The Death and Return of Superman was a major comic book event in 1992, the mass media success of which could be construed as the catalyst for the bursting of the speculative comic book bubble. Sunsoft teamed up with Blizzard in 1994 to produce a video game based on the arc. It’s a pretty straightforward beat ‘em up, but it’s arguably one of the best Superman games ever made, by virtue of not totally sucking. Due to a relatively small print run and a release a year after the SNES version, the Mega Drive version can fetch a pretty penny.
The 1999 Superman game, often referred to as Superman 64, has the reputation of being the absolute worst game of the fifth generation era of video game consoles. The game generally involves flying through a series of rings, while dodging “Kryptonite fog” in some weird VR version of Metropolis that Lex Luthor has set up.
Blizzard didn’t always have the Midas touch.
The Death and Return of Superman follows the major comic book arc of the early 1990s where Superman dies after a brutal fight with Doomsday. Players get to control Superman and his four imposters – The Cyborg, Superboy, Steel and The Eradicator. The PAL Mega Drive version is worth quite a bit of scratch, so keep your eyes peeled for it.