Spider-Man: The Animated Series follows Spidey throughout six levels and features a bevy of villains as well, but the result sadly proves to be a tiresome bore. Read the full review for more details.
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Poor Spider-Man. When he’s on an upswing, like after a great game like Spider-Man vs. the Kingpin, someone has to come along and cut his webbing with a stinker like Separation Anxiety. The ups and downs of the web slinger’s video career even make Batman shake his head in disbelief, but thankfully ol’ web head keeps on fighting.
I love super heroes. As cool as they are, they’re even better when they team up, and any fan worth his/her salt was most likely salivating when Spider-Man/X-Men in Arcade’s Revenge. The prospect of the web slinger teaming up with Marvel’s marvelous mutants for a video game romp seems to be the stuff of dreams. The Genesis had to wait a bit longer for it though, as it came out first on the SNES. How did the Sega version fare?
Sega made good use of its Spider-Man license. With releases for every console of the era, the company fired off one last salvo of web fluid with 1996’s Web of Fire for the 32X. Despite the new hardware, ol’ web head’s last hurrah was more of a whimper than a bang. The problem with it is that it doesn’t set off your spider sense for mediocrity until after you’ve blown $150 for it on eBay. read our full review and stick with Spider-Man vs. the Kingpin for all your wall crawling needs.
Sometimes, a game that doesn’t look like much ends up playing a pivitol role in history. You wouldn’t think that Sega’s Spider-Man vs. the Kingpin would fit that mold, given that it never really seemed to set the world on fire. Underneath it all though, was a concentrated effort to do the character justice and be true to his roots. The result was a game that set a blueprint for future titles, and it remains one of the more faithful super heroes titles of the era. Sega-16 takes a deeper look at the importance of Spider-Man’s Genesis debut in the latest installment of Double Take. Read on, true believer!