Marvel Super Heroes

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Marvel Super Heroes
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Capcom (Japan, US), Virgin Interactive (Europe)
Developer:
Licensor: Marvel Characters
Original system(s): Capcom CPS-2
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (49 tracks)
Peripherals supported: Extended RAM Cartridge (1MB/4MB)
Genre: Fighting/Taisen Kakutou (対戦格闘)[1], Action[2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥5,800 (6,090)5,800e[3] T-1215G
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
$49.9949.99[6][7] T-1214H
ESRB: Teen
Sega Saturn
EU
T-7032H-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
T-7032H-50
USK: 16
Sega Saturn
ES
T-7032H-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PT
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.9944.99[9] T-7032H-05
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
Non-Sega versions

Marvel Super Heroes (マーヴル・スーパーヒーローズ) is a versus fighting game developed and published by Capcom for the Sega Saturn. It features characters from the Marvel Comics universe and can be seen as a sequel to X-Men: Children of the Atom.

Marvel Super Heroes is notable for being the only game released outside of Japan which supports the Extended RAM Cartridge. It was not advertised as being compatible (as the peripheral was not released in the west) but maintains compatibility regardless.

Gameplay

By default, the Saturn version has to cut the number of character animations, making it less smooth than the original arcade version in motion. With the Extended RAM Cartridge, the Saturn is able to bridge more of the gap - while still not a perfect match, it is able to reinstate most ducking animations, for example, which without the RAM cartridge are reduced to static frames.

Characters

MSH SS JP Hulk Portrait.png The Incredible Hulk
MSH SS JP Wolverine Portrait.png Wolverine
From X-Men: Children of the Atom.
MSH SS JP Spider-Man Portrait.png Spider-Man
MSH SS JP Magneto Portrait.png Magneto
From X-Men: Children of the Atom.
MSH SS JP Juggernaut Portrait.png Juggernaut
From X-Men: Children of the Atom.
MSH SS JP IronMan Portrait.png Iron Man
MSH SS JP Psylocke Portrait.png Psylocke
From X-Men: Children of the Atom.
MSH SS JP CaptainAmerica Portrait.png Captain America
MSH SS JP Shuma-Gorath Portrait.png Shuma-Gorath
MSH SS JP Black Heart Portrait.png Black Heart
MSH SS JP DrDoom Portrait.png Dr. Doom
Middle Boss. Unlockable
MSH SS JP Thanos Portrait.png Thanos
Last Boss.
MSH SS JP Anita Portrait.png Anita
From Vampire Hunter. Secret character.

Tips and Tricks

  • Use Dr. Doom:
After clearing the arcade mode, in character select screen, DownDown and A+B+C(Press in this order).
  • Use Thanos:
After clearing the arcade mode, in character select screen, UpUp and Z+Y+X(Press in this order).
  • Use Anita:
After clearing the arcade mode, in character select screen, UpRightDownLeftUpRightDownLeftUp and X+Y+Z(Press in this order).

Production credits

Staff Credit
  • Planner: Takeshi Tezuka, T.Iijima, Tomichin∞, Kiyoshi Nishikawa, Kei Hiratou, Satoru Kimura
  • Programmer: Tarabar-Black, Aoi–Peach, Kaw–K.Marichan, Silver–Kadontz, Nobu–Sasami, Knishi–"Maddogmc", PON, DNA, FRK, YAMA, Ueno, Youji
  • Object
    • Thanos: Thing.Sakashita, D-Kurita, Takayuki Kosaka, Masako.Satoh
    • Dr. Doom: S.Yamashita, INO, Seigo. Kawakami
    • Wolverine: Akiman
    • Spider-man: Arahijuf, Rumi♥Yamaguchi, T.Shirahama
    • Captain America: Masaaki.Tanaka, Chimorin Shogun, Misako.Yamamoto
    • Psylocke: Eripyon N
    • Hulk: Makoto Ishi, Takechan, Miwa, Kanako.Takami
    • Ironman: Yoshino Hiroaki, Kiai Ryuken, Yukikaze, You.Ten.Nakano, Yutaka Maruno, Gepezon, Kenji Mimura, K.Tokunaga, E.Murabayashi, RIKA., Naoki Fukuda, Takep, Henoheno, Yuki
    • Magneto: A.Iwasaki
    • Shuma-Gorath: M.Tsujimoto, Jun Matsumura 27, Shinya.M, Kako, Masanori Kondo
    • Black Heart: Alien. Pole, Fnyaco F Fnyao, Dway Nishimura, Oyabin
    • Juggernaut: Hiroaki Minobe, R.Sato, Kazuko♥Kawanaka
    • Effect: Ntengm.Nakatani, Sagata, Tanuki, Kimo Kimo
  • Scroll: Konomi, Buppo, Shibata Kayoko, Daisuke Nakagawa, Yumiko, Takapon, Akiko Matsunaga, Satomi Ishii, R.K, T.Yoichi, M
  • Music compose: Anarchy"Takapon", Yuke"Wewe"Satomura, Zuzuki Tatsuro-
  • Sound design: Picard Mij, Satoshi"Ayano"Ise, Ryoji
  • Voice design: Hiroaki"New-X?"Kondo
  • Sound produce: Arcade Sound Team
  • Voice Actor
    • Captain America/Wolverine: Mr.Cal Dodd
    • Black Heart: Mr.Jeimz Woolvet
    • Psylocke: Ms.Catherine Disher
    • Shuma-Gorath: Mr.Frank Perry
    • Spider-man: Mr.Patrick Chilvers
    • Hulk/Thanos: Mr.Andrew Jackson
    • Juggernaut: Mr.Rick Bennett
    • Iron Man: Mr.Chris Britton
    • Announcer/Dr. Doom/Magneto: Mr.Lome Kennedy
  • Special Thanks
    • USA Staff: Mr.Shiraiwa, Alex Jimenez, Eric Luther, Phil Reed, And All Capcom Staff
  • Consumer Staff: Hyper Mickey, Koji Oda, Tomohiko Saito, Kanekon, Masatsugu Shinohara, Ryutaro'S Mama, Hideaki Katagiri, Toshio Kajino, Ryoji, Satoshi Ise, Hiroaki "X68K" Kondo, Koji Nakajima, And All Capcom Staff
In Memory Of Jack "King" Kirby
Thank You For Playing
Source:
In-game credits[11]

Magazine articles

Main article: Marvel Super Heroes/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #99: "October 1997" (1997-xx-xx)
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Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) #1997-24: "1997-24 (1997-07-18)" (1997-07-04)
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Print advert in Player One (FR) #81: "Décembre 1997" (1997-xx-xx)

Artwork

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
88 №62, p34/35
90 №66, p79
Sega Saturn
89
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
100
[9]
Edge (UK) NTSC-J
80
[12]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
76
[13]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
73
[14]
Fun Generation (DE) PAL
80
[15]
GameFan (US) NTSC-U
90
[16]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
93
[17]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-J
90
[18]
MAN!AC (DE) NTSC-J
80
[19]
MAN!AC (DE) PAL
80
[20]
Mega Fun (DE)
83
[21]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
81
[22]
Next Generation (US) NTSC-U
50
[23]
neXt Level (DE) PAL
70
[24]
Saturn Power (UK) PAL
93
[25]
Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
95
[26]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
60
[27]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
85
[28]
Sega Saturn
81
Based on
18 reviews

Marvel Super Heroes

Saturn, JP
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Cover
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Spinecard
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Disc
Saturn, US
MSH Saturn US Box Back.jpgMSH Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Marvelsuperheroes sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, UK
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Cover
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Disc
Saturn, FR/DE
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Cover
MSH Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, PT

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
644,231,616 CD-ROM (EU) T-7032H-50 V1.000
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
638,960,784 1997-06-30 CD-ROM (JP) T-1215G V1.003
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1997-08-19 CD-R Page

Track list

1. Data track
2. Attract Mode (0:25)
3. Player Select (1:43)
4. Here Comes A New Challenger! (0:12)
5. Versus (0:12)
6. Continue? (1:14)
7. Game Over (0:12)
8. High Scores (1:14)
9. Next Battle (0:12)
10. Spider-Man's Theme (2:27)
11. Captain America's Theme (2:32)
12. Hulk's Theme (2:31)
13. Iron Man's Theme (2:34)
14. Wolverine's Theme (2:37)
15. Psylocke's Theme (2:36)
16. Blackheart's Theme (2:33)
17. Shuma-Gorath's Theme (2:35)
18. Juggernaut's Theme (2:30)
19. Magneto's Theme (2:32)
20. Doctor Doom's Theme (2:30)
21. Thanos' Theme (2:28)
22. Spider-Man Wins! (0:41)
23. Captain America Wins! (0:43)
24. Hulk Wins! (0:43)
25. Iron Man Wins! (0:44)
26. Wolverine Wins! (0:43)
27. Psylocke Wins! (0:44)
28. Blackheart Wins! (0:44)
29. Shuma-Gorath Wins! (0:43)
30. Juggernaut Wins! (0:43)
31. Magneto Wins! (0:43)
32. Doctor Doom Wins! (0:42)
33. Thanos Wins! (0:43)
34. Heroes Freed (0:12)
35. Spider-Man's Ending (0:58)
36. Captain America's Ending (0:56)
37. Hulk's Ending I (0:18)
38. Hulk's Ending II (0:46)
39. Iron Man's Ending I (0:28)
40. Iron Man's Ending II (0:31)
41. Wolverine's Ending (0:54)
42. Psylocke's Ending I (0:33)
43. Psylocke's Ending II (0:31)
44. Blackheart's Ending I (0:35)
45. Blackheart's Ending II (0:24)
46. Shuma-Gorath's Ending (0:58)
47. Juggernaut's Ending I (0:41)
48. Juggernaut's Ending II (0:32)
49. Magneto's Ending (0:44)
50. Credits (2:09)
Running time: 56:35

Extra content

This game has extra content which can be viewed when accessing the disc on a PC.

Saturn (JP) Extra files
Folder / File Type Size description
MSH_ABS.TXT TXT (Abstract) 589 About this game.
MSH_BIB.TXT TXT (Bibliographiced) 68 Reference material
MSH_CPY.TXT TXT (Copyright) 349 Copyright


References

  1. File:MSH Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/ss/soft_licensee3.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-07-28 12:30)
  3. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1997-24 (1997-07-18)" (JP; 1997-07-04), page 3
  4. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/MfTBohGxNf4/m/dHCLeseIPzYJ
  5. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/EnMaPMH8DSA/m/rjfJpPawHaAJ
  6. File:E31997 Capcom PressKit.pdf, page 7
  7. Press release: 1997-10-02: Capcom Flexes It's Marketing Muscle for the Release of Marvel Super Heroes; Plans Include National Television Advertising Campaign and Marvel Arcade Sweepstakes
  8. Computer & Video Games, "October 1997" (UK; 1997-09-12), page 49
  9. 9.0 9.1 Computer & Video Games, "December 1997" (UK; 1997-11-12), page 106
  10. http://centromail.es:80/nuevo/consolas/sat.asp (Wayback Machine: 1998-01-20 17:10)
  11. File:MSH_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  12. Edge, "October 1997" (UK; 1997-09-12), page 96
  13. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "November 1997" (US; 1997-1x-xx), page 194
  14. Famitsu, "1997-08-15" (JP; 1997-08-01), page 1
  15. Fun Generation, "11/97" (DE; 1997-10-15), page 92
  16. GameFan, "Volume 5, Issue 11: November 1997" (US; 1997-xx-xx), page 26
  17. GamePro, "November 1997" (US; 1997-xx-xx), page 154
  18. Joypad, "Octobre 1997" (FR; 1997-xx-xx), page 64
  19. MAN!AC, "10/97" (DE; 1997-09-10), page 49
  20. MAN!AC, "12/97" (DE; 1997-11-12), page 108
  21. Mega Fun, "12/97" (DE; 1997-11-05), page 108
  22. Mega Fun, "03/98" (DE; 1998-02-04), page 68
  23. Next Generation, "November 1997" (US; 1997-10-21), page 198
  24. neXt Level, "Oktober 1997" (DE; 1997-09-19), page 83
  25. Saturn Power, "November 1997" (UK; 1997-09-17), page 72
  26. Sega Saturn Magazine, "October 1997" (UK; 1997-09-17), page 70
  27. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1997-28 (1997-08-15)" (JP; 1997-08-01), page 164
  28. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 12


Marvel Super Heroes

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Prereleases: Marvel Super Heroes Taikenban
Sega Saturn
Prototypes: 1997-08-19