Video game adaptations of Marvel's superhero aren't always good. Let's find out which have been the worst Spider-Man titles! .
We bring you a list with what are considered the worst video games about this superhero. / Photo: Pixabay
LatinAmerican Post | Ariel Cipolla
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Spider-Man is, perhaps, the most famous superhero on the planet. He is currently played by Tom Holland, who assured that the third movie will be much bigger than Avengers: Endgame. This raises much higher expectations about the future of this hero, who also had many adaptations to the world of video games.
The latest was Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which recently surpassed 4 million copies sold since its launch, a huge success for the franchise. We are talking about a title that knew how to take advantage of the classic mechanics of the spider-man, with addictive gameplay and spectacular graphics that perfectly recreate the city of New York.
However, not all Spider-Man video games are memorable. On the contrary: Some adaptations have been so bad that even Marvel's most ardent fans didn't defend them. Here are the worst Spider-Man titles in all of history.
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
The title that refers to the saga directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield had its adaptation to video games and a rather forgettable one. We are not necessarily dealing with a mediocre title, but rather one that fails to stand out in any way and is inferior to others of the same genre.
It is a title that lacks a lot of depth, which is made in a hurry to add different repetitive objectives for secondary missions that do not add anything to the plot and that are, simply, to add more hours of play. A shame, because it had tremendous potential.
The Amazing Spider-Man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge! (1990)
Although it achieved relative popularity in the 8-bit field, in reality, the title only offered a succession of battles with different villains, without much depth in the plot.
Even though we could use Spider-Man and Captain America alternately, the gameplay was really poor. Again, a game that could have been exploited much more for its time, but was rushed to launch and ended up being lazy.
The Amazing Spider-Man 3 from Game Boy (1993)
Actually, we could well place this Rare trilogy, which has huge flaws in its programming, in addition to lacking all the virtues that the games of that same company had on other platforms.
As we mentioned, these are 3 weak games, but the last one is especially disastrous. By combining the 2D action theme with adventure and puzzles, the character's possibilities are not exploited.
Spider-Man: Friend or Foe (2007)
To understand why this game appears on this list, we must understand that there was a good streak of Spider-Man for this year, since excellent games arrived for PS3, although the trend would end here since we find a game with nice cartoonish graphics, that ends up being bad at everything else.
In other words, it becomes an "old-fashioned" game, but in a bad way: all you have to do is kill enemies by crushing buttons, without this posing a difficulty. Again, a good idea (since we were teaming up with classic enemies), but one that was outdated by outdated mechanics.
Spider-Man: Return Of The Sinister Six (1992)
In this case, we have a hideously programmed game for the NES that continues the trend of those produced by Marvel on Nintendo consoles, with a massive number of glitches that make it so low on this list, but also ridiculously difficult that allows to complete it in 15 minutes.
Despite having nice graphics -especially in its characters- there are some features that were not included that made it feel like a game of any other hero. That is, we are talking about a Spider-Man that cannot be balanced, taking away the primary trait of the hero.
PC's Spider-Man: The Sinister Six (1996)
Perhaps the worst Spider-Man game ever created. A horrendous game where one of the main virtues of the superhero, which is action, is wasted , replacing it with a kind of game based on adventure and point-and-click that make it slow and completely predictable.
In short, we have seen that the arachnid man has titles that can be great, but others that do not measure up, mainly for not having taken advantage of the potential that this hero always generates.