How to Play
You are a superhero, you are given a choice of 3 Powers : Active,
Passive and Special and a Special
Active Power : This needs to activated by
the player to have some effect in the game. Make sure you have a key assigned to 'Active Power'.
Passive Power : This power is on all the
time, the player has no control like they do with active powers, thus passive
Special Power : This power enhances either a
weapon, an active/passive power or the player's ability. As with passive powers,
special powers happen all the time.
Special Weapon : This isn't really a power
but it can seem like one, it is designed to be a defensive or close range
weapon. You can use it just like you do a quake weapon.
Or you can choose to be a specific Class
A Class is different from Powers
, the player becomes a specific superhero and so is limited to only doing what
that superhero can do. They may have specialized weapons just for that class and
have more than 3 powers and they may have extra abilities.
Choosing your Powers
There are 3 ways you can select your powers in the game :
1) In the in-game menu under Powers.
2) Using assigned keys to cycle backwards or forwards through
the available powers or classes. You can assign these keys in the game menu at Controls
3) Using the quake 3 console. Check Choosing
Powers on the commands page for detailed information.
In SuperHeroes Arena there are 5 different game types where you can try out your
Single Player Games
Free for All
Free for All is the typical deathmatch game which you find in most First Person
Shooters, where a single superhero tries to get the highest score by fragging
every player in sight.
This is where superheroes fight 1 on 1 while others wait their turn as spectators,
waiting to prove
Catch the Chicken
The objective of Catch the Chicken is to find the chicken and then hold onto it as long as
without being fragged by a player.
You receive 1 point for every 10 seconds
you hold on to the chicken. Superheroes can of course hurt one another in their
fight to get to the chicken but those frags aren't added to their score,
though, a player can get a point for fragging the chicken carrier.
The superhero who has held on to the chicken the longest (meaning they
have reached the point limit) has won.
You can tell who is carrying the chicken by the obvious
chicken circling the glowing superhero and by the trail of feathers in
I know this gametype has nothing to do with superheroes, but it's loads of
Team deathmatch says it all : There are two superhero teams, Red and Blue. Each
team must get the highest score by fragging as many members of the opposing team
as superheroly possible, simple.
Capture the Flag
Each team has a flag in
its own base. The object of the game is to grab the enemy's flag and bring it
back to your base, touching your flag to make a capture. The team with the most
Because your team will need to both capture the enemy's flag as well as make
sure the enemy doesn't steal your own flag, you'll need some team strategy to
succeed in CTF. In general, teams divide themselves into two squads: offense and
defense. As you can guess, defense defends the base and makes sure that the
enemy doesn't steal the team's flag, and offense tries to capture the enemy
flag. If the team is large enough, it's usually best to have some members on a
solid defense, some on a solid offense, and one or two who can straddle the
middle of the map and serve as "floaters", players who can switch
between defense and offense as needed.
Main Menu and In-game Menu
SuperHeroes Arena has 2 menu systems : the main menu, which you will see when
you first start it up, and, the in-game menu, which you will see while you play
In the main menu, you are presented with 5 options :
Find a Game - Presents
you with a browser so you can search for servers to play on. Click
here for more.
Create a Game - Allows to setup your own
SuperHeroes game or a server. Click
here for more.
Player - Change your name, your favorite colour effect or
your handicap. You can choose the model you play with and have a
choice of interchangeable heads and bodies.
Setup - Change the game controls
and the game and system configuration.
QUIT - Take me out of Superheroes Arena
Many of the options in the Main Menu are also accessible
through the in-game menu system. During a game, the in-game menu system can
be accessed by hitting "Esc". You'll see the screen as shown
|In the ingame menu, you have a choice of many options :
Powers - Allows you to choose what combination of
powers you want, or you can choose to be a class.
Join - Join the game, a particular team or just
Orders - Issue orders to your team mates, this
only works in a team game.
Add Bot - Add super-powered bots into the game.
You can only do this if you have created the game.
Player - Change your name, your favorite colour
effect or your model.
Controls - Assign keys to all the game controls.
System - Change system
configuration. Graphics, sound, network etc
Options - Change the game options.
Vote - If someone calls a vote, you can say yes
Call Vote - You can call your own votes.
Info - Information on the current game and
Exit - Quit the game or return to the Main Menu
The Ingame Menu