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Spider-Man: Web of Fire is a pretty good Spidey adventure, but it gets edged out by Spiderman vs. Kingpin on Sega CD for the best Genesis-based Spidey game. The game's colors are nice, as is its animation. Big bosses, varied backgrounds, and great control round out this action packed title... "Spider sense... tingles..." BTW, good luck finding this rare gem!
Even with the overly hard difficulty level, this is easily one of the best Spider-Man games to date, only second best to the recent 3-D incarnations of the super-hero. If you can deal with the irritating music and sometimes floaty controls you'll be quite pleased with this one... but it's still not worth $100 from a gameplay standpoint.
Web of Fire is a descent side-scrollin', web-slinging', thug-punchin' fun, featuring nimble sprites, lots of crawly moves and fine graphical details. Spider-Man: Web of Fire won't disappoint Marvel fans, though it doesn't raise Spidey to the pantheon of great video game heroes.
The game is fun, but the controls could be better. I found myself "sticking" to ceilings, walls, and more dangerous things quite a bit. There are also some annoying collision problems. In the course of the uninteresting storyline, Spiderman faces lesser-known villains like Dragonman, Thermite, Blitz, and Eel. Making a special cameo appearance is Dare Devil, who Spiderman can call on for help. The six rather generic stages are located in New York, a power plant, a bridge, an oil wasteland, and a fortress. The scenery isn't particularly impressive. The droning background music is typical Genesis fare, and the sound effects are minimal. The difficulty is fair, but dying sends you WAY back to the beginning on the stage (rats!). Web of Fire is a real underachiever. I was expecting more. But considering the lack of platform/action games on the 32X, this game isn't looking half bad.
In conclusion, Web of Fire is a pretty average game. It's rare, but its mediocrity is probably what keeps its demand pretty low for such a rumored low print. Pick it up if you're a Spider-Man fan, you might enjoy it. Hey, maybe even pick it up if you're just looking for a new original 32X game. I would suggest you try it out on an emulator before you buy though.
The Amazing Spider-Man: Web of Fire is a real missed opportunity, as the level design and combat wasn't refined in any way, shape or form. With a little more care and development time this could have been a great late release in the console's library, but irritatingly it's yet another 32X game that's undercooked.
The only hint of gameplay comes from the mindless mashing of the attack button while Spidey does his web slinging. The only enjoyable aspect of the game is in that ability to swing around each level on strands of webbing. Unfortunately, in a 2-D scroller, that basically means swinging from left to right. Too bad. There isn't much here that hasn't been done before and done better. Rest in peace, Spidey.
In my opinion, I think this game was rushed out the door to get to market with the final run of Sega 32X's. Considering that the graphics don't look finished, there are less then 30 sounds and the controls aren't polished, I think anybody that plays the game will agree with me. Games like this are what make me accepting of game delays; sometimes the game just isn't done, and I think that's what we see here. If you are a collector, nothing I can say here will keep you from wanting a copy; it's rare and has history. Anyone else just looking for a great platformer is advised to stay far, far away. And yes, that includes die hard Spider-Man fans!
Encore raté pour le tisseur !! Hormis quelques jeux pas trop mauvais, la plupart du temps c’est loupé et ici encore nous avons un exemple de jeu à licence bien pensé mais mal programmé. Il n’est pas maniable, pas très beau à cause de cet enchevêtrement d’éléments n’ayant rien à faire ensemble, les musiques sont à oublier. En bref, ce jeu est une petite curiosité, surtout pour sa présence su 32X à essayer mais pas forcément à acheter car il ne propose même pas de quoi satisfaire les fans. Un comble pour un jeu tiré d’une BD.