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Love X-Men Mutant Apocalypse? Then You'll Love This!

Marvel Super Heroes in War of the Gems on SNES

Great gem of a beat-em game that was sadly overlooked by many because it was released nearly at the end of the Super Nintendo's (SNES) life when most gamers had already moved on to the Playstation, Sega Saturn, and even the N64 by 1996. What a shame, because Capcom really delivered in what was a sort-of-sequel to X-Men: Mutant Apocalypse also released on SNES.

It had some great looking 2D graphics, very impressive for SNES. The gameplay was top-notch as it mixed beat-em gameplay with fighting game styled move-sets. You could play as Wolverine, Spider-Man, Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, and Iron Man. Your goal was to gather the Infinity Gems and to battle various Super-Villains in various Marvel Universe locations. A thrill for comic fans and beat-em up game fans.

However it had a couple bad-points for it:

1. The cover art was boring. Come on, it was based off of a comic, you could have slapped all kinds of awesome stuff from the Marvel vault on that plain grey cartridge, instead we simply get a label that reads "Marvel Super-Heroes: War of the Gems." That's it, no artwork on the sticker for you.

2. It's HARD! It took me a while of trial and error before I finally beat this borderline torturous game. They don't give you break in the beginning areas.

3. The Hulk looks freaking ridiculous. I mean seriously, what is he doing when you just stand there? It looks like he's trying to make himself vomit.

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