The game features the Justice League, a team of superheroes who are fighting against the evil invader from space, Darkseid. The story was about Darkseid declaring war to Earth and destroying a military base in the process. After that, the Justice League goes to know about Darkseid's plans and find Evil Counterpart of themselves, which they have to fight to know the truth, as well Darkseid's Mooks Cheetah and Despero.
The game was very loosely based on Justice League: Task Force comic books published by DC Comics between 1993 and 1996. Although the game was considered as the Jack of All Stats of fighting games for these consoles, Task Force was considered the first DC fighting game title ever.
List of fighters in the game:
- Wonder Woman
- The Flash
- Green Arrow
- Cheetah (Sub-Boss)
- Despero (Sub-Boss)
- Darkseid (Big Bad/Final Boss of the game)
This game provides examples of:
- Adapted Out: None of the Green Lanterns associated with the team appear in the game, nor does Martian Manhunter.
- Adaptational Super Power Change: Aquaman has the power to shoot hard water balls, a power he does not actually have in the comics (though he did in his self-titled 1960s Filmation cartoon).
- Adaptational Wimp: Superman, Wonder Woman and other super-powered heroes go toe-to-toe with the likes of Green Arrow and Batman with straight punches as if they are all equally strong.
- Covers Always Lie: Only shown a drawing of JL heroes from comics, with a cover with more action than the game itself.
- Doppelgänger: The player chooses one JL member and then he/she has to fight against other JL members, just to discover they are Evil Counterpart of them.
- Early-Installment Weirdness: it's considered the first fighting game based on Justice League, but it was more like a Franchise Killer. The next fighting games featuring JL are Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe and Injustice: Gods Among Us, both made more than 10 years after this game.
- Evil Twin: Every one of the JL members you fight against in the game is later revealed as clones made by Darkseid to stop you.
- Fan Remake: Thanks to M.U.G.E.N, all the characters were remade in a better quality than the source, first as separate characters (and edits) and later as a couple of fullgames, one of them makes crossover with Street Fighter.
- Hollywood Science: The Flash can throw Mini-Tornadoes as his projectile attack which is ABSOLUTELY IMPOSSIBLE to do with just a simple swing of the arm. And to top it off, he can throw Mini-Tornadoes... IN SPACE!!
- Jack of All Stats: Not just as a game, every character plays almost the same with very few differences.
- Mirror Match: Considering all the superheroes are Evil Counterpart of them, this happens in the game.
- Power Creep, Power Seep: Like the Marvel vs. Capcom games or the later Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, the game has characters with varying power levels fighting one another on equal footing.
- Reformulated Game: Although both versions have the same characters and stages, the game isn't the same for SNES and Genesis, in part because there were different co-creators with Sunsoft for each version.
- Spinning Paper: The first scene of the game is one announcing Darkseid has declared war on Earth.
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