If you’ve got an Android phone, there are quite a few great superhero themed games out there to help you pass your time. These games look great on new Android devices – like the new HTC One – or older devices as well.
If you’re older (like I am) then you remember the huge arcade version of this machine in the front of your local arcade or bowling alley. Designed to allow up to 4 people play at the same time, this standard punch-kick side-scroller action game was a feast for the eyes of X-men fans. Not only was the game fun, it featured many great villains from X-Men stories over the years. It’s been officially ported to Android and iOS and you should definitely spend the .99 cents to play this great game.
Army of Darkness Defense
This game may be over a year old, but thanks to my oldest son finding it, I’ve become addicted to it. Based on the Deadite attack on the castle in Army of Darkness, the game itself is a horizontal side-scrolling tower defense/strategy game. As Ash, you can summon other villagers to help you defend the castle. As you gain experience (coins) you can power up your weapons and upgrade the castle and it’s warriors. It’s surprisingly addictive and simple. Think of it as similar to Plants vs. Zombies.
This is a simple fighting game rolled into a pick-your-path adventure and it’s a lot of fun. Currently you can play as Hulk or Captain America, with more heroes supposed to be added later. The graphics on this game are stunning! You get to fight a great group of classic comic bad guys (Abomination, Wendigo, and more). The only drawback, the game is over 1GB in size, so if your mobile device is short on space, you may want to get a bigger microSD Card.
Iron Man 3
Much like the Avengers game above, the recently released Iron Man 3 games features many versions of Tony (and Rhodey’s) armor that you can select and complete missions. The controls are a little more involved that your typical kick-punch game, so it’s something that will take a little practice to master – and that’s not a bad thing at all. Plus, you get some great villains like Crimson Dynamo, Ezekiel Stane, Living Laser and M.O.D.O.K. in the game as well.
Dark Knight Rises
Finally, we get a little DC Comics love. I admit, there aren’t as many good options out there when it comes to DC games on Android devices. While the graphics aren’t on the level of the Avengers or Iron Man game, this is definitely a well built and fun game. The controls work great and aren’t frustrating. Beautiful graphics can’t fix bad mechanics and you don’t have to worry about that here. I wish the story line varied from the movie a little and incorporated a few more villains, but until we get Injustice: Gods Among Us on the Android, this is the best DC/Batman game to get.
There you have it, the 5 Best Superhero Games for Your Android Phone. Do you disagree? Did I miss one? Let me know in the comments. I can always do a round 2. Thanks for reading.