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The App Store has an originality problem. Too often, developers ape the exact themes and mechanics from top-selling games, creating a sea of never-ending cartoon birds and temple chases. But despite the incredibly familiar mechanics driving Marvel's new Avengers Initiative, there's no denying the satisfying crunch of a Hulk fist smacking a Skrull. Sure, it's a bit of a knockoff, but the best examples of imitation lead to great new ideas.
Superhero videogames have a real hit-or-miss history. While titles like Batman: Arkham City absolutely reinvigorated the genre, the lure of the quickly produced, movie tie-in will often doom a comic-book themed game from the onset. So, when Marvel recently started displaying teaser images of what appeared to be an Avengers mobile game -- the apprehension factor was a bit high.