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Marvel Super Heroes (c) 1995 Capcom.

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.


Capcom Play System II hardware (CP-S II)

Game ID : CP-S II No. 12

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 11.8 Mhz), Z80 (@ 8 Mhz)

Sound Chips : Q-Sound (@ 4 Mhz)

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 6

=> [1] LP (Jab), [2] MP (Short), [3] HP (Fierce)

=> [4] LK (Strong), [5] MK (Forward), [6] HK(Roundhouse)


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.

Soundtrack releases:

Marvel Super Heroes / Sony Records - SRCL-3448 - December 1, 1995


Here is the list of all versions :


* US, Japan, Europe and Asia releases.


* Japan, Brazil and Hispanic releases.

Additional Notes :

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


* 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 Color : 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.

* 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 opponent) : Your attacks have additional 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 different opponents: we have one at the beginning, then the first opponent 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 energy field around him with the Space gem, Spiderman divides 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 any time.

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


Planners : Takeshi Tezuka, Tetsuya Iijima, Tomichi, Kiyoshi Nishikawa, Kei Hiratou, Satoru Kimura

Programmers : Tarabar Hori (Tarabar-Black), Aoi-Peach, Kaw-K. Marichan, Silver-Kadontz, Nobu-Sasami, Knishi- (MadDogMc), Pon, Dna, Frk, Yama, T. Ueno, Youji

Scroll Designers : Konomi (Powerful 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 Yamamoto (Ryoji)

Sound Producer : Arcade Sound Team

Voice Designers : Hiroaki Kondo (New-X?)

* Object Designers :

Thanos : Shinji Sakashita (Sakashita Thing), D-Kurita, Takayuki Kosaka, Masako. Satoh

Dr. Doom : Satoru Yamashita, Ino, Seigo Kawakami

Wolverine : Akira Yasuda (Akiman)

Spider-man : Arahijuf, Rumi Yamaguchi, Tsunenori Shirahama

Captain America : Masaaki Tanaka, Chimorin Shogun, Misako Yamamoto

Psylocke : Eripyon. N

Hulk : Makoto Ishi, K. Takechan, Miwa, Kanako Takami

Iron Man : Yoshino Hiroaki, Kiai Ryuken, Yukikaze, You-Ten Nakano, Yutaka Maruno, Cepezou, Mimura Kenji, K. Tokunaga, Eizi Murabayashi, Naoki Fukuda, Takep, Henoheno, Yuki

Magneto : A. Iwasaki

Shuma-Gorath : Masayo Tsujimoto, Jun Matsumura (27), Shinya Miyamoto, Kako, Masanori Kondo

Blackheart : Alien. Pole, Fnyaco. F. Fnyao, Dway Nishimura, Oyabin

Juggernaut : Hiroaki Minobe, R. Sato, Kazuko Kawanaka

Effect : Ntengm Nakatani, Sagata, Tanuki, Kimo Kimo

* Voice Actors :

Captain America : Cathal J. Dodd

Wolverine : Cathal J. Dodd

Black Heart : Jaimz Woolvett

Psylocke : Catherine Disher

Shuma-Gorath : Franck Perry

Spider-Man : Patrick Chilvers

Hulk : Andrew Jackson

Thanos : Andrew Jackson

Juggernaut : Rick Bennett

Iron Man : Christopher Britton

Doctor Doom : Lorne Kennedy

Magneto : Lorne Kennedy

Anounncer : Lorne Kennedy

Special Thanks : Takuya Shiraiwa (Mr. Shiraiwa), Alex Jimenez, Eric Luther (Eric Luthr), Phillp Reed (Phil Reed)


* Consoles :

Sega Saturn [JP] (August 8, 1997) [Model T-1215G]

Sega Saturn [US] (September 30, 1997) [Model T-1214H]

Sega Saturn [EU] (December ??, 1997) [Model T-7032H-50]

Sony PlayStation [JP] (September 25, 1997) [Model SLPS-00763]

Sony PlayStation [US] (September 24, 1997) [Model SLUS-00257]

Sony PlayStation [EU] (December ??, 1997) [Model SLES-00932]


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.80u2 [?]

0.75 [?]

0.37b12 [Paul Leaman, Razoola, ElGuapo]

0.36b3 [?]

Artwork available


- 0.128u4: MAMEPlus added clone Marvel Super Heroes (US 951024 Phoenix Edition) (bootleg).

- 0.124u1: Nicola Salmoria fixed screen colors for the endings and everything.

- 27th May 2007: Mr. Do - Thanks to the BYOAC/CAG artwork, we have a bezel for Marvel Super Heroes. Note that this version is cropped, though; the full bezel is bigger. I'd still like to find one if I can. Also added in the JPN instruction cards, snagged from CPS2Shock.

- 0.80u2: Added Marvel Super Heroes (Japan 951117). Renamed (mshj) to (mshjr1).

- 0.75: Added Marvel Super Heroes (Euro 951024). Renamed (msh) to (mshu).

- 0.69u3: Razoola added clone Marvel Super Heroes (Brazil 951117).

- 22nd January 2003: Shiriru updated the CPS-2 driver again, fixing raster effects in Marvel Super Heroes and Giga Wing.

- 0.57: Added clone Marvel Super Heroes (Asia 951024).

- 25th December 2001: Razoola - Released XOR 74 for Marvel Super Heroes (Asia 951024) donated by Taucher0815.

- 25th July 2001: Razoola - Released XOR 48 for Marvel Super Heroes (Japan 951024) donated by walk.

- 22nd April 2001: Razoola - Released XOR 30 for Marvel Super Heroes (Hispanic 951117) donated by anonymous.

- 0.37b13: Replaced cpu2 rom ($28000) with new redump. Changed description of clone '(Hispanic)' to '(Hispanic 951117)'.

- 0.37b12: Paul Leaman added Marvel Super Heroes (US 951024) (Capcom 1995) and clones (Hispanic) and (Japan 951024).

- 16th February 2001: Razoola - Released XOR 12 for Marvel Super Heroes (USA 951024) donated by ElGuapo.

- 0.37b8: Added clone Marvel Super Heroes (Japan 951024) (Testdriver).

- 0.36b3: Added Marvel Super Heroes (USA) (Testdriver).


Other Emulators:

* Calice

* FB Alpha

* Kawaks

* Nebula

* Raine

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Romset: 41216 kb / 20 files / 18.1 zip

MAME XML Output:

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              <description>Marvel Super Heroes (Japan 951117)</description>
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              <rom name="msh.10b" merge="msh.10b" size="524288" crc="8d931196" sha1="983e62efcdb4c8db6bce6acf4f86acb9447b565d" region="maincpu" offset="380000"/>
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              <rom name="msh.19m" merge="msh.19m" size="4194304" crc="94a731e8" sha1="1e784a3412e7361e3001494e1daf840ef8c20449" region="gfx" offset="6"/>
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              <rom name="msh.18m" merge="msh.18m" size="4194304" crc="4db92d94" sha1="f1b25ccc0627139ad5b287a8f2ab3b4a2fb8b8e4" region="gfx" offset="1000004"/>
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              <rom name="msh.01" merge="msh.01" size="131072" crc="c976e6f9" sha1="281025e5aaf97c0aeddc8bd0f737d092daadad9e" region="audiocpu" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="msh.02" merge="msh.02" size="131072" crc="ce67d0d9" sha1="324226597cc5a11603f04085fef7715a314ecc05" region="audiocpu" offset="28000"/>
              <rom name="msh.11m" merge="msh.11m" size="2097152" crc="37ac6d30" sha1="ec67421fbf4a08a686e76792cb35e9cbf04d022d" region="qsound" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="msh.12m" merge="msh.12m" size="2097152" crc="de092570" sha1="a03d0df901f6ea79685eaed67db65bee14ec29c6" region="qsound" offset="200000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="68000" clock="16000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="audiocpu" name="Z80" clock="8000000"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="qsound" name="Q-Sound" clock="4000000"/>
              <display tag="screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="384" height="224" refresh="59.629403" pixclock="8000000" htotal="518" hbend="64" hbstart="448" vtotal="259" vbend="16" vbstart="240" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="6" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="8"/>
              <driver status="good" emulation="good" color="good" sound="good" graphic="good" savestate="supported" palettesize="3072"/>

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