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Superman (Arcade)

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Title Screen


Developer: Taito
Publisher: Taito
Platform: Arcade (Taito X System)
Released in US: 1988

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
LevelSelectIcon.png This game has a hidden level select.

Superman is side-scrolling beat-up by excellent game develop Taito. Luckily Superman spends most time punching not talking so little Taito quality tlansration is experience.

Stage Select

Why don't you just put the whole game in a bottle, Superman?
This game uses the Taito Code:

  • Hold the Service Coin button until a "SERVICE SW ERROR" message pops up on the screen.
  • Then, press 1P Start (x3), Service Coin, 1P Start.

A stage select menu should pop up after starting a new game. Press Left / Right to navigate the menu.

Unused Graphics

Superman and Unknown Character


Unused artwork for Superman and an unknown female character, possibly the original player 2. (NOTE: Colors are not accurate.)

Title Screen "Fix"


The original version of the title screen logo was based directly on the 1940 Superman logo, and featured a very angular "U". At some point in development, this was "corrected" to be slightly more in line with the updated 1983 logo by patching the tilemap with an alternate set of graphics, stored at the very end of the graphics ROMs.

(Source: BMF54123)
(Logo history: DIAL B for BLOG)



Apparently, the COLD MEAT stores were originally COLD BLOOD stores, presumably before someone at DC threw a fit and ordered them to be changed. They were patched with alternate graphics in a similar manner to the title screen logo above.

(Source: BMF54123)