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The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin (SEGA CD)

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Written by  :  MasterMegid (897)
Written on  :  May 31, 2006
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Summary

One of the Webheads best outings.

The Good

Spiderman as the most popular comic book character in the world has had his share of video games based on his exploits. The Amazing Spiderman vs. The Kingpin, is not only his finest 2D game, but is even good compared to the new 3D Spidey games.

Spiderman has been framed by the Kingpin. Now the whole city is out for his blood. Spiderman must find and defeat the real villains and clear his name. Traverse the Big Apple and so battle with classic Spidey villains such as, The Lizard, Venom, Hobgoblin, Sandman, Electro, and The Kingpin himself! The plot is enhanced by FMV sequences that are played throughout the game.

The Graphics in Spidey are quite good for the time. And the Sega CD version looks even better than it’s Sega Genesis counterpart. Spidey and all of his foes look good. And the FMVS while not the most impressive seen for the Sega CD are still pretty good.

In the department, you have voiceovers during the FMVS, and music provided by Mr. Big. The VO’S are good and of consistent quality. The music is a little more of a mix. While most of it is good, the few songs with lyrics are quite lame, and invoke a cheesy 80’s feel.

The Gameplay is pure 16-bit fun. New York is on a map, you use it to find the villains and complete levels. Many levels do not have to be done to finish the game, they are just extra. And there are a lot of them. As well as mini-games to play. Some bosses like Venom and Sandman require a special means to defeat making the game more like the Spidey comics.

The Bad

The lyrics are corny. No save feature only crap ass passwords.

The Bottom Line

Overall this is one of Spidey’s best games, even when put up against his newer titles.