Spider-Man Reviews (SEGA Master System)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.6
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall User Score (13 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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Joypad (Oct, 1991)
Je sais que les fans vont lâcher leuer BD et me lire d'une oreille attentive. Rassurez-vous, le jeu fleure bon le comics et on voit avec bonheur les dessins s'animer assez sobrement, se rapprochant ainsi du dessin animé. Le maniement des différents mouvements pourra poser quelque problèmes au départ, mais avec un peu d'entraînement, on arrive à se déplacer comme le ferait la bonne vieille araignée. Le scrolling multidirectionnel restitue bien son agilité et les graphismes, le style de la BD. Il y a aussi pendant le jeu des dessins non animés qui vous permettent de suivre le scénario. C'est un jeu sur lequel on aimera revenir même s'il n'est pas d'une très grande difficulté. Les amateurs de superhéros ne seront pas non plus déçus. Un jeu qui a de l'avenir.
Mean Machines (Aug, 1991)
This is the best Master System game I've played for a long time! The Spiderman theme has been exploited fully, and there are plenty of wall crawling laffs and web-spinning japes. The graphics are very good indeed, with swift smooth scrolling backdrops, excellent cartoon-style still screens and a very nicely animated main sprite, and the action is fast and furious, with enough original features to keep you on your toes. If you're a fan of the friendly neighbourhood Spiderman, or are simply a Master System player who's after a decent game, this should be put at the top of your shopping list.
The Master System wasn't built for good sounds, but Spidey's soundtrack really grates, and I was forced to jam the volume down to save my ears from permanent damage. Once you're accustomed with the controls and adjusted the sound, Spiderman reveals itself as a strangely compelling game, and it's power to keep you playing is overwhelming. If you were ever keen on the comic, this is a must, and anyone who likes platform games won't be disappointed either.
GamesCollection (Nov 09, 2007)
Un gioco da non farsi scappare se amate Spiderman, ma anche se non siete dei fan non ne rimarrete delusi
Video Games (Jun, 1991)
Nach den grafisch eher mäßigen Master-System-Titeln der letzten Zeit fällt Spiderman angenehm auf. Alle Figuren sind hübsch plastisch und gut animiert. Gescrollt wird flott und ruckelfrei, wie es sich gehört. Die ganze Handlung ist in eine solide Comic-Story eingebettet. Die populären Schurken Lizard, Sandman, Hobgoblin und Electro müssen besiegt werden, bevor Kingpin an die Reihe kommt. Trotz deutlicher Prüqellastigkeit wird der Spielverlauf durch die Schlußgegner und die Spinnensuperkräfte etwas aufgelockert. Spiderman spielt sich alles in allem recht flüssig, wird aber ab dem dritten Level ernsthaft schwierig. Für routinierte Fans des Genres ein feines Modul; Einsteigern droht Frustgefahr.
Auf dem Mega Drive mag die Graik detaillierter gewesen sein, aber die Fassung für das Master System glänzt durch hohe Spielbarkeit und viel Abwechslung. Warum nicht gleich so?

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The Video Game Critic (Jul 11, 2007)
How did Sega map so many functions to just two buttons? Not very well! Even when you know exactly what you're supposed to do, the clumsy controls make everything an onerous chore. The second stage takes place in a warehouse, where you slug it out with thugs in blue helmets and orange jump suits. You need to kill each and every last one of them before Dr. Octopus will appear, and it took me quite a while to figure that out! Kicking thugs causes them to bounce around like basketballs - pretty cheesy!! The third stage puts Spidey in some nasty sewers with falling red drops, rising green bubbles, and pesky rats scurrying around. This stage also features nasty pit traps that are next to impossible to escape from. Even the layered background music sounds like a jumbled mess. I wanted to like Spiderman, but this game is just a monumental waste of time.