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Friday, September 7, 2012

Booster Gold as Earth's Final Defense

Last month the DCnU Justice League made it's video-game debut in Justice League: Earth's Final Defense for the iPad/iPhone. While Booster Gold isn't a playable character, he (and Skeets!) do appear as one of the game's hidden, upgradeable Support Cards. (I found Booster Gold by beating Lex Luthor with Green Lantern on the game's Easy setting.)

Booster Gold in Justice League: Earth's Final Defense

The 5 playable heroes (Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman plus unlockable Flash and Green Lantern) and characters in most of the 30 Support Cards wear their New 52 costumes, but Booster is wearing his classic power suit. Skeets, however, looks like he's gotten a bit of a the DCnU redesign treatment with unnecessary segmentation a new ventral fin! The artist of this piece is unknown, though odds are he is an employee of this game's South Korean game developer, CJ E&M. (Artist found! See update below.)

The game is not without its flaws, the most egregious of which is that by the time you've found the Booster Gold card and earned enough points to fully upgrade him, you're probably done playing. (Booster's card increases a character's maximum health and energy. It's a useful effect late in the game, but the cost to unlock the card is a significant obstacle.) That's not to say that it can't be fun for a few hours, and is therefore probably a better use of $2.99 than buying a New 52 comic book.

You can download the game for your portable iOS device via iTunes.

UPDATE 09/16/2012: Kim In Tae receives in-game credit for the game's 2D art.

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