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Description

In The Amazing Spider-Man, Spider Man has to rescue his girlfriend Mary Jane who was been kidnapped by the super villain Mysterio. The whole game takes place on a film set studio.

This game is primarily a platforming game in which Spider-Man fights against various enemies. Those can be stunned with Spider-Man's iconic web substance, but touching them or other hazards in the game world will decrease his health. Another important part of the gameplay are puzzles, mostly with the goal to deactivate some of Mysterio's gimmicks, e.g. changed gravity, to clear the path. Spider-Man can climb walls and shoot grappling hooks.

Screenshots

The Amazing Spider-Man Atari ST Starting point of level one
The Amazing Spider-Man Commodore 64 Walking on the ceiling
The Amazing Spider-Man DOS High scores.
The Amazing Spider-Man Commodore 64 On top of a crucifix

Promo Images

The Amazing Spider-Man Magazine Advertisement

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User Reviews

Not what you'd expect, but enjoyable puzzle/platformer DOS brian cronrath (3)

Critic Reviews

CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1990 84 out of 100 84
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Dec, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ST Format Atari ST Dec, 1990 74 out of 100 74
64'er Commodore 64 Mar, 1991 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1991 7.4 out of 12 62
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 7.4 out of 12 62
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 42 out of 100 42
Amiga User International Amiga Apr, 1991 40 out of 100 40
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1990 18 out of 100 18

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Trivia

Bugs

The game can be theoretically beaten in about five minutes due to a glitch that allows the player to go through several walls.

References

The main menu art depicts Spider-Man in the same style and pose as Todd Mcfarlane's cover art for Spider-Man Vol. 1 issue #1. The box art is also in Todd Mcfarlane's style. Spider-Man (1990) was a new Spider-Man comic book series that debuted in 1990 (the same year as this game's release) running alongside the Amazing Spider-Man comic book series which debuted in 1963. So it's strange the game is titled Amazing Spider-Man when the apparent visual inspiration was Spider-Man (1990).
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