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Platform : Wii
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- Action & Adventure
Captain America: Super Soldier is an action-driven adventure game, created in conjunction with the 2011 feature film, The First Avenger, and inspired by more than 70 years of Marvel Comics mythology. Players control Cap through third-person sequences of free-flowing combat, exploration, and infiltration, employing his enhanced strength, super-human agility, and expertise with his special shield. Regularly outnumbered by multiple foes, the hero can string together combo attacks for extra damage.
Although the full game is rendered with polygonal 3D graphics, some acrobatically oriented sequences are presented from a side-scrolling perspective by default, for more precise platform-jumping control. Captain America's shield is useful not only for blocking attacks, but for reflecting gunfire back at attackers as well. The shield can be thrown, like an oversized discus, to take down opponents from a distance and to activate remote switches. The hero can also make tactical use of stationary objects, and even enemy characters, as he battles through each new area. Experience points collected throughout play are used to purchase upgraded powers. Enemies become more sophisticated as the adventure progresses, but the game can be played with relatively simple, accessible controls. Advanced players can attempt more demanding "Zola Challenges" along the way, for additional experience and glory.
Although the plotline and play style are similar across all platform versions, the Wii edition of the game uses a unique control scheme, with players wielding the remote to move an onscreen reticule and execute context-dependant actions. Following other movie-based games starring future Avengers -- including Thor, Iron Man, and the Hulk -- Captain America: Super Soldier is published by Sega. As hinted in the subtitle, the game involves the hero's origin story, and follows him on a World War II-era assault against Red Skull, his enduring arch-enemy. Along the way, Cap faces other recurring comic book foes, including Iron Cross and the elite soldiers of the Hydra army. The game's story is by Christos Gage, a lead writer of Marvel's Avenger: The Initiative comics. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide