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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.

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Marvel Super Heroes Arcade Taunting.
Marvel Super Heroes Arcade Iron man Wins.
Marvel Super Heroes PlayStation My stomach!
Marvel Super Heroes PlayStation Wolverine

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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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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus PlayStation Jan, 1998 95 out of 100 95
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jan, 1998 87 out of 100 87
High Voltage Online SEGA Saturn Oct 01, 2006 86 out of 100 86
Joystick (French) SEGA Saturn Oct, 1997 85 out of 100 85
Mega Fun PlayStation Feb, 1998 81 out of 100 81
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn 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
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Nov 05, 1997 5.8 out of 10 58

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