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Comic books & Video Games

Popular Comic Book Games

When comic books began to experience success based on television shows and movies, they also made the transition to computer games. The first game synergy was reached with created characters off the page and then incorporated game play mechanics based on those characters. One of the first comic book games to utilize this model was Wolverine:
The Adventure. created by denote software in 1992 and published by Electronic Arts, the game was highly popular in the United States and Europe. There were also video game versions created for Sega’s and Nintendo’s handheld consoles. Wolverine was the first game to utilize the influence of the animated series when it released. Its comic book counterpart, X-Men, had been released in 1991, which had been a critical success in its own right. The success of the series also prompted the creation of a blockbuster feature film in 1994. The most popular comic-based video game ever prior to Wolverine was Marvel Super-Star. Released by Acclaim Entertainment, and published by THQ, the game was first released in the United States in 1995
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Purchasing the game second had a significant impact on the sales of the respective consoles and PlayStation 2. Deadline aspiring comic book writer Peter importantly created the Wolverine character for use in the game The Wolverine that was released in Gameplay in 1997. The game has been described by IGN as one of the greatest platform games ever created for a console. It was the same time also that claims other Wolverine game based on his movie. The X-Men Origins: Wolverine game also released by Activision and available for the Playstation. The game shares game play and solid game mechanics with its comic book counterpart but it’s also a solid fun action game as well. These types of cross over concepts are not a rare occurring in the world of video games.
Often times when a creative team breeds a popular character in a popular game, the game also takes on the mantra. These mantras push the game into the realm of popular culture. These moves, as well as the stories that fuel them, are what give these games their edge on the consumers. The common link that binds all of these games together is the avid enjoyment they give to each of their individual character. Listed below are some examples of the popular comic book and game mash ups along with the source material that inspires them:
These are the classic video games modeled after comic books
Wolverine Storm, Batman, Superman, Spiderman, Deadline Amazing Spiderman Defender Detective,
Comics DC Universe, Batman Arkham Asylum, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Bayonets’, Infamous Saints Row, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent, Tomb Raider:
Game of the year editions Okami Okami 2 zoom Lego, Indiana Jones, Boom Blox – part of the Afterlife Collection, Viva Pinata, Sonic the Hedgehog, Kratos, Tales of Symphonia, Tales of Graces, Tales of Symphonia 2, Tales of Phantasia, Tales of Symphonia 3,
Blank Screen: Escape from Zero, Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero I,I Tales of Symphonia X, Tales of Phantasia X, –