My Hero Ultra Impact
Routine fights, but lots to do in superhero game.
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My Hero Ultra Impact
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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that My Hero Ultra Impact is an action game for iOS and Android devices. It's based off the My Hero Academia anime franchise. The plot involves self-confidence and courage, and players will see some bullying: in a memory flashback, one character calls another character "a helpless loser who's completely useless." But the character who has been picked on and doubted himself works hard to become a hero and sees tangible results, including a newfound ability to stand up to the person who had teased him as a child. The app contains a fair amount of violence -- while blood and gore aren't really shown in detail, fighting is one of the main activities. Some of the villains featured in the app favor weapons like knives. One, for instance, is pictured beside the catchphrase, "I stab wherever I can stab, okay?" Players won't hit a paywall during their first gameplay session, but they may eventually burn through the available activities or feel purchasing a package of gems, sold for $0.99 to $79.99, might help them advance.
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What’s It About?
MY HERO ULTRA IMPACT features characters from the My Hero Academia anime series. Players create a team and use their heroes' unique Quirks -- such as producing explosions – in battles against villains. Clicking on heroes' Action Skill buttons lines up their attack order in a Skill Chain for a bigger impact. Players can also use a strong Plus Ultra Move in fights. Characters can be leveled up and gain new skills through memory and other quests. An ongoing storyline shows protagonist Izuku Midoriya's past struggles and current work to become a hero.
Is It Any Good?
While the battles in this game can be repetitive, there's plenty of things to do to keep players busy. The storyline in My Hero Ultra Impact doesn't feel like an afterthought, and it presents some solid themes, including developing stronger self-esteem and being loyal. The plot involves Izuku Midoriya, who grew up wanting to be a hero but was born without a special Quirk power. When he tries to save a friend from being captured by a villain, Izuku's idol, a superhero named All Might, shows up to help and tells Izuku because of his act of bravery, he actually can become a hero. The boy then trains and begins to fight, facing off against new enemies and old foes, including a schoolmate who used to insult him.
The fight scenes have been designed to maximize drama -- characters yell, sink into a fighting stance, and charge toward their opponents. Players gather a team of characters whose special abilities will work well together, and select what order the characters will strike in. Despite the initial intensity, once the battle begins, though, players simply choose moves and watch the fight play out as each side takes its turn. There are different types of quests, which are basically series of battles you can attempt to power up your characters and advance. That's a nice element, since it lets players volley back and forth between the missions if they get bored or stuck. But there are a lot of game aspects to learn and remember. The tutorial doesn't go into depth about all of them, and while hints that appear as battle scenes load, that content often disappears too quickly to be read thoroughly. Fights aren't too difficult to figure out, but the battles stars to feel a little repetitive. At least characters reach new levels fairly regularly, though, and at least initially, My Hero Ultra Impact offers a fairly fast-paced experience -- and doesn't place much of an emphasis on spending real-world money -- which may convince people to keep playing.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about why fighting might seem OK in games like My Hero Ultra Impact -- but isn't in real life. Can you think of a better way to resolve a disagreement?
Why does working together help you achieve goals -- and what's the important role respect plays in teamwork? Can you identify a task that would be easier with two or more people?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: March 2, 2022
- Category: Role-Playing Games
- Topics: Superheroes
- Publisher: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.
- Version: 2.0.3
- Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 13.0 or later or Android 7.0 and up.
- Last updated: May 6, 2022
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