I had the misfortune of renting this stinker one evening a couple of years ago. I thought it would be fun to use all of Superman's awesome powers to fight the forces of evil. What I got, though, was the opportunity to use Superman's awesome powers to do the butterfly-stroke through the dense green fog of a virtual Metropolis created by the evil mid of Lex Luthor. Seems ol' Lex has Supes trapped in a virtual world (don't ask me how that happened) and is torturing our intrepid hero by making him fly like a drunken blue jay through a series of rings floating all-the-hell-over the place. If you can get past that part, you can pick up a car and fly it to the end of the street. Woo.
The next level has you running about (not much room for the poorly-executed flying) through a sewer system getting the crap kicked out of you by random robot guards. "Use heat-vision," you say? Well, I'd love to. But, true to the comics and movies that we all know and love, the Man of Steel can only use his powers when he finds the little icons scattered around the level, and even at that you have a very limited number of uses. And they're not very effective, anyway.
Well, if you can stay awake long enough to get past the sewer level, then it's back out to the aerial slolam course to herky-jerk your way through the cleverly placed hoops. Luthor, you fiend!!!
Surely they at least put in a decent multiplayer game, right? Ladies and gentlemen, multiplayer is even worse than the single-player experience. It's a kind of mine-cart race between Lex and some of the other characters. I don't think Supes is even available for this. (Maybe he's an "unlockable" character for multiplayer.) You just zip around in your little flying bucket, shooting at your opponent and begging somebody to turn it off.
The graphics are unbearable, the sound is inexcusable, and the story (such as it is) is the dumbest thing you will ever encounter in this lifetime. How can the producers of this all-time classic clunker sleep at night? (It came in at #7 in Electronic Gaming Monthly's "20 Worst Games of All Time" - Jan. 2002 issue. It's hilarious.) All in all, avoid this game at all costs.
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