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Encyclopedia > Justice League Heroes
Justice League Heroes
Cover art for Justice League Heroes PS2 and GBA
Developer(s) Snowblind Studios, WayForward
Publisher(s) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Distributor(s) Eidos Interactive
Release date(s) Flag of Canada Flag of United States Oct 17, 2006 (PS2, Xbox, DS, GBA)
Flag of Canada Flag of United States Nov 28, 2006 (PSP)
Genre(s) Action RPG
Mode(s) Single Player, Co-op
Rating(s) T for Teen (PS2, Xbox, PSP)
E10+ (DS, GBA)
Platform(s) Xbox, PS2, PSP, Nintendo DS and GBA
Media DVD-ROM, UMD, DS Game Card, Game Boy Advance Cartridge

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The game is an action role-playing game, developed by Snowblind Studios for the Xbox, PlayStation 2 and PSP. An Action-RPG, or action role-playing game is a type of computer and console role-playing game which requires quick action or reflexes from the player. ... Snowblind Studios is an independent video game developer located near Seattle, WA. They were founded in 1997 with the goal of producing top-quality games. ... The Xbox is a sixth generation era video game console produced by Microsoft Corporation. ... The PlayStation 2 , abbreviated PS2) is Sonys second video game console, the successor to the PlayStation and the predecessor to the PlayStation 3. ... The PlayStation Portable , officially abbreviated as PSP) is a handheld game console released and manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment. ...


While it is not based on the animated series on Cartoon Network, many have noted that the line-up is similar to the JLA group from that show as well as the original (circa 1960) roster.


Two handheld Justice League Heroes games were released at the same time for the GBA and Nintendo DS systems. The Nintendo DS game shares a similar visual style and gameplay mechanics to the console game, but serves as a prequel to its story. This version was developed by Sensory Sweep Studios. The GBA version is titled Justice League Heroes: The Flash and focused primarily on The Flash. The game featured 2D sidescrolling action gameplay (similar to 16-bit era games) and a sidestory to the console game's plot. This version was developed by WayForward Technologies. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... “NDS” redirects here. ... The Flash. ... WayForward Technologies is a game development company founded in 1990 by technology entrepreneur Voldi Way. ...

Contents

Summary

The game is based on the Justice League of America, an iconic superhero team that debuted in 1960 and features most of the best known superheroes from the DC Universe, including Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman among others. Each level consists of two members of the Justice League (usually predetermined by the plot of the game but sometimes a choice is given to the player over which characters to use) battling a variety of villains and their henchmen. When the game is being played by a single player, the player can freely switch between both of the two Justice League members and play as whichever one he or she prefers. In a two player game, the players can only switch which characters they control by mutual consent. There was another Justice League game in development from Midway Games that was cancelled in 2004 but according to Warner Bros. this game is "totally unrelated to the current project." [5] The Justice League, sometimes called the Justice League of America or JLA for short, is a fictional DC Universe superhero team. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Wonder Woman is a fictional DC Comics superheroine co-created by William Moulton Marston and wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston. ... Midway Games (NYSE: MWY) is an American video game publisher. ... Warner Bros. ...


Upon starting a new game, there are seven different characters that the player has immediate access to but more characters (as well as alternative costumes) can be unlocked throughout the course of the game. These unlockable characters can only be used on levels in which the player(s) can choose which characters to take whereas the costumes can be used anytime.


In the months prior to release there was much fan speculation and rumor as to which characters were in the game as well as to which characters were immediately available and which were unlockable. While Snowblind Studios eventually, as marketing for the game began, announced which seven characters were immediately available to the players, neither they nor Warner Bros. addressed the rumors and speculation as to the unlockable characters. Eventually, however, a picture was put up on the Snowblind Studios website that showed graphical renderings of previously unannounced characters and it was taken by most to imply that these new characters would all be unlockable.


Characters

The main set piece battles, advertising, and cut scenes from the game portray the seven characters who are unlocked at the beginning of the game. These are the aforementioned Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, as well as the Flash, Green Lantern (John Stewart), Martian Manhunter and Zatanna. In addition to these characters there are also other characters who are unlocked in game by purchasing them with tokens collected in the game world. These unlockable characters are Aquaman, Green Arrow, Hawkgirl, Huntress, and Green Lanterns Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner. The PSP version of the game also has Black Canary, Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing and Supergirl as exclusive unlockable characters. Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Wonder Woman is a fictional DC Comics superheroine co-created by William Moulton Marston and wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston. ... Wally West is a fictional character, a superhero in the DC Comics Universe, the first Kid Flash and the third Flash. ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... John Stewart is a fictional comic book superhero in the DC Universe, and a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Zatanna Zatara is a fictional wizard and a superheroine in the DC universe. ... Aquaman is a fictional character, a superhero in DC Comics. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this comics-related article or section may require cleanup. ... Hawkgirl is the name of several fictional superheroines all owned by DC Comics and existing in that companys DC Universe. ... The Huntress is a fictional character in the DC Universe. ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... Hal Jordan is a fictional character, a DC Comics superhero. ... Kyle Rayner is a fictional character, a superhero from the DC Comics universe, known for most of his publication history as Green Lantern, a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps. ... Black Canary is a fictional character, a DC Comics superheroine. ... Kara Zor-El is a fictional DC Comics superhero and the cousin of Superman. ...


The core roster of seven characters closely parallels the classic founding roster from multiple versions of the Justice League - Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Martian Manhunter, a Flash, a Green Lantern, and one other character. In the Comics the seventh character is Aquaman and in the Animated continuity the seventh character was Hawkgirl. Both these are available as unlockable characters. On their production blog for this game WB producer Jason Ades explained that the choice of Zatanna came about because they wanted the seventh character to be female and to be highly "game-able" (i.e had to work well within the game engine).


Each of the seven main characters has a least two skins that can be purchased in the same manner as the unlockable characters. These alternative costumes vary the characters game stats by small amounts and recreate classic or alternative costumes from the character's history. For example Superman and the Flash can be made to look like their older counter parts from the Earth-Two universe while one of the alternative costumes for Batman is the famous blue and grey costume with the yellow shield behind the bat logo on his chest. The unlockable Green Lantern have exactly the same powers as John Stewart and are effectively just a costume change and voice change. In computing, skins and themes are custom graphical appearances (GUIs) that can be applied to certain software and websites in order to suit the different tastes of different users. ... First appearance of Earth-Two For other uses, see Earth 2. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Famous version of the Emblem used to promote the 1989 film starring Michael Keaton. ...


Plot

The game starts with Batman and Superman foiling an attack on S.T.A.R. Labs by robots controlled by Brainiac. After the two superheroes defeat what they think is Brainiac, they discover that they have merely been diverted by a duplicate whilst another has raided the vaults of the Lab, taking Kryptonian DNA and a chunk of meteorite. Meanwhile, Zatanna and J'onn Jonzz (the Martian Manhunter) face off against Queen Bee and her drones, who are being assisted in their gradual conversion of Metropolis by some of Brainiac's robots. After Metropolis has been saved, the League responds to a series of attempted nuclear missile hijackings; firstly, The Key attempts to hijack a missile before he is subdued by the Flash and John Stewart (the Green Lantern), followed by an attempt by Killer Frost which is foiled by Zatanna and Wonder Woman. Despite the League's efforts, one missile is launched undetected during a world-wide communications blackout caused by Brainiac. Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-Man and still referred to at times as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Superman is a fictional character and comic book superhero , originally created by American writer Jerry Siegel and Canadian artist Joe Shuster and published by DC Comics. ... Star Labs facility circa 1985, DC Comics This article is about the fictional organization in DC Comics. ... Brainiac is a fictional character, a DC Comics supervillain and frequent opponent of Superman. ... Duplicate is an Indian Bollywood movie released on May 8, 1998. ... General Name, Symbol, Number krypton, Kr, 36 Chemical series noble gases Group, Period, Block 18, 4, p Appearance colorless Standard atomic weight 83. ... Willamette Meteorite A meteorite is a natural object originating in outer space that survives an impact with the Earths surface without being destroyed. ... Zatanna Zatara is a fictional wizard and a superheroine in the DC universe. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Queen Bee is the name of four different DC Comics supervillainesses. ... Metropolis as depicted in the Superman Returns video game Metropolis is a fictional city that appears in comic books published by DC Comics, and is the home of Superman. ... A nuclear missile is a type of: missile nuclear weapon It could also refer to a missile with some form of nuclear propulsion, such as the Project Pluto cruise missile. ... The Key is a DC Comics supervillain with several major incarnations. ... The Flash is a name shared by several DC Comics superheroes. ... John Stewart is a fictional comic book superhero in the DC Universe, and a member of the intergalactic police force known as the Green Lantern Corps. ... For the DJ, see DJ Green Lantern. ... Killer Frost is either of two DC Comics supervillains and one of Firestorms foes. ... Wonder Woman is a fictional DC Comics superheroine co-created by William Moulton Marston and wife Elizabeth Holloway Marston. ...


However the League realise it has been upgraded; capable of breaking Earth's orbit, the missile has actually been fired at Mars in an effort to free the White Martians, who will invade Earth upon being rewoken. Superman and J'onn J'onnz travel to Mars to stop them from escaping; but this has been yet another diversion from Brainiac who, anticipating their success, took the opportunity to steal vital equipment from the White Martians. Brainiac has also freed Gorilla Grodd from imprisonment, who intends to take revenge on his jailors and humanity with use of his Earthquake Machine. Whilst Wonder Woman assists Superman in stopping the few White Martian vessels that managed to escape Mars and J'onn Jonnz returns to the Watchtower, the rest of the League (including any unlocked characters the player may have accessed by this point) work together to stop Grodd. Alone on the Watchtower, J'onn is ambushed by Doomsday who takes him prisoner and takes over control of the Watchtower whilst Brainiac steals a Mother Box from the League's vaults. Regrouping in an emergency bunker, the League manage to retake the Watchtower, free J'onn and defeat Doomsday, before confronting the real Brainiac in his lair. Adjectives: Martian Atmosphere Surface pressure: 0. ... The white Martians are a fictional extraterrestrial race native to Mars in the DC Comics universe. ... Gorilla Grodd is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics, primarily as an opponent of The Flash. ... Doomsday is the name of a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe, a supervillain best known for fighting and killing Superman in the Death of Superman storyline in 1993. ... Mother Boxes are fictional devices in Jack Kirbys Fourth World setting in the DC Comics universe. ... Look up lair in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Seemingly defeated, Brainiac suddenly returns to life as the Mother Box he has stolen activates - and screaming, he is absorbed into Darkseid, released from an interdimensional prison created by a Sensory Matrix Field Generator, who has been manipulating Brainiac all throughout. Confronting the League, Darkseid - his powers augmented by the Mother Box - seemingly kills all but Superman with his Omega Beams, transforms Earth into a new Apokolips and holds Superman prisoner in a Kryptonite jail. However, the Mother Box - a sentient machine - has in fact manipulated Darkseid's powers to instead send the League into another dimension, complete with both teleports to allow them to escape and radiation that will allow them to survive Darkseid's Omega Beams. Regrouping, the League return to Apokolips Earth, rescue Superman, and defeat Darkseid in his throne room, imprisoning him once again in his interdimensional prison and restoring Earth to normal. Mother Boxes are fictional devices in Jack Kirbys Fourth World setting in the DC Comics universe. ... Darkseid (pronounced dark-side) is a fictional alien supervillain published by DC Comics. ... In the DC Comics fictional shared Universe, Apokolips was the planet ruled by Darkseid, established in Jack Kirbys Fourth World series. ... Radiation as used in physics, is energy in the form of waves or moving subatomic particles. ...


There are an additional 2 supervillains unique to the GBA version of the game: Circe and Professor Zoom. Circe is a fictional character in the DC Comics universe, centered in the Wonder Woman title. ... Professor Zoom is a comic book super-villain in the DC Universe. ...


Reception

The console versions were praised for customization and co-op gameplay, but the combat was considered too slow.[1][2][3]


The DS version was not received as well by many fans[4], with Nintendo Power giving it a 3.5, GameSpot a 5/10[5] and IGN a 4.4[6] . The GBA version received generally positive critical response[7] GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information. ... IGN is a multimedia news and reviews website that focuses heavily on video games. ...


Trivia

  • The revelation of Darkseid manipulating Brainiac is similar to the plot of the last 2 episodes of the Justice League Unlimited series. Ironically, in the series it is Lex Luthor attempting to resurrect Brainiac that results in Darkseid's return.
  • In the cutscene where Batman & Superman arrive in Metropolis, Batman is first seen fighting a thug. When Batman catches the thug's punch and then hits him, a sound effect similar to those from the 1960's Batman series can be heard as each action occurs.
  • Only Superman & Wonder Woman have 3 alternate costumes. However, Wonder Woman's third costume is only available at the end of the game, and mandatorily used instead of her default costume.
  • The game includes a number of references to DC Comics. At the very beginning, to the left, a sign shows the image of Etta Candy, a Wonder Woman supporting character. The Watchtower recorder makes mention of The Riddler, Lois Lane, Perry White, Solomon Grundy, Booster Gold, Ganthet, Plastic Man, Vandal Savage and Doctor Light. Also among the Watchtower's recordings is a joke involving Wonder Woman's invisible jet, as well as a message to Zatanna from her "secret admirer." The message is spoken backwards (similar to her spell casting) and is therefore hard to decipher.
  • In the pre-completion main menu screen, the camera pans around the Watchtower, as some ships arrive, leave or fly past the complex. Superman can also be seen flying past the Watchtower.

Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) is the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... In linguistics and poetry, onomatopoeia is the device of a word, or occasionally, a grouping of words, with a sound imitating the sound it is describing, such as bang, click, fizz, hush or buzz. Onomatopoetic words exist in every language, although they are different in each. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Etta Candy This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Detective Comics #140 (October 1948), the first appearance of The Riddler. ... Lois Joanne Lane-Kent is a fictional character who appears in DC Comics’ Superman stories. ... Perry White is a fictional character who appears in the Superman comics, and is the editor-in-chief of the Metropolis newspaper the Daily Planet. ... Solomon Grundy is a DC Comics character, a large, strong zombie supervillain. ... Michael Jon Carter is a fictional character, a superhero in publications from DC Comics, who goes by the names of Booster Gold and Supernova. ... Ganthet is a fictional character from DC Comics who made his debut in the graphic novel Ganthets Tale, by Larry Niven and John Byrne. ... Plastic Man (Patrick Eel OBrian) is a fictional comic-book superhero originally published by Quality Comics and later acquired by DC Comics. ... Vandal Savage is a fictional character and supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ... Doctor Light is a fictional character, a supervillain in the DC Comics universe. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.gamespot.com/xbox/rpg/justiceleagueheroes/review.html GameSpot Review]
  2. ^ IGN review
  3. ^ GameSpy review
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ [2]
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ [4]

External links

  • Official site
  • Developer's site - Snowblind Studios
  • Justice League Heroes Reviews at Metacritic.com
  • Justice League Heroes at MobyGames

 
 

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