I played Superman for the first time on my Nintendo Entertainment System in the late 80s, and I enjoyed the game a lot, because the movie was spectacular and being able to control one of my favorites superheros was incredibly exciting. The game was a side-scrolling platformer mixed with puzzle games. Saving Metropolis from Lex Luther was Superman's task in the NES version. There was an Energy Level bar, power-ups and sometimes a call from "help" in the city - this game had them all. Transforming into Superman was easy: I only had to enter one of the two phone booths scattered around Metropolis.
The "Man of Steel" comes to the Genesis with five levels of action- packed adventure. Your job as the ultimate superhero is to perform a variety of daring rescue missions, like saving Lois Lane from the clutches of the evil Mr. Mxyzptlk. But you'd better be careful! The aforementioned (and unpronounceable) evil one has the nasty habit of suddenly appearing when least expected. Fortunately, you're given a choice of super powers which includes either heat vision or the mighty sonic punch. With challenging game play and detailed graphics, this video adaptation of the comic book classic will appeal to would-be heroes of all ages.
If you like Superman, try other games: Death and Return of Superman.
2006-01-24 Superman is a based on the traditional comic book.