The Spiderman GameBoy cart uses play mechanics and options that cause comparisons to Castlevania or Shinobi. The game uses very familiar round structure that has Spidey taking on henchmen from every direction, and then fighting one of the comic book nasties as a more powerful Boss. The punching, kicking and web-slinging action is played on top of both vertical and horizontal scrolling backgrounds and includes graphic/text intermissions between stages.
Like Castlevania, this game is an outstanding example of how good a GameBoy game can be! Both the character and background graphics are top notch, with dual speed scrolling in some scenes and vertical movement in others. The power-up options are also good. A thumbs-up winner!
GameBoy action games are typically old NES reruns. Spiderman is new and refreshing. The action is fast, but it is also clear and more importantly, controllable. The intermissions are well done and add to the mood of the game. There's a lot here to prove that good games can come in black and white.
Shinobi for GameBoy! Everyone's favorite web-spinner comes to life using nearly every aspect of Shinobi together with new features like swinging on webs and scaling skyscrapers. Excellent background graphics and nice music blend together to make a game that looks, sounds, and plays good.
Spiderman is a great game, with dual scrolling levels, multiple levels of scrolling and a terrific, albeit familiar, game play. Collect web power to travel above the enemy and fire at huge Boss creatures. The backgrounds, intermissions and action are all top-notch!
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP