Reading about the upcoming Superman Returns PS2 game, I'm reminded of a much earlier attempt to bring the Man of Steel to home console gaming.
Anyone remember the old Superman game for the Atari 2600?
It must have been one of the worst comic book video games ever--and I played it for hours on end because, y'know, it was Superman.
The game opened with a couple of Lex Luthor's goons blowing up a bridge in Metropolis. As Superman, you had to reassemble the bridge and capture Lex and the goons and return them to jail, then change back into Clark Kent and file your story at the Daily Planet. The game was timed, so the object was to complete the mission in the shortest amound of time. There was just that one mission, so it got awful repetitive very fast. I remember that there was a particular cheat--the details of which I can't recall--that allowed me to finish the game in less that one minute. So, not a lot of replay value.
Though check out the great screen shots--it's the adventures of flying pixel man!
More details about the game at Atari Age.