Terrible. Horrible. Disgraceful. Any one of these, as well as any other word with a seriously negative connotation, could be used to describe Superman: The Mysterious Mr. Mist.
This has to be one of the most cheaply produced CD-ROMs. For starters, there's no sense of gaming involved whatsoever. All you do is click from panel to panel, watching the animation occur in each comic frame. Occasionally, you'll get a folder that reveals what the back of the box refers to as "plot clues," but what good is a clue if you're not the one in control?
Everything on this disc was lifted directly from a 1960s cartoon with the plot clues existing as the only original material. And you get about three of them. There is no point to clicking panel after panel to see this second-rate adventure when you can just turn on Cartoon Network and watch the same type of drastically dated thing.
Of all the stories they could have taken from that archaic series, we get the one about Mr. Mist?! WHO is Mr. Mist?! Sure, they can make a nice alliterative title by calling him "mysterious" but why couldn't we at least have gotten an episode with Lex Luthor or Brainiac? At least the Caped Crusader's equivalent debacle, Batman: Partners in Peril, featured an all-star cast of villains.
Odds are that you'll find this one in a bargain bin. Even if they're giving it away for free it's probably not worth your time -- all 12 minutes of it. If you've got a hankering for some interactive Superman action on your computer screen, you'll be much happier with The Multipath Adventures of Superman, which is very similarly priced.
Graphics: The comic book panels look OK, complete with cartoon footage dating back 30 years prior to the game's release. (Even the 1940s Superman cartoons looked better than this!)
Sound: Horrible music and annoying voices (especially Perry White).
Enjoyment: Do you enjoy clicking your mouse to see a few seconds of bad animation? Me neither.
Replay Value: If I could give this category a negative rating, I would.
Superman: The Mysterious Mr. Mist is an interactive comic book which can be viewed panel-by-panel or by video clips. The source material comes directly from episodes of the animated TV series The Batman/Superman Hour (1968-1969). A shapeshifter comes to Earth seeking a new queen for his people. Rising out of an old well on Perry White's farm, Mr. Mist first appears at the Daily Planet's company picnic. The misty being can transform into a perfect duplicate of any person simply by absorbing into a person's abandoned clothes. When he focuses hie attentions on Lois Lane and tries to kidnap her, Superman steps in to save her.
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