Sunman Is the Superman Game That Never Was


Sunman was a game in development for the NES by Sunsoft, and was originally intended to be a Superman game. Similar to what happened with Journey To Silius, however, Sunsoft lost the rights to the property during development. This means that Sunsoft needed to remove the trademarked elements and still make a salvageable game out of it.

They nearly did it, but they ultimately decided not to release the game at all. Its existence was discovered years later by retro gaming enthusiasts at a website called The Lost Levels. The version given to The Lost Levels was surprisingly functional, so they turned around and released a bootlegged digital version of it.

I managed to track down a copy of Sunman and gave it a try here in this video:

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