Superman is an Atari 2600 game designed by John Dunn and published byAtari, Inc in 1978. The player(s) takes control of theDC Comics character Superman, who must repair the bridge destroyed by Lex Luthor, capture Luthor and his criminal underlings, enter a phonebooth to turn back into Clark Kent, then return to theDaily Planet in the shortest amount of time. To slow Superman's progress, Kryptonite has been released by Luthor. If hit by Kryptonite, Superman loses his abilities to capture criminals and fly. To regain them, he must find and kiss Lois Lane.
Superman is one of the earliest console games to feature a Pause option which could be activated by pressing the select switch on the Atari 2600. The pause feature does have a bug that allows the game to be completed without having to repair the bridge or capture Lex and his gang.
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