Marvel vs DC - One On One Fighting Arena
I have never been able to tell for sure who belongs to which Universe, you know, like Batman is with DC Comics and Spider-man is with Marvel. With so many superheros on both side it's kind a hard to remember them all. So the question is: Where does Wolverine belong and what side does Aqua-man take because these two obviously are fighting for the opposite teams. So, in the first round you get to choose one out of 4 Marvel's superheros: Gambit, Psylocke, Wolverine and Cyclops who than takes part in one-on-one fight competition against the other guy from DC Comics: The Aquaman. So, whether you planned it or not, you're basically taking the Marvel's side, by playing as one of their superheros, which means that sooner or later you're gonna be facing The Batman's rage. There you'll have a privilege to put your dodging speed to the test against his deadly batarangs.
The controls and the way you use them depend on the specific fighter. If you choose to play as Wolverine for instance, you can move him to the left, right or make him jump and he can also swing his left ('D' key) or right ('S' key) claw, in case you are initiating an attack. But, other than swaying his claws, he can't do anything else, like foot kicks or fist punches. But if you choose Cyclops, you can punch and kick as much as you like, but the rule is - no arms, no shooting. Whatever character you choose to play as, you must always dodge bullets that the Aquaman has been throwing at you. You should be able to avoid them with no trouble because they look more like blue balloons than the real bullets and they are pretty slow too.
There are two rounds you need to win before you can meet Batman on round 3, or - round 1 of level 2, if you wish.
The game graphics is way off from the average. It looks like those crappy 8-bit arcades for Commodore from the 90s. And there's a bit of a lag you can feel between the rounds when after the winning you end up just sitting there waiting for something to happen and when hitting the key seems not helping at all. Movements are rather jerky because of character's sprite being quite limited in number of individual frames. So there's nothing really good to say about the design, not to mention cheap sound effects such as an applause you get every time you make a victory.
The fight with the Batman was kind of funny actually, because he was turning his back on me most of the fight. He was kicking the air while I was punching his backs until he got knocked down in like 5 seconds. The same situation repeated in match with Wonder Woman, who was also oriented to the wrong side, but for some reason she beat the crap out of me with barely even touching me. I was on the floor before I knew what happened. Very strange game with very awkward engine.
The bonus points you get for winning are actually useless as you can't buy weapons or do upgrades with them. You may freely ignore them. In the end, I must say that I have never been a fan of stupid games and this one didn't make me change my mind, for the obvious. But, there's one thing I must give it credits for - it's pay-free and ad-free, so nothing will costs you to give it a try.