Spider-Man: Web of Fire

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Spider-Man Web of Fire
Spiderman Web Of Fire for Sega 32X.jpg
Cover art
Developer(s) BlueSky Software
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Sega 32X
Release date(s)

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  • NA: 1996
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player

Spider-Man: Web of Fire is a video game released exclusively for the Sega 32X and based on the popular Marvel Comics character Spider-Man. It was the last game released for the 32X system in North America.

The player controls Spider-Man through six stages of side-scrolling levels as he goes up against the Neo-Nazi organization H.Y.D.R.A. and their hired hands the New Enforcers. Hydra has taken all of New York hostage as they have set up generators throughout the city which has caused a giant electrical grid to be placed over New York trapping its citizens. The New Enforcers are each guarding the generators to make sure Hydra's plans go uninterrupted. At the end of the levels Spider-Man must go up against each member of the New Enforcers while destroying each generator. The bosses are Dragon Man, The Eel, Thermite, Blitz, Tangle, and Super-Adaptoid. Vanisher also appears although he is not a boss. The player can also get assistance from fellow superhero Daredevil by collecting "DD" tokens.

Reception[edit]

Spider-Man: Web of Fire was released after Sega had announced that they were dropping support for the 32X.[1] Perhaps in part because of this, the game was largely ignored by the gaming press; GamePro gave it only a brief review, and other gaming publications such as Electronic Gaming Monthly, GameSpot, and Next Generation gave it no coverage at all beyond early previews. GamePro's review said the game was "decent side-scrollin', web-slingin', 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."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sega Shuffles Staff and Systems". GamePro. IDG (91): 16. April 1996. 
  2. ^ "Quick Hits: Spider-Man: Web of Fire". GamePro. IDG (91): 89. April 1996. 

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