Spawn: In the Demon's Hand

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Spawn: In the demon's hand
Spawn arcade game flyer
Developer(s) Capcom
Publisher(s) Capcom
Platform(s) Dreamcast, Arcade
Release date(s) Arcade
DC [1]
  • JP August 10, 2000
  • NA October 1, 2000
  • PAL January 19, 2001
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Arcade system Sega Naomi

Spawn: In the Demon's Hand is a video game developed and published by Capcom for the Dreamcast and Arcade, released on 1999 in Japan. It is based on the Spawn comic book series created by Todd McFarlane and produced by Image Comics. Critics judge this as the best Spawn game, although it did not achieve high rates in Gamespot and IGN, specially due to camera and AI problems.[2][3][4] A port was planned for the PlayStation 2 as a launch title but it was later canceled.[5]


Al Simmons was a military operative who was murdered by his superior, Jason Wynn, then sent to Hell for his previous work as an assassin. Five years after his death, Simmons makes a deal with the demon Malebolgia to resurrect him from death as a hellspawn so that he could see his wife, Wanda, again. However, he soon finds out that his wife, in the five years that he was dead, had married his best friend, Terry Fitzgerald.[6]


This game includes three modes:

  • Boss Rush Mode - The main mode of the game. Players must defeat bosses in each stage within the time limit to earn points.
  • Team Battle Mode - Players must defeat the opponent team to win.
  • Battle Royale - Players must defeat all enemies to win.

Playable characters[edit]

The game features thirty-seven playable characters overall, including twelve main playable characters as well as multiple hidden characters.

Playable characters[edit]

Hidden Characters[edit]

  • Spawn I
  • Spawn IV
  • Dark Ages Spawn
  • Admonisher

CPU-only characters[edit]

  • Spawn IV
  • Wolf I
  • Overt-Kill
  • Spawn I
  • Cy-Gor
  • Admonisher
  • Dark Ages Spawn
  • Al Simmons
  • Black Brimstone
  • Soliel
  • Angel Teneres
  • Skeleton I
  • Green Beret A
  • The Mafia
  • Hell Spawn
  • Army A
  • Angels E
  • Vindicator
  • The Curse
  • Soldier I
  • Vandalizer
  • Vacillator
  • Vaporizer
  • Zombie I
  • Gatekeeper
  • Sub Curse
  • Malebogia (final boss)

Note: All characters that are not unlocked at the start are unlocked by beating Boss Mode with the computer as a teammate using different combinations of characters.

Secret Characters[edit]

Beat the Boss Attack mode without ever continuing on multiplayer and the characters will unlock as follows.

  • One Time: Spawn I
  • Five Times: Dark Ages Spawn
  • Ten Times: Spawn IV
  • Fourteen Times: Admonisher


On release, Famitsu magazine scored the Dreamcast version of the game a 31 out of 40.[7]


The Dreamcast version cover art and the Japanese marquee for this game is taken from Spawn #95. The marquee of this game is taken from the US Limited Edition Spawn Soundtrack.


  1. ^ "Dreamcast Cheats, Reviews, FAQs, Message Boards, and More". GameFAQs. 2015-02-21. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  2. ^ Satterfield, Shane (2000-09-07). "Spawn: In the Demon's Hand Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  3. ^ "Spawn: In the Demon's Hand - IGN". Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  4. ^ Jones, Elton (2012-09-06). "Spawn: In the Demon’s Hand - The 50 Best Sega Dreamcast Games". Complex. Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  5. ^ "Spawn: In the Demon's Hand - PlayStation 2 - IGN". Retrieved 2015-03-02. 
  6. ^ Szadkowski, Joseph (November 18, 2000). "Spawn Fights to Regain His Humanity after Death". The Washington Times – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). 
  7. ^ ドリームキャスト - SPAWN -In the Damon's Hand-. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.51. 30 June 2006.

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