Latverian president Dr. Doom is a terrible enemy, so when he hatches a plan to blow up New York City with a stolen Atomic bomb, one Marvel superhero is not enough to stop him. As the lavishly-drawn comic bundled with the game explains, Spider-Man and Captain America must join forces to go to Latveria and foil his plans.
The main action in the game is a side-scrolling beat 'em up, in which you alternately control the two characters. They each have their own moves to deal with The Rhino, Electro and other foes. Moves are context-sensitive based on the distance between your character and the opponent. Energy bars decrease as you each take hits. After each section you get comic-book sequences as a reward, and to set the scene of the evolving story.
- "The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Doctor Doom's Revenge" -- Title from the manual's copyright notice
- "El Asombroso Spider-Man y Capitán América en La Venganza del Dr. Muerte" -- Spanish Title
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This game came with a limited-edition comic book. According to the 2003 Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide
, a Near Mint copy would be worth... $3.
The game featured the following super-villains: Eduardo Lobo, Grey Gargoyle, Machete, Boomerang, Oddball, Rattan, Electro, Hobgoblin, Rhino, Batroc, and Dr. Doom, and the manual contained detailed biographies and vital statistics for them. This information was used as copy-protection, as the game would not start until the player could answer a question about a character.
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- November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #27 Worst Game of All Time