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The best Superman game I've ever played, but that's really not saying much. Tom White (48) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars
Not the best use of the license Ace of Sevens (4474) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars
If you like fighting the same 6 enemies over and over, this is your game. Excellence (113) 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars
Now I can say I like Superman Anthony Bois (2) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall User Score (18 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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GamePro (US) (Aug, 1994)
However, the ability to play as the different characters, plus fun, diverse, challenging gameplay, make it a real contender - you decide which cart you think is better. If you're crazy for Clark Kent or you're a Man of Steel.
All things considered, The Death and Return of Superman had me coming back to my Super NES regularly. After a while, you just get addicted to thrashing people as the different Superman and the mystery element of the game is very appealing. Even if you know who the real Superman is from reading the comics, it's just really boss being them. Yeah, the game is pretty righteous. You might say it's...super.
Video Games (Dec, 1994)
Von anfänglicher Skepsis geprägt - war ich nach einiger Spielzeit froh darüber, daß die Super Nintendo-Version nicht in die Fußstapfen der Mega Drive-Supermänner getreten ist. Grafisch und akustisch wird zwar nichts Innovatives geboten, doch an Maximum Carnage zieht das Sunsoft-Produkt mit Leichtigkeit vorbei. Sicherlich, die Entwickler haben kurzerhand ein bestehendes Spielprinzip kopiert: Doch das Gekloppe steuert sich gut, das scrollende Schlachtfeld ist “liebevoll“ aufgebaut und die vier zusätzlichen Charaktere bringen eine willkommene Abwechslung in das Spielgeschehen. Leider gibt es keinen Zwei-Spieler-Modus, so daß die anfangs sehr kurzweilige Kellerei auf Dauer einiges an Reiz verliert Unterm Strich bleibt The Death and Return of Superman ein gut durchgestyltes und technisch passables Action-Spiel für Prügelfans.
Game Players (Aug, 1994)
The Death and Return of Superman still plays fairly well and it isn't a total disappointment --- especially if you're a fan of the comics. It's fun to go up against heavy-hitters like Doomsday and the basic premise is well done. I just wish they'd spent more time following through on what could have been an excellent cart. As it is, The Death and Return of Superman ends up falling short of "super" status.
Just Games Retro (Feb 15, 2012)
Death and Return of Superman isn’t an easy one to call, because it’s not a bad game. In fact, it’s one of the best Superman games yet made. Unfortunately, that’s not saying much – and there’s certainly lots of room for improvement here. It retells and pulls from the Death of Superman series well, but astoundingly repetitive enemies and attacks don’t do Supes justice. Fairly average brawler overall, and games like Batman Returns (SNES) or Maximum Carnage are much better choices if you’re not specifically out to play as The Man of Steel.
Although there are plenty of methods of attack in this game (heat vision, bombs, energy blasts, etc.), your primary method of attack, running around and punching with your fists, can get a little old after a while. Even so, this is one of the better superhero games for the Super Nintendo, and you'll have a good time playing it.
Average. That's the best word to describe this game. The moves are average, the plot is average and this will only appeal to those who worship the comic books. Repetitive is another word that comes to mind. Although games of this nature have the same enemies over and over, this game is even worse; even the background repeats excessively. As it stands, more variety and better control would certainly help.
Total! (Germany) (Oct, 1994)
Die Sprites sind zwar richtig groß und recht gut animiert, aber die Handlungsmöglichkeiten sind eines Superhelden nicht würdig. Ihr verbringt die meiste Zeit des Games damit, den Schlagknopf zu drücken, um irgendwelche Gegner umzuhauen. Insgesamt ist „The Death and Return of Superman“ ein in Ansätzen gutes, aber leider spielerisch nicht überzeugendes Superhelden-Epos.