UNITING THE LEAGUE: JUSTICE LEAGUE HEROES (NINTENDO DS)

On consoles, Justice League Heroes faced stiff competition from Marvel Ultimate Alliance back in the fall of 2006. One front in which Justice League Heroes noticeably had zero competition was on the original DS, as for some reason Activision chose to make the Game Boy Advance the sole Nintendo handheld platform to get a version of the first MUA. If you only had…

REVIEW: THOR: GOD OF THUNDER (NINTENDO DS)

By the time the final two Sega published Marvel Cinematic Universe games came around in 2011, many had wised to the fact that these were games that could be avoided. After excitedly coming out of theaters and blindly buying the likes of Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man 2, games that promised players the opportunity to become the…

REVIEW: SPIDER-MAN: FRIEND OR FOE (NINTENDO DS)

The Spider-Man games on the DS had a bit of a yo-yo thing happening starting out: Spider-Man 2 was not really that great, but Ultimate Spider-Man was terrific; Spider-Man: Battle for New York was a poor man’s attempt at trying to duplicate the quality of Ultimate Spider-Man but Spider-Man 3 returned things to form with a unique take on the open-world genre in two-dimensions and…

REVIEW: SPIDER-MAN 3 (NINTENDO DS)

When it came to Spider-Man movie tie-in games, Nintendo handhelds always seemed to get the least impressive versions. On the Game Boy Advance quality went on an upgrade trend from parts one through three, however all games were at best above average side-scrolling action games that, like in the case of the “open-world” portions of Spider-Man…

REVIEW: SPIDER-MAN 2 (NINTENDO DS)

Normally in the case of movie tie-in games, they tend to launch along with the theatrical release of the movie they’re based on, which wasn’t the case for a few Spider-Man 2 games because the hardware to play them on simply wasn’t out in time for the movie: The PSP wouldn’t come out until early 2005, and the…

TMNT AT THE MOVIES WEEK PART 4: RANKING THE TMNT MOVIE GAMES

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have have one of the largest catalog of games of any licensed property, yet despite the fact they have as of this Friday six theatrical features to their name, there’s barely a handful of titles that were based on the brother’s theatrical exploits. Which of those are worth playing and…

TMNT AT THE MOVIES WEEK PART 2: TMNT (2007) (NINTENDO DS)

TMNT (2007) on the Xbox 360 was a pretty good game that unfortunately was just a little too linear and easy for those who grew up on the at times brutal beat-em-ups developed by Konami in the 90’s. Compared to the DS game of the same name which tries a similar structure though a little big…