This game has really got legs
Based on the Marvel Comics comic book character Spider-Man. Play as one of four characters in this side scrolling beat 'em up.
- 4 Player
- Beat 'em up
Spider-Man: The Video Game's soundtrack is also partially comprised from tunes from Sega's 1986 arcade game Quartet. Notably the tunes "Oki Rap" and "FM Funk"
The game allows the user to play as one of four heroes: Spider-Man, Black Cat, Sub-Mariner, and Hawkeye. Unlike many games of this type which assigned a certain character to a certain joystick, any player can choose any character (as long as another player isn't already controlling them).
During levels the game changes from a side-scrolling beat 'em up into a platform game as the camera zooms to a far-away view of the characters in miniature. It later zooms back in for the much larger and more detailed characters to continue the brawling. The game was divided into four acts, meeting various villains, including Venom, Kingpin, Doctor Octopus, Electro, Lizard, Scorpion, Sandman, Green Goblin, Hobgoblin, and finally Doctor Doom. High scores are separated by character; so a high score on Spider-Man may not be a high score on Hawkeye or Black Cat.
How to Play
Players have an 8-way joystick to move around and two buttons: one to attack and one to jump.