Justice League: Task Force
Last Updated: 6/1/2010 Developer(s): Acclaim Publisher(s): Blizzard Platform(s): Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis Release Date(s): October 27th, 1995 ()
Characters: Superman, Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, Aquaman, Cheetah, Despero, Darkseid
Related Games: Injustice: Gods Among Us, Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe , King of Fighters '95, Darkstalkers 2, Fatal Fury 3, Street Fighter Alpha, Marvel Super Heroes, Mortal Kombat 3, Killer Instinct 2
Gameplay Engine 2 / 10 Story / Theme 5 / 10 Overall Graphics 3.5 / 10 Animation 2.5 / 10 Music / Sound Effects 4 / 10 Innovation 2 / 10 Art Direction 2.5 / 10 Customization 2 / 10 Options / Extras 2 / 10 Intro / Presentation 3.5 / 10 Replayability / Fun 1.5 / 10 "Ouch" Factor 2 / 10 Characters 5 / 10 BOTTOM LINE
2.5 / 10
Review based on SNES version Final Words:
This game can be written off as just another "me too" fighting game in the early-mid 90's. If anyone could tell a "wannabe 2D fighting game" in 1995, any SF2 or Mortal Kombat player could. They sure didn't have this game at the arcades, because if they did, NOBODY would play it.
I also would feel sorry for any child who got this game as a birthday or Christmas present back then, and would feel even sorrier for any person who used their own money to purchase this game. Slapping Batman and Superman on the cover of a game works wonders I bet... those poor poor kids. ~TFG Webmaster
STORY: Darkseid attacks the planet Earth, destroying a military base in the process. A member of the Justice League (that the player chooses to play as) tracks down the other members for information and aid only be to attacked by those heroes in their related locations. As the hero defeats the other JL members, they deduce that the others aren't the real leaguers. Coming to this conclusion, the hero battles Cheetah and then Despero for more information. They both lead the hero to Darkseid, who then forces the hero to fight their android clone. Upon defeating the clone, the hero must face Darkseid himself. After the hero defeats him, the other League members are freed, and the military base is restored.
It doesn't look bad in still-frame... but in motion? lol.
REVIEW: Justice League: Task Force is a 2D fighting game featuring characters from DC Comics' Justice League. Task Force's purpose clearly was to ride the coattails of the Street Fighter 2's and Mortal Kombat's worldwide success... but this title fell short in the graphics department and very short in the gameplay department.
Too slow Batman!
Not only are the graphics bland and borderline terrible (even for a game in 1995), the superhero-themed gameplay is super-clunky and very unresponsive. Character special moves and priority attacks severely lack "oomph" and namely, animation. In fact, if the award for "worst 2D fighting game animation" was being given out in 1995, Justice League: Task Force would most likely take the cake.
Everything about this game is just... eww.
The sound effects and music aren't as bad as the rest of the game, but in no way save Task Force from being a complete failure of a fighting game. The character roster, aimed to make a quick buck using DC's highest profile comic book stars, is also smaller than that of most fighting games.