Thursday, January 20, 2011

Superman (1988)

You already know at least something about Superman. I'm god damn fucking positive about that. If there is somehow someone out there who doesn't know who Superman is, get out from under that rock you've been living under for the last 70 freaking years. I'm not going to tell you anything about Superman because you already know about Krypton last hope! and you know about Lois Lane and Lex Luthor and Kryptonite, and every single damn thing about the Man of Steel. You know about Superman you either love him or hate him or don't care about him period. Me I love the guy, which is part of the reason why I like this not so great NES title.


Superman for the NES, was Superman's only foray into the world of the NES. Well, that's not 100% true. An unrealeased game called Sunman was originally going to be a Superman title, but to be totally honest, that game was not very good and this one is actually a lot more fun once you get into it. Or maybe I've gone completely bonkers. I have no clue. I think this game was based around Superman II as the Zod Gang are the villians of this game... but I have no clue if thats true or not as this game is just bizarre. Like it was made by some people who had mental issues and were quite clearly not very good at making video games. Yet I like this game honestly and truly, and I'd play it over any of your fancy pants X-box games!


Everything about this game is weird. What the characters say is just plain weird. The way Superman and the villians look is weird (seriously Lex Luthor just looks like Perry White. Like the same damn sprite) the game is weirdly made too, it seems most of Superman's powers are kinda useless except for one point in the game. Superman jumps weird too. The freaking Statue of Liberty looks like she just came out of some anime! hell the entire game looks like some weirdly animated anime all the character are deformed or some shit. I'm sure theres some foolish term used by anime fans for that deformed shit but I don't feel like looking for it. The graphics are weird, period. The music isn't very weird and is just very forgettable. And once you get into this game, it's honestly pretty fun at least it is to me.

This game is well not perfect, but its weirdness is pretty funny to a Superman fan, and once you get into how the game works it's pretty fun and easy game to put on your beaten list. It's not great, but I'd say give it a chance. Do it for that paperboy asshole I forgot about the mention in this review. Yeah, do it for that red headed jerk.


  1. The term for the weird deformed anime child looking characters is "chibi."

  2. Mikey, you are so right about how this game is decent at best, and like I said, a game that captured the spirit of Superman would be boring as hell. Here's what a real Superman game would be like: you'd fly around beating up everyone and not taking any damage, then Lex Luthor would show up with a load of Green Kryptonite and you can't win. The End. Does that sound like a fun game? No, it doesn't.

    I feel that people think a game being the real Superman would be fun but it is not feasible. A game needs to have difficulty and you need to be able to lose. If you really want to feel like Superman, then get a Game Genie, Action Replay, or Game Shark, put in an invincibility code, and presto, you're the invincible, real, Superman, and all the fun and challenge is gone.