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"Doomsday" is here and only Superman can stop him. Unfortunately in doing so he gets killed himself. Now four other characters emerge, each claiming to be the real hero. The story starts you off with Superman, then Steel, the Eradicator, the Cyborg, and Superboy. Each character has slightly varied moves so different strategies apply when playing as them.

The gameplay is basically that of a standard beat-em-up, with the punches, throws and specials moves.


The Death and Return of Superman Genesis Riding a descending platform
The Death and Return of Superman SNES Title screen.
The Death and Return of Superman Genesis Fighting a flying bad guy
The Death and Return of Superman SNES The Cyborg Bio

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User Reviews

The best Superman game I've ever played, but that's really not saying much. SNES Tom White (48)
Not the best use of the license SNES Ace of Sevens (4474)
Better than it had a right to be . . . Genesis dancinhomer (9)
If you like fighting the same 6 enemies over and over, this is your game. SNES Excellence (113)
Now I can say I like Superman SNES Anthony Bois (2)

Critic Reviews

Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Sep, 1994 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide Genesis 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Players SNES Aug, 1994 69 out of 100 69
Video Games Genesis Jul, 1995 61 out of 100 61
Just Games Retro SNES Feb 15, 2012 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide SNES 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Sep, 1994 21 out of 40 52
Total! (Germany) SNES Oct, 1994 3.75 out of 6 45 Genesis Nov 19, 2007 4 out of 10 40
The Video Game Critic Genesis Feb 27, 2016 D 25


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