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

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Back of Box - DOS (United States):
    The evil genius Dr. Doom has stolen a U.S. Nuclear missile, and now threatens to detonate it over New York City if his demands aren’t met.

    In this unique, interactive comic-book arcade game, you guide Spider-Man and Captain America through Dr. Doom’s fortified castle, where danger lurks in each corridor. As Spider-Man, you’ll scale walls and spin webs; as the super-soldier Captain America you’ll learn just how useful the famous star spangled shield can be. Together, Spider-Man and Capt. America will need all their skills and special powers to stop Doom.

    But Dr. Doom is not alone, he has created an army of robotic guards, and assembled the most formidable group of super villains ever. You’ll have to face the lightning blasts of Electro and the exploding Jack-O-Lanterns of the Hobgoblin. You’ll have to dodge the deadly charges of the Rhino and evade the razor sharp blades of Machete. Should you survive all his, you’ll then face Doom himself — a madman obsessed with revenge, with five million innocent lives in the palm of his armored hand.

    State-of-the-art, full-screen comic book pages, drawn in dazzling colors and featuring the authentic Marvel look, “tear open” to allow full player interaction! Each “page” of the game shows Spidey and Cap’s progress through Doom’s castle!

    Over 30 challenging arcade sequences give you control of Spider-Man and Captain America as they battle Dr. Doom and his Super Villains, with each character taking advantage of his own individual combat techniques and weapons!


    GAME FEATURES INCLUDE:
    * Varying levels of difficulty keep the game challenging for novices and experienced players!
    * An actual Marvel comic book, only available in the game package and destined to be a collector’s item, illustrates the plot leading up to Spidey and Cap’s mission to stop Dr. Doom!
    * A detailed manual, with an introduction by Marvel’s inspirational leader, Stan Lee, which includes the history of Marvel Comics and biographical sketches of all characters appearing in the game!
    * Realistic sound effects and an exciting musical score!
    * Endless hours of fun and entertainment for comic book and adventure lovers of all ages!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (111421) on May 19, 2011.

Back of Box - Commodore 64 (FRA/GER/ITA/UK):
    The evil genius Dr. Doom has stolen a U.S. Nuclear missile, and now threatens to detonate it over New York City if his demands aren’t met.

    In this unique, interactive comic-book arcade game, you guide Spider-Man and Capt. America through Dr. Doom’s fortified castle, where danger lurks in each corridor. As Spider-Man, you’ll scale walls and spin webs; as the super-soldier Capt. America you’ll learn just how useful the famous star spangled shield can be. Together, Spider-Man and Capt. America will need all their skills and special powers to stop Doom.

    But Dr. Doom is not alone, he has created an army of robotic guards, and assembled the most formidable group of super villains ever. You’ll have to face the lightning blasts of Electro and the exploding Jack-O-Lanterns of the Hobgoblin. You’ll have to dodge the deadly charges of the Rhino and evade the razor sharp blades of Machete. Should you survive all his, you’ll then face Doom himself — a madman obsessed with revenge!!

    Game features include...

    * Over thirty challenging arcade sequences, with varying levels of difficulty from novice to expert!
    * Each character takes advantage of his own individual combat techniques and weapons!
    * Realistic sound effects and an exciting musical score!

    List of Super Villains:
    GREY GARGOYLE
    HOBGOBIN
    EDUARDO LOBO
    BATROC
    RATTAN
    MACHETE
    ELECTRO
    RHINO
    ODDBALL
    BOOMERANG

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (111421) on May 19, 2011.

Manual's Introduction:
    Dear Mighty Marvel Computer Whiz:

    Zoom back in time, in your imagination, to the early days of World War II. America needed a hero to inspire us in the fight against Nazi tyranny—and it got one! His name was Steve Rogers, but the world knew him as the star-spangled sentinel of liberty, Captain America!

    Now, rocket ahead twenty-two years to 1963, when a shy high-school student was bitten by a radioactive spider. His name was Peter Parker, but he gained world-wide fame as the wall-crawling, web-swinging, wise-cracking Amazing Spider-Man!

    Since those early days, these death-defying national icons, Captain America and Spider-Man, have become two of the most exciting and admired superheroes of all.

    Comicbooks have evolved rapidly during the last fifty years, from the comicbook itself, to cartoons, television series, full-length motion pictures, and finally to entertainment software for the home computer. At the same time, the audience for the comicbook heroes has grown by leaps and bounds. Just think, when Captain America first appeared in the late '30s, computers didn't even exist! Even in the early '60s, when Spidey exploded upon the scene, computers as we know them were still in their infancy!

    But the times they are a'changin'! Today, in the high-tech world of 1989, the computer has become an indispensable tool for education, finance, communication, correspondence, and of course—entertainment. The entertainment software industry is burgeoning as new and more innovative concepts are created daily, and more and more computers are introduced into the home.

    Always on the cutting edge of the future, mighty Marvel Comics is proud to join this new, exciting field of entertainment software with SPIDER-MAN AND CAPTAIN AMERICA IN DR. DOOM'S REVENGE, a challenging and sophisticated new game developed by Paragon Software Corporation.

    Just think! An original Marvel comic book sets the stage for the incredible adventure to follow. The game itself becomes an interactive comicbook, continuing where the original illustrated saga ends! So instead of just reading a comicbook panel, you can control the fate of Spidey and Cap as they face some of the most spine-tingling, challenging arcade sequences ever created!

    You will help your two colorful Super-Heroes in their life-and-death struggle against some of the most powerful and destructive Super-Villains of all, including Batroc, Machete, The Hobgoblin, Oddball and other equally fearsome foes!

    You'll discover full-screen color graphics, lightning-fast animation and awesomely realistic sound as you face one of the most challenging and thrill-packed games ever created.

    Best of all, with the development of this first interactive comicbook adventure, the entire Super-Hero concept has taken a giant step forward. Just imagine battling shoulder-to-shoulder with Spidey and Cap as you actually participate in adventures that, up till now, you were only able to read about!

    So, dare to accept the challenge of a lifetime and join forces with your bullpen buddies and Paragon Software as we prepare to take the Marvel Comics Universe into the Twenty-First Century! Think of the wonderment that lies ahead!

    Excelsior!

    Stan Lee


    Contributed by Terrence Bosky (5235) on Aug 15, 2004.