Saturday, March 21, 2015

Superman and the Legion of Super Heroes Dial Review: Cheetah (Prime)

Prime time Cheetah isn’t treed as easily as her uncommon counterpart with 2 types of improved movement to put her in place and a Pounce special power that gives her an incredible swing on that first attack.

Exploit and Blades, Combat Reflexes and Shape Change, Outwit and Poison - this feline fatale’s dial is stacked with all the right power combos in all the right order, and unlike the “a” version can still do some damage with her Blades countered.

A strong tie up piece that also serves as an attacker this Society member will have opponents cursing when she gets knocked onto Poison, which combined with Outwit and Exploit makes her a triple threat. 

Superman and the Legion of Super Heroes Dial Review: Cheetah!

Original "cat suit" Cheetah returns to maps for the first time since Icons, looking to settle ashore with a certain Amazon.

Without any Wonder-full figures in the CURSR slots, this Silver Bullet is a bit of a blank, but the original Cat-Woman is still a bit of a pretty kitty. 

Any figure that’s 50 points and can deal 6 clicks of damage with a 10 attack is both valued and a legitimate threat. 

Outwit declaws this tie up piece quickly so positioning is key to getting the most of her 9 lives. Overall, kind of a standard dial - Not a must pick, but certainly good filler for teams.

Superman and the Legion of Super Heroes dial review: Gates!

In a set full of flight rings there is bound to be some mobility issues when positioning a team and setting up attacks. 

Thankfully, SLoSH provides players with Gates, a low-ish point super-taxi that can ‘port in and drop off a “teenage death squad” of flying attackers who are fresh and ready to strike the following round.

This bug is also a decent tie-up, evading attacks 50% of the time, and he acts as support with Perplex on his second click (unfortunately he has to blow past his Teleport Disc SP to get there). Don’t forget that Phasing can be used to reposition - a frustrating prospect for opponents that are trying to set up a counter attack. 

Not just good - he’s great for just about any team as his power set easily justifies the 3 score investment and then some.