Briefly: Out this week, the new free-to-play mobile game where you play as teenager versions of Earth's Mightiest Heroes has a clever wink at a Nintendo character's iconic super-attack. Jokes aside, it seems like Avengers Academy is unfortunately exploitative at first blush. Kotaku's Mike Fahey will have a deeper look at the game in the coming days.
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