AVGN: Superman 64

Mike Matei / July 8th, 2008

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  • Ubersnuber

    April 8, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I love this remix ^_^

    How you found strength to get past the first level, is beyond me. But you certainly gave it your all.


    April 13, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    i was buying a game a couple of months ago and i saw a game that looked good, so i looked at the back and what i saw was unbelievable! in one of the photos of the game had rings… it said,”With fun ring stages.. O :

  • Gunderman

    June 15, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Hey James, once you pass the rings & cars, it not so bad. You get to fight bad guys, & yes you can die. How about an easier way to beat the level, skipping it! While on the main menu, hit C-buttons ^,\/, (first one is up, second one is down, etc.) You should hear Clark Kent say “This looks like a job for Superman.” Load a game or start a new game. While on the pause menu, hit ^,\/. You should then come to the save game screen. Afterwards, you will then appear on the next level. By the way, hit the L button to read the last text. Similiar to where you use that button in Conker to skip cutscenes.

  • Gunderman

    June 15, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    I forgot. Hit C-buttons ^,\/, for the cheat activation

  • June 20, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    this game is soooo baaad )))))))))))))))

  • DBHS

    July 13, 2010 at 12:12 am

    I really enjoyed the way you said “fucking rings” about seven and a half minutes in. I can really feel the contempt for this abomination in that phrase..

  • volt28

    July 13, 2010 at 12:17 am

    If your not a cheater who would have the patience to play past all those rings and car stages? The controls are the most horrendious thing about this game. I tried playing it once. Never again.

  • Ferrobbra

    August 7, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    someone should make a website dedicated to erasing this game from teh face of the earth. call it kryptonite.com

  • Fill

    September 8, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    This is probably my fav review of yours and the intro is freakin awesome! But i gotta say there does exist a good Superman game: Death and Return of Superman for the SNES, beat em up action at its finest. Also, i’d love to see you do a movie review of the superman movies. Keep up the good work!

  • Drain

    September 15, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    This is one of those games I rented from the video store in my sad pathetic childhood.(Much like the nerds.)

    Like most games I rented back then, it was so terrible I didn’t play it for more than an hour before wanting it out of my Nintendo. I spent the whole time wondering 2 main things any logical player in this agony would.
    After wards it became the “worst super hero game” I’ve ever played. Note I said hero, not mam. It isn’t just worse than all other Superman games, it’s worse than ALL super hero games entirely.

  • September 27, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Terrible game Superman

    great review James


  • phoenix252005

    October 6, 2010 at 10:33 am

    What in the the fuck were they thinking!!! Thats not a game,its a torture device designed to punish kids!!! Bastards!! Long live the Nerd!!!!

  • SpeedyEric

    October 22, 2010 at 11:27 am

    I love the Commodore 64 joke.

    4:00- Or at least why doesn’t this game have the theme from the animated series on which it’s based off of?

    I’ve heard how bad Superman 64 is, but when I first saw this episode a year ago, I didn’t imagine it was THIS bad.

    The only good game I’ve played that has Superman is “Justice League Heroes.”

  • JDS2196

    October 24, 2010 at 3:00 am

    i was 7 yrs old when i was about to buy this game, thank god i picked mario party instead. i also passed the first lvl of this crap when i bought the game years later for 5 bucks. second level sucks more balls

  • metal0737

    November 3, 2010 at 10:42 am

    If you’re looking for a “Good” Superman game, try “The Death and Return of Superman”. That one’s not bad.

  • nate64

    November 7, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    this game is the equivalent of shit taking a shit.

  • nomad175

    November 27, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    I like the opening music. I thought that I was the only one who f–ked around with the floppy disk. And also, why must almost all superhero games suck?

  • avgnfankid25

    January 9, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    on the n64 box instead of the big s they should put ass for super ass 64

  • VerveBirder

    February 2, 2011 at 1:25 am

    Superman 64 should have that green face from Cybermorph! That’s the only thing that could make it worse! Hey Superman…where did you learn to fly?!

  • theavgnfan22

    February 4, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    ahole this is the best game ever and if you beileve that youre a dumb fuck second worst game only to shaq fu

  • April 25, 2011 at 9:19 am

    LOLS i actually own/beat this game when i was a kid…wow i must have been a really patient kid

  • Darylwolf

    April 30, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    shit pickle

  • Mr.Z

    May 8, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Played it up to the first boss but the fighting is horrible so i always lost. So i gave up and never played it again. Good thing i only rented it.

  • Diddis Dong

    June 5, 2011 at 10:13 am

    I actually beat Superman 64 in hard. The game is ridiculous! Although it does get better after the first few levels but still, one of the worst ever developed.
    Whats worse is that I actually stole money from my mom to buy this cause I was so into Superman back then. Of course I got caught for it and punished, as if playing that game wasn’t punishment enough.

  • fusionater

    July 12, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    It took me forever to beat this game on normal mode and when I finally got to the last level before Brainiac I,m thinking, aw shit yeah i get to beat up the guy who’s evil plan was to make me play this shit game, a nd then a screen pops up saying(may be slightly inaccurate) You must have played on hard mode to battle brainiac. So that was the fail-safe in his plan, make the average player who doesn’t jump to hard mode as soon as they get the game, but plays on normal or easy to get a feel for it, only to find out that the only way to beat the game is to play the whole thing on hard mode!!! I didn’t even try after that.

  • lavendersyndrome8

    July 26, 2011 at 2:20 am

    HEY avgn i love your videoes i cant stop waching them! im only 8 but i still watch them evryday! i love evrything on this website keap it up!!!!!!!!

    • BlakeHegehog

      March 24, 2012 at 1:54 pm

      wooow an 8 year old that doesnt use the godforsaken “u” and “ur” thing o.o

      • Sammy Schitz

        May 7, 2014 at 10:37 am

        There is light at the end of the tunnel.

  • Hunter Lee Triche

    July 27, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    Dude you should at this game again, if you go to options there would be a difficult setting if you put on the easiest setting, it remove all the rings and all you have to do is follow the arrow, and when you finished everthing city you will enter the first lvl.

  • August 9, 2011 at 3:04 am

    I remember playing that. It was indeed ass. I like how he’s so indignant that it’s that shitty though. Like, just stunned disbelief and rage that such a worthless pile of a game could exist. xD

  • August 10, 2011 at 2:24 am

    I remember getting that for Xmas when it came out. I played it for like 20 minutes before i gave up. Took me 5 years before i played it again. I cant believe i asked for it. Sold it at a garage sale to some superman nut for 100$ tho. ^_^

  • toolkiks

    August 20, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    lavendersyndrome8, youre 8? seriously? shouldnt you be out riding your bike instead of watching movies with language inappropriate for anyone well under 18? quality parenting there…

  • Dragon_Nexus

    August 25, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Ahh good old DRM, they should bring back code cards.

    You can tell in a lot of the reviews previous to this that the “This game is HORRIBLE!” line is used for comedic effect…but for this one, he speaks nothing but the truth. You can feel the sincerity.

  • August 27, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    flying through those rings is almost exactly like those fucking stupid beaver brothers in majora’s mask.

  • August 29, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    My brother is traumatized after this video…


    August 30, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    Playing on an emulator using a xbox 360 controller, the control wasnt as bad and i actually made it past another set of rings after that, and there was actuall fiighting bad guys and more like that but it was so bad it actually made you wish you were flying through more rings

  • September 6, 2011 at 5:46 am

    3:27 damn that creeps me out =/

  • Blitzballgamer

    September 17, 2011 at 7:01 am

    This game is a job for the SUPERNERD! 😀

  • Datvader

    September 17, 2011 at 11:02 am

    lol this game is so ass

  • wallinen

    September 22, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    If you wanna see more of this amazingly horrendous game then this 40 minute livecast of the game might be something. 3 guys having fun trying to complete a crappy game with no training :p http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnDK82TS04U&feature=channel_video_title

  • Aristotelles

    October 12, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    This episode really made laugh so damn hard! Good review, James! 🙂

  • Riddler

    October 18, 2011 at 9:02 pm


    Youknow what would be funny? Having to type that in to play ROMs or Wii games. That would rock.

  • November 15, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Heh. I’m sure this has been pointed out already, but these are parenthesis ((( )))
    These are quotation marks ” ” ” ”

    Not to be a dick or anything, just for future reference.

  • muzackattack

    December 23, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    why does the thumb nail picture show james holding a NES controller isn’t it suppose to be a n64 controller???????

  • December 25, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    this game ruined my love for my n64 and blockbuster…… till i rented Conkers Bad Fur Day :D!!!!

    • December 30, 2011 at 6:18 pm

      @SmokeBotKid Fucking Awesome game man! like all the RARE ones on 64!

  • December 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    SO MUCH ROOM!!! i laughed my ass there!

  • Quintus

    January 15, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    I remember getting this from Blockbuster when I was a kid!

    I couldn’t beat the first section and I rage quit 🙂

  • cpend7

    January 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I Got Superman64 on the Projert64 OMGLOL!

    • Killspre

      January 19, 2012 at 3:20 am

      @cpend7 I feel sad for your computer

  • sergio37

    January 16, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    ki remeber the comodore64 superman and i must say that was pretty fun back them… a little annoying but fun.

  • 277134

    January 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    more porn nerd

  • cpend7

    January 25, 2012 at 2:14 am

    I beat all the levels On Super Man 64! 100%

    • AquaLeaf

      February 15, 2012 at 11:54 pm

      @cpend7 you deserve a big ass truly golden medal for that… im being very serious

  • RayRoque

    January 28, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    ‘Why do I gotta DO THAT!” lol

  • muzackattack

    February 8, 2012 at 2:13 am

    i saw a superman 64 try out at my local game store it was the only try out that wasn’t being played XD i love my local game store they still sell atari 2600 games cheap!

  • Jonno2234

    February 9, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    hahahaha *creepy close up* ” I like you a lot”

  • kingofthecloset

    February 12, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    This review is almost as angry as the review of the controls for batman forever! I always gave up with the 1st set of rings so knowing that there is at least 2 more ring courses squashes all curiosity I had of the rest of the game

  • Hugoso

    February 13, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    Dude! Can I download this opening theme??

  • King George the first

    February 15, 2012 at 6:23 am

    The Nerd is great he is the greatest Gamereviewer of all time..And i hope he make more new episodes they are so many great shitty games he can review …oh yes and the worst gamereviewer of all is the irate gamer…he does a review about alladin on snes and say the game is shitty, boring and awful..who dont agree with the opinion of Lord Irate Shitness Thumbs UP!!!

  • vasilis

    February 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    i would never play this game even if it was the last freaking game in the universe of dogturds!

  • Braadhimself

    February 24, 2012 at 7:21 am

    This is one of those rare occasions AVGN has played a game that I have actually played in my very own childhood. This game was fucking terrible to say the least. I remember hiring this game from a rental store (Blockbuster maybe) and being so dissapointed. It was probably hired for a week but ‘played’ for a few minutes in that time. Saw this 2nd hand in a gamestore the other day too, for $20, $20 too much.

  • JJAB91

    February 29, 2012 at 2:01 am

    A game being more “new” does not mean it will be good. There will always be good games and bad games. Its just how it is. 
    And beside Superman for the Nintendo 64 is old. May not be old by the standards of games you usually review but it is old. Hell games that are only 5 years old are considered old.

  • c64kicksass

    March 2, 2012 at 10:05 am

    playing this game (the N64 not the C64) must really be a pain. If you need money, just sue the people who made it.

  • DerekShort

    March 8, 2012 at 6:20 am

    Worst thing I have ever in my life seen. What the fuck were they thinking? “Lets create the worst game ever!” They did!

  • 1CLVico

    March 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Superman acts like a fucking hedgehog, catching rings and getting knocked down by cars…

  • kryjin

    March 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Even Superman on the title card tried to save the Nerd from this horrible game XDDDD

  • kiskanak

    March 27, 2012 at 3:04 am

    This is my favourite of allll the Nerd videos!! The commentary is hilarious, the game is clearly ASS, and it has my favourite intro, too: the techno one!
    I don’t even play video games anymore but I’ve watched every AVGN video. (I remember the exact moment I gave up on gaming: Playstation, Final Fantasy VII, Hundred Gunner and Heli Gunner. Done! I still play old games though, sometimes.)

  • MichaelPonderJr

    March 28, 2012 at 1:50 am

    As a fan of rock.. i prefer the older openings… not a fan of the techo stuff…
    And wow.. AVGN.. now you know how we all felt about Superman on the N64 lol.
    That game truely is modern crap lol

  • theforcer

    April 18, 2012 at 6:33 am

    Fuck fuck Fuuuuuuuuuuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  • JJLehto

    May 5, 2012 at 7:57 am

    N64? What is this shit???
    Naw great to see a review of a game I actually played!

    This one, and that shitty ass SNES batman game.
    Oh the horrible memories

  • IbanezJFS

    May 16, 2012 at 12:04 am

    The Nintendo 64 Controller has to be the WORST video game controller ever.

  • Rebellion777

    May 20, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    @ IbanezJFS Actually the N64 controller is really good when it’s a game where the developers gave 2 shits about good control, though I do admit the joystick on all of my N64 controllers is/are a little loose, but it’s still an amazing controller, as long as you aren’t playing a game like Superman 64 where more than just the slightest nudges will send you flying off to God knows where.

    @cpend7 I second AquaLeaf, you need a medal. Huh, and I thought I was doing well when I recently FINALLY had the patience to go through that first level. As far as I know it’s the only level that has that whole ring setup. However I stopped playing at the second level, because that level is pure shit too. The only redeming thing about the game is the multiplayer mode, which if I remember correctly is really fun…maybe because you’re flying around shooting things, you know HAVING FUN AND NOT HAVING TO FLY THROUGH 10K RINGS YOU PEICES OF….woah, sorry there, must be some surpressed memories.

    On a side note, there was a more recently released Superman game right? Was that game any good? Cause it surely can’t get any worse than Superman 64….right?

  • kylebroncos7

    June 5, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Ever play that game Superman 64, you should definitely review it sometime, that or E.T.

  • JohnRingoMcCartney84

    June 9, 2012 at 4:02 am

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7PlY_7TSJA this is a link to a Lets Player whos name is ProtonJon. he completes the whole game. ENJOY

  • binaryfruit

    July 21, 2012 at 6:43 pm


    No, he deserves to have the wasted time back, the poor guy

  • Fred Fuchs81

    August 21, 2012 at 8:17 am

    Is this the first time ever in the “New nerd room”?

  • Haseo55

    September 1, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Im surprice that the sun didnt return it

  • WinterDeathPeach

    September 2, 2012 at 8:44 am

    I was wondering are the flying controls in this worse than San Andreas because those are the worse flying controls I ever played in a game especially that RC plane part, kudos to anyone who could get pass that on the first try.

  • Ace

    October 5, 2012 at 11:03 pm


    I have played both, and believe me when I say that Sup 64 control is infinitely worse than the San Andreas flying missions. The Nerd was being much to kind in his assessment of this game…

  • Makusu

    October 21, 2012 at 11:13 am

    I played this game after i saw you review it cause im a dumass!!

  • lalilulelo59

    November 26, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Love this episode! My friends and I did a video of our own on this game. We run a small show called Gaming Carnage. This game was our fourth episode and man, did we have a blast with this one! Check out the vid on youtube. The uploader name is twistedstudios3.

    But enough promoting our show, this episode was just hilarious!!! So much to make fun of and curse at. This game was definately never finished.

  • DanJG99

    December 19, 2012 at 3:03 am

    Your right Superman for NIntendo 64 did suck and it wss a pain flying through all those rings. If I’m not mistaken the story is set in a virtual reality recreation of Metropolis made by Lex Luther. which explains the rings that are so difficult to fly through while timed. You”ll find that you have to fly through rings before any action sequences as well. I beat this game and believe me it was a pain even though I used cheat codes. To think Titus was actually planning on releasing Superman for Playstation as if it would have been any better on that console.

  • David Whitton

    December 21, 2012 at 5:48 am

    I would love for James Rolfe (as AVGN) to review the worst Playstation 1 game: Bubsy 3D, after the movie.

  • thatrandomperson

    January 4, 2013 at 10:33 am

    i actually wanted to play this since someone i know has it. i was pissed. not because of the game play but because of it not wanting to start up in the first place. and yes i actaully wanted to play this for myself to see how ass this game really is.


    January 21, 2013 at 11:30 am

    LOL this episode is one of my favorites! i especially like the remix intro and the review was HILARIOUS

  • Baby Moses

    April 12, 2013 at 5:03 am

    Ahahaha ! “Guess what’s next ? Seriously, I want you to just take a guess what comes after this ? More rings …”

  • Aplayer Aplayer

    April 16, 2013 at 8:42 am

    The punch was for the beta version. YOU COULD ACTUALLY PUNCH PEOPLE IN THE BETA VERSION! BTW, I made an account just to post this comment, I am new to this site, not the series, i’ve watched all of the AVGN videos :3

  • Aplayer Aplayer

    April 16, 2013 at 8:47 am

    And holy shit, this game’s graphics are soooooooooooo shitty, the fog is the worst part, I hate it so fucking much.

  • May 11, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Commodore does what Nintendo’nt

  • May 31, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    This game made me do the following things

    -Destroy my N64

    -Bust my left nut

    -Destroy the game too

  • Slyjay

    June 11, 2013 at 3:47 am

    Yeah, it looked horribly bad. Sure you can use a cheat, but you shouldn’t have to do that. Very bad…

  • Night-X

    June 19, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Would been better with the arcade Superman. Come to think about it that was only Superman game I ever play. Just say it like the 6 player X-Men arcade but just with two players at most. I forgot if it was one or two player?

  • August 24, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    In DC Universe Online there are challenge races where you.. wait for it… fly through rings.. if your character has super speed you have to run through rings instead….however most of the time the challenges are doable not difficult like the shit-sludge that is Superman on the N64

  • November 21, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    No, throwing Superman in the sun will only make him stronger!

  • sjukjohn

    January 10, 2014 at 2:56 am

    Lol Troll James 😛

  • Justin Middleton

    March 16, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    Had the displeasure of playing this turd game in 2000 or so, it was at our local game store where the displays for the consoles were set up. And Superman just happened to be plugged in the N64 so I played it for a few minutes, yet it only took me about a minute to realize this game was a piece of crap. I went like ” forget this” and went over to the Playstation demo, BEST DECISION EVER !!!.

  • June 20, 2014 at 12:37 am

    This is The First Assembly of The Holy Kirk, and the mission of my new nerdy religion is to seek comfort, wisdom, and maybe something about ourselves and our future by spreading the enlightening words of the 79 stories charting the adventures of the star ship Enterprise. All who wish to join my online discussions say “Live Long And Prosper” as a comment. This may be what Trekkies might need to be complete, and be enlightened on the deeper meanings that each episode contains.
    — Caleb Culbert

  • Aaron1375

    June 23, 2014 at 5:16 am

    After you finally get to the next level you get to punch some enemies and navigate some sewers and it still sucks ass!

  • September 18, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Apparently you don’t have to do the rings after the fourth round…but how anyone could make it there with their sanity is beyond me. Has anyone ever beaten Superman 64?

  • November 6, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Oh this is ass, this is really ass! XD

  • November 9, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    I played this game at E3 back when I was in college. The demo they had on display was a free roaming style game where you could fly all over the city. There was nothing to do in the city, but it was better than the final product.

  • damon

    May 5, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    I’m pretty sure the bullshit with the code card on the C64 version is an anti-piracy measure, to make sure you actually BOUGHT the game, rather than downloaded it for free.

  • Cameron Menefee

    November 7, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Rocksteady, I went a great Superman game on Xbox One & PS4 please!

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