Marvel Contest of Champions

App review by
Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
Marvel Contest of Champions App Poster Image
Popular with kids
No-blood brawling with text chat fun for fans.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 11 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.

Wondering if Marvel Contest of Champions is OK for your kids?

Set preferences and get age-appropriate recommendations with Common Sense Media Plus. Join now

Continue reading Show less

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
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
Adult Written bynatedog1985 May 27, 2020

This game is a joke.

Its a cash grab app. You cannot earn anything in this game. They let you earn just enough to make you want to buy stuff to advance. If your kids play this they... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byItsRyGuy July 8, 2019

Marvels Contest Of Champions: Great mobile game for MCU and comic book fans

Marvels Contest Of Champions is a great game for super hero fans for younger tweens with little to none violence. Characters use magic spells, machine guns, fis... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byDavid0707 April 17, 2019

Not just the chat!

Language is also present in the event quests as there’s a possibility of mild-bad language, but there was once in an event quest the use of crappycock! Be caref...

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.

App details

Our editors recommend

For kids who love superheroes and comic books

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate

About these links

Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. Thank you for your support.

Read more

Our ratings are based on child development best practices. We display the minimum age for which content is developmentally appropriate. The star rating reflects overall quality and learning potential.

Learn how we rate