Marvel Super Heroes

 

PSX PlayStation Marvel Super Heroes

Jewel Case Release – “Plain Version”

 

 

Genre: One-on-One Fighting CDs: 1
Publisher: Capcom Released: September 30, 1997
Developer: Capcom UPC: 0 13388 21017 6
Sony ID: SLUS-00257 PSRM: 003290
Players: 1 to 2 Players Memory: 1 Block
Accessories: None
ESRB: Teen Animated Violence
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“Awesome – nothing can prepare for the explosion that is Marvel Super Heroes.” – Game Fan

Play as your favorite Marvel character: Wolverine, Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man, Psylocke, Shuma-Gorath, Blackheart, Juggernaut or Magneto. Power up with an Infinity Gem – Grant Your Super Hero healing power super attacks and increased strength.

  • Vibrant Animation
  • Huge Characters
  • Powerful Gems
  • Earth-Shattering Combat
  • A spectacular translation of Capcom’s #1 ranked arcade Blockbuster.

 

Enclosures

The various enclosures are pictured with their respective variant, but are provided in super zoom here.

Variants

Marvel Super Heroes has one of the most diverse variant sets on the PlayStation for the number of releases it got – I’m shocked it didn’t go Greatest Hits. The first variant to discuss is the Phone Card Variant. It included with a card on a small cardboard sheet. The Disc is SLUS-00257 / PSRM-003291

PSX PlayStation Marvel Super Heroes Phone Card Variant

Phone Card Variant

There’s also the Sweepstakes Card version. This included a small sheet you scratch off to win an arcade machine. Oddly enough, one of the prizes you could win was $2.00 off the video game you just bought.

PSX PlayStation Marvel Super Heroes Sweepstakes Variant

Sweepstakes Variant

Finally the Fighters Edge variant, which was part of Capcom’s short but nifty rewards program. This one’s disc is the full light blue, so it’s easy to spot.

PSX PlayStation Marvel Super Heroes Fighters Edge Variant

Fighters Edge Variant

 

Misprints

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Trivia

  • The game’s case artwork actually presents you all but two characters separated by alignment. The front cover features all 6 good guys, the CD features the 3 ‘human’ bad guys, and the inside back insert features the ‘god’ character Thanos. Oddly, the two missing are the bad ‘creature’ characters – Shuma Gorath and Blackheart. Sadly, the Fighter’s Edge version ruins this by having a silkscreen of the good guys on the CD.
  • Despite not showing it, the US Sega Saturn Version uses the Japanese 1 Meg Cart.Several stages are interactive in not-so-subtle ways. Your attacks will constantly damage Iron Man’s lab area, you can destroy the bridge in Wolverine’s stage, get thrown through Shuma-Gorath’s area, etc.
  • The game is based loosely around the events of the Infinity Gauntlet story line from the early 90s Marvel Comics. Thanos, the end boss of the game, searches out 6 Gems that essentially give him the power of a God. He removes half the universe’s population with a single snap of his finger, can control entire planets, and creates his own mate. In the game, each of the 6 Gems have specific powers that help you against an opponent. Thanos has control of all 6 in the final battle.
  • Like other games, several characters were borrowed or lent to other games. Juggernaut, Wolverine, Psylocke and Magento came from the X-Men: Children of the Atom game. Most of the cast then went on to be in Marvel Super Heroes Vs Street Fighter and the Marvel Vs Capcom games.
  • The Fighter’s Edge variant is in regards to a weird promotion that Cpacom and GamePro set up. Essentially each Capcom game had points you could clip from the manual’s back cover. Sending these in would allow you to buy Shirts, Snowboards, Mugs, etc. The problem was that instead of having the killer Capcom artwork that everyone would want, it only featured the Fighter’s Edge logo, which was was very generic and rather pointless. The program eventually quietly closed.

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