Written by  :  ETJB (450)
Written on  :  Dec 01, 2008
Platform  :  Genesis
Rating  :  2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars
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A Excellent Idea, With Less-Then-Excellent Implementation

The Good

Marvel comics often has team-ups with super heroes and villains alike. However, it use to be rare for such things to occur in a video game. The basic idea of a game featuring Spider-Man and several X-men as playable characters is an incredibly appealing premise for any fan.

The Bad

The graphics/sound are, at best, average for what was possible in a 16--bit video game. Part of this is just a hardware limitation, compared to the Super Nintendo, yet the Sega Genesis was capable of much better graphics/sound then this.

The second major problem was that the game was just way too darn hard! This was due to a combination of poor control design, undermining the heroes powers and not having much in the way of extra lives, continues or passwords.

The Bottom Line

Spider-Man and the X-men In Aracade's Revenge has a great premise to it, but only average graphics and sound and may provoke more frustration then fun from the player.