Marvel Future Fight Vs Mighty Heroes review after sales

By Alan Ng - May 22, 2015

Netmarble’s Marvel Future Fight continues to go from strength to strength since launch. We’ve already told you about our thoughts on this great mobile game with regards to new hero requests, but now we can see some official sales figures are in after two weeks.

Netmarble has announced that they have managed to pass a staggering 10 million downloads in just two weeks across 118 countries.

The game has already climbed towards the top of the charts in the US, United Kingdom and Korea – with Netmarble deserving every bit of success thanks to a winning formula that keeps players coming back to Future Fight each day.

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DeNA’s Mighty Heroes on the other hand has been hit by a few problems since launch and on top of that, anger from the community over a lack of support from the developers.

We’ve played both games and we can see that there’s a huge difference in terms of developer support and making the player base actually happy and most importantly – not forcing payments on players.

Mighty Heroes falls victim to this as in its current state you simply have to pay to win and if you don’t have the 4-star or 5-star event heroes, you don’t have a chance of competing each week in the ladder.

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Combine that with the unbelievably bad odds on getting rare characters and you end up with angry players, who are literally flooding the official forums with angry messages per day.

Future Fight also features a PVP ladder system, but unlike Mighty Heroes you actually feel a sense of enjoyment whilst competing. The developers also regularly hand out free gifts to players, including free premium currency, whilst keeping the payments completely optional and even if you don’t pay anything – you can still progress nicely through the game.

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The graphics are amazing in Future Fight too and there’s a real sense of depth when it comes to upgrading all of your character skills and figuring out the best way to make use of your ISO-8.

It actually feels like a spiritual successor to Marvel Ultimate Alliance and that is a great thing since most Marvel fans hold that series in extremely high regard.

Mighty Heroes again uses ISO-8 to level up character skills, but it is implemented in the most unbelievable fashion once you get 4-star characters. By that we’re talking about 1400 ISO to upgrade a single 4-star skill and wait for it, 28000 ISO to upgrade a 5-star skill.

The difference in attack once upgraded is not always significant too, so most players will be wondering what on earth they’ve just spent their ISO on – as it isn’t an easy currency to obtain, with the developers only handing out small amounts as players progress through the weekly event leagues.

Another thing we really need to mention is in-game sales. On Marvel Mighty Heroes, you are forced to pay a lot of real money, but only for a chance of getting a rare character with ridiculous odds.

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The last sale we remember for instance featured the ‘Best chance to get 4-star and 5-star characters’. The reality of this, was paying around £8 for a 1% chance of this 5-star and a 9.5% chance of a 4-star.

Many players have been complaining that the Mighty Heroes sales really do not feel like sales at all. In Future Fight on the other hand, we’ve seen things like ‘buy one get one free’ crystal packages’, on top of things like ‘Tony Stark’s crystal stash’ which actually give something back to the player and make it feel like money well spent.

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We’re sure that those who have spent time with both games will agree that there’s a huge difference at the moment in the way both games are managed and the excellent developer support that is ongoing with Future Fight.

It’s no surprise to see 10 million Future Fight downloads on iOS and Android within two weeks and that number is only going to grow.

Let us know what you think of both games if you have been playing both and if you agree that Marvel Mighty Heroes needs to improve in order to catch up with Future Fight which at the moment, is running away with the title of best Marvel mobile game on iOS and Android.

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  • Gordon Typer

    Good review. It’s not even close to which is the better game. I tried to get behind Might Heroes, but DeNA has been greedy from the start. Interaction with the dev team went from slim to non-existent and there is no new content.

    Meanwhile, Future Fight feels like playing a single player version of Marvel Heroes 2015 or a nicer graphics version of Ultimate Alliance. I won’t call it a successor to Ultimate Alliance, since that game had a fun that Heroes 2015 and Future Fight have not replicated. I hope Marvel announces an Ultimate Alliance 3 for next-gen soon.