HyperComboCast #69

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Nick Marino reviews the new Injustice: Gods Among Us mobile game released yesterday for iPad, iPhone, and iPod.

This free iOS fighting game blends simplified mechanics with a “collectible” DC Comics character card game featuring superheroes like Green Lantern, Cyborg, Catwoman, Nightwing, Flash, and more. (You have to purchase credits or play for a while before you get to Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.)

Using non-gameplay screencaps and gameplay screencaps, Nick recaps his Injustice mobile experience, from the game’s rhythm to its character options to its in-game store to its super meter system.

With high quality graphics and an easy-to-learn controls, the Injustice mobile game has wide appeal. But the repetitious nature of the opponents, backgrounds, and fighting styles can make the gameplay monotonous.

Nick also explains how his superhero playtime was cut short by the game’s energy system, which limits the amount of matches you can play while generating income for NetherRealm and Warner Bros from this free-to-download (but not always free to play!) touchscreen fighting game.

HyperComboCast #66

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HyperComboCast returns on its new day — Friday! — to bring you a discussion of NetherRealm’s upcoming DC Comics fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Solomon Grundy waddles in the background. “Heeeyy guys… w-wait up!!”

Kenny Riot tackles this new title produced by the makers of Mortal Kombat from a technical perspective, searching the gameplay for clues about the overall quality.

Nick Marino looks at this superhero brawler as a comic book fan and casual gamer, gaining more and more positive vibes about Injustice as the conversation builds.

The inevitable showdown you’ve been desperately craving: Cyborg vs. Aquaman!!

Injustice: Gods Among Us drops on April, 16 2013. Until then, you can watch the Battle Arena videos and celebrity commentary on the Injustice YouTube channel, and read the Injustice prequel from DC Comics.

HyperComboCast #39

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HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER! The Hairicane has arrived to help Nick Marino get a handle on Justice League Task Force. Released in 1995 for Sega Genesis and SNES, this game features some of DC Comics most famous heavy-hitters.

NOTE: In this episode, we share our non-expert opinions on the Genesis version, which is pretty different from its SNES counterpart.

ALSO NOTE: All of the incredible ass shots we caught in our screencaps.

Unlike the Marvelous competition produced by Capcom, JLTF is a relatively obscure video game…

…and after playing it for two hours, it’s pretty obvious why this this Condor, Sunsoft, and Acclaim production isn’t often cited in the annals of fighting game history.

Still, we loved it and highly recommend Justice League Task Force to players who like comics books, retro gaming, and mullets.

HyperComboCast #23

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Kenny and Nick kick off Round 3 of the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Character Theme Song Showdown Tournament by responding to some listener feedback. We play a call-in from Pierce Johnson, who wants to know about playing fighting games on the PC. Kenny drops some knowledge and Nick has a gift for Pierce — his unused copy of Street Fighter IV PC. Then we answer an email from Kurtis Homan about the Ultimate Fighting System card game.

To leave us feedback of your own, email HyperComboCast@Gmail.com with your questions or comments OR call our automated comment line at 412-567-7606 and we’ll play your message on the show.

And now… the tourney!

Match 1: Ghost Rider

VS. Strider Hiryu

Match 2: Hawkeye

VS. Firebrand

During Match 1’s discussion, Nick mishears a key piece of opinion from Kenny… will this mistake derail the entire tournament?!?!? Luckily, Match 2 is a much easier battle.

The winners of the two matches face off for the last spot in the finals. Which hot track will make it to the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Character Theme Song Showdown Tournament, FINAL ROUND???

ALSO: Here’s Round 1 and Round 2.

HyperComboCast #22

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Kenny and Nick reunite for Round 2 of the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Character Theme Song Showdown Tournament!!! (Here’s Round 1.)

Match 1: Iron Fist

VS. Virgil

Match 2: Doctor Strange

VS. Nemesis

Match 1 is a super close fight, while Match 2 is far more decisive. The winner from Match 1 goes up against the winner from 2… and it’s a another super close battle! Who will advance to the finals? LISTEN TO FIND OUT!

HyperComboCast #20

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It’s Round 1 of the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Character Theme Song Showdown Tournament!!!

Match 1: Rocket Raccoon

VS. Frank West

Match 2: Nova

VS. Phoenix Wright

Finally, the winner from Match 1 goes up against the winner from Match 2… and while I won’t spoil the final fight, I will say it has a very marvelous outcome!!!

HyperComboCast: Marvel, from comics to fighting games

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‎‎”You got comics in my fighting games… you got fighting games in my comics!”

Kenny and Nick run down the list of awesome (and not-so-awesome) fighting games featuring Marvel Comics superheroes! First up are the oft-forgotten Avengers in Galactic Storm, X-Men: Children of the Atom, and Marvel Super Heroes

Marvel Super Heroes

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Then they cover Capcom’s early Marvel Vs. series, including X-Men vs. Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter, and Marvel vs. Capcom.

Marvel vs. Capcom

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Then it’s time for a few non-Capcom releases like X-Men: Mutant Academy 1 and 2, X-Men: Next Dimension, and Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects

BUT the guys quickly switch back to Capcom to talk about Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

And after the end theme, they briefly discuss the rare adaptions of Marvel Comics story lines in fighting games — Operation: Galactic Storm and Infinity Gauntlet.