire.

    One of the longest-running franchises in Marvel's stable, the Fantastic 4 is now a solid team-based game with tons of bonuses.

    Features

    • Switch on the fly among the Fantastic Four
    • Upgrade powers as you battle Dr. Doom
    • Enemies and environments inspired by the comics and movie
    • Unlock comic art, character bios and more

    What could have been another by-the-numbers movie-based game becomes something more, thanks to the varied gameplay and unlockables. Fighting is mostly button-mashing, but your ability to choose whose buttons you're going to mash mixes things up. Well-done cinema sequences, minigames and side missions add to the replay value.

    You'll give the D-pad quite a workout, because that's what the members of the Fantastic 4 are mapped to. Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) is up, Sue Storm (Invisible Woman) is left, Johnny Storm (Human Torch) is right and Ben Grimm (The Thing) is down. Any of the four can take out most minions, but only one can finish off a particular boss.

    Having four superheroes go at it in a roomful of thugs can make for pretty frenetic action. Less-than-stellar camera AI occasionally gives you a splendiferous view of The Thing's back but a lousy view of who he's trying to beat up.

    You can break practically everything in your environment, except, it seems, sliding doors. These must be hacked by Mr. Fantastic or pushed open by Human Torch or The Thing.

    The particle effects are excellent. Human Torch's flames look particularly good. On the downside, character models and environments are decent, but lack detail. You'd expect the corridors of Von Doom's lab to be glossy marble, but instead they look like they need a good mopping. And the designers' favorite color is apparently blue.

    Fantastic 4 is rich in unlockables and bonuses. Complete sub-objectives (for example, protect a human or destroy a certain number of enemies or objects) to gain points that can be used to upgrade your character's powers and unlock concept art, comic book art and pages, character bios and cast interviews.

    Hidden Fantastic 4 icons unlock more bonuses, such as arenas where you take on waves of enemies. Defeat the game on medium or hard difficulty to unlock bonuses based on Latveria, the obscure kingdom ruled by Dr. Doom in the comics.

    You can go solo or, in the true spirit of the Fantastic 4, with a friend.

    Bottom Line

    A well-implemented team-based approach makes for a solid action game.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (65822) on Aug 23, 2005.