Sep 14th 2012 By: Caleb Goellner
Bridging the gap between its traditional HeroClix
tabletop game and HeroClix Online
counterpart, NECA and Wizkids' HeroClix TapApp
has arrived on the iPad (version 2 and up). Available as a free download in the App Store
, the new touch-based game turns the iPad into a game board that players can interact with using special HeroClix TabApp figures, starting with select Marvel Heroes. X-Men (Cylcopes, Wolverine and Iceman) and Avengers (Captain America, Thor, Iron Man) three-packs are currently rolling into Toys "R" Us and other retailers for about $15, but fans who don't have figures yet needn't worry as there's a "Don't Have A Figure" option to initiate new players. Those who do pick up the TabApp figures, however, can also use them in regular tabletop gameplay.
Geared primarily toward younger players, the HeroClix TabApp touts an "Unlock, battle and defeat" play model.
From the HeroClix TabApp listing:
UNLOCK new comic stories and missions with each super hero figure! Unlock over 15 maps and follow along the unique storyline of each character, presented with vivid custom comic panel art.
BATTLE enemy figures as they attack from all angles! Challenge yourself to take out enemies at three separate difficulty levels and achieve the ultimate 3 star rating for each. Enable defense and attack powers as you pick up special power ups along the way!
DEFEAT minions and villainous bosses as you complete each exciting mission, collecting special bonuses at each level!
You can check out the HeroClix TabApp in action below: