Iron Man 3 is an action game that casts you in the role of the Marvel superhero in an adventure based around the third film in the series.
Take to the skies
Playing as Tony Stark, your aim in Iron Man 3 is to crush the enemy AIM forces around the world. To do this you must run, jump and fly your way through various levels, taking out the bad guys as you go. You can upgrade your skills, weapons and guns as you progress through the game to make you even stronger.
There are 10 levels within the Iron Man 3 game for Java, set across five different worlds. All of them are fairly big and there's enough variety within the gameplay of each to keep you occupied, even though some of the earlier levels are quite pedestrian, with little action.
How to play the game
Iron Man 3 is a 2D side-scrolling game which uses an on-screen joystick (or buttons for non-touch screen) to move around. You can run sideways along the ground or fly up into the sky by pressing up, then moving around up there with the directional buttons. There are separate buttons for boosting and shooting.
Testing on a Nokia Asha 311 we found the controls to be quite fiddly and it's hard to be very precise when the on-screen d-pad is so small. With practice you get used to it, but it's still less than perfect.
For a Java-based game, Iron Man 3, looks pretty good. Lots of assets from the movie are used in the menu and cut screens and the characters are pretty true to how they are on screen. Of course, this feature phone version of Iron Man 3 is nowhere as polished as the Android or iOS versions of the game (which follow a completely different format, incidentally).
Iron Man 3 doesn't break any new ground in the world of side-scrolling adventure games but fans of the movie should like it.