AFJ’S 6 SUPER SUPERHERO CLASSIC VIDEO GAMES

The superhero video game tie-in has become a thing of the past. As the summer movies approach I grow reminiscent for the days of old when we had not only toys to pick up but video games as well. These didn’t die out that long ago. Raise your hand if you remember Thor: God of Thunder or Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters? Batman's Arkham series seems to be the only superhero game that can and will endure, but that isn't tied to a movie, a cartoon, or even a TV show. It seems like the only thing we get now is apps for our smartphones, most of which aren’t even games anymore. We here at the Action Figure Junkies love our video games, so in remembrance of days gone by, we have compiled a list of our favorite "Super Superhero Classic Video Games". Six of them actually. Now, some of these games aren’t the best, mind you, but they are and forever will be fun just the same. #AFJ4LIFE

6. Batman

System: NES
Year: 1989
Hero Factor: In 1989, this was as good as it was going to get. In all honesty, today, this game is still tons of fun.

5. Spider-Man

System: Playstation
Year: 2001
Hero Factor: It looks really crude now, but this game had a huge sandbox for its day. The extra costumes were a nice touch as well as Spidey’s quips. The fun part of this game was to go back and play it all again with foresight.

4. Justice League Task Force

System: SNES
Year: 1995
Hero Factor: This was just a Justice League version of Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat (both far superior games). Hell, there weren’t even that many villains in the game to combat all the JL. The fun factor came from the gratification of having Batman pummel Superman; not to mention having Aquaman do the same.

3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

System: Arcade
Year: 1989
Hero Factor: Here was the chance to take on the Foot Clan for real with your buddies. The fun factor was not only the game but the victory celebration at the mall’s pizza shop afterward. Ah, to truly live as one of the TMNT.

2. X-Men

System: Arcade
Year: 1992
Hero Factor: To truly be one of the X-Men means you never fight alone. Here was an incredible game with tons of characters to pick from and a chance to truly fight as a team.

1. Marvel vs. Capcom (Series)


System: Various Consoles and Arcade
Year: 1990’s to Present
Hero Factor: This is hands down the greatest superhero 1:1 game ever created. What could be more fun than everything Marvel vs. Capcom has to offer? It places number one on our list because it keeps finding ways to adapt itself and stay relevant with each new console. 

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