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Description

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 Iron man Wins.
Marvel Super Heroes Arcade K.O.
Marvel Super Heroes Arcade You broke his shield.
Marvel Super Heroes PlayStation Shield

Promo Images

Marvel Super Heroes Magazine Advertisement Inside Back Cover
Marvel Super Heroes Magazine Advertisement p. 41

Alternate Titles

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

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The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Jul 22, 2000 A 100
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Nov, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
NowGamer PlayStation Dec 25, 1997 8.7 out of 10 87
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Jan, 1998 87 out of 100 87
Joystick (French) SEGA Saturn Oct, 1997 85 out of 100 85
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
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Nov 05, 1997 5.8 out of 10 58
GameSpot PlayStation Nov 04, 1997 5.6 out of 10 56

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