> Blue Sky made a name for itself amongst Sega Fans
with the original Jurassic Park (Genesis). They're
continuing their reputation for quality with the release of Spider-Man:
Web of Fire for Genesis 32X. Although it shares
similar gameplay to its Genesis and Sega CD
brothers, Spider-Man: Web of Fire is technically not a sequel.
It came out in 1995 around the time of the Saturn launch
in America. It has a familiar story line as well...
> Hydra's massive electrical plasma grid has shrouded New
York City in a blanket of hysteria and destruction. Skyscrapers are
crumbling. People are dying. It's only a matter of time before
the Big Apple becomes the Baked Apple. Only you -- with some help
from your ally Daredevil -- can calm this kinetic grid and
torch the evil forces at its source.
> If you've seen Spider-Man for Genesis or
CD, then be assured that Spider-Man: Web of Fire
is similar. It features various locales including New York, George
Washington Bridge, Oil Wasteland, Power Plant, Hydra Airship, and Hydra
Fortress. Each locale has multi scrolling backgrounds, bright colors,
and special effects like hue changes and warping waves. Along the
way you'll encounter bosses like Dragonman -- an awesome fire-breathing,
neutron flameball wielding "Enforcer". Overall, you'll be impressed
by the colors and animation this 32-bit add-on can showcase in a Genesis
> Spider-Man: Web of Fire's gameplay is much like other Spidey
games you've probably played. Basic moves are run, crouch, crawl,
scale, jump, web-launch, and web-kick. Special moves include long
jump, jab, combo attack, crouch punch, running kick, and web-blast.
Nothing really new here, but it all works well and feels tight.
> The music in Spider-Man: Web of Fire is sort of weird at
first, but it eventually grows on you. I guess I'd call it mainly
a mixture of upbeat tunes with plenty of keyboards. The game's sound
effects are quite good and include everything you'd expect from punches,
to web firing, to explosions.
> Spider-Man: Web of Fire has 6+ levels of web-slinging,
bad-guy-fighting action for the Genesis 32X. The addition
of Daredevil as an ally for special attacks is cool.
Collect power-ups like first aid, web fluid, Daredevil icons,
and 1-ups to prolong your enjoyment. All this stuff adds up to a
great Spidey adventure.
> Spider-Man: Web of Fire is a pretty good Spidey adventure,
but it gets edged out by Spiderman vs. Kingpin on Sega
CD for the best Genesis-based Spidey game.
The game's colors are nice, as is its animation. Big bosses, varied
backgrounds, and great control round out this action packed title...
"Spider sense... tingles..." BTW, good luck finding this rare
8.5 | Graphics: 9.4 | Control: 8.5 | Sound: 8.5 | Fun: 7.5