Man Of Steel – Review – You Will Believe an App Can Fly

On July 18, 2013

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Man Of Steel – Review – You Will Believe an App Can Fly

Our rating:

By: Warner Bros.

Version #: 1.0

Date Released: 2013-06-13

Developer: Warner Bros.

Price: 2.99

User Rating:

I have always been a Superman fan, but I’m always hesitant to review a Superman-related game as they have run the gamut from good to very bad.  Man Of Steel lies somewhere in the middle.

Having seen the movie, it helps that the fight scenes look like video games in the first place.  Essentially, the game is the same concept that is used for Batman: Arkham City Lockdown.  It’s Mortal Kombat with the characters from the Man Of Steel movie.  You’re Superman and you fight various Kryptonian villains until you get to the ultimate nemesis, General Zod.

On the plus side, the graphics remain amazing, particularly for the iPhone.  Once again let me mention how smartphones will be viable competitors for consoles in a few years in terms of gaming quality.

On the minus side, the game is simplistic and repetitive.  Perhaps I’m just tired of Warner Brothers using the same game engine and slapping new characters in it.  I was hoping for a little bit more originality.

If you really like this game, an HD version is available for the iPad at $4.99.  That seems a little pricey for a Mortal Kombat knock-off, but that is up to you.

Man Of Steel is a decent game but a bit disappointing.  It seemed slapped together to promote the new Man Of Steel movie (which is exactly what it’s here for).  If you’re a Superman fan, it might be worth the purchase, even if $2.99 is a bit expensive.  If that’s the case, then wait for the inevitable 99 cent sale.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Possibly.

Learning Curve:Low.

Who Is It For:Superman and/or Mortal Kombat-style game lovers.

What I Like:Excellent graphics.

What I Don't Like:Repetitive game-play. I was hoping for something more original.

Final Statement:Man Of Steel doesn't quite pack the punch of Kryptonite, but it might be worth your time and investment.

Read the Developer's Notes:

NOTE: This game has been optimized for iPhone 4S and iPod touch (5th gen) or newer.

General Zod has begun the invasion of Earth and only the Man of Steel can stop him. Utilize the powers of Superman to fight your way to victory and save the planet from certain destruction.

-Attack, dodge, block, and utilize various super powers including flight, super speed, and heat vision to defeat Zod and his evil forces.
-Play through an in-depth Story Mode or set a personal high score in the intense Survival Mode.
-Battle a challenging cast of mini-bosses and technologically advanced foes featured in the film.

-Unlock and purchase up to 6 different suits from the Man of Steel movie.
-Upgrade your suits to become a truly unstoppable force!
-Customize your experience by upgrading the specific abilities YOU want to use.
-Embrace the true strength of Superman with bone-crunching combos, all with the swipe of a finger.

-Delivers next-gen graphics on your phone or tablet with beautifully detailed animations and cinematic sequences.
-Fight in a variety of detailed and interactive 3D environments including Smallville, the Kent Farm, and more.

Requires iOS 5 and later

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