The Marvel Video Games blog starts a series on Iron Man games from the past:
If you know your 20th Century Iron Man games, you know they fall into one of three categories: 1) As part of a team of Super Heroes beating the crap out of evil, 2) as a fighting-game character or 3) sharing the spotlight with some dude from Valiant Comics you probably wouldn’t have otherwise heard of.
Apparently, those games? Not so great:
The NES version of “Captain America and the Avengers” had nothing to do with the arcade semi-classic of the same name. Rather, it was a 2D action-platformer akin to “Castlevania” and “Ninja Gaiden,” but with Cap and Hawkeye. Not a bad game, necessarily, but certainly Iron Man’s personal low point in video game history.
Why? Well, he and Vision were essentially the unplayable Princess Peaches to the other two’s Mario brothers, held captive by the Bowser known as the Mandarin. I’m surprised we’re never told, “But our Iron Man is in another castle!”