Video Game History: Superman (Sega Genesis)

Superman Sega Genesis Boxart

The early 90’s were a golden age for video games, and DC wanted to give Superman a shot on the Sega Genesis. So Sunsoft made a platformer in 1992 starring the Man of Steel.

Superman game Sega Genesis

Some gamers say it was rather silly for Superman on Genesis to be a platformer as he can fly. Though I guess they couldn’t complain during the flying parts of Superman on N64. What was worth complaining about is that Superman was limited to simple jumps and punches and his super-powers were rarely seen.

Boss battle superman Sega Genesis

The game also featured little to no story at all. Of all the Superman story-lines out at the time, they dumbed it down to “Superman vs bad guys” in a sense. Though a later game on SNES and Genesis would be based on an excellent and then-current comic book story-line.

Man of steel flying superman Sega Genesis

The game was met with negative reviews, and impressed very few super-fans. While the graphics and sound were decent for the Genesis, the limited game-play and lackluster stages were Superman’s kryptonite. While it wasn’t Clark Kent’s worst game, it was easily forgotten in the realm of video game history.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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