You Have Seen The Film...And Read The Comic...Now Play The Game! Minimum Rules...Maximum Playability * Playable 'Intermissions' * You Control A Giant Animated Superman * Joystick Or Keyboard Control * Amazing Graphics And Sounds * 1 Or 2 Player Options.
Superman VS DARKSEID, The Arch-Enemy Of Mankind! In the skies, on the streets and in the sewers - Superman battles to save the world. Darkseid thirsts for universal domination, but he needs the anti-life formula. This awesome key is imprinted on the minds of certain humans. Darkseid is on earth now and plots a reign of terror to achieve his ends. Only Superman can stop him!
Superman is First Star Software's first game in its "Super Powers Collection". It's a game of nail-biting strategy and stunning action. The player takes the part of either Superman or Darkseid, battling for control of Metropolis* and its people.
Note: You can play Superman solo, against the computer, or compete against a friend.
Superman : He came from doomed Krypton with powers and abilities beyond those of mortal men. He's faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive...able to leap tall buildings at a single bound. Superman is mankind's champion in the eternal battle between good and evil.
DARKSEID : Darkseid is Superman's most deadly enemy. He lusts for the Anti-life formula*, an awesome genetic code, which will give him power over all living things. However, this formula is only present in the brains of a few, unknown, humans. So, Darkseid has come to earth. He plans a reign of terror and destruction. The right atmosphere for his mind-scanners to reveal those who have the formula!
The game's setting is Metropolis, where Darkseid's reign of terror has begun. Darkseid seeks to capture the citizens while Superman tries to save them. Once all the people of Metropolis have been captured or saved the player with the most people is the winner. However, if during play either Superman or Darkseid's energy levels fall to zero, the surviving character wins the game.
The Metropolis Sectors
The play area is divided into three sectors, representing the streets of the Metropolis and underground tunnels. These screens are inhabited by the frantic citizens. Your aim as Superman will be to guide the people up to the safety of your haven. As Darkseid, you will seek to drive the people down towards your lair.
Leaving The Sectors
Darkseid and Superman: The first character to qualify (collect a number of objects equivalent to the skill level) can choose to leave the sector and move onto an adjacent screen.
Citizens of Metropolis: Move freely to adjacent sectors, unless their route is blocked by a deflector.
Game Play In The Sectors
A ....................... Up ................ Cursor Up
Z ...................... Down ....................... :
S ...................... Left ............. Cursor Down
D ...................... Right ................... COPY
CTRL ................... Fire ....................... P
7 ...................... Pause ...................... 7
Heat Vision And The Omega Ray
These super powers are activated by pressing the fire button. The beam will grow in length and strength until you press the fire button again. If the beam strikes your opponent he will lose energy and drop any objects he has colleted.
The deflectors are positioned at the intersection of streets. They divert heat vision or Omega rays and channel the movements of the citizes. Superman and Darkseid can alter the angle of the deflectors to suit their strategy. Position the character over a deflector and press the fire button twice in quick succession. The deflector will rotate one position. Repeat until the desired setting is achieved.
Superman and Darkseid must qualify to leave a particular sector. They do this by collecting mysterious, but important, objects, represented on screen by a diamond. The number of objects required increases with levels of play. The first character to collect the correct number of objects can leave the sector and go on to an adjacent screen. The number of objects successfully collected is displayed on the lower part of the screen. Also, do not forget that being hit by a heat or Omega ray can cause you to drop an object.
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
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