When it is initially released for the Sega Genesis, "The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin" was the best Spider-Man video game around. Even today, it remains one of the better platform games made for the system. While the Sega CD version follows the same basic storyline, it features improved animation, graphics and sound along with more non-linear game play, extra levels, fighting moves and new items to collect.
The Sega CD version does not allow you to return to your New York City apartment to rest. Nor can you take photographs for money. Both were nice features in the Genesis version that have been left out. Instead, you can restore your health and webbing by collecting strange, red and blue circular icons.
The Bottom Line
The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin is, probably, the best single player, platform game for the Sega CD. For the most part it takes what was great about the original version and greatly improves upon them.