Titus’ Superman 64 is regarded as one of the worst video games ever made, but its confinement to the Nintendo 64 wasn’t originally planned. Notice the lack of the “only for” label on the N64 box…a Playstation Superman was also in the works at Titus, and came close enough to release that it was pictured in Toys R Us and KayBee fliers, with a $49.99 price tag.
Where did it go? We don’t know for certain, but the response to Superman 64, as well as its sales, might’ve made the studio think twice. Playstation Superman, however, is not really the same game as Superman 64. It’s nowhere close to the best game in the world, but it fixes some of the issues players had with the released Superman game (less ring-flying, for one).
In 2013, a man by the screen name “DigitalExplorations” purchased a lot with several prototype games, including a near-complete build of Playstation Superman. He didn’t think much of the game, and had no clue of its value, so he was shocked when his post on an Internet forum generated a huge response. He then made plans to dump the build, but….someone on the forum made him so angry he reformatted the hard drive the build was on, out of pure spite.
So why are we talking about it now? Because he recently bought some expensive recovery software that promised to retrieve data from reformatted drives. It worked on Playstation Superman and he was able to recover the build, which he has now uploaded to Deviantart of all places (along with a lengthier explanation than what we posted here). The game comes in ISO form, but it won’t run on a retail Playstation — only a developer’s model. It will, however, play just fine on PC emulators. You can get it on this Deviantart page.