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Separation Anxiety is a 2D side-scrolling platform-action beat 'em up game featuring several prominent characters from the Marvel Universe and gripping storylines taken from the popular Spider-Man comics. The game is based loosely on a mini-series of comics about the Venom saga. In this game, 1-2 players can select and take control of Spider-Man and/or his on-and-off again arch-nemesis Venom. As Spider-Man and/or Venom, you must set off and stop the life foundation that has spawned out 5 symbiote offsprings from Venom and plans to bond them together with its soldiers in order to assemble and form a vast deadly army. As Venom recovers from his wounds, he thus realizes and decides that he must set out and fight them off either alone or with the aid of his old arch-nemesis Spider-Man.

The game allows you to punch, kick and swing your way as well as execute combos throughout the streets, the woods and even through the underground complexes towards accomplishing your main goal. Along the way, the player(s) can also find and pick up some helpful superhero ally icons that allow you to summon a few of Spidey's greatest allies to your aid including Captain America, Hawk-Eye, Ghost Rider and Dare Devil.


Venom • Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety Genesis Venom is flying
Venom • Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety SNES ...resulting in the occasional unsatisfactory result of DEATH.
Venom • Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety Genesis Spiderman is tired
Venom • Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety Genesis Spiderman is facing real robots

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Alternate Titles

  • " Separation Anxiety" -- In game title for SNES, Genesis, and PC versions

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GamePro (US) Genesis Jan, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Game Players Genesis Dec, 1995 60 out of 100 60
Computer Games Magazine Windows Nov 14, 1996 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Joystick (French) Windows Feb, 1996 50 out of 100 50
PC Joker Windows Feb, 1996 42 out of 100 42 Genesis Mar 25, 2010 4 out of 10 40
Video Games SNES Oct, 1995 39 out of 100 39
HonestGamers Genesis Apr 28, 2006 2 out of 10 20
Power Play Windows Mar, 1996 20 out of 100 20
PC Player (Germany) Windows Mar, 1996 19 out of 100 19


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