Superman video games have been some of the worst things to grace our small screens. Superman 64 is infamous for how bad it was whilst Superman Returns was more underwhelming than the movie it was based on. Perhaps it’s because of Superman’s powerset and invulnerability,but most developers have simply found it hard to give players meaningful things to do as the Man of Steel. In Supe’s 64 adventure, Lex Luthor forced Superman to fly through rings….really…rings!?
The mediocrity seems to be at an end with the release of Chillingo’s Superman for the iPhone. It’s not your typical Supes story of losing your powers and laboriously trying to regain them. The minute you press start, you have all of Metropolis at your fingertips. You can fly, run at superspeed, and shoot lasers out of your eyes…it’s a bit of a nerdgasm!
We’ll have a review up as soon as we have spent a little longer with the game, but for now check out this glorious video…. or buy it on iTunes, it’s only 99 cents/60 pence.