Superman: The Man of Steel

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Superman: The Man of Steel
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Virgin Games
Sega Mega Drive
Sunsoft (US)
Developer:
Licensor: DC Comics
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
Sunsoft sound driver
Genre: Action[2], Arcade[3]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$54.9954.99[5] T-15036
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-70126-50
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[7][8] T-70126-50
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Master System
EU
MK-27050-50
Sega Master System
PT
MS27050
Sega Master System
AU
Sega Master System
BR
027190
Sega Game Gear
EU
T-70068-50
Sega Game Gear
EU
(Classic)
70068-00
Sega Game Gear
PT
GG70068
Sega Game Gear
UK
£27.9927.99[11] T-70068-50

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Superman: The Man of Steel, known simply as Superman in North America, is an action game for the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Superman: The Man of Steel Superman: The Man of Steel
English (US) Superman Superman

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Programmer: Sakura Hasegawa, Ann Bob Winza
  • Design Concept by: Mike Mendheim
  • CG Designers: Minori Okamoto, Naomi Sanada, Takakiyo Masaki, Hiroyuki Karashima, Toyozumi Sakai, Dai Ozawa, Yukio Obayashi
  • Sound Creator: Kenji Yamasaki, Junichi Ueda, Hiroshi Tsukamoto
  • Director: Masahiro Kataoka, A.T
  • Special Thanks to: Masato Kawai, Masaru Aoyanagi, Mikio Iwata, Joe Robbins, Rita Zimmerer, David Siller, Steve Gehrke, Al Artus, Karen Shadley, Kazuko Harman
  • Very Special Thanks to: Luana Chambers, Marilyn Drucker, Barbara Farina
  • Producer: Kiharu Yoshida


Master System version

  • Programming: Rod Mack, Steve Turner © 1992 Graftgold Ltd
  • Graphics: John Lilley
  • Music: Jason Page
  • Additional Design: Steve Turner, Rod Mack
  • Produced by: Ian Mathias
  • Quality Assurance: Darren Lloyd, Ken Jordan, Terry Spoon
  • Manual Origination: Gary Penn
  • Marketing: Andrew Wright, Matt Walker
  • Logistics Manager: Catherine Spratt
  • Storyboard Design: Michael Mendheim
  • Sound Originator: Kenji Yamasaki, Junichi Ueda, Jason Page
  • Game Design: © 1992 Sunsoft
Source:
In-game credits
Superman GG credits.pdf
[12]


Magazine articles

Main article: Superman: The Man of Steel/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Superman FR PrintAdvert.jpg
FR print advert
Logo-pdf.svg
Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #11: "February/March 1993" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #140: "July 1993" (1993-06-15)
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Print advert in Todo Sega (ES) #2: "Mayo 1993" (1993-04-15)
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Print advert in Todo Sega (ES) #5: "Agosto 1993" (1993-0x-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
65
51 №12, p40/41
Sega Mega Drive
58
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
40
[14]
Cool Gamer (RU)
30
[15]
Digitiser (UK) PAL
40
[16]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
52
[17]
Game Power (IT)
79
[18]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
83
[5]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
79
[19]
Joypad (FR)
83
[20]
Joypad (FR) PAL
72
[21]
Mega (UK) PAL
39
[7]
Mega Action (UK) PAL
40
[22]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
50
[8]
Player One (FR)
61
[23]
Play Time (DE)
46
[24]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
30
[25]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
62
[26]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
80
[27]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
68
[28]
Sega Opisaniy i sekretov (RU)
73
[29]
Supergame (BR) NTSC-U
87
[30]
VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) NTSC-U
90
[31]
Video Games (DE) PAL
25
[32]
Sega Mega Drive
59
Based on
22 reviews

Superman: The Man of Steel

Mega Drive, US
STMoS MD US Box.jpg
Cover
Superman MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Superman MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
STMoS MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
STMoS MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Superman MD EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Superman MD EU pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, AU

Superman MD AU cartback.jpgSuperman MD AU cart.jpg
Cart

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
Sega Master System
Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Digitiser (UK) PAL
44
[33]
Mega Force (FR)
61
[34]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES) PAL
55
[35]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
75
[36]
Player One (FR)
70
[37]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
52
[38]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
78
[39]
Sega Force (SE)
85
[40]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
66
[41]
Video Games (DE) PAL
11
[42]
Sega Master System
60
Based on
10 reviews

Superman: The Man of Steel

Master System, EU
STMoS SMS EU Box.jpg
Cover
Superman SMS EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Superman The Man of Steel SMS EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, PT

Master System, PT (Super Preço)
STMoS SMS PT sp cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, AU

STMoS SMS AU cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR
STMoS SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
STMoS SMS BR Cart.jpg
Cart
SupermanSMSBrManual.pdf
Manual

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Joypad (FR)
41
[43]
Mega Force (FR)
41
[44]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
59
[35]
Player One (FR)
35
[45]
Score (CZ)
71
[46]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
52
[38]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
77
[47]
Sega Force (SE)
63
[48]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
64
[49]
Todo Sega (ES)
65
[50]
Video Games (DE) PAL
8
[51]
Sega Game Gear
52
Based on
11 reviews

Superman: The Man of Steel

Game Gear, EU
Superman GG EU cover.jpg
Cover
STMoS GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Superman GG EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Game Gear, EU (Classic Game Gear)
Superman GG EU classic back.jpgNospine.pngSuperman GG EU classic front.jpg
Cover
STMoS GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Superman GG EU Manual.jpg
Manual
Game Gear, PT
Superman GG PT front.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 543a5869
MD5 d7abe5e449f7fa966d0f6b158eea8ee9
SHA-1 ca14653589fd36e6394ec99f223ed9b18f70fd6a
1MB 1992-12 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 7db434ba
MD5 6e3f8fa3e7e3d1d42283f2561fecf152
SHA-1 c956730af44b737ee3d0c1e83c147f32e3504383
1MB 1992-12 Cartridge (EU)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 6f9ac98f
MD5 dc1541e54da2376781e3691784befaa9
SHA-1 f12b0eddfc271888bbcb1de3df25072b96b024ec
256kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 73df5a15
MD5 1adf05e9ac786d9b46bb8d2b8043669d
SHA-1 8e0d837cf285d8669d30ef1328453949cea70a6a
256kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 aa3f2172
MD5 61808b13d8505470b96b9f7295310bcd
SHA-1 e5eb3687937f453e67c912e429894fe2196fb419
256kB EPROM cartridge Page

References

  1. @gdri on Twitter (archive.today)
  2. File:Superman GG EU cover.jpg
  3. File:STMoS SMS EU Box.jpg
  4. GamePro, "September 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 28
  5. 5.0 5.1 GamePro, "March 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 46
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-17), page 11
  7. 7.0 7.1 Mega, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-15), page 53
  8. 8.0 8.1 MegaTech, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-20), page 66
  9. Sega Force, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-05-27), page 37
  10. 10.0 10.1 GamesMaster, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 18
  11. Computer & Video Games, "July 1993 (Go! Issue 21)" (UK; 1993-06-15), page 28
  12. File:Superman GG credits.pdf
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "March 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 160
  14. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-03-10), page 298
  15. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 212
  16. Digitiser (UK) (1993-04-08)
  17. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 101
  18. Game Power, "Ottobre 1992" (IT; 1992-xx-xx), page 60
  19. Hobby Consolas, "Agosto 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 106
  20. Joypad, "Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 90
  21. Joypad, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 157
  22. Mega Action, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-12), page 14
  23. Player One, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-08-xx), page 145
  24. Play Time, "5/93" (DE; 1993-04-07), page 104
  25. Sega Power, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-05), page 52
  26. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 36
  27. Sega Pro, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-10), page 30
  28. Sega Zone, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 26
  29. Sega Opisaniy i sekretov, "14000 Opisaniy i sekretov" (RU; 2003-03-11), page 192
  30. Supergame, "Dezembro 1992" (BR; 1992-12-xx), page 14
  31. VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "January 1993" (US; 199x-xx-xx), page 58
  32. Video Games, "9/93" (DE; 1993-08-25), page 106
  33. Digitiser (UK) (1993-07-30)
  34. Mega Force, "Juin 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 70
  35. 35.0 35.1 Micromanía (segunda época), "Agosto 1993" (ES; 1993-0x-xx), page 41
  36. Mean Machines Sega, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-05-25), page 82
  37. Player One, "Septembre 1993" (FR; 1993-08-xx), page 114
  38. 38.0 38.1 Sega Power, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-03), page 30
  39. Sega Pro, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-10), page 34
  40. Sega Force, "4/93" (SE; 1993-07-08), page 21
  41. Sega Force, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-05-27), page 36
  42. Video Games, "9/93" (DE; 1993-08-25), page 107
  43. Joypad, "Juin 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 158
  44. Mega Force, "Juin 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 114
  45. Player One, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 152
  46. Score, "Srpen 1994" (CZ; 1994-08-01), page 60
  47. Sega Pro, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-08), page 65
  48. Sega Force, "5/93" (SE; 1993-08-26), page 26
  49. Sega Force, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-05-27), page 43
  50. Todo Sega, "Julio 1993" (ES; 1993-0x-xx), page 60
  51. Video Games, "8/93" (DE; 1993-07-28), page 121


Superman: The Man of Steel

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Prototypes: Prototype