Captain America: The Winter Soldier now available on Android

Captain America: The Winter Soldier now available on Android
There's a new Captain America movie on the way, which means we also get a new movie tie-in game. Last time, it was an side-scrolling auto-runner style game, but The Winter Soldier is taking the path of an action beat 'em up with a ton of in-app purchases. Surprisingly, Gameloft hasn't pulled off a simultaneous release for the game. but it is available now for Android.

The game offers a combination of beat 'em up (where you get to kick the crap out of bad guys with Cap) and strategy (where you command sidekick soldiers.) Oddly, it also offers two different ways to control the game, either of which can be used at any time. There is an on-screen virtual joystick and buttons, or you can simply use various taps and swipes. Either way works well enough, but using the tap & swipe method makes it feel like you don't have that much control over what is happening (which can then lead to the game not being all that much fun.)

In terms of performance, it should be noted that the game will force you to play in landscape mode even on a 10-inch tablet, and we did have some framerate and lag issues on a Nexus 10. You get the first two levels for free, then have to pay $2.99 to unlock the full game, but on top of that is an in-app payment system to help you revive your easily killed sidekicks or get various power-ups. Since it's a Gameloft game, this system will undoubtedly get quite annoying. 

There is also asynchronous multiplayer, if you're into that sort of thing. Frankly, the setup alone turned us away. The story is presented in slightly blurry (on a large tablet) still cuts and scrolling text. The game itself looks nice enough, but it is cut up into short stages with the annoyingly ubiquitous mobile game 3-star system. The gameplay itself is essentially just button mashing. And, the in-app payment system seems unnecessary. If the game were more free-flowing and cost $3.99 off the top with no in-app payments, it would instantly be quite a bit more fun. 

The game is expected out for iOS and Windows Phone, but hasn't shown up in either store just yet. 


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7 Comments

1. runzlord

Posts: 245; Member since: Oct 13, 2013

Why do android always get cool stuffs first.....probably because its apps are written in the easiest language..........JAVA

4. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

huh, I thought that about iOS.

6. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

the only reason android requires bigger hardware then most other Os's is JAVA !

2. guzza

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

Artwork & gameplay looks pretty good!

3. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

nice..

5. Lt.Green

Posts: 397; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

They should make a 'villain' mode with the objective to wreak havoc while the Avengers tries to stop you. That'd be cool.

7. captainamerica

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 19, 2014

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