Marvel Super Heroes In War of the Gems is a 1996 beat-’em-up platformer video game developed by Capcom
6 magical gems known as the Infinity Gems fell from space and scattered across the universe. A team of Earth’s strongest heroes is formed: Iron Man, Wolverine, Captain America, Spiderman, and The Hulk. Their goal is to seek and retrieve the gems before they fall into the hands of evil. Pretty good story if you ask me. Still your basic ”Save The Universe” theme like most superhero stories are but with a twist.
This is something of a mix between 2-D fighters, side scrollers, and beat-em up games. You pound your way through multiple baddies, avoid pitfalls, and use special commands to execute special moves.
Each character has his or her own weaknesses and strengths, Hulk being the strongest but slowest, Wolverine being the most mobile, but weakest, etc. You won’t likely be using the same character on every level. The differences are more subtle than Mutant Apocalypse, though.
There are a couple of added strategy points. You advance through the game by selecting stages, so the story is not as linear as Mutant Apocalypse. You also collect the infinity gems, which can boost your strength, defense, life meter, etc. ”Super moves” are featured in this game, but they have little to nothing to do with the characters.