The sight of Spider-Man scaling a building is a familiar one. Like the classic Atari 2600 game, Spidey’s opening appearance in his latest video game has our favorite Wall Crawler climbing one of New York’s many tall skyscrapers. Seconds later, the familiarity would end and suddenly it’s unlike any Spider-Man video game we’ve ever played before. There’s satisfaction when a game is done right! so Spidey can do whatever a spider can.

Activision’s Spider-Man is Spidey’s second offering in the 32/64 bit markets. His first 32-bit game, Web of Fire, for Sega’s 32X was a disaster and fans of the long running comic book series and television shows were wondering if there would ever be that great Spider-Man video game. Developer Edge of Reality has taken Spidey into the 22nd Century by bringing us what we’ve been waiting for: the first true Spider-Man video game.

During a press conference presented by Dr. Octopus to unveil his new technology, Spider-Man appears out of nowhere, disrupts Octopus’ speech, and steals the doctors latest technology! Meanwhile, in the audience, a Daily Bugle photographer by the name of Peter Parker is shocked to learn there’s another Spider-Man in his city! Suddenly he’s bumped from behind,. he turns around and realizes it’s Eddie Brock (AKA Venom!) taking pictures of the action on the stage. The imposter Spider-Man, realizing his picture is being taken, shoots a web, destroying Brock’s camera and an enraged Eddie Brock transforms into the evil super-villain Venom. He jumps on the stage to get his revenge because Spider-Man has ruined his life once again! The plot line is familiar to all Spidey fans tried and true: Spider-Man’s been framed again, and New York City is going to be in for a nightmare!

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