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Release year: 1992 | Players: 1 player | Developed by Software Creations

Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade’s Revenge (SNES)

Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade’s Revenge is a 2D side-scrolling action platform video game developed by Software Creations and published by LJN for the SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) in 1992. The game starts with the player controlling Spider-Man as he diffuses several bombs in a large abandoned building.

After that stage, the player is introduced to the supervillain Arcade, who has captured X-Men members Cyclops, Wolverine, Gambit, and Storm. To stop Arcade, the player must free the X-Men and fight the villain in direct combat.

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Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade’s Revenge Cover (SNES)

The player can select any of the five heroes, and each one has a unique level that must be completed in order to proceed to the final stage of Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade’s Revenge. This is where the difficulty in the game begins to look uneven.

Some heroes have stages that are far more difficult compared to the others; Gambit’s first stage is a good example. In this stage, Gambit must run away from a metal ball chasing after him while navigating through a platform maze swarming with enemies that can easily bring your health bar to zero if you aren’t careful. In addition to this is Gambit’s basic attack, which is limited by his supply of cards. While ammo is plentiful (some enemies drop them when killed), managing the ammo supply, dodging or killing enemies, and running away from the metal ball makes this stage painfully difficult.

Spidey arrived the SNES in 1992

The other problem in Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade’s Revenge are the boss battles. Difficulties here are also uneven, with some bosses being easily overcome, such as the Shocker in Spider-Man’s first stage and the machines in both of Storm’s. Others, like the Rhino in Spider-Man’s second stage, need some figuring out to defeat; normal attacks do nothing to him, and players would need to figure out by themselves that they’d need to web-swing into this boss, steadily doing damage until his health bar is depleted.

All things considered, Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade’s Revenge is a game that will test your patience. It will frustrate players with its hard difficulty, uneven battles and long boss fights. Only those players looking for a challenge may find some enjoyment out of this game.

Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade’s Revenge game has been ported to Super NES. Mega Drive / Genesis, Game Gear and Game Boy.

Spider-Man and the X-Men in Arcade’s Revenge - Super Nintendo (SNES)
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