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Superman (Nintendo 64)

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Advertising Blurbs

magazine advertisement (US):
    SUPERMAN(tm) THE NEW SUPERMAN ADVENTURES(tm)

  • You have the power -- super strength, x-ray, heat vision, flight and more.
  • 16 mission-based levels.
  • Battle enemies from the series, "The New Superman Adventures"(tm), as seen on Kids' WB!
  • Up to 4 players simultaneously.

  • Buy early and receive a free collector's edition DC comic book.

    YOU ARE SUPERMAN

    (Source: between pages 15 and 16 of "Superman: Man of Tomorrow", Issue 12, Winter 1999)

    Contributed by Pseudo_Intellectual (44271) on Mar 07, 2008.

titusgames.com:
    Lois Lane and Jimmy Olsen have disappeared - they've been kidnapped by the malevolent powers of Lex Luthor and Brainiac, who have brought them into a virtual reality version of Metropolis. Superman must come to the rescue. The Man of Steel must work through this virtual dimension and find a way to conquer the evil masterminds that created it.

    This 3D Interactive environment brings life to the legendary DC Comics character. In one word:

    YOU ARE SUPERMAN !

  • 1 to 4 players.

  • 14 missions.

  • All the Super powers: X-Ray vision, flight , super strength, heat vision, super speed, freezing breath.

  • Interactive 3D environments. Fight using element from the game (lift cars, poles. etc.)

  • Contributed by Jeanne (75616) on Sep 17, 2007.

Back of Box - N64 (UK):
    LOIS LANE and JIMMY OLSEN have been kidnapped. Villains LEX LUTHOR and BRAINIAC have taken them to another world -- Virtual METROPOLIS. SUPERMAN must work through this virtual dimension and find a way to conquer the evil masterminds that created it. Discover the thrill of "Super Power" as SUPERMAN enters the "cyber chamber" to rescue LOIS LANE and free JIMMY OLSEN from the steep grip of METALLO. Race through outer-space to defeat BRAINIAC's deadly alien technology. And above all else, destroy LEX LUTHOR's Virtual METROPOLIS. You Play as SUPERMAN!
    • All the super powers - flight, heat vision, freezing breath, super strength, and more.
    • Pick up and throw any objects as a weapon!
    • Battle on land, underwater and in the sky with METALLO, THE PARASITE< DARKSEID and LEX LUTHOR's minions as you attempt to save the city from doom.
    • Fourteen alternating indoor/outdoor levels.
    • Up to 4 players simultaneously.
    • 2 multiplayer modes.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Jun 11, 2007.

www.nintendo.com:
    Dicey play control may do what Darkseid couldn't: Vanquish the Man of Steel.

    Based on the DC Comics/Kids WB animated series, the game's backstory has Lex Luthor trapping Lois Lane, Jimmy Olsen and Professor Emil Hamilton in a fogbound virtual world. All-American hero that he is, the Man of Steel flies to the rescue in seven major missions that take him from the streets of Metropolis to Braniac's space ship.

    Other missions take place in a warehouse, Lexcorp HQ, a parking garage, the professor's S.T.A.R. labs and the Metropolis subway. If you get stumped, we have a strategy guide to all the missions, plus a directory of all items and frequently asked questions.

    Before every major mission, you'll have to fly through portals, or airborne hoops, and execute a straightforward task, such as rescuing pedestrians from runaway cars. The major missions are much more complex, involving multiple tasks and objectives. In the Dam, for example, you'll have to find a couple of access codes, drain a canal and chill time-bombs with Superman's freeze breath (Up C).

    Superman's other abilities include heat vision and X-ray vision. Of course he can fly, though never very fast, throw punches and pick up and throw objects.

    Multiplayer Modes

    In Fight mode, as many as four players can take control of tiny aircraft that look like Jet Skis with wings. You can play as Superman or archvillans Braniac, Mala, Darkseid or Metallo. (Don't ask us why Superman needs an airplane.) As in Forsaken 64, players roam around, snag weapons and power-ups and try to blast each other. No one can really die, certainly not Superman, so the goal is to have the most energy when time expires. There's also a Multiplayer Race, but the two modes are virtually identical. A nice option allows you to split the screen horizontally or vertically.

    The graphics faithfully capture the look and feel of the animated series, with plenty of steep angles and Art Deco-ish skyscrapers receding into the distance. However, liberal use of fog and choppy frame rates will remind players of first-generation N64 games.

    Kryptonite Kontrol?

    The guy may be a superhero, but controlling him often feels like flying a bathtub. Older players may show patience with squirrelly control, but younger players are much more likely to give up on a game. So it's especially unfortunate that Titus has taken this Grade-A youth-oriented license and given it a decent visual sheen but neglected to fine-tune the control.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53445) on Aug 18, 2005.