Retro Games Review: Superman (1992) Bad Sega Genesis Game or Misunderstood?


Superman the video game released by Sunsoft for the Genesis/Mega Drive in 1992 and is based on the iconic DC Comics character of the same name. It’s a traditional single-player side-scrolling game where the player controls Superman through multiple levels and locations in an effort to defeat the evil supervillain Brainiac. Other super villains appear in the game as bosses, which include the Prankster, Mister Mxyzptlk, and Metallo.


Superman is a very challenging game that befits the world’s greatest superhero. In addition to his flying, leaping, running, and punching abilities, Superman can develop Superpowers, such as searing Heat Vision, powerful Sonic Punches, and Hyper Spins that are capable of drilling to other levels beneath the ground.


[TAS] Genesis Superman by RobynS in 14:32.54

The game received somewhat low review scores but was it better than the critics thought? Come join Captain Frugal on this retro review.


Superman Bad Game Or Misunderstood? - Sega Genesis Retro Review


You can play an emulator version of it here

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