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Release year: 1995 | Players: 1-2 players | Developed by Software Creations
Spider-Man & Venom: Separation Anxiety (SNES)
Spider-Man & Venom: Separation Anxiety (AKA Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety) is a side-scrolling beat ’em up video game developed by Software Creations and published by Acclaim Entertainment for the SNES (Super Nintendo Entertainment System) in 1995. In the game Spidey and Venom take on hordes of enemies, ranging from street thugs, to soldiers and supervillains. The gist of the game’s story is the Life Foundation, who captured Venom and has used his alien symbiote suit to create more symbiotes, and are trying to successful bond these with their soldiers. It is the sequel to Spider-Man & Venom: Maximum Carnage.
Gameplay in Spider-Man & Venom: Separation Anxiety is similar to all standard beat ’em up side-scroller games. You fight enemies on the screen, and after eliminating them, you move onto the next screen where you fight more enemies. This goes on until you reach the end of the stage, where you then have to fight a boss.
Unlike other brawlers, Spider-Man & Venom: Separation Anxiety has a few gameplay features that make it unique. For one thing, both characters are able to crawl up background walls and even web swing in certain levels, much like Spider-Man does in the comics and films. There were also hero icons that you can pick up and use to summon heroes such as Captain America, Daredevil, and Ghost Rider, similar to the assist attacks in the Marvel Vs. Capcom games.
The game however, is considered weaker when compared to Maximum Carnage. The game sprites in Separation Anxiety are less detailed when compared to Maximum Carnage (though at least the Super Nintendo version doesn’t have the worst visuals—that “distinction” goes to its Sega Genesis counterpart).
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In addition, the comic panels which introduced the game’s story in Maximum Carnage have been replaced with text walls in Separation Anxiety, much of which can be hard to read due to the dark orange color of the text against the black background of Spider-Man and Venom.
In the end, Spider-Man & Venom: Separation Anxiety isn’t a bad game; it just doesn’t quite reach the same quality as its predecessor. It’s still a fun game, offering hours of fun gameplay and side-scrolling, beat ‘em up action, which only gets better if you have a friend to play co-op with.
Spider-Man & Venom: Separation Anxiety game has been ported to Super NES (this version), Mega Drive / Genesis, PC.