Justice League Task Force (video game)

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Justice League Task Force
Cover art
Developer(s) Sunsoft
SNES: Blizzard Entertainment
Genesis: Condor, Inc.
Publisher(s) Acclaim Entertainment
Composer(s) Matt Uelmen (Genesis)
Glenn Stafford (SNES)
Platform(s) Sega Genesis, SNES
Release date(s) Genesis: SNES:
  • JP October 27, 1995
  • NA 1995
  • EU 1995
Genre(s) Versus fighting game
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Justice League Task Force (ジャスティス・リーグ?) is a SNES and Sega MegaDrive/Genesis tournament fighting game developed by Sunsoft and published by Acclaim in 1995. The SNES version was co-developed by Blizzard Entertainment and the Mega Drive version by Condor, Inc. (later known as Blizzard North).

It involves characters from DC Comics' Justice League. For this game, the characters include Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Arrow, The Flash, and Aquaman.

Story[edit]

Screen capture of a typical round of the game.

Darkseid attacks the planet Earth, destroying a military base in the process. The player takes control of a member of the Justice League of their choosing, and tracks down the other members for information, only to be attacked by them. As the hero defeats the other Justice League members, they discover that they are in fact android duplicates. Coming to this conclusion, the hero battles Despero, and then Cheetah for information.

They both lead the hero to Darkseid, who then forces the hero to fight their own duplicate. 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.

Characters and locations[edit]

Stages Corresponding characters

Reception[edit]

Justice League Task Force received mostly negative reviews. The four reviewers of Electronic Gaming Monthly scored the Genesis version a 5.875 out of 10, criticizing the choppy animation, limited number of moves, and most especially the poor controls, which they said made executing special moves "too much work to be any fun."[2] GamePro gave negative reviews to both the Genesis and SNES versions, similarly citing poor controls, unimpressive special moves, and sprites which look good in still frame but ugly in animation.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sega. "Sega of Japan Hardware Archive: Mega Drive: Third-Party Master List". Table, under 1995: "ジャスティスリーグ". Retrieved 29 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Review Crew: Justice League". Electronic Gaming Monthly (Ziff Davis) (71): 35. June 1995. 
  3. ^ "ProReview: Justice League Task Force". GamePro (IDG) (82): 52,62. July 1995. 

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