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Superman (NES)

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Title Screen


Developer: Kemco
Publishers: Kemco (JP), Seika (US)
Platform: NES
Released in JP: December 22, 1987
Released in US: December 1988

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There are graphics from a prototype version of Deja Vu hiding in the PRG ROM.

A mediocre game where you constantly switch between Clark Kent and Superman and get instructions from a talking Statue of Liberty.


Read about prototype versions of this game that have been released or dumped.
Prototype Info

Regional Differences

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Title Screen

Japan USA
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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.


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  • 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.
Japan US
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Japan US
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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.

Staff Roll

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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.

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