Marvel Contest of Champions

App review by
Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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No-blood brawling with text chat fun for fans.

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 7 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Uses simple touchscreen controls, including tapping to attack, pressing the screen to block, and sliding a finger across the screen to do a special move.

Violence

No blood or broken bones, but characters are still punching and kicking each other in all-out brawls.

Sex

As in the comics, Storm, Black Widow, and Scarlet Witch are buxom and wear small or skintight outfits.

Language

Because you can chat using text without moderation, there's the risk that someone will say something inappropriate.

Consumerism

Though the game is free, players can use real-world money to upgrade their characters or buy new ones.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Marvel Contest of Champions is a simple fighting game, similar to Marvel Future Fight, that pits characters such as Spider-Man, the Hulk, and Iron Man against Ultron, Yellowjacket, and Magneto. Using simple touchscreen controls to attack, dodge, and block, players get into one-on-one brawls, but there's no blood, gore, or broken bones. Parents also should know that you can take the fight online and text-chat with other players. It's possible to spend real money to make your characters stronger, though it's not necessary to play.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent Written bymvanson January 31, 2016

Watch the Chat!

The chat section gets inappropriate and dicey -- so much so I pulled the game from my kids...and had conversations about why.
Adult Written byImpossibear May 13, 2016

Great!

I don't even know what these other two comments are getting at, but this game is great! It's fun and easy to use. There is practically no violence at... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byphantomwing September 27, 2015

simple fun marvel

while fun easy simple Crystal cost a lot it's hard to get 4 stars but yet a fun game.
Kid, 10 years old July 16, 2016

Good Game fun

Good game . violence 4 out of 10 Language 2 out of 10 . It's more like injustice gods among us .With Marvel characters and without the blood and it... Continue reading

What's it about?

As in most fight games, the story in MARVEL CONTEST OF CHAMPIONS is really just an excuse to make superheroes and supervillains get into fisticuffs with each other. Along with elements from the comic books, the game's story incorporate elements from such movies as Avengers: Age of Ultron. But really, the game is only a succession of fights, with you choosing between more than 40 characters, including such fan favorites as Thor, Deadpool, Daredevil, and all the Guardians of the Galaxy. Well, except for Groot; he's a lover, not a fighter. Kids can spend real-world money to make their characters stronger and can chat (text-only) with strangers.

Is it any good?

For comic book fans not looking for depth or complexity, this is a good choice. How much you'll enjoy it depends on how serious you are about fighting games. If you're hoping this will be as deep and complex as a fighting game on console or PC, you'll be disappointed by its lack of depth and complex combos. It does offer a large catalog of characters, great graphics, and accessible controls. Though it might appeal to younger kids, the unmoderated chat makes it more appropriate for young teens, and even then, it's good to talk about what not to share and how to participate -- or not -- according to your rules.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about communicating with strangers and online privacy. Talk to kids about your expectations and how they should never share any personal information with strangers (or in public forums) online.

  • Talk about comic books. Who are your favorite characters? What do you like about them? What can they teach us about using power responsibly?

  • Discuss fighting and using others means to work out problems. Why do comic book characters usually use violence to solve conflicts?

  • Set expectations for in-app purchases before downloading so kids know what's allowed.

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