A Long Lost Superman Game For PS1 Has Been Released

Many of you might remember an N64 game called, appropriately, Superman 64. It was made by French games publisher/developer Titus Interactive, and it was an almost unmitigated disaster. After a rough development period where Titus and Warner Bros. continually fought over the license, Superman 64 was released as not even a half-finished mess that was roundly panned by critics.

Superman 64 was so bad that it’s considered one of the worst games of all time. And now, someone has found the PlayStation 1 port that was supposed to have been released in the year 2000.

Also, you can download it from DeviantArt and play it right now if you really wanted to.

It’s a bit unusual to have a long lost game host its “release party” on DeviantArt, but that’s where user Richard Mandel decided to break the news. After winning this unreleased prototype in an eBay auction back in 2013, there was some drama in the vintage/rare games scene that prevented him from releasing Superman 2000 (as the port may have been called) at the time. Now that drama has been largely resolved, you can download a .rar file of the ISO to play in your preferred PS1 emulator software.

According to Video Game History Foundation’s Frank Cifaldi, this version of Superman 2000 is legit and dated 8 months after the release of a demo build that’s been in the public domain for some time.

Since this is an unreleased product, there’s no promise to quality here, and everything is play at your own risk. Supposedly the PS1 version of the game is an improvement over the N64 version, but given the fact that the license was pulled from Titus midway through development, it’s hard to say if that’s enough to make it anything other than moose manure.

On the other hand, maybe if you get a PS1 emulator running on the new Xbox Series X, you’ll at least get a smooth 60 frames per second.

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