Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

Iceman is able to glide around on his classic ice slide, tossing icicles at the stage's robotic henchmen. Sue Storm, aka the Invisible Woman, lobbed clear projectiles of telekinetic energy at requisite, nameless thugs, while the Human Torch roasted a lot more than marshmallows with his streams of flaming plasma.

Players can build a team of four from the game's swelling roster and jump into the fray alone or with up to three friends. Characters gain experience by beating the crap out of everything - the points earned are used to power-up different aspects of each fighter. We didn't get to play around with the customization function, but our money's on a tweaked X-Men Legends system.