Stuck at home on July 4th? Pop in Captain America and The Avengers to celebrate this 4th of July!

Captain America and the Avengers - Title Screen
Photo by Shoddyan
Captain America and the Avengers – Title Screen
Photo by Shoddyan on MobyGames

When you think of Captain America, some people will immediately picture Chris Evans from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, the version I’m talking about released in 1993 for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, or SNES. Captain America and The Avengers is pulled straight from the comics, letting you experience what it’s like to be Captain America. I’d recommend this game for both old and new fans that are looking for an old-school Captain America experience this July 4th.

Let’s start with the fact that Captain America and The Avengers is a reasonably quick game. Playing this SNES game from start to finish in one straight playthrough takes about 45 minutes (or 29 years, depending on your skill level). Captain America and The Avengers has that classic SNES feel, which may be difficult for modern gamers to adjust to. That being said, there are three levels of difficulty: Easy, Medium, or Hard. I dare anyone to play this SNES game on Hard.

screenshot from Captain America and The Avengers game on SNES. Two characters are fighting on-screen.
Look at this American Hero!
Image from リカルド・フィリペ on MobyGames

As mentioned before, you play as Captain America. However, you also have the choice of three other Avengers. Captain America might be the worst choice in this game (but he’s the best in our hearts). His special attack is his ability to throw his shield, which does not do much damage. Hawkeye is the second-worst choice because he has his bow and arrows, but like the shield ability, it doesn’t provide extensive damage. Vision is supposed to be an android with a gem on his head filled with light energy. To me, he looks like a creepy naked alien that throws yellow lasers from his armpits. Finally, we have Iron Man. He is by far the top choice. His armor is great for defense, and he also shoots lasers.

Captain America and The Avengers is a multi-player game that allows up to 2 players. As you play through alone or with a friend, you’ll run into several mini-bosses and four major bosses before you reach Red Skull and his ultimate form. If you listen closely to any of the playable characters and all the bosses, then you’ll notice that every single voice in Captain America and The Avengers is the same. It doesn’t disrupt the gameplay that much, but it’s a neat fact for your next trivia night. If you can get past that, keep listening because the soundtrack is very uplifting, with that classic superhero style.

Have you played Captain America and the Avengers for the SNES? Are you considering playing it again to get that patriotic feel this Independence Day? Leave a comment below and let us know!