Spider-Man Animated Series (video game)

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Spider-Man: The Animated Series
Spider-Man: The Animated Series
Cover art for the Sega Genesis version
Developer(s) Western Technologies
Publisher(s) Acclaim (Sega Genesis)
LJN (Super NES)
Composer(s) Fletcher Beasley
Platform(s) Mega Drive/Genesis, Super NES
Release date(s) 1995
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Cartridge

Spider-Man: The Animated Series, or just simply Spider-Man, is a side-scrolling action game developed by Western Technologies and published by Acclaim and LJN in 1995, incorporating elements from the critically acclaimed 1990s Spider-Man cartoon series. The game was released for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The two versions of the game have the same basic story but have gameplay, level, and enemy differences.

Gameplay[edit]

The gameplay was similar to most titles of this decade, it was a side-scrolling action platformer. The game features six levels in the SNES version: a Laboratory, Construction Zone, Brooklyn Bridge, Coney Island, a showdown in J. Jonah Jameson's Penthouse, and Ravencroft Asylum, and five in the Genesis version: Laboratory, Coney Island and the Funhouse, The Deconstruction Zone, The Mean Streets of the City, and The Ravencroft Prison for the Insane.

Plot[edit]

The story is about four of Spider-Man's enemies escaping from Ravencroft prison, namely Dr. Octopus, The Green Goblin, Alistair Smythe, and the Alien Spider Slayer and it's up to Spider-Man to stop them before they wreck New York City.

Featured characters[edit]

Both versions of the game feature five bosses and over a dozen sub-bosses. The games also features the Fantastic Four, who can be called on for assistance after obtaining Fantastic Four icons.

Characters
Genesis
SNES

Naming[edit]

On the packaging and the title screen the game is simply named Spider-Man. However, the legal text that appears when starting the game up titles it Spider-Man Animated Series.

Development[edit]

The Beta version of the Genesis version features Venom as a playable character. Also a number of villains appear in the beta versions that didn't make it into the retail game. Including in both versions Silvermane. In the SNES version The Jury, Trapster, Vermin, and Wrecker.

Trivia[edit]

  • The Alien Spider Slayer (Mark X) was removed from the 1994 Spider-Man TV series but the design was featured in both the Animated Series Toy Line by Toy Biz and the Sega Genesis Spider-Man video game released in 1995.

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