It's been some time since fans had easy access to a modern Superman videogame -- let alone one they actually wanted to play -- but from the looks of Tiger Games and Chillingo Ltd's newly released Superman iOS title, the wait might finally be over... at least for fans with iPhones, iPod Touches and/or iPads. We saw a few images of the game prior to release, but video (as usual) seems like a better indicator of what's in store for players. See new video and images from the new Superman iOS game after the jump to get a feel for what it's all about.Here's the lowdown from the Superman game's iTunes listing:

• IS IT A BIRD, IS IT A PLANE?

Soar across the Metropolis skyline and use all of Superman's most iconic powers, including heat vision, super-breath, super-strength, and super-speed. When the threat is a little further from home, fly into outer space to stop meteors and falling satellites in their path.

• SAVING THE DAY

The 18 levels of superpowered action offer a perfect playground for putting Superman's abilities to the test. Save Metropolis from the villainous mastermind Lex Luthor and his army of thugs, mechs, choppers and even more menacing enemies.

• SUPER SCORE

Beat score challenges on each level to earn bronze, silver and gold achievements. Bronze is a piece of cake, but do you have the power to claim gold?

• COMIC BOOK CLASSIC

Original story and comic book panels give you the authentic Superman experience.

At $0.99 on the iPhone and $2.99 on the iPad, the new iOS Superman game is currently cheaper than even eBay's least expensive Superman 64 cartridge. I'm not an economist, but if you've only got a few bucks to spend on a Superman game that probably won't make you want to curl into the fetal position and weep openly, there's a certain value here.

Check out video and stills from the new Superman iOS game below:


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