According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the Death and Return of Superman, released in August 1994, was the first superhero video game that was linked to a comic book story line simultaneously being published at the same time. Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage quickly followed on its heels and got its own spin-off game a few months later.
It seems 1994 was a good year for gamers and comic book lovers alike. This was also the year the first mobile phone game was introduced when the Hagenuk MT-2000 was sold with a pre-installed game of Tetris. Fortunately, we’ve evolved past fitting falling blocks together and have ushered in an era of mobile games that keep our adrenaline pumping, whether secretly playing during a morning meeting or killing time on a layover. Start by adding these six best mobile superhero games to your go-to list.
MARVEL Contest of Champions
A superhero gaming list wouldn’t be complete without MARVEL. Their Contest of Champions game plays out like a comic book complete with storyboards. Play it with friends to take down some of your more ambitious enemies. Your own smartphone may already come outfitted with your very own gaming arsenal. For example, upgrade your experience and take advantage of the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge that comes equipped with Samsung’s Galaxy Game Pack and MARVEL Contest of Champions.
Iron Man 3
Kick off your gaming agenda for the new year with Iron Man 3 from Gameloft. This free game features awesome graphics as Iron Man chooses between a variety of suits before flying off to fight the A.I.M villains. And the more you travel through the war zone of villains, the more credits you earn to upgrade your suit. Whichever version you play, you can still dodge missiles and save the world with some strategic finger taps.
Lego MARVEL Super Heroes
Get ready to step into a world of Lego where MARVEL supplies a long list of your favorite players from the Hulk to Fantastic Four. Apply each superhero’s power to the right challenge, like using Hulk to smash up every obstacle around him in Grand Central Station or the Black Widow to evade security cameras. There are a lot of fun and easy challenges to bust through as well as side missions to navigate. Keep an eye out for silly and unexpected surprises like Lego workers rushing in to clean up the destruction.
Batman: Arkham Knight
Stop the Scarecrow from releasing a horrifying fear toxin throughout Gotham. And if you haven’t taken a walk through Gotham lately, the graphics in Batman: Arkham Knight make it look stunning. Soar past the rooftops and into the city to fight crime in your armored, battle-ready Batmobile. There’s also plenty of time to play detective and use Batman’s gadgets to the fullest by following trails and analyzing evidence.
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Get reunited with DC superheroes in Injustice: Gods Among Us, featuring The Flash, Aquaman and Green Lantern among others. You’ll also get a healthy dose of epic storytelling from Superman losing his faith in humanity and the ensuing chaos. Bring Superman back to reality to protect the human race by building up your team in addition to battling your friends online.