Spider-Man (Acclaim)

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Spider-Man
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment
Developer:
Distributor: Sega OziSoft (Australia)
Licensor: Marvel Entertainment Group
Sound driver: GEMS
Genre: Action

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$64.9564.95[1] T-81436
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-81436-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
PT
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£44.99
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T-81436-50
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
NZ
Sega Mega Drive
BR
046740
Tectoy: Todas as Idades
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Spider-Man is an action game released for the Sega Mega Drive in 1995 by Acclaim. It is not to be confused with the earlier Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin, released by Sega in 1991, which was also called just Spider-Man.

The game is based on the 1994 animated series of the same name. A somewhat different version for the Super NES was also released.

Story

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Villains

Several of Spider-Man's most dangerous foes have escaped from Ravencroft prison (including Dr. Octopus, the Green Goblin, Alistair Smythe, and the Alien Spider Slayer), and Spider-Man must put a stop to them before they wreck New York City.

Gameplay

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Pause menu

The game is an action platformer played as the costumed crime-fighter Spider-Man. Spider-Man must defeat the bosses of each stage in order to open the exit. The last boss of each stage drops a card, which Spider-Man needs for the last stage to open the way to the final boss.

Spider-Man runs with Left and Right. He crouches with Down and crawls with Down-left and Down-right. He jumps with B. Many stages allow Spider-Man to jump to the background layer with B and jump back to the foreground with Down+B. He grabs onto walls and ceilings by pressing B while holding the D-Pad in the direction of the surface. He punches with A and performs a flying kick with A when in midair. He flips switches by hitting them. He shoots a string of web upward to latch onto ceilings with Up+C while standing or with C while jumping.

Spider-Man uses his special weapon with C. His special weapon, which is firing a Web Bolt by default, has limited supply and can be changed by pausing the game with  START . Web Bolts can be fired in midair with B. Spider-Man can also find special icons that allow him to call on a member of the Fantastic Four to assist him (selectable through the same menu as special weapons).

Spider-Man has a health bar in the top center of the screen, and he loses a life if he runs out of health. The game ends if he runs out of lives, but it can be continued as long as the player has continues remaining. There are three difficulty levels (Easy, Normal, and Hard).

Special Weapons

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Web Bolt
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Items

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Web Armor
Makes Spider-Man invincible. Lasts for a certain number of hits. Spider-Man's costume changes to blue while the invincibility is active.
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Health
Fully restores Spider-Man's health.
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Extra Life
Gives the player an extra life.
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Fantastic Four Token
Allows Spider-Man to summon a member of the Fantastic Four to assist him.

Stages

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Laboratory
Bosses:
The Lizard, Vermin, Dr. Octopus

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Coney Island and the Funhouse
Bosses:
Rhino, Bulldozer, Scorpion, Mysterio, Tinkerer, Green Goblin

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The Deconstruction Zone
Bosses:
Shocker, Owl, Wrecker, Black Widow Spider Slayer, Alistair Smythe

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The Mean Streets of the City
Bosses:
Hammerhead, Alien Spider Slayer

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The Ravencroft Prison for the Insane
Bosses:
Mysterio, Shocker, Jack O'Lantern, Beetle, Venom
Spider-Man must place the right card in each terminal to proceed to the final boss, Venom. The blue station receives the beta (Β) card, the red station receives the omega card (Ω), the green station receives the lambda card (Γ), and the yellow station receives the upsilon card (Υ).

Production credits

Acclaim Development by The Black Team
  • Producer: Mark Flitman
  • Associate Producers: Tyrone Miller, Doug Yellin, Ken Kejikawa
  • Analysts: Joe Alloco, Michael Archer, J.J. Mazziotto
  • Special Thanks: Mike Thomas, Dana Moreshead, Lisa Geisenheimer, Linda Spelman, C.P. McBee, Martin de Riso
Source:
In-game credits
Spider-Man The Animated Series MD credits.pdf
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Magazine articles

Main article: Spider-Man (Acclaim)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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US print advert
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Print advert in Game Players (US) #0802: "Vol. 8 No. 2 February 1995" (1995-0x-xx)
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Technical information

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References


Spider-Man (Acclaim)

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Sega Mega Drive
Prototypes: Prototype | 1994-12-12



Spider-Man games for Sega systems
Arcade
Spider-Man: The Videogame (1991)
Sega Mega Drive
Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (1991) | Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge (1993) | Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage (1994) | Spider-Man: The Animated Series (1995) | Venom - Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety (1995)
Sega Master System
Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (1991) | Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (1993)
Sega Game Gear
Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (1992) | Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (1993) | Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade's Revenge (1994)
Sega Mega-CD
Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (1993)
Sega 32X
Spider-Man: Web of Fire (1996)
Sega Dreamcast
Spider-Man (2001)