Critic & User Reviews
posted by smj1394 (CAMPBELLSBURG, KY) Aug 2, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Hulk smash this game!
posted by JCDenton (FREEDOM, NH) Oct 26, 2009
Member since Mar 2006
14 out of 16 gamers (88%) found this review helpful
SHS gives us a Saturday morning cartoon version of these blockbuster behemoths with all the cheesy overacting and Acme-style pratfalls you could ask for (even though I didn't ask for it). The story is just a device to put everyone in the story and an excuse to start hacking away at tons of generic soldiers.
Similar to Ultimate Alliance, SHS is a hack-n-slasher. However, it strips away all the RPG elements, all the fusion/co-op abilities and most of the superpowers in favor of continually pressing A and B with varying results. There is a reticule on the screen to aim projectiles (if you have them) and you can shake your Wiimote for finishers. Of course, you can't aim long-range attacks while you're shaking the controller, but the developers didn't think about little details like that.
Levels never evolve beyond "destroy all the troops and vehicles" which is mindless, tedious and repetitive. Considering each level is essentially the same, this is a huge problem. You'll have some recognizable villains like Abomination and Sabretooth, who you'll have to battle over and over again. There's also plenty of backtracking and battle arenas that are used to artificially break up the gameplay. It doesn't work.
The uncontrollable camera, repetitive gameplay, awkward controls and limited replay value make this a game that's hard to like. It's colorful and temporarily enjoyable, but ultimately lackluster. My spider sense is tingling and it wants you to avoid this game.
Not Quite Super, But Good Enough
posted by MHMason (RAPID CITY, SD) Dec 22, 2009
Member since May 2006
9 out of 10 gamers (90%) found this review helpful
From my point of view, the fact that the game touts it's co-op sensibilities but doesn't compensate for two people whatsoever was MSHS' biggest shortcoming. For my son, it's the fact that Captain America and Spider-Man are on the cover but tough to unlock.
Don't play this to expecting to have your mind blown; it's just a Saturday morning cartoon in video game form.
posted by OMIGOSH (LAS VEGAS, NV) Jul 3, 2010
Member since Jun 2010
1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
I was really hoping for a good kid game
posted by 5yroldrvw (SPRING, TX) Oct 29, 2009
Member since Oct 2009
2 out of 7 gamers (29%) found this review helpful
good as can be
posted by tallmario365 (BETHESDA, MD) Apr 13, 2012
Member since Mar 2012
super hero squad destroy this game
posted by jakeanglo (DERBY, CT) Jan 7, 2012
Member since Jul 2011
for graghics and controls i give a 1
game in general 2
overal i give it a 3
THIS is going to be exciting checking out soon
posted by naimah316 (LEAVENWORTH, KS) Dec 5, 2011
Member since Nov 2011
posted by reaymorgan (ALAMEDA, CA) Feb 28, 2011
Member since Aug 2009
posted by Brian73 (SAFFORD, AZ) Sep 8, 2010
Member since Sep 2010
posted by tomkarl (HAMILTON, MT) Sep 4, 2010
Member since Mar 2009
NOT EVEN REMOTELY FUN!
posted by TheFan12 (APEX, NC) Jan 15, 2010
Member since Dec 2009
WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T GET THIS
even if you have alot of money and your
bored one day and decide to buy this for
your little brother because it is Christmas.