- Developer: Double Fine Productions
- Publisher: Double Fine Productions
- Platform: iOS
- ESRB Rating: Not Rated
- Release Date: 2012
- Recruit and train superheroes to fight crime and battle villains
- Create and upgrade rooms in an office complex to improve each hero's abilities over time
- Earn money by completing missions around the city
- Strategically use each hero's super powers in combat
- Free to download and play for iOS devices
Middle Manager of Justice has you stepping into the well-worn shoes of a balding manager working for the Justice Corporation, an organization that specializes in training superheroes to defend the world. Your job is to ensure the city's heroes are well trained and equipped for their adventures. The main game is viewed from an isometric perspective as you oversee heroes and other parts of an office-like complex. Your chief responsibilities will be to hire and train heroes for the company, trying to motivate them and make them realize their full potential.
You'll be able to create a gym, for example, with punching bags and treadmills to keep heroes physically fit, a doctor's office to treat any medical mishaps, laboratories to research new technologies and powers, weapons-training rooms for combat practice on dummies, and various other rooms to keep heroes content and focused.
Your superheroes will eventually be able to go on missions to earn money, which you can then use to purchase new equipment, upgrade the office, and spend on other items. Heroes are individually rated in three key areas: health, which influences how much damage they can sustain before falling in battle; power, which determines how much damage they can inflict on enemies; and intelligence, which helps in researching new items and powers.
Sending heroes out into the field to complete missions will switch the isometric view to a side-scrolling perspective as the heroes engage dastardly villains and henchmen in comical battles. Individual buttons for powers, from fingertip lasers to eye beams, are included at the top of the screen so players can help influence the battles. Boss fights against super villains and other surprises are in store for heroes, so it's important to ensure their readiness during the management phase.
When heroes train, they do so on their own, with a timer icon positioned above their heads indicating how long it will take them to master their selected discipline. The higher your hero's level, the longer it will take for him or her to train. As with other management-style games on iOS devices, actions that you queue up while actively playing the game will continue when the system is sleeping, allowing you to reap the benefits over time without having to constantly monitor progress.
Middle Manager of Justice is a free-to-play game, which means it can be downloaded at no cost but includes items that can be purchased through in-game transactions. The transaction system used in Middle Manager of Justice is designed to be optional, offering players a chance to pay for shortcuts to improve their heroes or facility to reduce the time it takes to unlock them while playing normally.
Real-world currency is used to purchase "Superium," enabling you to speed up timers or purchase new hero types. Yet players will also be able to earn Superium directly within the game itself, through special one-time missions available over the course of play.