Superman (Arcade)

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Superman (Arcade)

Superman is an arcade beat ’em up/shoot ’em up released by Taito in 1988. It is based on the character Superman by DC Comics.

Now you can play online.

Story:

The player takes control of Superman, who must fight through five levels to make the world safe from the evil Emperor Zaas (who seems drawn by John Byrne). The first player takes control of the traditional blue Superman, while the second player takes control of a red Superman with a gray cape. The title starts out in Metropolis before going to San Francisco, Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. Superman is able to punch, kick and fly. He can also use a projectile “Sonic Blast” attack when the player holds down then releases the punch button. There are also objects in the levels he can throw and/or break. Some of these objects release crystals that can restore Superman’s energy, allow the player to throw one projectile attack without charging or defeat all the enemies on the screen. The first four levels have three-parts – a side-scrolling part, followed by a vertically scrolling flying part and a final side-scrolling shooter part where Superman uses heat vision instead of kicking and can destroy or dodge obstacles such as rocks. Each part has a boss at the end. The final level, the main boss’ spaceship, adds a side-scrolling shooting section to the beginning and an extra final boss fight at the end. Throughout much of the game the “Superman Main Theme” from the Superman films plays. (Fandom wiki)

Featured Characters:

  • Superman Blue
  • Superman Red

Supporting Characters:

  • Alien Invaders

Antagonists:

  • Emperor Zaas (Final Boss)
  • Lex Luthor (Boss)
  • Metallo (Boss)
  • Parasite (Boss)
  • Elephant-headed alien (Boss)
  • Stone men
  • Red-suit minor villains
  • Spider creatures
  • Yellow-suit minor villains
  • Orange-suit minor villains
  • Gray-suit minor villains
  • Blue space patroller
  • Energy being
  • Gray-suit electrical villain
  • Green monster
  • Blue monster
  • Android with stretchable arm
  • Rabbit-suit villainess

Other Characters: Locations:

  • Metropolis
  • San Francisco
  • Las Vegas
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Mount Rushmore
  • New York City
    • Liberty Island
      • Statue of Liberty

As Always, Good Luck and Have Fun.

Only keyboard is required to play. Pretend your keyboard is the a game controller.

Press [Space-Bar] after the loading and introduction screen to insert coin, then [ENTER] to start.

Player 1
Inside The Game Your Keyboard
Insert Coin =[Space-Bar]
(Only work after intro. Locked during intro)
START =[ENTER]
Arrrow =[WASD]
Button 1, 2, 3 =[J], [K], [L]
Button 4, 5, 6 =[I], [O], [U]
Player 2
Inside The Game Your Keyboard
Insert Coin =[8 Numpad]
START =[9 Numpad]
Move =[Arrows]
Button 1, 2, 3 =[1], [2], [3] Numpad
Button 4, 5, 6 =[5], [4], [6] Numpad