Marvel VS Card of the Day
Date Reviewed: 01.05.05
Constructed Average Rating: 3.25
Limited Average Rating: 1.15
Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale
1 being the worst. 3 ... average.
5 is the highest rating.
This card isn't hard to figure out. If anyone
played Arkham Inmates then this card would
definately see quite a bit of action. However,
since no one plays AI and this one card does not
make AI playable it will probably collect quite
a bit of dust. Personally I think this card
would be great in an AI deck on turns you did
not have initiative, provided you loaded down
your deck with Acrobatic Dodges so that your
characters do not get stunned. Then again I do
not play AI or any version of AI, nor do I see
any reason to....there are simply more effective
and fun decks out there.
AI Constructed - 2.5/5.0 ....This card does help
an otherwise very bad team affiliation
Limited - 1.5/5.0 ....A card with no real
support is not going to get a good rating for
Arkham Inmates needed some help in the new set
in order to become tournament playable...and
this isn't it. Smiles, Everyone! is the
definition of "situational". First you have to
have an Inmate on the field. Then you have to
target an exhausted defender, which severely
limits when you can even activate this card.
Finally, you then have to stun that targeted
character. There's a card that does this a lot
easier, and it's called Finishing Move. I
suppose if you play Puppet Master in your Arkham
deck then this card becomes a little more
playable, but not that much.
In Limited, you've got very few options for the
inmates, making this card even tougher to use.
Pass this rare and try to find something useful.
In a mixed event, you're still going to be
hurting if you run heavy Arkham without a lot of
Constructed - 1.5/5
Limited (MOS) - 1/5
Limited (Mixed) - 1/5
quite like seeing a bunch of big smiles on a
bunch of dead people...if anyone EVER says that
to you with a sense of satisfaction, get away
from them as quickly as possible. They're
probably big fans of the Joker, or the Joker
himself, but hey, if it was the Joker, the white
skin green hair and creepy smile would give it
away...okay, on to the review.
Smiles, Everyone! is
a powerful aid to the Arkham Inmates in their
board control abilities. We already have
Charaxes, who is an above average 3 drop that
can KO defenders, and we also have access to
Kidnapping, easily the most powerful board
control plot twist in the game (too bad it's on
a team that's one of the seemingly least
powerful in the game). The advantage to this
card is how its effect goes off whenever the
exhausted defender is stunned this turn. This is
helpful in case they protect their defender from
getting stunned by your main attacker, as you'll
still have a chance at KOing that character with
any attackers you have left. Team attacks always
work well. The card is easy to play, and
exhausting characters is relatively easy for the
Arkham Inmates to accomplish. Now if only the
team could get a tutor...
In limited, this
card may be a worthwhile pick in the mid to late
draft. Blockbuster is a decent splash card if
you're missing some strong 3 drops, and having
him out on the field is all you need to play
this card. It's a bit situational, but it's
still a form of board control. Don't immediately
shrug this off as a last pick.