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Xbox 360 Game Review

Marvel Super Hero Squad
The Infinity Gauntlet


Format: Xbox 360
RRP: £29.99
4 005209 139250
Age Restrictions: 12+
Available 19 November 2010

Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet continues the excitement of the original Marvel Super Hero Squad with an all-new storyline that follows season two of the hit animated TV series as shown on Cartoon Network. With new adventures, tricky puzzles, an expanding selection of Marvel Super Hero Squad members to unlock and play as, Marvel Super Hero Squad: The Infinity Gauntlet is set to thrill gamers from here to Super Hero City...

Don't let the fact that this game is a budget title put you off. This is more polished than most full priced games and is a kid's game that adults will also fall in love with.

Firstly, bearing in mind this is a kid's game, it won't take you very long to complete if you're a seasoned gamer. It took me the best part of an afternoon to complete on easy level - and I hardly died. But as this is a game designed for all ages, you might be better advised to crank up the setting to suit your ability if you want the game to last.

On the down side there were a few minor bugs - nothing serious, but I did have to restart a checkpoint a couple of times because characters got stuck - this usually happens when you jump on top of something and can't get free.

The look and feel of this release reminded me very much of a LEGO game release. There's the same amusing cut sequences, cute graphics and the fact that you start the game in an area that allows you to branch off into the various game modes. Also once you've completed the game you can revisit levels as other characters in order to access areas that the original characters you had couldn't get to.

The humour is one of the most compelling aspects of this game, and the levels change enough (and your characters change often enough) to keep the game play fresh.

There are also some neat stand out moments including the level which is set on a bizarre game show, the homage to Donkey Kong and the level where robots splat up against your TV screen if you hit them in the right direction.

Short and sweet it may be (although there's plenty of replay value) but this is one budget kid's game that most adults will appreciate.


Darren Rea

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