Codename: Spandex is a retro-clone game that emulates the game mechanics of an out-of-print game without using any of the copyrighted artistic presentation. For legal reasons, the name of the game being emulated is not mentioned anywhere within this site or within Codename: Spandex itself. However, this doesn't matter. If you know the game then you will pretty much instantly recognise it, and if you don't know the game then it doesn't matter - you can play Codename: Spandex on its own merits.
Codename: Spandex concentrates on handling one power level of super heroes well, rather than trying to cover all types of hero from the lowest powered street-hero to the most powerful cosmic entity. This power level is approximately that of the classic X-Men (without such powerhouses as Phoenix, Magneto and Professor X)
Codename: Spandex emulates the much loved mechanics of Golden Heroes without re-using the copyrighted artistic presentation of those rules found in the original game.
It retains the (often labelled as "addictive") character generation of the game it is based on, where you are given a random set of powers and you must rationalise how you got them or lose them.
Reaction based combat that follows the to-and-fro of comic book fights.
Detailed personality and character advancement rules that remain innovative even today.
The game is FREE, in fact I've put the whole text into the Public Domain.
Instead of trying to cover everything from street-level to cosmic level characters, Codename: Spandex concentrates of doing one power level well; so you don't get issues with Angel Summoner and BMX Bandit in the same group.