Reviewed on Nintendo Switch
Inspired by the movie DC League of Super-Pets, Adventures of Krypto and Ace features all your beloved characters. Watching the movie before playing the game is not necessary as this is more of a side story.
In DC League of Super-Pets: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace you are a pet, but not any pet, you’re a super pet from the DC league. If you have watched the movie then you’re familiar with the characters and their back stories, you get to play either Ace or Krypto, while the other characters – Chip, Pb and Merton- can be your support character (you can only choose one at a time).
Your mission is to destroy the enemy bots (Lexbots) by shooting them while flying to keep the areas’ safety meter high, and rescue pets from the street by collecting their cards before they get pet-napped by Lex Luthor who is plotting to lock them up in LexCorp Zoo.
In the Map of Metropolis, you have three areas, each area has several missions, you continue to complete your missions until you reach the last point, in which you get to fight a final “boss”. Every time you unlock an area in the Metropolis, you unlock a new ability.
Your mission does not end here. Every time you finish a mission of fighting the Lexbots and collecting pet cards, you will be able to find your rescued pets in the adoption center. YUP! Adoption! I’m a big fan of animal adoption and this part is what kept me playing the game!
The graphics are colorful but could have been better. It is not out of the world and not too bad at the same time considering its game made for children. It has a vibe of the mid 2000s games and something about it feels nostalgic. The game environment never changes, I wish there would be at least different times of the day (e.g., night time) different weather conditions (e.g., rainy, cloudy, snowy).
One of the things that I really wish they could change is the music. I’m out there fighting evil bots but the background music is in a different world, and felt more like lobby music. A kind of music you hear while waiting for your turn in Warner Bros theme park. I would have preferred some action theme background music to add excitement to the game.
Back at the adoption center, you will see the pet cards you have collected. It states two things, the pet’s favorite game/toy and what they like to eat, along with their names and pictures. There is also a happiness bar that increases based on what you give them from the options of toys and food until the bar becomes full, and this is when they become ready for adoption.
If you make the correct selection of food or toys, you’ll be able to make them ready in two rounds. If not then 3 rounds of missions.
After that, you will check the humans’ cards to review their information and match them with the suitable pet! The game tells you how good the match you made is. I got an okay match, a good match (most of the time), and one time I got a perfect match.
Your goal is to find forever homes for all the pets, every time you do, your progress bar will increase and you get a super badge. The super badges can be collected during the mission or the adoption center, you use it to upgrade your powers.
After a while you will receive messages from the humans who have adopted from your center, keeping you in the loop in their new life with their adopted pets.
As an adult, you probably won’t enjoy DC League of Super-Pets. But kids will love everything about it with its simplicity , colourful graphics and adorable characters. DC League of Super-Pets: The Adventures of Krypto and Ace is available now on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.