Spiderman - The Animated Series
by Marvel Software
I'm sorry, but this game needs work. The one-frame animation of the characters' moves, and the choppiness between every action he does is unacceptable. Not only that, but the characters are extremely small, and they lack color. The audio is the best feature, but it is uninspiring. The game play is severely hampered by the choppiness, particularly when he jumps. Spider-Man was a good idea that didn't live up to the hype. I'd avoid this game. Rent it and see what I mean.
I'm sorry, but games like this don't help to revive the troubled 16-Bit market. Spider-Man offers absolutely nothing in the way of new techniques or new abilities in games. I won't even go into the sound effects or music. The levels have a sizable length to them, but there really isn't much to do and you're better off trying to avoid everything anyway. I can't recommend this game, but if you really must have a Spidey game, consider this one with caution.
After seeing the intro and hearing the poor sound quality. I kinda knew what I was getting into. First, the playability of the game is extremely difficult. Controlling Spidey's movements was a bit sloppy--he didn't have the quick reflexes that he should have. Graphically, the levels are okay but still lack colors at some points and are not appealing. Most of the archenemies are here and they retain the comic-book action. Somebody please turn off the sounds!
I like the new cartoon series, but if this game is supposed to be similar, well... it isn't. The animation is limited as well as your character's moves. I've seen Spidey do a lot of neat things over the years, but this game doesn't show them. It would have greatly benefited from more moves and a bit more complex game play. The graphics aren't bad but they don't seem that detailed. Also, your character seems to float in the air and is awkward with the webbing to climb.
Enter a vicious web of danger and disaster! The Kingpin of Crime frames Spider-Man for planting a bomb in New York; and Spidey's only hope is to find the keys to the bomb's location before it explodes. Help Spider-Man stick it to the Kingpin and his horde of vicious assassins along the way.
This game is for one player only. You are Spiderman and he has all his Spider moves from the comic books. He spins webs to stop the enemies. He swings on Webs to propel him to new and exciting places. But Web Fluid doesn't come easy. Much like the comic book Spiderman is just a freelance photographer working for the Daily Bugle. You get a camera and you have to take a picture of something to get money. The money buys you more web fluids. With out web fluids you won't be able to do much. That will score you a lot of web fluid. You have to fight each one of Spiderman's villains at the end of each stage. You get the most famous ones too, like Killer Croc, Venom, and some more. You have two main methods of attack one is to shoot web at enemies, the other is to, just use your fist.
Spiderman was a nice size he was very large and so were all the enemies. Even though most of them did look pretty drab and they were faces less, they still had a nice appeal to them. The backgrounds much like the enemies were kind of on the drab side. The bosses on the other hand look very good and a lot like their comic book counterparts. The beginning scene did look good. Kingpin looked pretty realistic in the opening scenes of the game. Even though this was an early game it still had good graphics for the time, and they were slightly above what every other game was doing.
The music in this game was pretty good, the opening song reminded of the campy 1970's cartoon of Spiderman. The sound effects in the game were pretty good though. You had all the usual Spiderman sounds like his web shooting and him swinging. The music did combine well with the graphics and fit the many different scenes in the game.
2006-01-24 Spiderman - The Animated Series is a series of games based on the wall-crawling superhero personally.