The Arcade Video Game PCB by Taito Corp.

Superman screenshot

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[ARCADE] Arcade Video Game PCB

Superman © 1988 Taito Corp.

Superman is a horizontal video game and may be played by one or two players interactively. The second player controlling a red Superman character, teams up with the first player in this battle against the evil Alien Powers.

Each players uses a joystick to move his Superman character while walking or in flight. Two buttons aside each joystick are used to throw punches, kick or emit Superman's Heat Vision, a high-intensity laser which destroys all in its path. As Suprman picks up various colored crystals, he is awarded with addtitional energy and weapons including a Super Blast Punch and Mass Terminator. Items such as cars, gasoline cans, etc. can also be picked up and hurled at approaching enemies.

The many stages in the game are located in different cities of the U.S. and provide the player with real variety:
1st round: New York
2nd round: San Francisco
3rd round: Las Vegas
4th round: Washington
5th round: Alien Space Ship


Superman the  Arcade Video Game PCB
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Taito X System hardware
Board Number : K1100390A
Prom Stickers : B61

Main CPU : Motorola 68000 (@ 8 Mhz), Zilog Z80 (@ 4 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Yamaha YM2610 (@ 8 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 2
[1] PUNCH, [2] KICK


Even if titlescreen says 1988, Superman was released in February 1989 in Japan.

The game begins with the brilliant musical score composed by John Williams for 'Superman... The Movie'.

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.