Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six

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Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six
System(s): Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Flying Edge
Developer:
Licensor: Marvel Entertainment Group
Genre: Action[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
EU
MK 27055-50
Sega Master System
PT
3,990$3,990
Sega Master System
UK
£29.9929.99[3][4] MK 27055-50
Sega Master System
AU
$99.9599.95[5] SFPI04SEC
Sega Master System
BR
026290
Sega Game Gear
US
T-81128
Sega Game Gear
EU
T-81128-50
Sega Game Gear
PT
GG81128
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.9929.99[8] T-81128-50
Non-Sega versions

Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six is a Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear action game starring Spider-Man. The game is infamous for terrible controls.

Story

Doctor Octopus sets his master plan into action to take over the world with the help of the rest of the Sinister Six: Electro, Sandman, Mysterio, Vulture, and Hobgoblin. This lineup is the one which debuted in The Amazing Spider-Man issue #334 (dated July 1990). Spider-Man must defeat all of them to save the world.

Gameplay

The game is a side-scrolling platformer where the player controls Spider-Man through six levels, with a member of the Sinister Six to defeat at the end of each level. Some levels require Spider-Man to find a particular item to progress.

Spider-Man moves with Left or Right and crouches with Down. He jumps with 1 and jumps higher if the button is held for longer. He somersaults with Left+1 or Right+1. He shoots a web line by pressing 2 while holding 1 to jump; he swings from the web if it attaches to something in the background of the stage (such as buildings or ladders). He stops swinging if 1 is released; he swings from web to web if both 1 and 2 are held down. Spider-Man can grab onto walls in the background with Up and then climb them by pressing any direction on the D-Pad. He enters doorways with Up.

Spider-Man punches by pressing 2 once and kicks by pressing 2 twice quickly. He must not be walking in order to attack. He can punch while crouching but can only kick while standing. If he acquires Attack Web Fluid, he shoots web bolts with 2 instead of punching. Each web fluid pick-up lasts for ten shots. Web shots can be fired while jumping or crouching. Spider-Man picks up web fluid with Down when standing over it.

Spider-Man has four energy squares representing his health. A green square is worth two hit points, and a yellow square is worth one hit point. Enemy attacks cost hit points but not enemy contact. He recovers one energy square for every 1,000 points accumulated. The game ends if Spider-Man loses all of his energy squares, but it can be continued if the player has continues left. Energy squares and web shots are carried between levels.

Items

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Attack Web Fluid
Gives 10 web shots to Spider-Man.
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Key
Opens a locked door in the first level.
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TNT and Detonator
Used to blow up a door in the second level.
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Infrared Goggles
Used to see in the dark in the third level.

Levels

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The Power Station
Maps: 1️⃣ | 2️⃣ 
Boss:
Electro

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Toxic Waste Dump
Maps: 1️⃣ | 2️⃣ 
Boss:
Sandman

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The House of Illusion
Maps: 1️⃣ | 2️⃣ 
Boss:
Mysterio

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Streets and Rooftops
Maps: 1️⃣ | 2️⃣ 
Boss:
Vulture

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The Forest & Hobgoblin's Cave
Maps: 1️⃣ | 2️⃣ 
Boss:
Hobgoblin

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Doc Ock's Castle
Maps: 1️⃣ | 2️⃣ 
Boss:
Doctor Octopus

Versions

The Sega Master System and Game Gear versions are easier compared to the NES version as certain items were moved (typically to easier places to find), some enemies are taken out, and some jumps are redesigned to be easier. While Doctor Octopus and Mysterio would regenerate their health bars a few times before being defeated in the NES version, they only have one health bar each in the Sega versions.

Production credits

Source:
In-game credits
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[9]


Magazine articles

Main article: Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in (US) #54: "July 1993" (1993-0x-xx)
also published in:
  • (US) #55: "August 1993" (1993-0x-xx)[10]
  • (US) #49: "August 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[11]
  • (US) #14: "August/September 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[12]
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Print advert in (FR) #18: "Juin 1993" (1993-0x-xx)
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Physical scans

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
(FR) PAL
74
[13]
(FR)
50
[14]
(UK) PAL
70
[15]
(UK) PAL
82
[16]
Sega Master System
69
Based on
4 reviews

Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six

Master System, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, PT
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Cover
Master System, AU
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Cover
Master System, BR
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Cover
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Cart
Smrotss sms br manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR (Alt)
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Cover
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Cart
Smrotss sms br manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR (INMETRO stamp)
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Cover
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Cart
Smrotss sms br manual.pdf
Manual

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
(DE)
62
[17]
(UK)
82
[8]
(UK)
55
[18]
(US) NTSC-U
87
[19]
(US) NTSC-U
65
[20]
(IT) NTSC-U
74
[21]
(US) NTSC-U
78
[22]
(FR) PAL
85
[23]
(FR)
89
[24]
(DE) PAL
57
[25]
(UK)
79
[26]
(FR)
75
[27]
(NL) NTSC
70
[28]
(DE)
48
[29]
(UK) PAL
56
[30]
(UK) PAL
66
[31]
(UK) PAL
71
[32]
(UK) PAL
82
[33]
(ES)
70
[34]
(DE) PAL
59
[35]
Sega Game Gear
70
Based on
20 reviews

Spider-Man: Return of the Sinister Six

Game Gear, US
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Cover
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Cart
Spider-Man Return of the Sinister Six GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual
Game Gear, PT

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 ebe45388
MD5 094628b6dd0342253594b0adb0777c7b
SHA-1 5d4fbf3873af14afcda10fadfdb3f4f8919b3b1e
256kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 bc240779
MD5 aba3b030ca9c78288f74ddd02c7ab5ab
SHA-1 37e2b3fd35138e9e939d5152d86e307f7ac06f7e
256kB Cartridge (US/EU)

References

  1. File:SMRotSS GG EU back.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sega Pro, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-09), page 34
  3. Sega Force, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-06), page 31
  4. Mean Machines Sega, "March 1993" (UK; 1993-02-28), page 89
  5. Megazone, "February 1994" (AU; 1994-01-26), page 41
  6. Sega Pro, "Juni 1993" (DE; 1993-05-28), page 23
  7. Sega Pro, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-13), page 20
  8. 8.0 8.1 Computer & Video Games, "June 1993 (Go! Issue 20)" (UK; 1993-05-15), page 14
  9. File:Spider-Man Return of the Sinister Six SMS credits.png
  10. VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "August 1993" (US; 1993-0x-xx), page 37
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "August 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 123
  12. Sega Visions, "August/September 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 105
  13. Joypad, "Janvier 1994" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 127
  14. Player One, "Janvier 1994" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 110
  15. Sega Zone, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-08), page 36
  16. Sega Force, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-06), page 30
  17. Aktueller Software Markt, "Juli 1993" (DE; 1993-06-14), page 46
  18. Digitiser (UK) (1994-02-15)
  19. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "May 1993" (US; 1993-04-xx), page 84
  20. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "April 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 34
  21. Game Power, "Giugno 1993" (IT; 1993-0x-xx), page 97
  22. GamePro, "May 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 148
  23. Joypad, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 121
  24. Mega Force, "Juin 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 110
  25. Mega Fun, "07/93" (DE; 1993-06-23), page 93
  26. Mean Machines Sega, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-26), page 48
  27. Player One, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-xx-xx), page 153
  28. Power Unlimited, "Nummer 2, September 1993" (NL; 1993-08-19), page 57
  29. Sega Magazin, "Juni 1994" (DE; 1994-05-11), page 14
  30. Sega Power, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-03), page 40
  31. Sega Pro, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-08), page 32
  32. Sega Zone, "May 1993" (UK; 1993-04-08), page 38
  33. Sega Force, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-06), page 43
  34. Todo Sega, "Julio 1993" (ES; 1993-0x-xx), page 50
  35. Video Games, "2/94" (DE; 1994-01-26), page 109


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