Marvel Realm of Champions

App review by
Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media
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Battles pack a repetitive punch in superhero brawler.

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age 10+
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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Although you need to use both hands to work the game controls, they aren't too complicated, and the app offers a thorough tutorial.

 

Violence

Characters engage in frequent battles involving weapons, but their opponents fall quickly without much gore, and the character that kids play can be revived multiple times during a fight.

Sex
Language

Unmoderated player chat can expose them to inappropriate comments.

Consumerism

The app offers units containing various game elements that are sold for $4.99 to $99.99. Based off Marvel comic characters, which covers games, movies, TV shows, and more.

 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Marvel Realm of Champions is an action game for iOS and Android devices. Based on Marvel comic characters, which have appeared in TV shows, movies, and more, characters engage in frequent battles where the goal is to destroy their opponent using weaponry like a giant hammer. Although the deaths aren't bloody, enemies sometimes erupt into flames or fall to the ground. Kids can also chat with other users in this multiplayer online battle arena-style game, and unmoderated chat can expose players to inappropriate comments. While you can't directly click on their username to friend them, it's possible to send a request by typing in someone's username, which could put kids in contact with strangers. Players can also spend between $4.99 and $99.99 on various game items.

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Parent of a 9-year-old Written byJon Thomson April 23, 2021

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What's it about?

Players fight enemies in different battles in MARVEL REALM OF CHAMPIONS, set in Battleworld, a planet made from shattered realities. Assuming alternate versions of Marvel superheroes such as Iron Man and Spider-Man, players try to destroy enemy groups in Arena Conquest battles, protect a core structure in Deathmatches, and face waves of enemies in Stronghold and Onslaught matches. They earn battle ratings as they progress, unlocking new clashes and characters, gear, and weapons that offer advantages.

Is it any good?

This brawler provides a fun time for comic fans, if they're willing to deal with fast-paced yet repetitive battles in limited arenas. Marvel Realm of Champions provides lots of organized info, so players can easily see what rank they're working toward. There's a constant tally of their current power reserves during battles, so there's little confusion about what they can do at any point. Arenas aren't expansive -- players often are trying to work their way around or through a center area of a hallway -- but the graphics are detailed and visually impressive. Some of the visuals can be hard to make out at times if you're playing on a smaller phone screen, and with multiple players shuffling around the same area, in the midst of a battle, figuring out what's happening can be hard as well. Your opponents are circled in red, though, which makes identifying them easier.

Players can earn additional items as they play, but for some time after they start, they'll be limited to just a few moves in battles, and there are long pauses between using those abilities as they wait for their energy to refill. With the battle raging on around you, there isn't much to do, aside from hiding behind something until the clock runs out. There's also a wait if you're captured or defeated in a round and have to regenerate to rejoin the skirmish. As a result, action sequences can feel a bit repetitive -- and with limited moves in battles and rounds moving fast, there aren't many opportunities to create or test out a strategy. Fans may expect more robust action from a mega-franchise like Marvel -- but if kids are OK with some similarity in battle rounds, and if parents aren't put off by the game involving weapons and fighting, Marvel Realm of Champions could provide a pleasant playing experience that won't require a huge time investment on an ongoing basis to conquer level after level.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about violence in games. Is the impact of the violence in Marvel Realm of Champions affected by the fact that you're fighting mythical and other fantasy characters instead of real people? Would the impact be intensified if the violence seemed more realistic?

  • Who are your favorite superheroes? What can superheroes teach us about using power responsibly?

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