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      12.07.2012 23:05
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      Superman on the N46 is one of those games like ET on the Atari 2600 and Action 52 on the NES that has become notorious for its unparallelled awfulness. Graphically it isn't too bad for its time, with half-decent 3D character and building models as Superman flies about a city. Objects only become visible from a short distance away however, and worse than that most of the city is utterly flat, with only a few buildings actually cropping up here and there. These visual complaints are as nothing compared to the game's real fault though- the gameplay. The game starts with a message from Lex Luthor that reads "Superman- to save your friends, first solve my maze". Then the game proper reveals itself in all its maddening, tortourous hideousness. Put simply, you have to fly through floating rings. And that's pretty much it. Just fly through ring after ring after ring, wrestling with the clumsy controls whilst looking at the dull, lifless backdrops. How is that even a maze? And it takes about as much 'solving' as does successfully putting on a pair of shoes. If you miss out two or three rings, you have to start again. You can fly back and go back through a ring if you accidentally go past it, but the time limit is so unforgiving that doing so will cause you to lose anyway. Each stage goes of for several minutes, and if you manage to pass it you come to another brief section in which you have to mash buttons in order to pick up cars or punch out criminals, often with only seconds left on your timer. And then its back to the rings again. Superman 64 is zero fun. It's anti-fun in fact. It's an endurance test seemingly designed to drive people into insane, gibbering wrecks. Put simply, it's one of the worst games ever made.

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      18.04.2003 02:23
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      Here is the guy that has been around for so many years. Hes the guy that can run faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Am not sure how many superman games there have been, but i dont think its many. Never the less here is another superman game. Lex Luthor has trapped Superman`s friends Lois, Professor Hamilton, and Jimmy Olsen in a `virtual reality` version of Metropolis, and you as superman must enter it to rescue them. Populating this realm are the villains Braniac, Darkseid, Bizarro, Metallo, several other bad folks. As we all know superman is unhurtable from anything except from Kryptonite. However in this game almost everything and i mean almost everything hurts superman. Isnt this kind of strange? Through out each round and mission, various baddies try to kill you. Just kill them and thats it really till the end of the round where you are faced a challenege. Mmm the kind of tasks you are faced with are so pathetic that in the first round the task is to grab a car before it hits the guy on the road. Very hard and exciting eh. Overall a real disapointment for superman. This once so popular guy has either got desperate or just old. The graphics in the game are cartoonish and this does not suit the game. Also in the virtual reality Metropolish, the place is full of fog. This is really annoying and spoils the view. The tunes i would say are terrible and the noises sound as if someone is standing behind your tv speaking for someone miming. Another bad point is the controls. Almost every thing you try from even just flying is kinda hard to do. A real shame for Superman.

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        27.07.2001 00:04
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        Well as there is no Shadowman i'll write it in Superman instead! Dark, Disturbing and Devilish this is what describes Acclaim’s smash hit Shadowman. So you’ve played the PS version and aren’t impressed, Dreamcast Version didn’t do anything special for you well they wouldn’t as the best version of Shadowman appeared on the N64 and what a game it was. You will get hooked in the game as you try to find those last few Dark souls in the wastelands and will wet your pants as you try to get through a pitch black house whilst being chased by a psychopathic killer with night vision goggles. You might be scampering through the London underground dodging hounds in order to find that elusive Jack the Ripper. The graphics are detailed and smooth with some excellent lighting effects this is indeed a violent and brilliant looking game. The sounds are also brilliant, you will occasionally just turn on the game simply to here the beginning music and the use of the classical Moonlight Sonata when it comes to jack the ripper is a brilliant effect. The Gameplay is what makes the game good though whilst you try to get the Dark souls although you will probably get a little frustrated in the huge Wastelands. It is a very disturbing game especially in the playrooms as the noises of babies crying and rooms filled with building blocks covered in blood is a disturbing area especially as you are in dead side? Many extras are hidden in the game, which may give you clues to how the gripping storyline will suddenly make its huge twist. There is many fun cheats to unlock and will last longer as Zelda. This is described as Zelda’s evil twin so if your looking for a grown up Zelda then this is the game to get. It isn’t faultless the controls aren’t perfect and the amount of perfect pinpoint jumping required can get frustrating. Also unlike Zelda you won’t be meeting very many characters throughout the game so the interaction is low. Other than the funny Irish snake (go no shoot him) and the serious voodoo mistress Annette there is few other characters. But the meeting with the five serial killers and legion can be very funny and disturbing. With the mild swearing and the huge amount of blood this isn’t for the faint hearted so if you think you can stomach it? Get it! Dringo

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          02.04.2001 17:59
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          Superman on the N64 has got to be the worst game ever released on any console ever - in my opinion!!! The game retailed at £49.99 and reading up on it, to be honest, it actually sounded promising. A Super Hero, Fighting, Puzzle Solving Action Adventure... You are Superman. With the Super powers... the ability to Fly, you can lift up vehicles and throw them around. You have the Ice Breath and the Burning Ray eyes. In a sort of third person persective, with the camera point of view directly behind Superman. Basically, you are to rid Metropolis of all Evil. Well it really sounded good on the box!!! BOY WERE THEY WRONG - BIG TIME!!! The controls Suck, when you try to fly or navigate, you end up all over the place. The Graphics are Pants, there is far too much Fog in the very near distance so you see nothing in the distance and the entire City that you try to fly around has about 5 inhabitants. The level of dificulty is for PG Tips Chimps. In fact after playing this game for about 20 mins, it got returned to the shop. I just got the impression that the game was not finished, that they were only 40% through the game, and still had to finish writing it. Was this a Demo ??? Nope, just a very crap attempt to produce a game on a console using a Well known Character to sell it. PANTS!!! Some of the levels are really poor, and you find yourself trying to fly around Metropolis going through a series of rings in the sky. Fly through them all and reach the end in a specific time. Other levels have you up against multiple enemies and you a certain order in which to be rid of them to advance to the next level. Like i said, the level of difficulty is not really too hard, so before long you will find yourself advancing through the various levels. I think one of the Nintendo Mags gave this game 7%. Yes that is 7% out of 100%!!! < br> To sum up - STAY WELL CLEAR OF THIS GAME. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!! On the other hand, this is only my Opinion. Maybe you will like Superman on the N64 ? Aye Right!!! :)

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