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Release year: 1994 | Players: 1 player | Developed by Software Creations / LJN
Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage (SNES) Game
Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage (AKA Maximum Carnage or マキシマムカーネイジ in Japan) is a 2D single player beat ’em up video game developed and published by Software Creations for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) in 1994. Once again, become Spider-Man with your Super NES control pad! The game features Spider-Man and Venom teaming up as they hunt Carnage throughout the streets of New York City. It was followed by Spider-Man & Venom: Separation Anxiety.
Simply put, it is a playable version of the Maximum Carnage comics. When Venom was imprisoned for attempting to kill Spider-Man, he meets Cletus Kasidy, a notorious serial killer. Venom escapes prison, but not before leaving a symbiote, turning an already violent murderer into Carnage.
Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage is not without its weak points. Although it explores a new angle by remaking the comic into a video game, the initially striking comic book cutscenes can get tired pretty fast. The backdrop can be repetitive and the graphics in general are uninspired.
You are given basic attack moves to brawl your way through New York City, fighting anything from random thugs to Fantastic 4 robots. The moves punch, kick, and combo can be considered acceptable for any brawler type of game, but Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage takes it one step further by introducing several superheroes. Beloved Marvel characters such as Captain America, Iron Fist, and Black Cat can be simultaneously played with Spider-Man. Each hero have a specific set of moves to help you combat the many villains in this beat ’em up game.
Even for the seasoned gamer, the gameplay can get challenging. Spider-Man fights anything and everything in this game, often all at once. You start off with fighting thugs in alleys, then you quickly progress to fighting supervillains in the Statue of Liberty. Bosses you barely defeated on their own returns with minor enemies. The tag-team feature becomes helpful when enemies start charging from all sides of the screen. Even if it is only a basic brawler game, it still requires a certain level of skill and perseverance.
All things considered, Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum Carnage’s faults are forgivable. Its bland graphics are offset by challenging bosses and near Herculean gameplay. It is a classic arcade video game, engaging even the most experienced players. One of the best SNES games you can play on our website. What are you waiting for?
Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage has been ported to SNES (this version), and Sega Genesis in 1995 (only in Japan).