Superman: Countdown to Apokolips

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Superman: Countdown to Apokolips
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Developer(s) Mistic Software
Publisher(s) Atari Interactive
Distributor(s) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Release date(s)
  • NA March 26, 2003
  • EU April 25, 2003
Genre(s) 2D Platformer

Superman: Countdown to Apokolips is a video game that was released in 2003 by Atari for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance. It was based largely on Superman: The Animated Series, including its character portrayals, and artistic style. There are bosses such as Livewire, Metallo and Bruno Mannheim, as well as goons and other items.


The game serves as a prequel to the events of Superman: Shadow of Apokolips. Agents of Darkseid comes to Earth to bring down the Man of Steel. Meanwhile, a villain named Kalibak kidnaps Lois Lane, and Livewire, Metallo, and Bruno Mannheim has just broke out of prison.


The game plays from an isometric perspective. Superman is able to fly across levels, and he can use his heat vision and iceblasts. Superman can also punch and kick his enemies to the ground.


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 45%[1]
Metacritic 47/100[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 2/5 stars[3]
IGN 4.5/10[4]
Nintendo Power 2.6/5[5]

The game has received mixed-to-negative reviews. It has a score of 45% from GameRankings[1] and 47 out of 100 from Metacritic.[2] Much of the criticism focused on repetitive gameplay, but the graphics were praised.


  1. ^ a b "Superman: Countdown To Apokolips for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Superman: Countdown To Apokolips for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 
  3. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan. "Superman: Countdown to Apokolips - Review". Allgame. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 
  4. ^ Harris, Craig (2003-04-03). "Superman: Countdown to Apokolips". IGN. Archived from the original on 2003-04-15. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 
  5. ^ "Superman: Countdown to Apokolips". Nintendo Power 168: 140. May 2003. 

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