Lost In Translation/Marvel Super Heroes

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Marvel Super Heroes
Marvel Super Heroes marquee.
No screen shot.
Marvel Super Heroes control panel.
Manufacturer Capcom
Released 1995
Control
Method
8-way Joystick
6 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 11.800 MHz)
Z80 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Stereo
Q-Sound (@ 4.000 MHz)
Video
Details
Raster (Horizontal)
384 x 224 pixels
59.63 Hz
4,096 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 20 ROMs
42,205,184 bytes (40.25 MiB)
MAME ID msh · msha · mshb · mshh · mshj · mshjr1 · mshu

About The Game

Marvel Super Heroes is a one-on-one fighting arcade video game.

10 characters straight out of Marvel Comics prove their worthiness to meet Dr. Doom and Thanos. Includes special power-up gems that can be used and acquired during a match.

Additional Technical Information

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 6

= > [1] LP, [2] MP, [3] HP

= > [4] LK, [5] MK, [6] HK

Trivia

Released in October 1995.

The game background is mainly inspired by the famous comic saga called the Infinity Gauntlet, published in 1991. This gauntlet is wielded by Thanos and allows him to use all the Infinity gems simultaneously.

There are 10 characters available plus the 2 bosses which appears in different Marvel comic books :

  • Black Heart - Daredevil #270
  • Captain America (aka Steve Rogers) - Captain America Comics #1
  • Doctor Doom (aka Victor Von Doom) - Fantastic Four #5
  • Hulk (aka Robert Bruce Banner) - Incredible Hulk #1
  • Iron Man (aka Anthony 'Tony' Stark) - Tales of Suspense #39
  • Juggernaut (aka Cain Marko) - X-Men #12
  • Magneto (aka Erik 'Magnus' Lehnsherr) - X-Men #1
  • Psylocke (aka Elizabeth 'Betsy' Braddock) - New Mutants Annual #2
  • Shuma-Gorath - Marvel Premiere #6
  • Spider-Man (aka Peter Parker) - Amazing Fantasy #15
  • Thanos - Iron Man #55
  • Wolverine (aka James 'Logan' Howlett) - Incredible Hulk #180

Marvel Super Heroes was released by Capcom in memory of Jack Kirby (aka 'The King of the Comics') [1917 / 1994] who was the most influential and respected illustrator and creator of comic books, at least of the super-hero/adventure variety. He was so important that, with that field now in recession, some are saying that when Jack Kirby died, he took the industry with him.

Sony Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Marvel Super Heroes - SRCL-3448) on 01/12/1995.

Updates

The US version is slightly different, it has the "Recycle It, Don't Trash It!" screen.

Revision 1 :

  • Euro, Japanese, US and Asia releases (951024).

Revision 2 :

  • Brazil, Japan and Hispanic releases only (951117).

Tips and tricks

Play as Anita

Press MP, LP, Left, LK, MK at the character selection screen.

Play as Dr. Doom

Press MK, LP, Down, LK, MP at the character selection screen.

Play as Thanos

Press LK, HK, MP(x2), Up at the character selection screen.

Double Power

Select a fighter at the character selection screen, then press Player One Start + Player Two Start.

Continue Fighting

Press Start immediately after winning a round to continue hitting the defeated character.

Disable Gems

To disable Gems in two player mode both players must press and hold Start after choosing their character until the round starts.

Change Character Colour

At the character select screen move to the desired character then hold Up (if on top row) or Down (if on bottom row). After 3 seconds press any punch or kick button to select character.

Gem Power

Here are the different gem effects (which acts during a short time) and when you can get them :

  • Time gem (Red) : You are much more faster than usual.
  • Space gem (Purple) : Your character get unstoppable with this super armor power.
  • Soul gem (Green) : Your fighter slowly recovers life.
  • Power gem (Pink) : Your attacks are more powerful.
  • Reality gem (Orange, on the fifth opponnent) : Your attacks have additionnal effects which makes them more powerful.
  • Mind gem (Blue, owned by Thanos) : The character can recover about 2 energy levels in a few seconds.

The gems are owned by diffrent opponnents: we have one at the beginning, then the first opponnent have the following one then the second, then the third and finally the fifth (the last one is on Thanos). Characters have some special effects using some gems (for instance Magneto got an enegy field around him with the Space gem, Spiderman divide himself in two similar being for symmetrical attacks using the Power gem).

Notice that we can only use the first gem in our gem stack. If you press the Start button during the fight, you will change the gem order in your stack, allowing for you to use any desired gem at anytime.

When we reach the final fight against Thanos, he steal all the gems and collect them in his gauntlet. He uses them his way (for instance : space gem creates a warp which attracts and throw rocks on his enemy).

Staff

Planners
Takeshi Tezuka
T. Iijima
Tomichi
Kiyoshi Nishikawa
Kei Hiratou
Satoru Kimura
Programmers
Tarabar-Black
Aoi-Peach
Kaw-K.Marichan
Silver-Kadontz
Nobu-Sasami
Knishi- (MadDogMc)
Pon
Dna
Frk
Yama
T. Ueno
Youji
Scroll Designers
Konomi
Buppo
Shibata Kayoko
Daisuke Nakagawa
Yumiko
Takapon
Akiko Matsunaga
Satomi Ishii
R.K
Yoichi Tanoue
M
Music Composers
Takayuki Iwai (Anarchy Takapon)
Yuki Satomura (Wewe)
Tatsuro Zuzuki
Sound Designers
Picard Mij
Satoshi Ise (Ayano)
Ryoji
Sound Producer
Arcade Sound Team
Voice Designers
Hiroaki Kondo (New-X?)

Object Designers

Thanos By
Shinji Sakashita (Sakashita Thing)
D-Kurita
Takayuki Kosaka
Masako.Satoh
Dr. Doom By
Satoru Yamashita
Ino
Seigo Kawakami
Wolverine By
Akiman
Spider-Man By
Arahijuf
Rumi Yamaguchi
T.Shirahama
Captain America By
Masaaki Tanaka
Chimorin Shogun
Misako Yamamoto
Psylocke By
Eripyon.N
Hulk By
Makoto Ishi
K.Takechan
Miwa
Kanako Takami
Iron Man By
Yoshino Hiroaki
Kiai Ryuken
Yukikaze
You-Ten Nakano
Yutaka Maruno
Cepezou
Mimura Kenji
K?okunaga
Eizi Murabayashi
Naoki Fukuda
Takep
Henoheno
Yuki
Magneto By
A. Iwasaki
Shuma-Gorath By
Masayo Tsujimoto, Jun Matsumura (27), Shinya.M, Kako, Masanori Kondo
Black Heart By
Alien Pole
Fnyaco. F. Fnyao
Dway Nishimura
Oyabin
Juggernaut By
Hiroaki Minobe
R. Sato
Kazuko Kawanaka
Effect
Ntengm Nakatani
Sagata
Tanuki
Kimo Kimo

Voice Actors

Captain America & Wolverine
Cathal J. Dodd
Black Heart
Jaimz Woolvett
Psylocke
Catherine Disher
Shuma-Gorath
Franck Perry
Spider-Man
Patrick Chilvers
Hulk & Thanos
Andrew Jackson
Juggernaut
Rick Bennett
Iron Man
Chris Britton
Doctor Doom, Magneto & Announcer
Lorne Kennedy

Cabinet and Artwork

Ports

Consoles 
Sony PlayStation (1997)
Sega Saturn (1997)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Marvel Super Heroes SRCL-3448[1] 1995-12-01 Sony Records CD version.

References

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.