Marvel struck gold when they designed the Super Hero Squad, the highly-stylized versions of their most classic, and more obscure, characters. The Squad debuted in small, 2-inch figures that had nearly no articulation, but they had such a grand appeal to both kids and collectors that they flew off the store shelves. Now, the series has exploded, with the Squadies appearing in their own comic book title, a cartoon on Cartoon Network, and multiple video games, including a free-to-play MMO (massively multi-player online) game.
Super Hero Squad Online is a free-to-play browser-based MMO allowing the player to play as dozens of different Marvel Heroes, including the Super Hero Squad versions of the day-walking vampire Blade and the master of mysticism, Dr. Strange.
Super Hero Squad Online has a huge host of game worlds and missions to explore and conquer! Traverse the city streets or jump down into the sewers of Villainville, discover The World Tree and other landmarks in Asgard, fly through the sky of the Daily Bugle or scale the walls while exploring Baxter Plaza. Players can actively engage in daily combat missions, fighting foes such as the floating freak MODOK in “MODOK Mo’ Problems” or beating up the big green goober Abomination in “Abomination Obliteration”.
With Super Hero Squad Online’s collectible card system, players build their own personalized decks with iconic Marvel Super Heroes and powers; pit them against friends in the game world, and gain experience and coins to use in game. Additionally, players earn more epic cards by completing quests and mini-games or purchasing limited-edition cards online. Choose from hundreds of different cards, create the ultimate deck and defeat any and all challengers.
To help celebrate the spirit of Halloween, the game’s creators put together a cute little Halloween trailer to help promote what the game has in store. Players can play with Halloween-themed items, like jack-o-lanterns, collect masks and change their appearance, all the while interacting with other players, engaging in battles or playing mini-games. Check out the trailer below.
Super Hero Squad Online is a great online video game for children to play, giving them a safe place to hang out with their friends and have a good time. Given the fantastic price-tag of free, and the huge library of iconic characters to play with, kids around bound to have hours of fun with the game.