Whilst he hasn’t appeared in many games the scarlet speedster does have some titles under his belt. Most of them are fighting games as when you have a superhero game what else do you do but make them fight eh?
In nearly all of his appearances it’s been Barry Allen under the mask keeping true to his statement as the fastest man alive. So let’s dig into the games you have to play if you want to experience the speed force at your fingertips!
Possibly one of the best fighting games of the past few years: Injustice: God Among Us lets you take become your favourite hero or villain and kick seven bells out of each other. The Flash is well represented by being the fastest character in the game whose standing animation shows the speed force coursing through his body causing him to never be able to stand still. Whilst all of his attacks feature him dashing everywhere on the screen, it’s in his super move that his power really shines through: A punch with a run up that takes him right round the World!
After the huge success of Raven software’s X-Men Legends series, DC Comics and Snowblind Studios created their own co-operative team playing action game called Justice League Heroes. The game features most of the best known superheroes from the DC Universe like Superman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman as well as The Flash but it’s the spin off that was released on the Gameboy Advance that any Flash fan should check out. This platformer fills in the gaps to cover what the Flash (Wally West this time around) was up to whilst the other League members were on missions in the main game. It received positive reviews from fans and critics alike and is fun action game.
Finally we have Infinite Crisis which is an upcoming free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game which entered its open beta this March and takes its name from the 2005 – 2006 storyline written by now famous comics supremo Geoff Johns. If you don’t know what a MOBA game is then let me enlighten you, you control a character on one of two opposing teams where the goal is to destroy the opposite teams major structure. Once that is done your team wins and then basically rinses and repeat!
With the multiverse at risk heroes and villains battle it out to save their Worlds from the threat of destruction. Featuring many different character’s and various Worlds such as Arcane Earth, Atomic Earth and Nightmare Earth the game has a huge amount of choice and variations going for it.
Of course the game features different versions of the Justice League which includes Batman, Superman and our focus: The Flash. His moves are based totally around the speed force and he is great fun to play as, as well as giving you the advantage of speed to get through your enemies and reach the goal in the shortest time possible!