This game has regional differences.
This game has a prototype article
There are graphics from a prototype version of Deja Vu hiding in the PRG ROM.
The options and Kemco logo were moved up in the USA version to accommodate for more copyright text. The text font has also been changed.
- Rather than start you off when you select START at the title screen, the Japanese version asks for your name and blood type. Depending on selected blood type you'll get the different parameters to your character. The available blood types are RH+, A, B, O, and AB. There is a cheat in the Japanese version, while selecting the blood type, press Up + A + B on Controller 2 and RH will change to RH-, now the whole set of blood types will change and its parameters are higher than RH+.
- Clark Kent/Superman was given a more realistically proportioned sprite for the US release. However, none of the other character sprites were changed, making the new sprites stick out quite a bit.
The Japanese version had the Superman Theme as the title music, as well as a longer arrangement when you play as Superman. However, both of these were removed in the USA release, and instead replaced by songs from a previous Kemco game, Indora no Hikari. It is thought Kemco's US division didn't or couldn't get the music rights. Some of the other in-game songs have been slightly altered as well. Some other songs from Indora no Hikari were also thrown in.
Check if the credits are still present in the NES version, but go unused.
The Japanese version contains a staff roll after the ending. Despite the staff roll being completely in English, they were removed from the North American release.
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)|