Spider-man - The Video Game

The Arcade Video Game by SEGA Enterprises, Ltd.

Spider-man - The Video Game screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Spider-man - The Video Game © 1991 Sega.

A sideways scrolling beat-em-up for 1 to 4 players; choosing from Spider-Man, Black-Cat, Hawkeye or Sub-Mariner. The heroes must fight their way through four levels of Dr. Doom's villains; including Venom, The Scorpion, The Lizard, The Green Goblin, The Sandman, The Kingpin, The Hobgoblin, Electro, Dr. Octopus and, of course, Dr. Doom himself.

Each player character has a different weapon or power that can be used throughout the game while fighting. Spider-Man uses his webs, The Black Cat uses her 'cat's claw' grappling hook and cable, Hawkeye uses his bow and arrows and The Sub-Mariner uses his hydro-electric charges. The game's viewpoint pans in and out between alternate large and small scale (4-way scrolling) sections. The game's 'camera' zooms out on alternate levels with the zoomed-out view introducing four-way scrolling platform sections to the gameplay. The game ends when the fourth and final chapter has been completed.


Spider-man - The Video Game the  Arcade Video Game
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Game ID : 833-8331-05

Runs on the Sega "System 32" hardware.

Players: 4
Control: 8-way joystick
Buttons: 2


Released in September 1991.

All 4 superheroes in this game made their debuts in the following books : Sub-Mariner in Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1, April 1939, Spider-Man in Amazing Fantasy #15, August 1962, Hawkeye in Tales of Suspense #57, September 1964, and Black Cat in Amazing Spider-Man #194, July 1979.

Some of the tunes used in Spider-Man - The Video Game, are actually remixed tunes from Sega's 1986 arcade game, "Quartet".


The US version is slightly different, it has the "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen.

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