This is a pretty decent game from back in the days of the old NES, but it gets repetitive and it's very hard that it will piss you off at times. Marvel has decided to bring their oldest, most patriotic mascot in the video gaming world, Captain America. Captain America has been around since the 1940's, and he has become an American icon. Now before this is said and done, it's time to review this game in honor of the hit movie released yesterday, The Avengers.
Plot. The Avengers have been under attack by their worst enemies, and defeated. Iron Man and Vision were captured by one of their foes, The Mandarin. And now, it's up to Captain America and Hawkeye to rescue their companions and save the day.
Design. For a game like this, the graphics are in glorious 2D and 8-bit. Unlike today, where players care about the graphics being overused pixels and CGI sequences. Unfortunately, some scenarios get repetitive over and over again, which can annoy the heck out of you. But still, Captain America and Hawkeye's sprites are very well made and the attacks are cool, and so are the bosses as well.
Sound and Music. The music is overly repetitive as well, because the same tracks after awhile are used again and again. Character and attack sounds are ok though, but they differ from each character. Captain America's impact noise makes a distinct sound as much as Hawkeye's arrows.
History. Captain America first made his debut in the 1940s during World War II. Since then, he has become a patriotic icon. Most of his comic books were about his battles against the Nazis and his worst enemy, Red Skull in World War II. Over the years there have been so many comics, toys, and cartoons of the character. He was one of the first Marvel superheroes long before X-Men, Spider Man, The Punisher, Hulk, Iron Man, Hawkeye, and others ever existed. There was a cancelled live action movie in the 1990's, but it wasn't as good. But then in 2011, Captain America: The First Avenger was released, and met with utmost success in the world of superhero movies.
Rantings. My rantings oof this game is that everything in this game except the sound effects are very repetitive. I think that the developers were a bit too lazy in the NES version, and they should have put more heart into it. Also, there should have been a stage where you rescue either Vision or Iron Man, and then play as either of them.
Good Aspects. Despite it's repetition, sound effects are good but the replay value is very low. I would not recommend this game to you because, it is not so good after all.
Overall. Captain America and the Avengers gets a 6 out of 10.
God Bless and Play Hard Gamers!