Monday, March 11, 2013

A Look Into Video Games: Superman (Sega Genesis)

 The early 90's were a golden age for video games, and DC wanted to give the Superman a shot on the Sega Genesis. So Sunsoft made a platformer in 1992 starring the Man of Steel.
 Some gamers say it was rather silly for Superman on Genesis to be a platformer as he can fly. Though I guess they couldn't complain during the flying parts of Superman on N64. What was worth complaining about is that Superman was limited to simple jumps and punches and his super-powers were rarely seen. 
 The game also featured little to no story at all. Of all the Superman story-lines out at the time, they dumbed it down to "Superman vs bad guys" in a sense. Though a later game on SNES and Genesis would be based on an excellent and then-current comic book story-line. 
The game was met with negative reviews, and impressed very few super-fans. While the graphics and sound were decent for the Genesis, the limited game-play and lackluster stages were Superman's kryptonite. While it wasn't Clark Kent's worst game, it was easily forgotten in the realm of video game history. 

6 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Never even knew it existed, until now.

Anita said...

Ahhhhh..Superman!!Me like!!)))

Adam Lloyd said...

Has there ever been a good Superman game?

Blue Grumpster said...

I didn't think the game was.... super.

Cloudia said...

Super Man has always been the hero of the bullied



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MEcoy said...

hmm interesting interface,
oldie but goodie to me