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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.


Marvel Super Heroes Arcade Good punch.
Marvel Super Heroes PlayStation Hands up!
Marvel Super Heroes Arcade Another punch.
Marvel Super Heroes Arcade Hitting with your shield.

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Alternate Titles

  • "マーヴル・スーパーヒーローズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Consoles Plus PlayStation Jan, 1998 95 out of 100 95
Mega Score SEGA Saturn Feb, 1998 89 out of 100 89
Video Games SEGA Saturn Nov, 1997 82 out of 100 82
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Feb, 1998 81 out of 100 81
Mega Fun PlayStation Feb, 1998 81 out of 100 81
Gamezilla PlayStation 1997 80 out of 100 80
Ultra Game Players PlayStation 1998 77 out of 100 77
IGN PlayStation Sep 30, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Aug 22, 2004 59 out of 100 59
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Nov 05, 1997 5.8 out of 10 58


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