Gaming’s Love Affair With Marvel Comics
Marvel Comics was founded 57 years ago by Martin Goodman back in 1961. Since then the company has enjoyed a remarkable amount of success by bringing superheroes such as Spider-Man, Wolverine, the Incredible Hulk, Ironman, Captain America and Daredevil to the fore. They also brought people teams such as the Avengers and the X-men as well as baddies like Doctor Doom and the Green Goblin. However, it wasn’t just comic books where Marvel excelled, as there have been TV shows, movies and games based on those found within these comic book pages.
While Marvel Comic’s characters and adventures enjoyed huge success on television and in the movie theatres, one can also argue that gaming has developed a love affair of its own with the brand and there’s a good reason why too. While people may love reading about what their favourite Marvel character such as Spider-Man is up to in a comic book or watching him on both big and small screens, nothing really compares to be able to actually feel a part of that adventure and this is possible through games.
You could go as far back as looking at games in some of their earliest forms to see how the love affair really began and developed. Board games were hugely popular a number of years ago, and for many people it was the only way they played games. There were countless board games based on Marvel characters such as Spider-Man back in the day, with other exciting titles to be enjoyed like the famous Hulk Smash board game; which was a massive hit, and continues to be even today on the Google Play Apps.
As video games became more and more popular people were eager to play titles that involved Marvel characters and there were plenty of them being produced. There have been well over 100 video games based on Marvel characters such as Captain America, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and Wolverine. These games gave players the chance to actually live the adventure playing as their favourite protagonist as they looked to take on and defeat the bad guys in order to save the world. People also got the chance to experience the super powers the likes of Spider-Man possesses by being able to swing from building to building at break neck speed.
So it’s easy to see why gaming has a love affair with Marvel Comics, and this concept was quickly adopted by other sectors like online casino and slot industry. This has been perfected with non stop advancements in technology, gaming on smartphones and tablets. So that it is now become the norm for everyone to be enjoying a variety of online casino and slot games based on their favourite superhero characters, on both desktop and mobile devices. In fact, popular online casino brands like Unibet have confirmed that titles such as their Super Heroes online slot game continues to be very successful.
Furthermore, we’ve also seen plenty of slot games developed using the likes of Iron Man, Punisher, the Incredible Hulk and Captain America for inspiration. Slot developers are always looking for new ways to draw in players and theming games on popular Marvel characters has certainly worked a treat so far. Therefore, this love affair between gaming and Marvel is sure to only keep getting stronger and stronger.