May 1, 2013

Official Iron Man 3 Hits Google Play

Iron Man 3's Official movie mobile video game has arrived from Gameloft a month before the movies premiere. It's an endless runner similar to Temple Run and Jetpack Joyride where you fly as far as you can without losing all of your health. You control Tony Stark to save the world from the evil A.I.M. enemies. As the game progresses in a linear fashion, you avoid obstacles and attack the enemies by tapping of swiping them.  Similiarly to these other runner games you can collect coins by tilting your device left and rihgt.  If you happen to hit obstacles like vehicles, banners or get hit with enemy attacks, your health decreases. When your health reaches zero, your suit fails and the game ends. You have up to 18 different suits to fly in which you can unlock throughout the game and upgrade perks such as health and speed. There's four bosses to battle against in the game from the Iron Man comic book series such as Crimson Dynamo, Ezekiel Stane, Living Laser and the mighty M.O.D.O.K. There are also three different locations to explore including Malibu Shores, New York City and China.

Gameloft has a long history of making movie games for mobile devices such as The Amazing Spiderman and The Dark Knight Rises. This game is free which should automatically spark the expectation of In-App purchases. You can buy up to $99.99 of ISO-8 which can be spent on upgrading your suit, unlocking other suits to fly in and skipping the timer when your suit is damaged. Many gamers have complained about the need to wait after every game which can be bypassed by spending in-game currency.

The game weighs at 644MB for iOS and 795MB for Android. It's a big download and it's probably the biggest endless running game on the mobile platforms. This large download is due to the amazing graphics Gameloft has to offer. This is one of the most beautiful endless running/flying games to date, the production value and graphics quality is high. Iron Man 3 is one of those games where you can spend a short break playing or an entire lunch break playing. The game looks amazing and the game play is fun but it's plagued with a game timer and In-app purchases.

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Gary Chen is a guest contributor at [blank]'s Universe.