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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 Hand to hand to hand to hand combat with Doctor Octopus
Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six NES Title Screen
Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six Game Gear This is a web cartridge. With those, Spidey can fire web projectiles.
Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six SEGA Master System You'll have to turn off this switch in order to avoid Electro from recharging his life.

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User Reviews

The Slightly Above Average Spider-Man NES Dbchannel (93)
Poor Spidey, What Did They Do To Ya? NES ETJB (450)
An inferior port of an above average NES game. SEGA Master System Magus_X (110)
A decent NES Spider-Man NES Magus_X (110)

Critic Reviews

SuperGame SEGA Master System Nov, 1993 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Sega Force (UK) SEGA Master System Jun, 1993 82 out of 100 82
GamePro (US) NES Oct, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Power Unlimited Game Gear Sep, 1993 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Game Gear May, 1993 61 out of 100 61
VideoGame SEGA Master System Nov, 1993 6 out of 10 60
Video Games SEGA Master System Jan, 1994 59 out of 100 59
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Gear Jun, 1993 7 out of 12 58
Mega Fun Game Gear Jun, 1993 57 out of 100 57
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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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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