REVIEW: X-MEN: MUTANT ACADEMY (GAME BOY COLOR)

Fighting games as a genre really took off in the 16-bit era due in no small part to the one, two punch of Capcom’s Street Fighter II and Midway’s Mortal Kombat. Getting games like that to work on 8-Bit devices where the input is limited to really two buttons was never really that good an idea, but it never…

REVIEW: X-MEN: MUTANT ACADEMY (PSOne)

Back around the time when promotion was starting to ramp up for Activision’s X-Men: Mutant Academy, I failed to see why the world needed it. I understood why it was coming out as Fox’s first X-Men film was on the way and there was money to be made, but save that, it never felt like a game I needed. As…

TOP 10: FRANCHISES THAT COULD HANDLE “ARKHAM” STATUS

There are hundreds of games on the market that are based on comic book properties (trust me, I own a lot of them) but there’s only one “Arkham” franchise; A series of games that have started their own sub-genre within the juggernaut Batman franchise that has spawned the most sequels of any comic book game…

WHY DIDN’T IT GET A SEQUEL: X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

They’re at this point literally dozens, if not hundreds of characters in the X-Men universe, but none as iconic as Wolverine. He’s been the face of the X-Men film franchise since the original came out in 2000 and has been the only mutant to appear in every film, as well as to have their own…

TOP 10: WOLVERINE GAMES

NOTE: ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON COMICBOOKMOVIE.COM 07/26/2013 Before I start counting down the top ten Wolverine games, I’ll give my criteria first. This is a list of WOLVERINE games, so no X-Men games featuring Wolverine are permitted. I do recognize that the character has been featured as part of an ensemble in well regarded games like…

REVIEW VS.: WOLVERINE ADAMANTIUM RAGE (SNES VS. GENESIS)

NOTE: ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON COMICBOOKMOVIE.COM 07/26/2013 struggled a lot with the 16-bit section of Wolverine’s gameography. After many valiant efforts, I failed miserably in trying to finish either of these terrible, terrible games from publisher LJN. As opposed to revealing in my failure, I decided it would be fun to pit Wolverine Adamantium Rage by…

REVIEW: X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE UNCAGED EDITION (XBOX 360)

NOTE: ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON COMICBOOKMOVIE.COM 07/26/2013 Raven Software, the developers of the Uncaged Edition of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, had built up quite a large amount of cred with comic fans in their previous efforts. In the PS2/GC/Xbox era, they were responsible for the highly praised X-Men Legends series and its spiritual successor Marvel Ultimate Alliance.…

REVIEW: X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE (Wii)

NOTE: ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON COMICBOOKMOVIE.COM 07/26/2013 The Wii version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine is the only game based on the film to exist on another platform, as you can also purchase this game on the PlayStation 2. Right from the start the primary problem with this version is the Wii controller itself and I would…