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Superman - Atari 2600
Superman - Atari 2600
Published: 2007/04/15
Channel: Jimbo Games
Classic Game Room - SUPERMAN review for Atari 2600
Classic Game Room - SUPERMAN review for Atari 2600
Published: 2015/12/05
Channel: Lord Karnage
Superman Atari 2600 Video Game Review
Superman Atari 2600 Video Game Review
Published: 2013/04/22
Channel: SupermanFansDotCom
Superman Atari 2600 Secret Null Room
Superman Atari 2600 Secret Null Room
Published: 2016/09/22
Channel: Marc Gallo
Atari 2600 Game: Superman (1978 Atari)
Atari 2600 Game: Superman (1978 Atari)
Published: 2012/03/30
Channel: Old Classic Retro Gaming
Superman (Atari 1979) Pinball Gameplay Video
Superman (Atari 1979) Pinball Gameplay Video
Published: 2017/02/18
Channel: Eclectic Gamers
Superman (N64 / PS1?) Promo | Target: Get Into The Game [VHS / 1998]
Superman (N64 / PS1?) Promo | Target: Get Into The Game [VHS / 1998]
Published: 2013/03/20
Channel: OKeijiDragon
1978 Superman for Atari 2600 (#8)
1978 Superman for Atari 2600 (#8)
Published: 2017/01/07
Channel: Retro Play
Superman (1979 video game)
Superman (1979 video game)
Published: 2016/01/29
Channel: WikiAudio
Superman Season 1 (Superman 1979 ATARI 2600)
Superman Season 1 (Superman 1979 ATARI 2600)
Published: 2017/02/16
Channel: Superhero Channel
Superman Game I Want!!
Superman Game I Want!!
Published: 2015/09/15
Channel: Salvage1009
The Making Of Superman 64 - The Story Behind The Creation Of The Worst Nintendo 64 Game Of All Time
The Making Of Superman 64 - The Story Behind The Creation Of The Worst Nintendo 64 Game Of All Time
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: Wrestling With Gaming
Superman: The Movie Trailer (Man of Steel Style)
Superman: The Movie Trailer (Man of Steel Style)
Published: 2013/07/07
Channel: silverlightsaber
Superman (MAME Arcade) - Full Playthrough
Superman (MAME Arcade) - Full Playthrough
Published: 2016/06/16
Channel: José Mellinas
FOR SALE SUPERMAN 2FER DEDICATED TAITO SUPERMAN ARCADE GAME AND ATARI SUPERMAN PINBALL MACHINE
FOR SALE SUPERMAN 2FER DEDICATED TAITO SUPERMAN ARCADE GAME AND ATARI SUPERMAN PINBALL MACHINE
Published: 2013/06/07
Channel: Craigslist Chris
Superman Arcade Game - One Credit Clear, Baby!!!!
Superman Arcade Game - One Credit Clear, Baby!!!!
Published: 2014/10/16
Channel: yubnub1
The History of Superman for the Atari 2600 - Game of the Year 1980
The History of Superman for the Atari 2600 - Game of the Year 1980
Published: 2016/09/29
Channel: Arcadology
lets play superman on the atari 2600
lets play superman on the atari 2600
Published: 2012/12/23
Channel: TheDarkhounds
Superman Atari (TAS) v2
Superman Atari (TAS) v2
Published: 2012/10/27
Channel: lunjesse
History of Video Games : 1947 - 1979
History of Video Games : 1947 - 1979
Published: 2013/05/31
Channel: NoxElement
1979 Atari Superman Pinball Machine
1979 Atari Superman Pinball Machine
Published: 2014/06/18
Channel: Violator Comics and Collectibles
Batman V Superman: Ultimate Edition Commentary (Podcast Special)
Batman V Superman: Ultimate Edition Commentary (Podcast Special)
Published: 2017/02/19
Channel: Oliver Harper
FOR SALE SUPERMAN 2FER ATARI SUPERMAN PINBALL MACHINE DEDICATED TAITO SUPERMAN ARCADE GAME PGH PA
FOR SALE SUPERMAN 2FER ATARI SUPERMAN PINBALL MACHINE DEDICATED TAITO SUPERMAN ARCADE GAME PGH PA
Published: 2013/06/07
Channel: Craigslist Chris
"Prestomagiix" PictureMagic Dry Transfer Game Featuring Superman (1979) I Tikifire Toy Reviews
"Prestomagiix" PictureMagic Dry Transfer Game Featuring Superman (1979) I Tikifire Toy Reviews
Published: 2015/03/10
Channel: Tikifire's Retro Clubhouse
Honest Trailers - Superman (1978)
Honest Trailers - Superman (1978)
Published: 2016/03/22
Channel: Screen Junkies
Superman 64 commercial
Superman 64 commercial
Published: 2014/01/17
Channel: Mriohony the TV, Monster, Video Game and VHS lover
Superman (Atari 2600, 1979) speedrun 1:16
Superman (Atari 2600, 1979) speedrun 1:16
Published: 2014/02/06
Channel: C Sanyk
Evolution of the Avengers Games in 9 Minutes (2017)
Evolution of the Avengers Games in 9 Minutes (2017)
Published: 2017/06/30
Channel: Then & Now
Superman for Atari 2600 - Twitchy Richy
Superman for Atari 2600 - Twitchy Richy
Published: 2015/08/11
Channel: Rich Craig
Same Name, Different Game: Superman
Same Name, Different Game: Superman
Published: 2016/02/16
Channel: On the Stick
1978 ATARI Superman restored (Dr. Dave
1978 ATARI Superman restored (Dr. Dave's Pinball Restorations)
Published: 2012/10/01
Channel: Dr. Dave's Pinball Restorations
The Video Game Years - 1979 Pt 2 - PC Games  Galaxian
The Video Game Years - 1979 Pt 2 - PC Games Galaxian
Published: 2012/07/05
Channel: Retroware
Superman Returns Demo Superspeed running
Superman Returns Demo Superspeed running
Published: 2006/11/15
Channel: SONofKrypton1979
Superman the Video Game Commercial
Superman the Video Game Commercial
Published: 2015/03/13
Channel: JAKES WORLD
Superman Returns Game TV Spot
Superman Returns Game TV Spot
Published: 2006/11/14
Channel: SONofKrypton1979
Superman
Superman's 75th Anniversary Special - Superman NES ~ VGM Appreciation
Published: 2013/04/19
Channel: NightCrawler358
Superman 80
Superman 80's video arcade coin-op game demo. DC comics Man of Steel MOS
Published: 2015/11/14
Channel: Kins Kins
GAMES WE LOVE:  SUPERMAN ARCADE
GAMES WE LOVE: SUPERMAN ARCADE
Published: 2015/06/09
Channel: Hank Gaming TV
Superman (ADDON!_ATARI 2600)
Superman (ADDON!_ATARI 2600)
Published: 2011/11/18
Channel: Were1974
SR_Demo Superman gone wild on metropolis(part 1)
SR_Demo Superman gone wild on metropolis(part 1)
Published: 2006/11/15
Channel: SONofKrypton1979
Atari 2600 Superman Game Cartridge, An Annotated Review
Atari 2600 Superman Game Cartridge, An Annotated Review
Published: 2013/04/19
Channel: Keith Bradbury
Superman (1979) para Atari 2600.
Superman (1979) para Atari 2600.
Published: 2016/04/12
Channel: Berserk 2600
Modern Warfare 2 Superman Killcams
Modern Warfare 2 Superman Killcams
Published: 2010/06/26
Channel: Strider1979
Superman [1978] scene -- Lex Luthor and the Greatest Real-Estate Swindle of All Time
Superman [1978] scene -- Lex Luthor and the Greatest Real-Estate Swindle of All Time
Published: 2015/02/01
Channel: Strangerhand
Superman Man of Steel 1988 Atari ST Last Boss and Ending
Superman Man of Steel 1988 Atari ST Last Boss and Ending
Published: 2014/07/04
Channel: 99haynes
My Superman Game Preview - designed in flash
My Superman Game Preview - designed in flash
Published: 2012/01/13
Channel: Craig Marr
Atari Superman Video 2 of 3
Atari Superman Video 2 of 3
Published: 2015/11/22
Channel: Todd Svec
Alien Isolation: Batman vs. Superman
Alien Isolation: Batman vs. Superman
Published: 2016/03/26
Channel: KiteTales & Flex
Superman Returns Demo# 6
Superman Returns Demo# 6
Published: 2006/11/15
Channel: SONofKrypton1979
Batman: Arkham Knight Mods - Superman PREVIEW
Batman: Arkham Knight Mods - Superman PREVIEW
Published: 2015/09/07
Channel: Heitor Fraga
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For other Superman video games, see List of Superman video games.
Superman
Superman
Cover art
Developer(s) Atari, Inc.
Publisher(s) Atari, Inc.
Designer(s) John Dunn[1]
Platform(s) Atari 2600
Release
Genre(s) Action-Adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Superman is an action adventure game for the Atari 2600 designed by John Dunn and published by Atari, Inc. in 1979[3].[2] It was one of the first single-player games for the system and one of the earliest licensed video games. Superman was built using the prototype code for Warren Robinett's Adventure, and ended up being published before Adventure was finished.[4]

Gameplay[edit]

Superman Atari 2600 screenshot1a.png

The player(s) takes control of the DC Comics character Superman, who must repair the bridge destroyed by Lex Luthor, capture Luthor and his criminal underlings, enter a phonebooth to turn back into Clark Kent, then return to the Daily Planet in the shortest possible time. To slow Superman's progress, Kryptonite has been released by Luthor. If hit by Kryptonite, Superman loses his abilities to capture criminals and fly. To regain them, he must find and kiss Lois Lane.

Three of Superman's powers are used in this game: strength, X-ray vision, and flight.

The game can be played with two players. The player using the left joystick controller will have priority over the left and right movement of Superman, while the player using the right controller will have priority over up and down movement of Superman.

Superman is one of the earliest console games to feature a Pause option which could be activated by pressing the select switch on the Atari 2600.[5]

Reception[edit]

Superman was reviewed in April 1980 by Video magazine in its "Arcade Alley" column where it was highly praised as "usher[ing] in an exciting new era for home arcades". The reviewers suggested that "put simply, there's no other video game remotely similar to this one", comparing the graphics and gameplay as akin to "the complex simulations that have entertained computer freaks for the last decade or so". The game was predicted to be a hit among the "true arcade addicts" and to find a place in the "Video Arcade Hall of Fame".[6]:18 Covered again in Video's 1982 Guide to Electronic Games, Superman was praised for "surprisingly good graphics".[7]:52

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Giant List of Classic Game Programmers". 
  2. ^ a b Hanson, Christopher (2012). Mark J. P. Wolf, ed. Encyclopedia of Video Games: The Culture, Technology, and Art of Gaming Volume 1. ABC-CLIO. p. 127. ISBN 978-0-313-37936-9. 
  3. ^ Wolf, Mark J. P. (2008). The Video Game Explosion: A History from PONG to Playstation and Beyond. ABC-CLIO. p. 82. ISBN 978-0-313-33868-7. 
  4. ^ Machkovech, Sam (March 14, 2015). "Atari devs dissect Yars’ Revenge, Adventure, Atari’s woes". Ars Technica. 
  5. ^ Miller, Skyler. "Superman - Review - allgame". Allgame. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved September 9, 2010. 
  6. ^ Kunkel, Bill; Laney, Frank (April 1980). "Arcade Alley: Faster Than A Bullet - Atari's Super Game". Video magazine. Reese Communications: 18, 76, and 77. ISSN 0147-8907. 
  7. ^ Kunkel, Bill; Katz, Arnie (November 1982). "Video's Guide to Electronic Games". Video magazine. Reese Communications. 6 (8): 47–56, 108. ISSN 0147-8907. 

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