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Marvel Super Heroes

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
...
2.8
PlayStation
79
2.7
SEGA Saturn
82
3.5
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Description

Marvel Super Heroes is a 2D fighting game and the second Capcom title to feature characters from the Marvel comic universe. The gameplay is very similar to X-Men: Children of the Atom, but with a simplified Super Combo gauge and the addition of infinity gems. Each character starts with a set of gems. These can be activated during a fight to improve speed, power and defence, or provide special abilities to create crushing stone walls, open up a rift in space, or reverse the opponent's controls. The use of the gems is inspired by the The Infinity Gauntlet comic book series.

There are ten playable characters. The heroes are Captain America, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, Psylocke, Spider-Man and Wolverine. The villains are Blackheart, Juggernaut, Magneto and Shuma-Gorath. Anita from the Darkstalkers series is a hidden character in the Japanese version. The bosses are Doctor Doom and Thanos. During the boss fight Thanos steals all the player's gems (except for mind) and uses them with new effects.

Screenshots

Marvel Super Heroes PlayStation Shuma-Gorath
Marvel Super Heroes PlayStation Hulks wins talk
Marvel Super Heroes Arcade Next fight.
Marvel Super Heroes Arcade Kicked high in the air.

Alternate Titles

  • "Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter" -- Italian/Spain PlayStation title
  • "マーヴル・スーパーヒーローズ" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Consoles Plus PlayStation Jan, 1998 95 out of 100 95
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Nov, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
Hobby Consolas SEGA Saturn Feb, 1998 90 out of 100 90
Mega Score SEGA Saturn Feb, 1998 89 out of 100 89
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jan, 1998 87 out of 100 87
NowGamer PlayStation Dec 25, 1997 8.7 out of 10 87
Joystick (French) SEGA Saturn Oct, 1997 85 out of 100 85
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Feb, 1998 81 out of 100 81
IGN PlayStation Sep 30, 1997 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot PlayStation Nov 04, 1997 5.6 out of 10 56

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