Genesis Collective Genesis Game Index

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 

Spiderman Series

Excerpt from Genesis Game Guide by The Scribe

NAME:             Spiderman series (5 titles)
AUTHOR/VENDOR:    various
RELEASED:         various
TYPE:             Action
LANGUAGE:         English

PREMISE:          A series of games based on the wall-crawling superhero
                  personally created by Stan Marvel for Marvel Comics.

IMPRESSIONS:      You would think that with all these different programming
                  houses involved, at least one would do justice to the
                  franchise.  They don't.  The best of the series is only
                  mediocre, and some are downright obnoxious.  Spiderman
                  fans will probably have a field day, but the rest of us
                  will get bored fast.

VARIATIONS:       Spiderman vs. the Kingpin (1991 by Sega, Spiderman
                    squares off against a mob boss bent on taking over the
                    city - not bad for an early effort, and certainly not
                    as obnoxious or pretensious as some of the latter
                    entries in the series)
                  Spiderman - The Animated Series (1993 by Western
                    Technologies and marketed by Acclaim, ol' Spidey has
                    to deal with three of his more formidable foes after
                    they stage a daring jailbreak and begin to raise all
                    sorts of hell - average graphics and gameplay, and has
                    the worst sound mix of the lot)
                  Spiderman and the X-Men - Arcade's Revenge (1993 by
                    Software Creations, marketed by Acclaim under their
                    Flying Edge product line, Spidey gets the unenviable
                    task of saving his fellow superheroes the X-Men from
                    an unknown enemy - the silliest story of the lot, and
                    kinda frustrating in places)
                  Spiderman and Venom - Maximum Carnage (1994 by Software
                    creations and released by LJN, Spidey teams up with
                    his alterego Venom to fight his second alterego
                    Carnage - confusing plot unless you're familiar with
                    the comic books, but at least the graphics are decent
                    and the gameplay is bearable)
                  Spiderman and Venom - Separation Anxiety (1995 by
                    Software Creations and released by Acclaim, Spidey and
                    team up once again to help Venom fight off his own
                    clones and the people responsible for them - very much
                    like its predecessor, where you beat people up for
                    twenty or so levels - this is one of the hardest Spidey
                    games to track down because it was the last one
                    released for the platform)

Page Viewed 39912 Times

"Spiderman Series" | Login/Create Account | 13 comments
The comments are owned by the poster. We aren't responsible for their content.

Maximum Carnage (Score: 1)
by deaddudegod on Wednesday, August 07 @ 23:28:34 EDT
(User Info)

I think (to the best of my knowledge anyway) this was the only Mega Drive game released on a coloured cartridge - It's bright red!

[ Reply ]

Re: Spiderman :animated series (Score: 1)
by Raine on Saturday, July 20 @ 22:51:46 EDT
(User Info)

this was by far a different aproatch to the wall crawler than previously seen...although i have never completed this one, due to the fact that the hobgoblin is nearly impossible to beat, I love playing through the level time after time...but sadly the SNES counterpart faired much better on the animation control and sound =(

[ Reply ]

Re: Spiderman Series (Score: 1)
by demonsweat777 on Saturday, June 30 @ 07:59:11 EDT
(User Info)

Spiderman VS Kingpin is my fave of the bunch. In the game you have a certain amount of time to beat the game. And it can be kind of frustrating when you get to the final stage and then your time runs out halfway through it. Another unique feature in this game is that you can take pictures of yourself in action and sell the pics for cash to use for your web-slinging materials and stuff. This is one of those games in which I got to the final boss but never quite managed to beat... (in comes Genecyst with save-states).

[ Reply ]

Re: Spiderman Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Sunday, April 06 @ 19:50:01 EDT

yeah, i own the game. Its kinda hard in some places but thats what extra live codes are for!!!

[ Reply ]

Re: Spiderman Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Tuesday, July 13 @ 11:27:28 EDT

[ Reply ]

Re: Spiderman Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Thursday, October 28 @ 15:17:23 EDT

Ii tare de tot

[ Reply ]

Re: Spiderman Series (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Friday, November 19 @ 20:02:57 EST

Where do I put the code for example :ADNB-4AD8 for Infinite lives?

[ Reply ]

Re: Spiderman vs the kingpin (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Sunday, April 06 @ 19:57:08 EDT

Spiderman vs the kingpin is looks better than the pictures seem

[ Reply ]

Re: Spiderman vs.. kingpin (Score: 1)
by SamuraiJohn on Monday, April 22 @ 16:56:50 EDT
(User Info)

With the Movie coming soon to theaters! You gotta try this game! It has all the ablityes of spider man! Webcrawl, websling.. ect! Its great! and its a blast to play for hours on end!

[ Reply ]

Copyright © 1999-2002 by Genesis Collective