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Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (NES)

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Description

From the ingame intro:

"Doctor Octopus is plotting the crowning caper of his criminal career... to rule the world. He has reunited the Sinister Six and with these super-villains together again, nothing stands in their way - except Spider-Man!"

Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six is a side-scrolling game which puts you in the role of Spidey throughout six levels against Electro, Sandman, Mysterio, Vulture, Hobgoblin and Doctor Octopus respectively. Some puzzle solving (like finding a key) is necessary to beat some levels. Spidey can duck jump, climb walls, punch, shoot webs to swing (by pressing punch and jump together) and perform a jump kick (by pressing the punch button twice). Collecting web cartridges allows Spidey to shoot limited web projectiles.

Although hard to die, Spidey has only one life, there are no items to recharge life (but killing some guys will do so) and only one continue.

Screenshots

Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six NES Swinging through level 3
Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six NES Some levels will require some puzzle solving, like finding this key.
Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six NES Game intro
Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six NES Hand to hand to hand to hand combat with Doctor Octopus

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User Reviews

Poor Spidey, What Did They Do To Ya? ETJB (447) 1.33 Stars1.33 Stars1.33 Stars1.33 Stars1.33 Stars
A decent NES Spider-Man Magus_X (104) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

The Press Says

N-Force Oct, 1992 85 out of 100 85
GamePro (US) Oct, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Nintendo Magazine System UK 1992 70 out of 100 70
The Video Game Critic Apr 17, 2006 D 25

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Trivia

Spider-Man

Although Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six came late in NES' history (1992), it is its one and only Spider-Man licensed title for the system.

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chirinea (33484) added Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six (NES) on May 25, 2006
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