The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge!

Critic Score User Score
Amstrad CPC
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2.6
Atari ST
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...
ZX Spectrum
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3.6
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Description

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.

Screenshots

The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge! ZX Spectrum This one is the hardest enemies of the game.
The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge! DOS Captain America takes on a robot that transforms into a box. (EGA)
The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge! DOS Ingame shot
The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge! ZX Spectrum That sword can be a problem, but he has a long range weapon that is worse.

Alternate Titles

  • "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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User Reviews

An innovative game which is overall not very good. DOS Tomer Gabel (4361)

Critic Reviews

The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Apr, 1990 71 out of 100 71
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Apr, 1990 51 out of 100 51
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1990 39 out of 100 39
ST Format Atari ST Mar, 1990 29 out of 100 29
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1990 27 out of 100 27

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Trivia

Extras

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.

Manual

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.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #27 Worst Game of All Time
  • ST Format
    • August 1991 (Issue #8) - #8 Worst Atari ST Game of All Time (Editorial staff vote)
Information also contributed by Macintrash and Terrence Brosk
Contributed to by Terrence Bosky (5227), Martin Smith (63067) and Tomer Gabel (4361)