Super heroes have been popular with gamers ever since The Death and Return of Superman was released on the SNES and Mega-Drive back in 1994. Decades have passed and super hero games have now moved on to the mobile platform.
Check out our list of the best super hero games available to play on mobile devices at the moment and start saving the virtual world!
Marvel Avengers Academy (TinyCo)
Imagine if somebody created a game that was a cross between The X Factor and Marvel’s The Avengers. Well, that’s technically what developer TinyCo has done here.
Players are taken back to when The Avengers were youngsters and the days of fighting Thanos et al were nothing but a distant prospect in the far future.
The aim of the game is to create the ultimate Marvel Avengers Academy roster. Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Loki, and Falcon are all available to pick. It is a neat little twist on the usual super hero genre.
Ultimately, players must battle against the nemesis Maestro and his minions. There are a lot of characters to be unlocked including 2009 Captain America, Bucky Barnes, Murdock, and Longbow so there is plenty of depth to this unique mobile game.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (TT Fusion)
The LEGO Batman movie starring Will Arnett as The Dark Knight alongside an ensemble cast including Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Zach Galifianakis, and Ralph Fiennes was released early in 2017 and received rave reviews. However, developer TT Fusion had been busy for years before releasing LEGO Batman games on the mobile platform.
A first game in the series was initially released back in 2009 with a sequel in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes hitting app stores in 2012. Just two years later, this third instalment was launched.
The game received huge praise for the vast amount of content included in the title. The tone of humour was also a bright spark within the game and the characters that appeared throughout the game pleased superhero fans.
Notably, the late and great Adam West delivered a cameo voice role.
Fantastic Four Mobile Slot (Playtech)
Mobile slots have become big business for online casinos offering a mobile arm of their brand. Fantastic Four is a fine example of how brilliantly and effectively an online slot can be transferred to the mobile platform. It can be found across a range of mobile casinos that offer Playtech-developed mobile slots.
Fantastic Four is a 5-reel, 20-payline title based on the Marvel comic book series of the same name. The reels include a range of symbols that will be familiar to fans of the comics such as Mr Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, The Thing, and Human Torch.
At least 12 free spins can be won on the free games bonus feature and the chance to get involved in the Marvel progressive jackpot is too much to ignore.
Marvel Contest of Champions (Kabam)
Marvel’s Avengers franchise has been a massive money-spinner for the comic book brand.
The debut Avengers Assemble movie generated $1 billion in revenue worldwide. It was a feat that was swiftly followed by the sequel film Avengers: Age of Ultron. So it is no surprise that the franchise has moved onto the mobile platform and enjoyed just as much success there.
In this game, you take on the role of The Summoner. You have been appointed by The Collector to build the ultimate team of Marvel super heroes and villains before unleashing them against each other. The game has been compared to other mobile titles such as Mortal Kombat X and Injustice: Gods Among Us.
It is a unique chance for Marvel fans to see some of their heroes such as Iron Man, Spider-Man, Wolverine, and Hulk team up. It’s essentially a Marvel geek’s ultimate fantasy.
Marvel Pinball (Zen Studios)
We finish this list with one of the more leftfield Marvel mobile games available to download.
Pinball is a game that might have seemed like it had experienced its golden era in the 1980s and 90s but it could well be about to witness a resurgence thanks to this mobile title. Yes, Marvel have released a pinball-themed mobile game and it’s actually pretty damn addictive.
Players will need to combine their pinball skills and the awesomeness of a selection of Marvel superheroes to progress through the levels on this 3D pinball game with sublime graphics.
Players must try to earn as many points as possible whilst also tackling a number of villains across the tables. Themed tables based on different characters include Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, X-Men, Captain America, Thor, and Fantastic Four. Retro gaming for the win!