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Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six

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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.


Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six NES This is a web cartridge. With those, Spidey can fire web projectiles.
Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six NES In the forest during level 5
Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six Game Gear Stage one intro.
Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six NES A blocked way. You already have a detonator, maybe you'll need some explosives.

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User Reviews

Poor Spidey, What Did They Do To Ya? NES ETJB (447)
An inferior port of an above average NES game. SEGA Master System Magus_X (104)
A decent NES Spider-Man NES Magus_X (104)

The Press Says

N-Force NES Oct, 1992 85 out of 100 85
GamePro (US) NES Oct, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Nintendo Magazine System UK NES 1992 70 out of 100 70
Power Unlimited Game Gear Sep, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Mega Fun Game Gear Jun, 1993 57 out of 100 57
The Video Game Critic NES Apr 17, 2006 D 25


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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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