This game has hidden development-related text.
Arguably the best Superman game released, which is saying a lot.
There appears to be a prototype dump of this game. Doesn't seem to be that different.
At the title screen, press Start on controller 2. The game's attract mode will appear. Now hold B on controller 2 and press Start on controller 1, and the game will go back to the title screen. Repeat the process 4 more times (5 times in total) and the music will change upon returning to the title screen for the fifth time, and the below cheats will be enabled:
- An invisible sound test will be enabled at the title screen. Press Left/Right on controller 2 to select a track and press C on controller 2 to play it.
- During gameplay, pause and press B on controller 2 to fully replenish Superman's health.
- During gameplay, pause and press A+C on controller 2 to skip levels.
This Japanese text is found in the game's graphics and gets overwritten by the player sprites. It translates to "Superman font goes here (64 characters)".
An options menu appears in the European version when pressing the Start button, allowing the player to change the difficulty and allowing one to listen to the game's audio. On top of the menu being available, the following text is shown when beating the game on the Practice difficulty:
WELL DONE SUPERMAN YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE EASY OPTION PLEASE TRY NORMAL OR HARD OPTION
While the menu is not available in the US version, the text is still in the ROM. ROM address
DF30 has the practice difficulty ending text, while
E29A have the options menu text.
The Superman series
|NES||Superman (Prototype) • Sunman (Superman)|
|SNES||The Death and Return of Superman|
|Game Boy (Color)||Superman • Battle for Metropolis|
|Genesis||Superman • The Death and Return of Superman|
|Game Gear||The Man of Steel|
|Nintendo 64||Superman (Prototype)|