Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty ($4.99) by Marvel Entertainment is the new Marvel game for iOS. This action side-scroller is awesome enough to whet your appetite for the new Captain America movie out later this month. The game includes the original story and soundtrack, and a very unique play style.
Make your way through the battlefields of World War II to reach the HYDRA hideout and defeat Red Skull once and for all. There are 24 levels total, each with multiple paths — try to find the hidden areas and collect all of the battle plans you can to up your score.
Most every action in this game involves swiping. Swipe a straight line in the direction you wish to move and Captain will start running. Swipe up to jump, down to slide on the ground (which is great for getting underneath barriers), and even swipe to run and jump off of walls and slam opponents with your shield.
You can click on your shield to throw it at an enemy and stun them before you get close enough to go head to head. Kick and punch them with short swipes until they’re defeated. You can even attack in midair.
I love the controls and intuitive combat motions of this game, they did an excellent job with it. However, actions seem to lag a bit once in a while, especially when clicking a button to advance. Over all, it wasn’t a huge issue, but just enough of one to bug me.
Another pet peeve of mine is when cycling through the introduction, there was no skip button. No matter how much I jammed my finger on the screen — nothing. When given missions at the beginning of each level, you have to wait a bit, as well. It was mildly irritating as I am the most impatient person on the planet.
The gameplay and graphics are amazing and I love the swiping motions for combat and navigating the terrain. The game even has Game Center support and is a universal app for all of your iDevices. It is five dollars in the App Store, so use your own discretion at that price. If you’re a Marvel fan, and would enjoy a good action game, you’ll definitely find it was worth it.