Sunday, May 14, 2017

Six Gaming Companies that Made Both DC & Marvel Video Games

Hi everyone I'm Jack Red, today I will take on a topic that kinda goes under the radar. Either due to lack of interest or not knowing how to go about it in general. I am talking about six gaming companies that made both DC & Marvel video games. I will start with the fewest in numbers up to the most. I am not saying all of these are worth your time because a good number of them aren't worth your time. I am making this purely for fun & those interested in knowing which game companies. Don't worry I will make sure to label all games in two groups per a developer or publisher that owned a lot of teams.

5. Telltale

Most recent developers to join a rare rank among licensed games. Telltale recently made Batman: The Telltale Series a few months back. Now they're currently doing Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series. Mostly being original stories with some references to their source material.

Batman: The Telltale Series

Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series

4. Traveller's Tales

Traveller's Tales made Lego Batman trilogy with majority of it holding up incredibly well. More recently they came back with Lego Marvel Super Heroes. Not too long following it, Traveller's Tales released Lego Marvel's Avengers loosely based on several movies.

Lego Batman
Lego Batman 2
Lego Batman 3

Lego Marvel Super Heroes
Lego Marvel's Avengers

3. Konami

Konami made two games based on Batman Returns for SNES & NES respectively. They also made The Adventures of Batman & Robin on SNES. Not too long after some of these games, Konami released X-Men for arcades. Possibly one of their best licensed games ever made.

Batman Returns (SNES)
Batman Returns (NES)
The Adventures of Batman & Robin (SNES)
Batman: The Animated Series (Game Boy)

X-Men (Arcade)

2. Atari

Atari kicked things off with Superman & Spider-Man on Atari 2600. Most haven't heard some of their later DC games like Batman Returns on Atari Lynx or Batman for arcades. Probably the most unplayable group out of the entire list of games. I still respect Atari's take on some of these.

Superman (Atari 2600)
Batman Returns (Atari Lynx)
Batman (Arcade)

Spider-Man (Atari 2600)

2. Acclaim

Acclaim had a reputation for getting so many games on as many platforms as possible. Probably the most mixed group on this list. I'm sure even a child can find something they like here. A good number of them I would avoid. Those that do stand out for being great keep those close to you.

Batman Forever
Justice League Task Force
Batman Forever: The Arcade Game
Batman & Robin

The Uncanny X-Men (avoid at all costs!!!)
The Amazing Spider-Man (Game Boy)
The Punisher (NES)
The Punisher: The Ultimate Playback!
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six
Spider-Man & the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge (my most hated game)
The Amazing Spider-Man 3
Wolverine's Adamantium Rage
Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage (best comic book game by them)
Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety
Spider-Man: The Animated Series
Iron Man and X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal
Fantastic Four

1. Sega & Acclaim

I bet no body saw this coming by just one game Sega won. Who would ever guess Sega made & published the most games from both comic book companies? There are plenty of games to pick from for most gamers even among bad games.

Batman Returns (Genesis)
Batman Returns (Game Gear/SMS)
Batman Returns (Sega CD)
The Flash (SMS)
The Adventures of Batman & Robin (Genesis)
The Adventures of Batman & Robin (Sega CD)
The Adventures of Batman & Robin (Game Gear)

The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin
Spider-Man: The Video Game (Arcade)
X-Men (Genesis)
X-Men 2: Clone Wars
X-Men (Game Gear)
X-Men: Gamesmaster's Legacy
Spider-Man: Web of Fire
X-Men: Mojo World
Iron Man
The Incredible Hulk (Xbox 360 & PS3)
Iron Man 2
Thor: God of Thunder
Captain America: Super Soldier

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