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|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment|
|Developer: Marvel Software, Western Technologies Inc., The Black Team|
|Licensor: Marvel Entertainment Group|
|Sound driver: GEMS|
|Number of players: 1|
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.
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.
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 and . He crouches with and crawls with and . He jumps with . Many stages allow Spider-Man to jump to the background layer with and jump back to the foreground with +. He grabs onto walls and ceilings by pressing while holding the D-Pad in the direction of the surface. He punches with and performs a flying kick with when in midair. He flips switches by hitting them. He shoots a string of web upward to latch onto ceilings with + while standing or with while jumping.
Spider-Man uses his special weapon with . His special weapon, which is firing a Web Bolt by default, has limited supply and can be changed by pausing the game with . Web Bolts can be fired in midair with . 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).
|Makes Spider-Man invincible. Lasts for a certain number of hits. Spider-Man's costume changes to blue while the invincibility is active.|
|Fully restores Spider-Man's health.|
|Gives the player an extra life.|
|Fantastic Four Token|
|Allows Spider-Man to summon a member of the Fantastic Four to assist him.|
The Lizard, Vermin, Dr. Octopus
|Coney Island and the Funhouse|
Rhino, Bulldozer, Scorpion, Mysterio, Tinkerer, Green Goblin
|The Deconstruction Zone|
Shocker, Owl, Wrecker, Black Widow Spider Slayer, Alistair Smythe
|The Mean Streets of the City|
Hammerhead, Alien Spider Slayer
|The Ravencroft Prison for the Insane|
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).|
- Software Developed by: Western Technologies, Inc.
- Executive Producer: George Degolian
- Producer: Michael Ahn
- Director of Software: Michael Staw
- Programming: Steven Taylor, Patrick E. Hughes, Mark Guidas
- Additional Programming: Chris Sidhall, Chris Longpre, Allen Maynard
- Background Art: Tate Mosesian, Eric Iwasaki, William Longworth, John Harris
- Sprite Animation: Malcolm Hee, Charles Amsellem, Bernie Petterson, Rodger Ferris, Erik Alwill, Mike Disa
- Splash Screens: Lin H. Shen
- Storyboards: Rodger Lueras
- Game Testing: John Wagner
- Game Design: Lincoln Kamm, William Longworth, Mike Disa, Charles Morales
- Music and Sound Effects: Fletcher Beasley
- Special Thanks: Avi Arad, Bob Richardson, Dennis Venizelos
- 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
- Main article: Spider-Man (Acclaim)/Magazine articles.
|Sega Retro Average|
|Mega Drive, SE (Rental)|
|Mega Drive, PT|
|Mega Drive, NZ|
- Main article: Spider-Man (Acclaim)/Technical information.
- GamePro, "May 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 48
- Sega Magazine, "February 1995" (UK; 1995-01-15), page 22
- Sega Magazine, "June 1995" (UK; 1995-05-15), page 94
- File:Spider-Man The Animated Series MD credits.pdf
- Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 203
- Electronic Games (1992-1995), "July 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 58
- Electronic Gaming Monthly, "May 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 33
- MAN!AC, "05/95" (DE; 1995-04-12), page 56
- Mega Fun, "04/95" (DE; 1995-03-22), page 70
- Next Generation, "June 1995" (US; 1995-05-23), page 113
- Todo Sega, "Mayo 1995" (ES; 1995-0x-xx), page 46
- Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 241
- Ultimate Gamer, "July 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 86
- VideoGames, "May 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 71
|Spider-Man games for Sega systems|
|Spider-Man: The Videogame (1991)|
|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)|
|Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (1991) | Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (1993)|
|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)|
|Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (1993)|
|Spider-Man: Web of Fire (1996)|