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Some spiders just refuse to be squished. Acclaim recycles its favorite arachnid once again, and while it's not truly great action and adventure, Spidey's latest Genesis game has enough bite to keep you playing.
This game is a comic-book fan's dream because it boasts more famous cameo appearances than the Oscars.
Spidey's searching through New York for a large gang of super bullies, among them Venom, Rhino, Green Goblin, and Ravencroft. You'll battle through Coney Island, sewers, and downtown buildings before you're through.
- Before you confront Doctor Octopus, snag these Spidey icons in the upper platforms of the lab. Nail the Doc with a few special weapons.
- In Coney Island, break through the window and hit this wall switch to activate a moving platform above and to the right
As usual, your hero web- slings and wall-crawls his way past trouble, but this time new weapons aid you. Scattered throughout the game are power-ups supplied by the Fantastic Four, whose guest appearance adds specialized shields and super weapons to your arsenal. Count the grenades and Web Bolts that Spidey also uses, and you have yourself one tough spider, man.
When Spidey's costume turns blue and white, he's temporarily invincible. Use the opportunity to charge attackers.
Spyin' on Spidey
The graphics won't dazzle you, but they convey a good comic-book atmosphere and hold your interest. The sprites are big (though the villains aren't huge), and everybody is fast and nimble. Fine details, imaginative enemies, and strong colors fill the screen, making this game worth playing just to enjoy the decent visual surprises.
By contrast, the sounds are fairly routine. An unintelligible theme song, standard sound effects, and no voices or growls amount to "been there, heard that." Another sticky strand in Spider-Man's web connects to the controls. They're certainly versatile, giving you lots of weapons to choose from and lots of spider abilities to experiment with. But their accuracy is something else. Web-slinging is an acquired skill, wall-crawling never becomes automatic, and simply jumping forward from a doorway can sometimes test your patience.
Bounce off the horizontal flagpoles for extra lift.
This game adds to the long list of good, challenging, unspectacular games based on Marvel Comics' creations (it also adds some interesting biographical summaries of almost two dozen Marvel characters in its manual -- give it a read). Spidey fans and action/adventure fans will agree: You can't keep a good spider down.
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