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The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge! (ZX Spectrum)

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Description

Latverian president Dr. Doom is a terrible enemy, so when he hatches a plan to blow up New York City with a stolen Atomic bomb, one Marvel superhero is not enough to stop him. As the lavishly-drawn comic bundled with the game explains, Spider-Man and Captain America must join forces to go to Latveria and foil his plans.

The main action in the game is a side-scrolling beat 'em up, in which you alternately control the two characters. They each have their own moves to deal with The Rhino, Electro and other foes. Moves are context-sensitive based on the distance between your character and the opponent. Energy bars decrease as you each take hits. After each section you get comic-book sequences as a reward, and to set the scene of the evolving story.

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The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge! ZX Spectrum That sword can be a problem, but he has a long range weapon that is worse.
The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge! ZX Spectrum The fourth page
The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge! ZX Spectrum The first page
The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge! ZX Spectrum Captain America can destroy easily this one using only shield. :D

Alternate Titles

  • "The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Doctor Doom's Revenge" -- Title from the manual's copyright notice
  • "El Asombroso Spider-Man y Capitán América en La Venganza del Dr. Muerte" -- Spanish Title

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Trivia

Extras

This game came with a limited-edition comic book. According to the 2003 Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide, a Near Mint copy would be worth... $3.

Manual

The game featured the following super-villains: Eduardo Lobo, Grey Gargoyle, Machete, Boomerang, Oddball, Rattan, Electro, Hobgoblin, Rhino, Batroc, and Dr. Doom, and the manual contained detailed biographies and vital statistics for them. This information was used as copy-protection, as the game would not start until the player could answer a question about a character.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #27 Worst Game of All Time
  • ST Format
    • August 1991 (Issue #8) - #8 Worst Atari ST Game of All Time (Editorial staff vote)
Information also contributed by Macintrash and Terrence Brosk
Martin Smith (63130) added The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge! (ZX Spectrum) on Oct 24, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Terrence Bosky (5234), Martin Smith (63130) and Tomer Gabel (4388)