Superman 64 (deleted content of Nintendo 64 game; late 1990s)


Superman 64 (deleted contents)
Boxart of the game.
Boxart of the game.
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Superman (although widely referred as Superman 64) is a Nintendo 64 video game released in 1999, based on Superman: The Animated Series. It is infamous for its perceived extreme lack of quality, clunky graphics, irresponsive controls, very repetitive gameplay (many "fly through rings" portions), confusing layout and mediocre rendering, among others.

It was developed by the French studio Titus. In an interview with YouTuber Jon Carlton "ProtonJon" Wheeler (as part of Wheeler's ongoing let's-play of Superman), head developer Eric Caen revealed that the game was developed into something different, but the DC comics executives forced the developers to make many changes, which, combined with the short time left to work on, inevitably led into the product that came to be.

One beta rom was revealed, but it is unknown if there is more developed content yet unseen. However, it is extremely unlikely that any of this will be revealed because in an interview of Eric Caen (co-founder of Titus) by YouTube user Proton Jon, he explains that he is not allowed to detail what was removed. This potentially means that a Non-Disclosure Agreement is still on the game.

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Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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It's ironic that the beta version of Superman 64 is actually much better than the finished product, with no flying through rings stages (though people often overlook the Easy mode option that removes the rings and changes it to Superman flying to his destination), better controls and less fog/draw distance.

Warner Bros. and DC should be ashamed for forcing Titus to rush out the game and scrapping the developers hard work for not fitting their standards.
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Anonymous user #2

5 months ago
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The footage there of the beta version actually looks like a decent game
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Anonymous user #3

3 months ago
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Industry buddy of mine has the prototypes of Superman64, saw them a few years ago on his shelf. He said he wrote a strategy guide for it in Tips and Tricks magazine back in the day, and that the beta versions he played were way worse than the released product. ugh.
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Gorillaz27

2 months ago
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O RLY?
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