#1 Edited by BisonHero (6051 posts) -

Has any video game (superhero or otherwise) allowed you to travel around the way that Marvel's Iceman does? If you don't know what I mean, enjoy this brief video:

It's basically flight, but still, I'd like to zip around a city on a sweet constantly extending ice slide thing, and move the camera behind me to see the ice melt away behind me. I was kinda bummed that Infamous 2 didn't have anything like this, despite having ice powers.

#2 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

Wasn't there a PS2 game based on the second X-Men movie that let you play as Iceman? That's as close as I can think of.

#3 Posted by csl316 (7968 posts) -

Well, Psi Ops let you surf on boxes. Slow and pointless, but exhilarating!

#4 Posted by Coafi (1481 posts) -

Infamous has some pretty awesome ways to getting around the city. Grinding and such. The sequel has some cool ice powers which propel you into the air, but unfortunately nothing like Ice Man's powers. I hope developers come up with a replicate to such an experience soon.

#5 Edited by BisonHero (6051 posts) -

@mideonnviscera said:

Wasn't there a PS2 game based on the second X-Men movie that let you play as Iceman? That's as close as I can think of.

I know past Marvel games have let you place as Iceman, but I'm pretty sure since he is always one of many characters (some of which can and cannot fly), few of those games allowed free flight, and I imagine that in most games Iceman was likely walking around on his feet like a fucking peasant, or making his sweet ice slide a few inches off the ground.

#6 Posted by Clonedzero (4043 posts) -

That Xbox One game, Project Sparks, on the stage demo they showed the character surfing on a bunch of dirt much like iceman.

#7 Edited by BisonHero (6051 posts) -

@clonedzero said:

That Xbox One game, Project Sparks, on the stage demo they showed the character surfing on a bunch of dirt much like iceman.

Oh fuck, right, how had I already forgotten about that? Good pull.

#8 Posted by ajamafalous (11809 posts) -

Only thing that comes to mind is Project Spark.

#9 Posted by Zleunamme (647 posts) -

I was hoping you were talking about another Ice Man. Spurs legend and NBA Hall of Famer: George Gervin.

#10 Posted by BisonHero (6051 posts) -

@zleunamme: Did he project an arching pathway of ice in front of himself allowing him to dunk?

While we're on the topic, why has there not been a Marvel-themed basketball game?

#11 Posted by gregSTORM (61 posts) -

This is sort of the same concept, but with roller coasters.

#12 Posted by Jimbo (9769 posts) -

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2009/11/lemmings4l.png

?

#13 Posted by Krataur (337 posts) -

Well, in F1 2012 you can drive the same Lotus E20 that Kimi "The Iceman" Raikkonen drove last year.

That's who you meant, right?

#14 Posted by doejonathan (172 posts) -

Shaun White Skateboarding. It's practically Iceman: The Game sans Frostbite engine. Speaking of superheroes, next gen better bring the Silver Surfer to the table.

#15 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Didn't Champions Online have something like that? or was that more of a Silver Surfer-ish thing?

#16 Edited by NekuSakuraba (7240 posts) -

@doejonathan: I was going to mention that. Too bad it seems like the game didn't turn out very well.

#17 Posted by FLStyle (4531 posts) -

@mideonnviscera said:

Wasn't there a PS2 game based on the second X-Men movie that let you play as Iceman? That's as close as I can think of.

I know past Marvel games have let you place as Iceman, but I'm pretty sure since he is always one of many characters (some of which can and cannot fly), few of those games allowed free flight, and I imagine that in most games Iceman was likely walking around on his feet like a fucking peasant, or making his sweet ice slide a few inches off the ground.

I believe @mideonnviscera is referring to X-Men: The Official Game, which is based on the 2nd and 3rd X-Men films. The only three playable characters are Wolverine, Iceman and Nightcrawler.

#18 Posted by BisonHero (6051 posts) -

@flstyle said:

@bisonhero said:

@mideonnviscera said:

Wasn't there a PS2 game based on the second X-Men movie that let you play as Iceman? That's as close as I can think of.

I know past Marvel games have let you place as Iceman, but I'm pretty sure since he is always one of many characters (some of which can and cannot fly), few of those games allowed free flight, and I imagine that in most games Iceman was likely walking around on his feet like a fucking peasant, or making his sweet ice slide a few inches off the ground.

I believe @mideonnviscera is referring to X-Men: The Official Game, which is based on the 2nd and 3rd X-Men films. The only three playable characters are Wolverine, Iceman and Nightcrawler.

Oh man, totally rad. I guess I forgot that (young) Iceman is a surprisingly central character in X-Men 2 and 3, so it only makes sense that they made him one of the main characters in the game spin-off. If I had made this thread answerable, this would be the answer.

#19 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1407 posts) -

How exactly does his sheet of ice remain suspended in mid air?

#20 Posted by Clonedzero (4043 posts) -

How exactly does his sheet of ice remain suspended in mid air?

It's mutant ice. duh.

#21 Posted by RVonE (4601 posts) -

How exactly does his sheet of ice remain suspended in mid air?

Midichlorians.

#22 Posted by EvilNiGHTS (1093 posts) -

@ll_exile_ll: He's also telekinetic but completely unaware of it.

#23 Edited by Ares42 (2556 posts) -

Wasn't there a recent skating game where you would draw rails as you rode them ? (edit, yes there was)

Also, while it's not necessarily the kinda game you're looking for, it reminded me of this.

#24 Posted by FLStyle (4531 posts) -

@flstyle said:

@bisonhero said:

@mideonnviscera said:

Wasn't there a PS2 game based on the second X-Men movie that let you play as Iceman? That's as close as I can think of.

I know past Marvel games have let you place as Iceman, but I'm pretty sure since he is always one of many characters (some of which can and cannot fly), few of those games allowed free flight, and I imagine that in most games Iceman was likely walking around on his feet like a fucking peasant, or making his sweet ice slide a few inches off the ground.

I believe @mideonnviscera is referring to X-Men: The Official Game, which is based on the 2nd and 3rd X-Men films. The only three playable characters are Wolverine, Iceman and Nightcrawler.

Oh man, totally rad. I guess I forgot that (young) Iceman is a surprisingly central character in X-Men 2 and 3, so it only makes sense that they made him one of the main characters in the game spin-off. If I had made this thread answerable, this would be the answer.

The Iceman vs. Pyro fight in X-Men 3 was short but still one of my favourites.

#25 Edited by JJWeatherman (14553 posts) -

Didn't Champions Online have something like that? or was that more of a Silver Surfer-ish thing?

City of Heroes I'm fairly sure had this as a travel power. I wouldn't doubt that Champions had it as well.

#26 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

@flstyle said:

@bisonhero said:

@mideonnviscera said:

Wasn't there a PS2 game based on the second X-Men movie that let you play as Iceman? That's as close as I can think of.

I know past Marvel games have let you place as Iceman, but I'm pretty sure since he is always one of many characters (some of which can and cannot fly), few of those games allowed free flight, and I imagine that in most games Iceman was likely walking around on his feet like a fucking peasant, or making his sweet ice slide a few inches off the ground.

I believe @mideonnviscera is referring to X-Men: The Official Game, which is based on the 2nd and 3rd X-Men films. The only three playable characters are Wolverine, Iceman and Nightcrawler.

Yep, that's the game all right.

#27 Posted by Snail (8574 posts) -

@zeforgotten said:

Didn't Champions Online have something like that? or was that more of a Silver Surfer-ish thing?

City of Heroes I'm fairly sure had this as a travel power. I wouldn't doubt that Champions had it as well.

That sounds enough to make a concept page, to me.

#28 Edited by JJWeatherman (14553 posts) -

@snail said:
@jjweatherman said:

@zeforgotten said:

Didn't Champions Online have something like that? or was that more of a Silver Surfer-ish thing?

City of Heroes I'm fairly sure had this as a travel power. I wouldn't doubt that Champions had it as well.

That sounds enough to make a concept page, to me.

I may have been wrong about City of Heroes, as I can't find anything about it online, but ice travel in Champions confirmed!

#29 Posted by FLStyle (4531 posts) -

@snail said:
@jjweatherman said:

@zeforgotten said:

Didn't Champions Online have something like that? or was that more of a Silver Surfer-ish thing?

City of Heroes I'm fairly sure had this as a travel power. I wouldn't doubt that Champions had it as well.

That sounds enough to make a concept page, to me.

I may have been wrong about City of Heroes, as I can't find anything about it online, but ice travel in Champions confirmed!

I totally used ice slide for my ice-based pre-release beta character in Champions, but when I went to pick it for my free to play character when F2P CO launched I found that the ice slide was locked behind a pay-wall which made me sad.

#30 Posted by Video_Game_King (35821 posts) -

How exactly does his sheet of ice remain suspended in mid air?

I'm more curious as to how the Wonder Twins de-activate their powers.

Online
#31 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

@flstyle said:

@jjweatherman said:

@snail said:
@jjweatherman said:

@zeforgotten said:

Didn't Champions Online have something like that? or was that more of a Silver Surfer-ish thing?

City of Heroes I'm fairly sure had this as a travel power. I wouldn't doubt that Champions had it as well.

That sounds enough to make a concept page, to me.

I may have been wrong about City of Heroes, as I can't find anything about it online, but ice travel in Champions confirmed!

I totally used ice slide for my ice-based pre-release beta character in Champions, but when I went to pick it for my free to play character when F2P CO launched I found that the ice slide was locked behind a pay-wall which made me sad.

A ha! I wasn't crazy!
Well ok, at least that power is there!