Super Hero (Codemasters) Review | Zzap - Everygamegoing


Super Hero
By Codemasters
Commodore 64/128

Published in Zzap #47

Super Hero

I thought that Super Hero would have people running round in costumes like Superman or Batman, but No! The Super Hero in this case is more along the lines of Greek mythology - you know, them that the gods bestow all them gifts on. The gods have a game in which a hero is selected to take part: he must solve a number of puzzles set in a large labyrinth. You take the part of the hero: the task is daunting but there may be items which help you on your way.

The screenshots on the packaging didn't look too bad, so I was expecting a fair isometric puzzle game. Instead what I found was a dull Knight Lore clone with mediocre sound, gameplay and graphics. The main character doesn't look much like a hero, more like someone who has had a heavy weight dropped on their head! I can think of a good number of exploration games I'd rather play than this - but it might suit you.