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. 


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