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Captain America: Shield of Justice is 16-Bit Goodness

The last few years have seen a resurgence in the old-school sprite-based platformer, especially in film adaptations. Scott Pilgrim vs the World’s game adaptation was one of my favorite titles of last year, bringing the old school beat-em-up flavor while still adding a few modern touches. Having previously released the awesome Thor: Bring the Thunder just in time for Thor’s release, Marvel is continuing the trend and has just released another free 16-bit platformer in honor of Captain America: The First Avenger. Check out the full statement from Marvel after the jump.

From Marvel.com:

Attention, video game fans! The First Avenger leaps into classic 16-bit action in the all-new “Captain America: Shield of Justice,” but there’s no need to dust off any game cartridges–we’ve got it for you right here on Marvel.com!

Featuring an awesome retro 16-bit look, “Captain America: Shield of Justice” follows Captain America as he tracks down the Howling Commandos. Watch as Cap battles his way through Arnim Zola, Baron von Strucker, and the Red Skull in 16-bit breakneck battles! Peggy Carter aids you as you push your way through the “normal” and the aptly named “epic” difficulty levels–oh, and there are three different locales from which you can explore!

So you think you can wield Cap’s 16-bit shield? Why don’t you put your money where your mouth is and get playing! And be sure to check out the bottom gallery for more screenshots from the game!

Don’t forget to stay tuned on Marvel.com for updates and news on all things Cap as we get closer to his big screen adventure in “Captain America: The First Avenger,” in theaters July 22!

I gave it a quick playthrough, it’s definitely a fun little way to kill some time, and is great for a casual gaming session. Head over to Marvel.com to play now!
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