YMMV / Marvel Super Heroes

  • Adaptation Displacement: Shuma-Gorath is much more well known from his appearance in this game and the rest of the Marvel series than he is in the comics.
  • Critical Research Failure: About the default colors for some of the Marvel characters:
    • Pink, green-eyed Shuma-Gorath. This was corrected in Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter
    • Orange and blue Spider Man.
  • Fridge Brilliance: Thanos invoking The Walls Are Closing In as his Reality Gem-based Hyper Combo — a Visual Pun about the walls of reality.
  • Game-Breaker: Anita. Her "Love For You" Infinity Combo deals massives damage, even blocked; in general, her small size make it very difficult to hit, so, some standing normals completely misses her. And she even has a Touch Of Death combo!
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: For some strange reason, Shuma-Gorath is popular in Japan.
  • Good Bad Bugs: Thanos' ending is glitched in the arcade version; instead of being given the option to choose between two endings, both play back to back with Magneto's ending text. While this is fixed in the console releases, the Marvel vs. Capcom Origins version is broken due to being based on the original arcade build.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Spider-Man's ending, full stop. To elaborate, Spidey comes home from saving the universe and Mary Jane tells him that she's pregnant, with Peter re-assuring her she and the baby are his universe. Then One More Day happened. Though before that, she already miscarried at the end of the Clone Saga
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In this game, the Infinity Gems are a vital part of gameplay, which would later be seen again in Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems; and years later, they would finally reappear as a vital part of a Fighting Game mehanics in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.
  • Memetic Mutation: Some of Spider-Man's lines, such as, "One for J.J.!" and "Do your job!" (or alternatively, "DO YOUR GODDAMN JOB!") are minor memes in the community.