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In a somewhat surprising move, Warner Bros. has released a new game from its popular Lego franchise for iOS called ‘LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril‘. The title, which landed on PCs and consoles last year, is now available on both the iPhone and iPad.

Like most LEGO games, Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril falls in the action adventure genre. Players take control of Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Hulk and other Marvel characters in an effort to stop villains from building weapon capable of destroying the world…

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Here’s a little background on the storyline:

The game begins as¬†Galactus, the devourer of worlds, is eating the remains of a destroyed planet. Still hungry, he sends his herald – the¬†Silver Surfer¬†– to find him more food. The Surfer’s search leads him to¬†Earth, where he is chased by¬†S.H.I.E.L.D.¬†and¬†Iron Man. Silver Surfer is knocked out of the sky by¬†Doctor Doom¬†with his surfboard shattering into several ‘Cosmic Bricks’ that fall onto the Earth. With these blocks containing immense power, Doctor Doom captures the powerless Surfer and forges an alliance with¬†Loki¬†and other villains to collect the Cosmic Bricks and make the powerful “Doom Ray of Doom” – which Doom intends to use to both stop Galactus from devouring Earth as well as to rule the planet. However, S.H.I.E.L.D. director¬†Nick Fury¬†calls upon the superheroes of the¬†Marvel Universe¬†to retrieve the bricks before they can be captured by Doom and his army.¬†

And a few of the game’s more notable features:

  • Over 91 playable characters, such as Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine, and more can be unlocked as you progress through the game. Select character families can be accessed at any time through purchase via our in-game store.
  • Complete 45 action-packed missions as you chase down Cosmic Bricks across key locations from the Marvel Universe
  • Battle enemies using super power abilities such as flight, super strength and invisibility.
  • Use fast-paced combat moves and activate Super Moves like Hulk‚Äôs Thunder Clap and Iron Man‚Äôs Arc Reactor.
  • Complete challenges and earn rewards.
  • Switch between ‚ÄúConsole‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúTouch Screen‚ÄĚ controls to find the play-style that suits you best.

And finally, a video showing the game in action:

I haven’t had the chance to play the game myself yet, but if past LEGO entries are anything to go by, it’s bound to be a solid title. Both¬†IGN¬†and¬†Game Informer¬†rated the console version a 9/10, and¬†Warner Bros. has a good track record of porting these games to mobile.

If you want to check it out for yourself, you can find¬†LEGO Marvel Super Heroes: Universe in Peril in the App Store for $4.99. There does appear to be several in-app purchases available, but as far as I can tell, not buying them shouldn’t impact your gameplay much.