Spider-Man and Captain America in Doctor Doom's Revenge
|Spider-Man & Captain America in
Dr. Doom's Revenge
Dr Doom's Revenge cover
|Publisher(s)||Empire Software and Medalist International (UK), Paragon Software Corporation (United States)|
|Designer(s)||Mark E. Seremet|
|Release date(s)||1989, 1990|
Spider-Man and Captain America in Doctor Doom's Revenge was a side-scrolling computer game starring Marvel Comics' superheroes Spider-Man and Captain America battling a host of supervillains led by Doctor Doom. The player alternately controls Spider-Man and Captain America; the character being controlled switches after each battle.
The game featured an assortment of Marvel Comics supervillains through the course of the game, many of whom are relatively minor characters in the comic books: Eduardo Lobo, Grey Gargoyle, Machete, Boomerang, Oddball, Electro, Hobgoblin, Rhino, Batroc the Leaper, Zaran, Rattan (who was created specifically for the game), and finally Doctor Doom himself. Among the bosses included is also the Hulk (later revealed to be an illusion by Mysterio). The game's manual provided biographies on each character in a style similar to the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, and information about each character was used as a form of copy protection.
Computer Gaming World gave the game a mixed review, praising the graphics but noting the game loaded and played very slowly. The review also noted the game was extremely linear, and controls were unresponsive. Compute! liked the game's graphics and sound card audio, but the reviewer—a fan of Marvel Comics—stated that the story was not as thought-provoking as the source material.
Marvel Comics also released a comic book that was only available in the game package. It illustrated the plot leading up to Spider-Man and Captain America's mission to stop Dr. Doom.