Superman: Countdown to Apokolips

Superman: Countdown to Apokolips
Developer(s) Mistic Software
Publisher(s) Infogrames (Under the Atari brand name)
Distributor(s) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
DC Comics
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
Review scores
Nintendo Power2.6/5[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. 1 2 "Superman: Countdown To Apokolips for Game Boy Advance". GameRankings. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  2. 1 2 "Superman: Countdown To Apokolips for Game Boy Advance Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2013-11-27.
  3. Marriott, Scott Alan. "Superman: Countdown to Apokolips - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on 2014-11-13. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
  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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