Superman © 1988 Taito Corporation.
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
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
 PUNCH,  KICK
Superman was released in December 1988 in North America and Europe. It was then released in February 1989 in Japan.
The game begins with the brilliant musical score composed by John Williams for 'Superman... The Movie'.
Directed by : Toshiyuki Nishimura
Game designer : Hidehiro Fujiwara
Programmers : Tohru Sugawara, Hideaki Tomioka, Hideki Hashimoto, Mari Iwano, Tadakazu Aono
Character designer : Nenko Nishimura
Art designers : Yoshihiro Wakita, Junji Yarita, Taira Sanuki, Shinobu Iwabuchi, Akira Saito, Minori Ishino, Takako Kozima, Toshiyuki Nishimura
Hardware : Noboru Yasukawa
Music sfx : Masahiko Takaki, Kazuyuki Ohnui, Shizuo Aizawa (Splatter A.), Takami Asano
Graphic designer : Natsuki Hirosawa