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June 24, 2015

Become a superhero with your Lumia

Tired of being meek and mild-mannered? Unleash your inner hero with the power of your Windows Phone.


The reign of the superhero is here. While the golden age of costumed crime fighters arguably began in 1938 with the debut of Superman in Action Comics #1, superheroes are more popular today than ever before.

They’re no longer just the domain of comic books, either. Three of the 10 highest grossing films are about superheroes: “The Avengers” (No. 3), “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” (No. 5), and “Iron Man 3” (No. 8). Between now and 2020, there will be around 30 new movies based on Marvel or DC comic book characters.

Now you can trade in your secret identity for something more amazing. We’ve discovered ways your Lumia phone can replicate, or at least celebrate, the superhero experience—no radioactivity or childhood trauma required!


Metroid H.U.D. Lens (free)
See the world through the visor of Samus, heroine of the Metroid videogame series. It’s also a close approximation of Iron Man’s heads-up display from the movies.


Iron Man Core (free)
This super-simple app displays Iron Man’s arc reactor core on your Lumia screen. Strap your phone to your chest and your friends may be fooled into thinking that you’re billionaire playboy genius Tony Stark.

Ultimate Saber (free)
Pull up this app’s lightning effect and you’ve got the electrical power of Storm and Thor (or many other electricity-based heroes) at your command.

Spy Earphone (free)
Give yourself Superman’s super-hearing with Spy Earphone, a fun app that lets you use your Lumia to amplify sounds and voices in your environment.

BODY_Superhero_costumeMake a Superhero (free)
Design a male superhero costume from a collection of capes, masks, helmets, and other costume elements and then share your creation on Facebook. Or use it as a template to make your real costume!

Super Girl Dress Up Game (free)
Aspiring female heroes can become a wonder woman using this costume creation app. It’s essentially the same app as Make a Superhero, except for supergirls.

SuperHeroes Wallpapers (free)
Make your Lumia lock screen even more super! Select from more than 250 different superhero wallpapers featuring iconic Marvel and DC characters in this free app.


Own Super Squad (free)
It’s up to you to save the world in this hack-and-slash roleplaying game. Play as five different unique heroes to kill the Boredom monsters before they destroy our reality.

Spider-Man Unlimited (free)
An endless-runner game with a twist, “Spider-Man Unlimited” follows the webhead as he swings through Manhattan battling his most dangerous foes, The Sinister Six.

BODY_Superhero_DoodleJumpThe Amazing Spider-Man ($6.99)
Face off against The Lizard and web-sling around an open, fully 3D version of New York City in this game based on the 2012 movie of the same name.

Doodle Jump DC (free)
This Batman-themed version of the popular mobile game “Doodle Jump” depicts Doodle as the Dark Knight, scaling higher and higher as he battles villains like The Penguin and Joker. Future episodes will include other powerful DC superheroes.

What are your favorite superhero games or apps? Let us know in the comments below.